May 26th 2023

Best Vegan Sunscreens: Embark on a Conscious Journey of SPF

BY Julie Gebhardt

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Choose a skincare path that respects animals and the planet. Our top six vegan sunscreens shield your skin responsibly.

Coola SPF drops Vegan Suncare

Coola Full Spectrum 360 Sun Skin Drops

These organic skin drops protect against UVA, UVB rays, and blue light. Delivered in a sleek and stylish bottle, Coola’s drops are made with 70% certified organic ingredients. Its plant-derived Full Spectrum 360° complex also helps fight against the effects of IR and pollution.

Its breathable formula is lightweight and non-greasy, meaning that it’s perfect for applying under makeup. This wearability is essential, too, after all applying daily, rain or shine, helps protect against sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer.

Supergoop PLAY Body Mousse SPF 50 with Blue Sea Kale
$19 – $34

An antioxidant-rich sunscreen mousse, Supergoop gives you SPF 50 protection and is made with blue sea kale. This marine botanical is brilliant for hydration, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce redness and irritation. This is unlike traditional brands, which use chemicals that can cause skin allergies and disrupt the body’s natural hormones.

Its whipped mousse texture means it’s also fun to apply and a kid favorite, while its subtle citrusy scent will leave you feeling fresh.

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P40 People4Ocean SPF 50 Mineral Vegan Sunscreen

Mineral-based, 100% natural, and vegan, this sunscreen is ideal for those with particularly sensitive skin, providing high UVA/UVB protection. It combines coconut oil with a composition of essential oils for a deeply moisturizing feel and a subtle botanical aroma.

Developed by marine biologists, this sunscreen brand is also mission-driven, with $0.5 of each sunscreen purchase donated to reef conservation. This counteracts some of the damage done by the chemicals in traditional sunscreens, which are highly toxic to marine life.

Thrive Bodyshield 50

This zinc oxide-based sunscreen blends flawlessly with all skin tones and is great for sensitive skin. Thrive uses a ‘superplant’ blend of juanilama, fierrillo, and coralillo, grown at its regenerative Costa Rican farm cooperative, to promote healthy skin. It’s coral-friendly, too, and comes in a recyclable tube made from plants. On top of all that, it has a delightfully fruity fragrance and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Babo Botanicals Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 50

Babo’s fragrance-free and hypoallergenic SPF 50 sunscreen spray was created for extra-sensitive skin. It’s formulated with natural-origin zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for enhanced skin protection. With natural ingredients such as calendula, aloe vera, and chamomile, this spray is soothing on application and doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or greasy.

Plus, with 80-minute water resistance, you can enjoy a good splash in the sea without worrying your coverage will wash away. This one’s a bit kinder on the bank balance, too.

Dr Ceuracle Oca Regen Vegan Sun SPF 50

This vegan skin care product has a lightweight feel without compromising on skin hydration. It contains a CICA Barrier Complex from centella, kiwi, and hibiscus flower extracts to prevent inflammation and bolster skin protection. It’s fast-absorbing and produces zero white cast. Plus, this sunscreen is also reef safe and comes in packaging made with biodegradable materials.

Selecting the sunscreen for you

Whether you’re looking for fragrance-free protection, something a little bit fruity, or a product that gives back to the planet while nourishing your skin, now you can slather on your sunscreen guilt-free.

So, go grab your sunhat, put on some shades, and soak up the sun.

Kaila Katherine Vegan Cactus Leather

Bioaroma Crete


Organic: 100% It nourishes the skin in depth and enhances its elasticity. A minimal amount is enough to give valuable antioxidants to the skin. Gives a velvety texture and unique scent to the body.

Sōma Body Balm

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