21 Best Natural Sunscreen Moisturizers We Love in 2014


Update: We recommend that you also read our annual consumer guide on natural sunscreens. We cover natural sunscreen products in the market so that you can keep your skin protected while avoiding unhealthy ingredients.

This summer (and winter), don’t let the sun get the best of you. While the weather may be bright and warm, you can easily fall victim to the UVA and UVB rays that burn and damage your skin, and your face is no exception. As part of your daily morning routine, apply a moisturizer that offers broad-spectrum protection against harmful sun rays. The following list of 21 safe, natural sunscreen moisturizers is your bible to a safe summer under the sun.

1. Andalou naturals BB All in One Beauty Balm, Sheer Tint, SPF30

This moisturizer is fueled by aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, sunflower oil, fruit stem cell complex, cucumber fruit extract, pomegranate oil, algae extract, melon fruit extract, rooibois leaf extract, green tea extract and hibiscus extract. It is naturally sheer with a mineral tint, complements most skin tones and chemical and nanoparticle-free. It offers broad-spectrum protection and protects the skin with its zinc oxide content and renews skin at the cellular level. Priced at $19.95.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

2. Aubrey Organic Defense Moisturizer, SPF 15

Aubrey’s sunscreen moisturizer is packed with skin-loving ingredients, like aloe vera, lavender, jojoba seed oil, shea butter, kelp extract, radish root, rose hips seed oil, evening primrose oil and blue green algae. Its laminaria ochroleuca extract helps to protect against environmental stress and improve firmness of the skin. Priced at 22.50.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

3. Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Daily Moisturizer, SPF 15

Great for the face, neck and hands, Ava Anderson’s moisturizing sunscreen contains aloe vera, grapeseed oil, shea butter, sesame oil, rose hip oil and neem extract. Most of its ingredients are organic. Priced at $20.95.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

4. Avalon Organic Vitamin C Moisture Plus Lotion, SPF 15

If you already love Avalon’s other products, you’ll adore its moisturizing lotion. Ingredients include organic sunflower, jojoba and borage oils, antioxidant-rich vitamin C, lemon bioflavonoids and white tea. Priced at $22.44.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

5. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer, All Skin Types, SPF 15

Sun protection is provided by avobenzone and octocrylene. Cetaphil doesn’t have the most natural of ingredients, but they are relatively harmless nonetheless. Priced at $11.99.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

6. Consonant Skincare 100% Natural Matte Finish Sunscreen, SPF 15

This moisturizer finishes clean on the skin without the leftover residues. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide protect the skin and other ingredients include aloe vera, rice oil, shea butter, sea buckthorn oil, vitamin C, rosemary oleoresin and mauritia flexuosa fruit oil. Priced at $36.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

7. COOLA Suncare Plant UV Face Moisturizer Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 30

Made with 70% organic ingredients, COOLA’s face moisturizer is full of natural ingredients, including Buddleja Davidii stems, lilac leaves, beetroot, mushroom extracts, beeswax, olive oil and linseed oil. Priced at $42.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

8. CyberDERM Every Morning Sun Whip Sunscreen, SPF 25

CyberDERM has made a lovely Every Morning Sun Whip that is comprised of 15% zinc oxide and 7.5% encapsulated octinoxate blend. It hydrates and it good for combination, oily or acne-prone skin. Priced at $38.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

9. DeVita Natural Skin Care Solar Protective Moisturizer, SPF 30+

This light-weight moisturizer is sheer and deeply moisturizing. It is sensitive to those who have acne-prone skin and safe for adults and children. It has no nano technology and is also free of titanium dioxide. It is also 100% vegan and free of parabens. Priced at $20.76.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

10. Herbal Choice Mari Day Cream, SPF 15

Mari Day Cream is packed with candelilla wax, sweet orange oil, bergamot fruit oil, sage leaf and olive oil. It uses zinc oxide to protect skin from the sun. The product is made with organic ingredients and is cruelty-free and vegan. It is free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, GMOs, synthetic fragrances, dyes, propylene glycol, silk protein, fibroin, glucoproteins and sericin. It is also packed in a special violet glass bottle. Priced at $25.95.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

