Healthy alternatives


Brand nameProduct description
Anarres Natural HealthSafe Sun Protection with Zinc
AttitudeMineral Sunscreens (available for kids), fragrance-free
BiossanceSqualane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30
Green BeaverNatural Mineral Sunscreens (for kids and adults)
Solara SuncareClean Freak Nutrient Boosted Daily Sunscreen, fragrance-free
Soléo OrganicsNatural Sunscreens


Sun protection is essential to protect against burns from sun exposure and prevent skin cancer.

Avoid exposure to the sun at the hottest hours, and consider using sun protection such as head covers, sunglasses or UV clothing (such as unbleached cotton, which contains natural lignins that act as UV absorbers).

Sunscreens should be used as an alternative or complement to other protection, as they are not a completely safe solution to protect yourself from the sun.

Avoid the following chemicals in regular products

Cinnamates: allergens, endocrine disruptors

Dyes: possible carcinogens, skin sensitizers, photosensitizers and mutagens

Nanoparticles: Nanoparticles are widely used in sun protection. Their small size could have different effects on the body, such as DNA damage and cellular toxicity.

Oxybenzone: allergen, photosensitizer, endocrine disruptor

Retinyl palmitate (of vitamin A): possible carcinogen (see EWG)

Parabens: endocrine disruptors

Synthetic fragrances: allergens