Best Bets for the Healthiest Sunscreens

Stay protected this summer, whether strolling the beach or on Broadway.

Botanical Power
Pack a bottle of Alba Botanica Maximum Sunscreen Clear Spray SPF 70 in your beach bag. This earth friendly, biodegradable spray protects your skin with only 100% vegetarian ingredients. With no animal testing, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, octinoxate or sulfates, it lasts up to 80 minutes in the water, is certified gluten-free by the GFCO and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Available at natural food stores and at

Protection with Antioxidants
With 100% mineral UV filters, the new La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Sunscreen-Gentle Lotion SPF 50 with Cell-Ox Shield provides wide UVA/UVB protection + antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals. Water-resistant for 80 minutes, this hydrating, skin-smoothing lotion is oxybenzone & octinoxate-free and compliant with Hawaii regulations. Nab one at Surf’s up!

For Oilier or Acne-Prone Skins 
Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Lotion protects oily skins with a non-chemical sunscreen tha thas a slight matte finish. Ingredients include titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and Australian botanicals that are rich in antioxidants. Oxybenzone-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, petrolatum-free, and SLS (sulfate)-free. Dermatologist and pediatrician tested, it will not clog pores. Hurray! Can be used even on the most sensitive skin. Order it at

Dream Tint
Protect your skin from the summer sun while minimizing the appearance of large pores and fine lines with Jane Iredale’s Dream Tinted vegan Moisturizer. Your skin will be slightly bronzed with lightweight minerals that provide a broad spectrum, water resistant ( 40 minutes) SPF 15. Find your best color match at

Waterproof Hats
Keep your face sun-protected in the pool and sea with a waterproof Wallaroo Hats to keep your skin safe from the harmful sun rays. Made to block 97% of UV rays, their fashion forward UPF 50+ hats are proven to aid in the prevention of skin cancer. Their line of waterproof hats include: the Aqua, a UPF 50+ bucket hat and the Aqua Visor. Both are lightweight, adjustable and easy to pack flat in your suitcase. Look up the cute collection at . Hat’s off to this excellent Australian brand.

~ Happy Summer!~