Editor's Picks: 23 of the Best and Safest Sunscreens for Your Body

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Best sunscreen for body

Are you careful about high-protection mineral sunscreen on your face, but wear any old SPF—or none at all—on your body?

You might want to change that habit! 

Using a safe, effective sunscreen is just as important for your body as your face. 

There's more surface area to cover, so more chance of absorbing hormone-disrupting ingredients, and more potential to burn if the product doesn't contain sufficient levels of actives. Plus, UV rays are equally aging to the skin on your body, leading to thinning, wrinkling and pigmentation. 

That's why I've created this list of the very best body sunscreens on the market right now! 

(In case you missed them, I also covered the best face sunscreens and tinted sunscreens!)

The Best Sunscreens for Body

Best sunscreen for body

The best body sunscreens from Beautycounter, DeVita, LaSpa, Aveeno, Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Neutrogena and Attitude.

But first, let me quickly go over the main things I'm looking for in a body sunscreen:

  • Zinc oxide: 20 percent or more will give you complete UVA and UVB protection. (However, I did include a couple of exceptions.)
  • PUFA-free or low-PUFA: Polyunsaturated oils become toxic in UV light, so I avoid them in the first five to 10 ingredients. But you won't be able to ascertain this if the brand lists ingredients alphabetically, so make sure to check! 
  • Free of AHAs and vitamin A: These are photosensitizers, but fortunately, not in anything I'm mentioning here.

A few other considerations are:

  • Silicones: Not a big deal for the body, unless you get chest or back acne (in which case I'd suggest using a lightweight, silicone-free formula there).
  • Whitening: I've noted all brands with a non-whitening claim.
  • Fragrance: None is best, but it's not as problematic for the body as the face.
  • Parabens: All products below are paraben-free.
  • Cruelty-free: The brands I've listed that are NOT cruelty-free are Neutrogena and Shiseido.
  • Water-resistance: Because brands have to pay to make this claim, some sunscreens MAY be water-resistant even if they don't say it.
  • Reef-safe: All products below are safe for coral reefs.

For more on my sunscreen criteria, read this tutorial!

Attitude 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Reef-safe

Attitude 100 Percent Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Attitude 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

If you're in Canada, Attitude 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is a great pick because of the high zinc content and short, simple, fragrance-free ingredients list. It has a creamy texture but isn't greasy at all once you rub it in. I find it's okay for both face and body!

Available at: Attitude • Well.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide (20%). Other Ingredients: Aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl isostearate, glyceryl stearate, C10-18 triglycerides, glycerin, polyhydroxystearic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, caprylyl glycol, xanthan gum, sodium gluconate.

Attitude Sensitive Skin 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Reef-safe

Attitude Sensitive Skin 100 Percent Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Attitude Sensitive Skin 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Another great sunscreen from the same brand is Attitude Sensitive Skin 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, which has one percent colloidal oatmeal to soothe sensitive skin. It, too, is fragrance-free and has a lightweight lotion texture that could be used all over.

Available at: AttitudeWell.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide (20%). Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/eau/water (solvent), Caprylic/capric triglyceride (emollient), Cetearyl alcohol (thickener), Cetearyl glucoside (emulsifier), Avena sativa (oat) kernel flour (soothing agent), Glyceryl isostearate (emollient), Glyceryl stearate (emulsifier), C10-18 triglycerides (emollient), Glycerin (humectant), Polyhydroxystearic acid (emulsifier), Ethylhexylglycerin (emollient/preservative), Caprylyl glycol (emollient/preservative), Xanthan gum (viscosity controlling agent), Sodium gluconate (chelator).

Aveeno Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Aveeno Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Aveeno Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

If Aveeno Baby Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is good enough for babies, it's good enough for you! In fact, this formula is basically the same as the "adult" version—both contain 21.6 percent zinc oxide. I like that it's water-resistant, widely available and has an affordable price! 

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.co.ukAmazon.com • TargetWalmart 🇨🇦 • Walmart 🇺🇸 • Well.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 21.6%. Other Ingredients: Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Dimethicone, Ethyl Methicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water (eau).