11. Keys Care Solar Rx Moisturizer, SPF 30+

Vegan, gluten-free and chemical-free, Solar Rx moisturizer offers broad-spectrum protection and helps with skin irritations. It is 20% zinc oxide. Priced at $26.95.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

12. Lumene Sensitive Touch Daily Moisture Cream, SPF 15

While the ingredients are hard to pronounce and it is hard to spot anything natural, the ingredients pose little danger to your body. Instead, the Sensitive Touch Daily Moisture Cream strengthens and supports the skin’s own protective mechanism against external stress factors, such as free radicals. Priced at around $21.99.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

13. Safe Harbor Natural Suncare Face & Neck Cream Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 40

Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide fuel this sunscreen’s protective powers and ylang ylang oil, avocado oil, shea butter, castor oil, geranium flower oil, bergamot fruit oil, bitter orange oil, lemon peel oil, cardamom seed oil, palmarosa oil and aloe vera offer therapeutic benefits. Priced at $7.98.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

14. SanRe Organic Skinfood Healing Facial Cream, Shaded Rose-Solar, SPF 30

SanRe’s healing facial cream includes safflower oil, evening primrose oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, beeswax, citrus extract, pot marigold oil, lavender oil, geranium oil and sweet orange oil. The cream is 100% USDA organic and fit for irritated, eczema-prone and psoriasis-prone skin. Priced at $29.99.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

15. Marie Veronique Organics MVO Everyday Coverage, Light Tint, SPF 30

Green tea leaf extracts, jojoba seed oil, apricot kernel oil, meadow foam seed oil, sunflower oil, emu oil, African oil, raspberry seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, capense nut oil, carrot seed oil and everlasting flower oil are among the many therapeutic oils in this lightly tinted moisturizer that pair with zinc oxide to protect skin from the sun. It is 67% organic ingredients. Priced at $48.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

16. Sunumbra Daily Natural Sunscreen, SPF 15+

This sunscreen is good for all-year round and can be a healthy part of your daily routine. It offers medium broad-spectrum protection, is non-whitening and chemical-free. It is also fully certified ISO/COLIPA for UVA and UVB. It has the likes of chestnut oil, carnauba wax, kigelia extract, aloe extract and chamomile oil. Priced at $17.80-$19.70.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

17. Soleil Toujours Eye Cream, SPF 15

Great for the sensitive area around the eyes, which are not to be forgotten, Soleil Toujours Eye Cream contains aloe vera juice, shea butter, sunflower oil and jojoba seed oil to moisturize and protect the skin.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

18. Starflower Essentials BioDynamic Sun Crème, SPF 22

Starflower Essential’s face cream protects with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and nourishes with coconut oil, almond oil, rose, pot marigold flower, elder, hollyhock extract, common selfheal, chickweed, burdock root, coneflower, lavender, huang qi root extract and beeswax. Priced at $49.50.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

19. Suntegrity Sincare 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen, Tintented, SPF 30

This moisturizing face sunscreen comes in 5 different tints: fair, light, golden light, medium and deep bronze. It hydrates, protects, primes and covers the skin. It is packed with antioxidants and minerals. Certified organic ingredients include aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber and green tea. Priced at $45.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

20. Vichy Laboratoires UV Activ Daily Moisturizer Cream, SPF 15

Long-lasting and highly-effective against UV rays, Vichy Laboratoires UV Activ Daily Moisturizer Cream uses a patented UVA filter Mexoryl SX. Priced at $32.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

21. Yes to Carrots Nourishing Daily Facial Moisturizer, Fragrance Free, SPF 15

Moisturizing ingredients like carrot root extract, pumpkin seed oil, shea butter, aloe vera and sweet almond oil make this oil a great go-to moisturizer with sun-blocking power. It is 95% natural and free of petroleum, SLS and parabens. It is also cruelty-free. Priced at $14.99.

EWG Rating: Low Hazard

Read Parts One and Two in the Safe Sunscreen Series:

21 Safe & Natural Sunscreen Brands for Swim and Sport, Summer 2014

Summer Sun Safety Tips to Protect Your Skin..And Your Life

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