Glam - August 2, 2020

10 Best Non-Toxic Sunscreens for 2021

These are the best Sunscreens for 2021. With all the different options out there, choosing the right sunscreen might feel like a big decision, especially since we know so much more about the safety of traditional sunscreens, but it doesn’t have to feel overwhelming!

Now that we know information like the top five ingredients to avoid in our sunscreen, we can make more knowledgeable decisions. 

Keeping all of that in mind, here’s our vetted list of the ten best clean beauty and non-toxic sunscreens for the face, the body, and the kids. 

Best Non-Toxic Facial Sunscreens for 2021

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30

Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen is my current favorite sunscreen, and is without a doubt, my number one recommendation for the face. If you’re like me and looking to streamline your summer skincare routine, this super-thin, lightweight, daily-use sunscreen is perfect! It goes on sheer—zero cast left behind and is exceptionally compatible with makeup. The addition of sugarcane-derived squalane makes this sunscreen ideal for anyone who wants to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin. 

If other facial sunscreens leave your face feeling like an oil slick, you’ll also appreciate this product’s non-greasy formula. Great for all skin types.

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Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen, SPF 30

Another double-duty sunscreen, but this one is tinted. You’ll get flawless light to medium coverage and SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection from the sun with this product. I can layer this product to achieve the amount of coverage I need, and I love that it leaves me with a natural dewy glow. Perfect for the beach or everyday wear plus, it’s ranked one of the EWG’s best tinted- moisturizers with SPF.

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Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30

A sunscreen stick might be the best idea ever, and Beautycounter has perfected it with this non-nano zinc reef-safe product. Glide on the cocoa-butter infused sunscreen, rub it into your skin and get water-resistant protection from UVA and UVB rays.

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Best Adult Non-Toxic Sunscreens for 2021 

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

This award-winning, non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen offers physical sun protection while also nourishing the skin thanks to ingredients like Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice. It’s incredibly lightweight, has a smooth texture making it easy to apply, blends well, absorbs quickly, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Beautycounter Countersun is water-resistant (40 minutes) and is formulated for both the body and the face.

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Best Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Kids

Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30

Formulated by a mom of three, this lightweight baby sunscreen is fragrance-free, water-resistant, and made with sensitive skin in mind.

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Badger Tangerine & Vanilla Kids Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30

While this is a sunscreen that does take a bit of effort to work into the skin, Badger’s kid’s sunscreen is a highly-effective sweat and water-resistant (40 minutes) broad-spectrum sunscreen.

This budget-friendly Sunscreen for 2021 is made with 98% organic ingredients: organic orange oil, organic tangerine oil, organic vanilla, and five other ingredients.

Badger is a long-time, trusted sunscreen brand. All of their sunscreens offer effective, non-toxic protection (EWG Rating 1). The ingredient list is short and easy to read and Badger a family-run business.Use these products to help protect the integrity of your skin.

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All Good Kids Sunscreen Butter Stick, SPF 50+

This stick is another Sunscreen for 2021 that children can apply themselves. Calendula, coconut oil, beeswax, and jojoba oil make this sunscreen ideal for kids with sensitive skin. The wide-mouth applicator makes sunscreen application easy on parents. 

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Don’t forget that sunscreen isn’t just for the summer months. Wearing facial sunscreen all year round not only protects you from sun damage but is also a preventive measure against premature signs of aging like wrinkles and age spots. Subscribe to our newsletter for an exclusive on how I incorporate sunscreen into my daily skin care routine, no matter the season.


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