Last Updated: September 19, 2021

16 best natural sunscreen products.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 23 min read

During the dog days of summer or even cloudy fall days when the sun hits you just right, a sunburn is a no fun-in-the-sun trophy. Sun and UV exposure can lead to skin damage and wrinkles, and it can even raise your risk of getting skin cancer — scary. During any season, soak up the sun safely and keep your skin protected with a natural sunscreen that’s right for you.


How do you pick a perfect-for-you sunscreen? Come explore the best sunscreens and the best sunblocks below to see what sunscreen brands are taking natural suncare to the next level when it comes to sun care products and protection. Our list features trusted brands like Badger Balm, info on SPF ratings, and different formula consistencies like cream-based lotions and light and easy sprays. No matter what you use, your skin will be sure to thank you.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Bare Republic Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

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Let’s face it — the truth is it’s just as important to protect your face from the sun’s harsh rays as it is anywhere else on your body. This Bare Republic Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 is paraben-free, sulfate-free, and vegan, and it’s made from naturally derived ingredients including raspberry, grape, and carrot seed oil to help fight free …

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1.7 oz
$14.99
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2. Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Gold Shimmer Lotion - SPF 30

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Give your skin the golden touch with Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Gold Shimmer Lotion - SPF 30. Looking pretty while staying protected from the sun's harmful rays is a day at the beach with this reef-friendly sunscreen. Free of active chemical sunscreens, this luxurious formula blends zinc oxide with sustainable, light-reflecting mica that will …

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3.4 Oz
$14.99
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3. Badger Balm SPF 40 Protect Land & Sea Sunscreen Cream Tin

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Reef friendly mineral sunscreen in a metal tin.

A mineral sunscreen you can feel good about. Protect your skin and our coral reefs with this SPF 40 Clear Zinc Sunscreen Cream. With just 4 naturally nourishing ingredients, it’s great for sensitive skin. And it’s one of the first sunscreens ever to be certified Protect Land + Sea, a new seal …
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2.4 oz
$14.99
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4. Superbloom Glow Defense Cream - SPF 20 Physical Sunscreen & Blue Light Protection

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A full spectrum physical sunscreen with sunflower complex that protects against blue light in addition to UVA and UVB rays, while preventing free radical damage.

Skin types: All
Helps defend against: UV, blue light, and free radical damage

  • OUTDOOR & INDOOR PROTECTION FROM UV AND AGGRESSORS
    Superbloom’s Glow Defense Cream protects skin …

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1 FL OZ
$25
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5. Fresh Monster Kids Clear Zinc Daily Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

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Fresh Monster 20% Zinc Oxide clear daily face sunscreen provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection and makes it easy for kids to build safe daily habits. The non-nano Zinc Oxide formula melts easily onto skin providing protection and moisturization without a white cast. Our natural formula is hypoallergenic, lightweight, fragrance free and does not …
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3.2 oz
$15.99
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6. Coola Mineral Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF 30

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When the temperature rises, keep your cool with Coola Mineral Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF 30. This mineral-based sunscreen hydrates your skin providing chemical-active-free protection that's gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types. Coola uses a special technology to disperse non-nano minerals evenly, for a non-greasy formulation that …

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5 oz
$32
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7. Bare Republic Mineral Holographic Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 - Diamond Dust

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Get up and glow with Bare Republic Mineral Holographic Shimmer Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 - Diamond Dust. Free of active chemical sunscreens, this reef-friendly formula blends non-nano zinc oxide with sustainable, light-reflecting mica that will give your skin a subtle shimmer while protecting you from the harmful rays of the sun.

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3.4 oz
$14.99
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8. Badger Balm SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen Cream

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Do double duty when you’re getting ready to hit the great outdoors with this Badger Balm SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen Cream. This anti bug sunscreen offers both broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB sun rays and DEET-free protection from bugs and mosquitos. It’s also biodegradable, USDA Organic, sulfate-free, made in the US, Leaping …

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2.9 Oz
$15.99
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9. Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Sheer Zinc Fragrance Free Spray Sunscreen

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The sun can cause serious damage to your skin, especially if you have sensitive, delicate skin. Protect yourself before you go outside with this Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Sheer Zinc Fragrance Free Spray Sunscreen. This sheer zinc sunscreen SPF 30 spray for extra sensitive skin uses a protective, fragrance-free formula designed to guard delicate skin …

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6 Oz
$18.99
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10. Badger Balm SPF 40 Kids Clear Sport

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Keep the kiddos safe as the weather warms up with Badger Balm SPF 40 Kids Clear Sport. Specially formulated with 98% organic base ingredients and clear zinc oxide, this kids sunscreen guards against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Plus, unlike other zinc oxide products, a specialized zinc oxide powder with high transparency goes on white, but rubs in …

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2.9 oz
$17.99
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11. All Good The Sun Solids Set

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Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors. From backyard BBQs to splashing in the pool, be sure you have a strong SPF by your side to protect your skin. This natural sun care set will keep you and your family protected from the sun’s damaging rays all summer long. So you can eat, play, and relax outside — without worry.