Aveeno Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Aveeno Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Aveeno Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Aveeno Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 has a similar texture and ingredients list to the "baby" formula, but appears to only be available in Canada right now, with a couple different versions of the packaging floating around. Since the brand also makes a mineral sunscreen with just 3 percent zinc (ugh), make sure you check the ingredients list before you buy. The 21.6 percent zinc is what you want!

Available at: Amazon.caWalmart 🇨🇦 • Well.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 21.6% Other Ingredients: Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Dimethicone, Ethyl Methicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water (eau).

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is a new formulation this year, and can be used on face and body. I definitely prefer it for body, as it tends to leave your skin a little shiny, and requires some rubbing in to get rid of the white. It's just one percent short of my 20 percent minimum, so basically decent protection—and water-resistant for 40 minutes!

Available at: BeautycounterGoop

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 19%. Other Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d'abeille, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Decylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract.

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30

✓Low-PUFA ✓Silicone-free Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30

One of the only zinc oxide sunscreens I've seen in a mist is Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30, another new launch this year—so exciting! The zinc oxide content is a little low (14.5 percent), so this would be best as a top-up product when you're re-applying throughout the day. It sprays on white, but blends out clear, leaving a similar sheen to the lotion.

Available at: Beautycounter • Goop

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 14.5%. Other Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bentonite, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-Glucoside, Jojoba Esters, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Bisabolol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract.

DeVita Solar Body Moisturizer SPF 30+

✓High-zinc ✓Low-PUFA ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Reef-safe

DeVita Solar Body Moisturizer SPF 30

DeVita Solar Body Moisturizer SPF 30+

I adore the face formula, and the DeVita Solar Body Moisturizer SPF 30+ is just as amazing. It's hard to believe that a natural ingredients list can produce such an incredible texture—a lotion that dries down quickly with no oily residue, and becomes completely clear! Although it's just short of my zinc oxide goal, I would still wholeheartedly recommend this.

Available at: Amazon.ca • Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com • DeVita • iHerb

Active Ingredient: Micronized Zinc Oxide 19%. Inactive Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (certified organic aloe vera gel), Water (purified), Camellia sinensis (Japanese green tea) leaf extract, Capric/caprylic triglycerides (derived from coconut oil), Glycerin (vegetable), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Olea europaea (olive) oil, Lecithin phospholipid, Hyaluronic acid (vegan source), Simmondsia chinensis* (jojoba) seed oil, Squalane (olive), Panthenol (vitamin B5), Tocopherol (vitamin E), NaPCA, Rosa moschata (rose hips) oil, Centella asiatica (goto kola), Copper gluconate, Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, Fucus vesiculosis (seaweed) extract, Allantoin, Sodium riboflavin phosphate, Chondrus crispus (Irish moss), Lavandula officinalis* (lavender) essential oil, Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower essential oil, Vitis vinifera* (grape) seed extract.

LaSpa Daily Sun Protection Lotion SPF 20

✓Low-PUFA ✓Silicone-free ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

LaSpa Daily Sun Protection Lotion SPF 20

LaSpa Daily Sun Protection Lotion SPF 20

LaSpa Daily Sun Protection Lotion SPF 20 is unlike any other sunscreen on this list, because it is a cream that transforms into a milky oil on the skin. Once you blend it out, the white disappears, and the oil gives your legs a nice, hydrated sheen. It is a little bit lower than I'd like in zinc oxide, but they are only claiming an SPF 20!

Available at: LaSpa

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 14%. Other Ingredients: beeswax, bisabolol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, certified organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, isoamyl cocoate, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, tocopherols.

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is another decent drugstore offering that is water-resistant. It's funny, despite the "sheer" claim, I find it is similar to the Aveeno in terms of whitening (which makes sense, since they're all owned by the same parent company). If you're in the UK, be aware that the zinc oxide content is slightly lower, 18.24 percent (still not bad).

Available at: Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com  • Bed Bath & Beyond • NeutrogenaTargetUlta • Walmart 🇨🇦 • Walmart 🇺🇸 • Well.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (21.6%). Other Ingredients: Acrylates/ Dimethicone Copolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Dimethicone, Ethyl Methicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Water (eau).

