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The best physical (AKA organic) suncreens

By: Alexandra Donaldson
The best natural and organic sunscreens

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Beauty

The best physical (AKA organic) suncreens

By: Alexandra Donaldson

Most sunscreens contain a combination of physical and chemical filters to ensure you’re covered from UV rays. But if you’re looking for a more organic way to protect your skin, choose one of our all-natural sunscreen picks, formulated with minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

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Our favourite physical (AKA organic) sunscreens

Drunk Elephant

This sunscreen is full of antioxidants (sunflower sprout extract, raspberry seed oil and grape juice extract), which give you anti-aging benefits while protecting you from the sun. UV protection is delivered via 20% zinc oxide.

Read more: Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF30, $38, amazon.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Amazon

Our favourite physical (AKA organic) sunscreens

Matter Company

Matter Company also carried natural sunscreen for babies, but we’re partial to its Unscented Natural Sun Care Cream. With an SPF of 30, this cream includes 20% zinc oxide as it’s active sun protection ingredient. Also on the ingredient list? Calendula, grapeseed and green tea extract to soothe sensitive skin.

Read more: Matter Company Sunstance Unscented Natural Sun Care Cream, $19, well.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: well.ca

Our favourite physical (AKA organic) sunscreens

Cyberderm

The Simple Zinc Sun Whip from Cyberderm provides strong protection from the sun with 22% organic zinc oxide as the active ingredient. It’s rich olive oil base is a great pick for those with hyperpigmentation.

Read more: Cyberderm Simply Zic Sun Whip SPF30, $38, thedetoxmarket.ca.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: The Detox Market

Our favourite physical (AKA organic) sunscreens

Josie Maran

This moisturizer-sunscreen combo from Josie Maran is full of her hero ingredient argan oil as well as green tea and jojoba oil. These botanicals nourish skin while zinc oxide and titanium dioxide offer full protection from UV rays.

Read more: Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF47 with Sunboost ATB, $32, josiemarancosmetics.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Josie Maran

Our favourite physical (AKA organic) sunscreens

First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty has taken their Ultra Repair moisturizer and added a hefty dose of SPF. Physical blockers, zinc oxide and titanium oxide, protect skin while colloidal oatmeal, shea butter and the FAB antioxidant booster (licorice root, feverfew and white tea) keep your skin moisturized.

Read more: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer, $37, Sephora.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Sephora

Our favourite physical (AKA organic) sunscreens

Consonant Skincare

Canadian brand Consonant Skincare delivers an all-natural sunscreen in a smooth, non-greasy formula. The added bonus? Good-for-you ingredients like aloe vera, grape seed and rice bran oil to keep skin hydrated and even.

Read more: The Perfect Sunscreen, $45, consonantskincare.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Consonant Skincare

Our favourite physical (AKA organic) sunscreens

Skinceuticals

Physical Matte UV Defense SPF50 by Skinceuticals offers a matte finish—even in extremely humid conditions. The smooth texture offers full coverage while also minimizing the appearance of pores and smoothing skin.

Read more: Physical Matte UV Defense SPF50, $34, skinceuticals.com.
By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Skinceuticals

 

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