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1 x SPF 50 Sport Stick - 2.75 Oz, 1 x SPF 50 Kid's Stick - 2.75 Oz
$26.99
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12. Badger Balm SPF 30 Clear Daily Lotion

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Add this Badger Balm SPF 30 Clear Daily Lotion to your skincare routine and block the sun’s harmful rays every day. Using clear, uncoated zinc oxide as the active sunscreen ingredient, this natural mineral sunscreen lotion is a high-transparency formula made for both your face and body. Each unscented tube of biodegradable daily lotion is also …

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4 oz
$19.99
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13. Mad Hippie Facial SPF 30+

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Mad Hippie is well known for their mad skills making naturally derived, healthy products, and this Mad Hippie Facial SPF 30+ is no exception. This face sunscreen is made with zinc oxide to give you broad-spectrum protection, along with carrot seed oil, avocado oil, and red raspberry seed oil that offer antioxidant power. Plus, it also has vitamin C …

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2 oz
$24.99
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14. Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18

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If you’re looking for a lightweight daily lotion that also provides sun protection, add Ursa Major’s Force Field Daily Defense Lotion as a final step in your morning skincare regimen. Non-nano zinc oxide provides broad spectrum protection with SPF 18 in this daily moisturizer, which blocks over 93% of UVA/UVB rays and hydrates your skin with a …

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1.7 oz
$56
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15. Coola Mineral Sun Silk Creme SPF 30

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Smooth as silk, Coola Mineral Sun Silk Creme SPF 30 offers up supercharged sun protection. This multitasking mineral match does it all. This oil-free, light-as-air formula gently glides over skin to form a transparent layer that's prefect for everyday use. Non-nano zinc oxide provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection without leaving a telltale …

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1.5 oz
$42
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16. Rooted Beauty Protective Lip Balm with SPF 15 - Mint Flavor

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Formerly Grove Collaborative Mint SPF Lip Balm

A moisturizing SPF lip balm made with smoothing olive oil to moisturize, non-nano zinc oxide to protect lips from harmful UVA & UVB rays, and mint essential oils for refreshing flavor.

  • MOISTURIZES AND PROTECTS LIPS FROM ELEMENTS
    This lip balm with SPF 15 uses botanical-infused olive oil …
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0.25 oz
$4.95
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FAQs

Is SPF 50 harmful? Can I use SPF 50 every day?

You can (and should) use sunscreen every day to protect your skin if you spend any time outside. Not only does sunscreen protect your skin from sizzling to a crisp, but it can also protect against sun damage like wrinkles, dark spots, and sun cancer, too.


Most dermatologists suggest using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, but you should always consult with your own doctor if you aren’t sure what to use for your skin type. SPF 50 is not harmful and can be used every day if your dermatologist recommends using an SPF that high.


Obviously, you should use sunscreen on sunny days, but did you know you should also be wearing it on days you don’t always see the sun? For example, on overcast days the sun can be hiding but still do serious damage to your skin as up to 80% of the sun’s rays are still being absorbed into your skin. Take the time to find the best sunblock to use every day for a healthier you.


Is SPF 50 good for face?

Yes, a sunscreen with SPF 50 is great for your face because it offers more protection than sunscreens with lower SPFs. No matter where you’re using the sunscreen — on your body or on your face — you want to look for sunscreen brands that have an option with SPF 30 or higher and that offer broad-range protection against UVA and UVB rays. SPF 30 sunscreens are known to block about 97% of the sun’s harmful rays, and the higher the SPF, the higher the blockage percentage will be.


While you’re out in the sun, you’ll want to make sure to reapply your sunscreen as needed to provide proper coverage, and you may also want to take breaks in the shade throughout your time outdoors. People with fair skin who burn easily may also want to cover up more or use sunhats and sunglasses, too. If you need help getting started on deciding which product to use, see our list of the best natural sunscreens and the best sunblocks above.


Can I skip moisturizer and use sunscreen?

You can technically do this if you’re ever in a bind — like when your lotion or moisturizer is nowhere to be found but you’ve got to head out the door in three minutes. But, unless a dermatologist tells you otherwise, we wouldn’t recommend using a sunscreen in place of lotion. Moisturizer is specifically made to help hydrate your skin and protect it from drying out, while sunscreen’s purpose is to protect you from harmful UV rays.


With that being said, you should use sunscreen after you use moisturizer to get the best of both worlds for your skin. Nowadays, there are also some products on the market that double as a moisturizer but also have SPF or are a sunscreen but also a moisturizer, too. You can browse our best sunscreen list above to see if there are any of these options that stand out to you.


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