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Vanilla Coconut Natural Sunscreen SPF 31

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Reef-safe

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Vanilla Coconut Natural Sunscreen SPF 31

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Vanilla Coconut Natural Sunscreen SPF 31

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Vanilla Coconut Natural Sunscreen SPF 31 is one of the most natural formulas, and lightweight enough to wear on both face and body. It has a slight tint, although it won't transfer onto clothes at all, and dries down semi-matte.

Available at: Rocky Mountain Soap CompanyWell.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20.1% Other Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aqua, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin*, Coco-Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Natural Vanilla Flavour/Aroma, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Hectorite, Natural Coconut Flavour/Aroma, Xanthan Gum. *Organic

More Body Sunscreens to Try

While I've personally tested all of the sunscreens above, I also came across a few more options I wanted to share!

Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 50

Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 50

Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 50 is technically a baby sunscreen, but there's no reason why you couldn't use this formulation as well (in fact, it's almost identical to the "adult" one!). I like the high zinc oxide and coconut oil content, and that it is fragrance-free.

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.comAmazon.co.ukDermstoreSun BumTargetWalmart

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (20%). Other Ingredients: Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Coco-Glucoside, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.

Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Reef-safe

Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

If you just want to use a single product, Block Island Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is one that works on face and body. It has the highest percentage of zinc oxide on this list, 22 percent, along with great ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil.

Available at: Amazon.comBlock Island Organics

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22%. Other Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice*, Aqua (Deionized Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Gluconolactone, Glycerin*, Lecithin*, Octyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Zemea Propanediol. *Certified organic

Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Body

✓High-zinc ✓Low-PUFA ✓Low-silicone ✓Non-whitening ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Reef-safe

Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Body

Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Body

Like the face sunscreen, which is one of my favourites, Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Body is a mostly-natural SPF that is high in zinc and free of fragrance. Weirdly, while I was writing this guide, the brand tweaked the packaging (not pictured)—it now says "oil-free," even though there is a small amount of sunflower seed oil in here! So, I'm not sure if the ingredients are going to change now... I'll keep an eye on this!

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.comDerma EDermstoreiHerbWell.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%. Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Coco-Caprylate (Coconut Derived), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lauryl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Microcrystalline Cellulose (Plant Derived), Cellulose Gum (Plant Derived), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phytic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol.

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen

✓High-zinc ✓Low-PUFA ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen is ideal for sports, swimming and sweating, as it is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. It's also full of natural ingredients and contains no silicones.

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.comBloomingdale's • BluemercuryCredo BeautyDermstoreFree PeopleGoopJuice BeautySephoraSkinStoreUlta

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%. Other Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, caprylic/capric triglyceride†, sorbitan stearate, ricinus communis (castor seed oil), hydrogenated methyl abietate, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, magnesium sulfate, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, tocopherol (Vitamin E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), citrus limon (lemon extract), iron oxides, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin†, citrus reticulata (mandarin oil), citrus aurantium (petitgrain oil). †Plant derived. *Certified organic.

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense Body SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free Non-whitening ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense Body SPF 50

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense Body SPF 50

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense Body SPF 50 is another water-resistant sunscreen; this one protects with a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. (It would be even better if it had more titanium.) It's oil-free and fragrance-free, although not silicone-free.

Available at: Amazon.comMDSolarSciences • Sephora • Walmart

Active Ingredients: 17% Zinc Oxide, 2% Titanium Dioxide. Other Ingredients: Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyester-8, Polysilicone-15, Behenic Acid, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceteareth-25, Cetyl Alcohol, Cholesterol, Glycerin, Iron Oxides, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Punica Granatum Extract, Silica, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Vaccinum Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓Low-PUFA ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Reef-safe

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF 50 is said to be hydrating but non-greasy, and rich in coconut oil and shea butter. (Unfortunately, the ingredients are in alphabetical order, but I'm declaring it "low-PUFA," as the pongamia oil is mostly MUFA.) This one is claimed to be water-resistant and non-whitening.

Available at: Amazon.ca • Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukDermstoreiHerb • MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 21%. Other Ingredients: Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Vanillin, Water.

Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 50

Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 50

One more baby sunscreen to put on your radar is Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 50—something that I myself have bought in the past as an emergency sunscreen when I was stuck without anything else! I don't think you'll find too much difference between this and the other Aveeno/Neutrogena products above. Just make sure you see a high zinc content, as there may be different versions in different countries!

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.comNeutrogenaTargetWalmart

Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 21.6% (Sunscreen). Other Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter

Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter

If you love creamy, fragrant body moisturizers, you'll probably like Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Body Butter, a new launch this year. It comes in two scents, Blood Orange and Pineapple Flower, and while there is "parfum" in here, it is not synthetic. This formula is also water-resistant!

Available at: Pacifica • Target

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22.0%. Other Ingredients: Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caffeine, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Parfum (Natural), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Water.

Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Bronzing Body Butter

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Non-whitening ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Bronzing Body Butter

Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Bronzing Body Butter

For a bronzed look, Pacifica Mineral SPF 50 Bronzing Body Butter is the brand's tinted body sunscreen. (They also have it in a face format, which I talked about here.) It is water-resistant, but they don't say anything about it being transfer-resistant... so I would wait until it's fully dry before getting dressed, and wear black if possible, just in case!

Available at: Pacifica • Target

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22.0%. Other Ingredients: Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caffeine, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Iron Oxides, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Mica, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Parfum (Natural), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Water.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin & Children

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Fragrance-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin and Children

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin and Children

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin & Children offers a high level of protection, with generous amounts of both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. And it actually becomes even more effective when you get wet—so you may wish to consider this product if you're often in the water.

Available at: Amazon.comBarneys New YorkBloomingdale'sCos BarHudson's BayNordstromOrchard MileSaks Fifth AvenueSephoraShiseidoUlta

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 19.3%, Titanium Dioxide 9.1%. Other Ingredients: Dimethicone, Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Bis-butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, PEG-6, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-32, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Aluminum Distearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Isostearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Metaphosphate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearic Acid, Dextrin Palmitate, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Tocopherol, Syzygium Jambos Leaf Extract.

Sun Bum Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

✓High-zinc ✓PUFA-free ✓Silicone-free ✓Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Sun Bum Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

Sun Bum Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

The only "grown-up" sunscreen that meets my criteria from this brand is Sun Bum Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50. Except for the fragrance, the ingredients are the same as the Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen! I've noticed this happens so often in sunscreens; they just slap a different label on an identical product!

Available at: Dermstore • Sun BumUlta

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20.0%. Other Ingredients: Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Coco-Glucoside, Tocopherol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Bisabolol, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.

The Honest Company Honest Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+

✓High-zinc ✓Low-PUFA ✓Low-silicone ✓Fragrance-free Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

The Honest Company Honest Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

The Honest Company Honest Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+

The Honest Company reformulated its sunscreens for the third time, and finally I can recommend one! (It was the second reformulation, which lowered the amount of actives, that resulted in many people getting burned!) Now, they've fixed that mistake with The Honest Company Honest Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+, which contains an adequate 19 percent zinc oxide. Note that the hydrogenated vegetable oil should be okay and more stable than regular vegetable oil (which is a PUFA).

Available at: The Honest Company

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 19%. Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Coco-Caprylate, CocosNucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Sorbitan Oleate, Cetyle Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopherol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuss (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract. 

Thinksport SPF 50+ Sunscreen

✓High-zinc ✓Low-PUFA ✓Low-silicone Paraben-free ✓Cruelty-free ✓Water-resistant ✓Reef-safe

Thinksport SPF 50 Sunscreen

Thinksport SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Thinksport SPF 50+ Sunscreen is high in zinc oxide, with small enough amounts of dimethicone and PUFA oils that I don't think they're a concern. It is said to sink in fast, with no oily feel. 

Available at: Amazon.caAmazon.comAmazon.co.ukiHerbTargetThinksportWalmart 🇨🇦 • Walmart 🇺🇸 • Well.ca

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano). Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides, Sorbitan Stearate (Coconut Based), Pine Wood Resin, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Olive Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid (Made From Vegetable), Glucose & Glucose Oxidase And Lactoperoxidase, Currant Grapefruit.

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