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Makeup Wars – Best Cruelty-Free Sunscreens

 Best Cruelty Free Moisturizers and Lip Balms and Sunscreens with SPF


It’s time for another Makeup Wars! This time we’re talking about our favorite sunscreens. I’m bringing you the best in cruelty-free products with SPF from my personal experiences. I’ve included lip products because so many people forget their lips! I’ve got freckles on my lip line from not knowing about it until too late.

1. PCA Skin Weightless Protection SPF 45 $24.49 for 1.7 oz.
This broad spectrum sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection with the technology of ultra-sheer zinc oxide and a blend of additional sunscreen ingredients. It also contains the important antioxidants silybin, also known as milk thistle, and caffeine. Its unique quick-absorbing and light finish makes Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 ideal for patients with oily or breakout-prone skin and those who dislike the feel of traditional sunscreen products.

  • * Zinc Oxide – provides broad spectrum UV protection by reflecting, scattering and absorbing UV rays.
    * Octinoxate – absorbs and filters UV rays.
    * Silybin – is an antioxidant.
    * Caffeine – is an important antioxidant.

What I love about it – even if I sweat profusely outside and I’m only wearing this, no makeup, it doesn’t burn my eyes. Sometimes moisturizers with SPF will burn around my sensitive inner corners of my eyes. This is my absolute favorite sunscreen right now and I’m so glad that I took a chance and purchased it after trying my skincare sampler from Cameo Salon.

2. Supergoop! Antioxidant – Infused Sunscreen Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ $37 for 2.4 oz.
Protect your face from harmful UVA and UVB rays with this sunscreen cream, featuring the super antioxidant, anti-inflammatory olive oil polyphenols combined with pomegranate and green tea extracts, infused into a hypoallergenic mineral SPF that will not irritate the skin. It provides 80 minutes of water resistance and a powerful layer of protection against UV radiation and environmental damage, leaving behind nothing but a shine-free, healthy, and protected face.

  • * Protects against broad-spectrum UVA, UVB, and IRA rays
  • * The hypoallergenic, mineral-based SPF formula will not irritate even the most sensitive skin types
  • * Provides anti-inflammatory benefits, reducing redness and irritation from Rosacea
  • * Improves skin elasticity
  • * Withstands water for a full 80 minutes of active sun protection
  • * Free of oxybenzone*, parabens, and fragrances

What I love about this is that it’s specifically formulated for rosacea skin types. It’s my second favorite right now. My aesthetician has remarked that it is very difficult to remove it from my skin / pores, which is both a blessing and a curse. It gives me a smooth surface for foundation, and it sticks around to help protect me from the sun. It doesn’t break me out, but to really make sure I remove it all I have to deep clean my face with the Clarisonic more often than I’d like. It never burns or irritates my skin in any way. I’ve repurchased this a few times and I will continue to use it. Love this brand!

3. Supergoop! Lip Balm SPF 30 $8.50 .5 fl. oz.
Hydrate, repair, protect, and soothe your lips with the cooling, regenerative powers of spearmint leaf.

  • * Protects against broad-spectrum UVA and UVB rays
  • * Cools, calms, soothes, and protects dry or chapped lips
  • * Hydrates to keep your lips continuously moisturized
  • * Makes lips look beautiful and healthy with a light, sheer shimmer
  • * Free of oxybenzone*, parabens, and fragrances
  • * Spearmint leaf oils and menthol naturally cool and freshen breath
  • * Shea butter provides deep, long-lasting hydration

I love these and they feel ultra soothing on the lips. It comes in spearmint and acaiberry. I originally purchased the spearmint but recently purchased the acai berry. The acai berry flavor gives a sheer pink tint, too.

4. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50 for .15 oz
Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, a natural humectant, for delectable and dependable moisture. Sweet and tart black currant oil, rich in plumping essential fatty acids, cushions the lips while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. It also provides essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays.

  • * Sugar: A natural humectant, prevents moisture loss.
  • * Blend of Oils including Meadowfoam Seed, Black Currant Seed, Avocado, and Jojoba: This superior blend nourishes and deeply moisturizes dry areas.
  • * Grapeseed Polyphenols: Protect, smooth, and soften.
  • * Avobenzone and Octinoxate: Provide SPF 15 UVA/UVB sun protection.

I have purchased this is Coral and Rose. I also purchased the Lip therapy treatment. It’s another ultra moisturizing lip balm with SPF. I wish I’d been using these since I was a child! I have freckles near my lip line because of not having lip products with SPF. These are beautiful and soothing on the lips. I would have never tried this if I hadn’t received one as my free birthday gift from Sephora. Such a great product line!

5. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 $32 for 2 fl. oz.
Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 is your skin’s first defense against premature aging. This natural formula physically deflects UVA rays that can cause up to 80 percent of premature aging. It also shields from the harmful UVB rays that we encounter on sunny days or at the beach. Unlike traditional sunscreens, this natural formula is infused with Josie’s signature ingredient, Argan Oil, which repairs and reverses damage caused by the sun, fights sign of aging, and improves skintone for a radiant, renewed complexion. This sunscreen is extra mild and fast absorbing and it can also double as a great makeup primer. Argan Daily Moisturizer is lightweight, paba free, and suitable for all skin types.

  • * Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: Full spectrum sun Protection against UVA/UVB rays.
  • * Argan Oil: Replenishes and repairs skin cells.
  • * Pomegranate Oil: Full of antioxidants which improve elasticity and tone of skin.
  • * Jojoba Oil: Conditions the skin.

I love that this absorbs quickly and smells a bit like cherries. It’s soothing on my skin. I’m so happy that I was introduced to the Josie Maran brand and I think that this is a great moisturizer choice.

6. LAVANILA The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Face Cream $28 for 1.8 fl. oz.
This residue-free, smooth-gliding, non-comedogenic formula uses a new generation of mineral sunscreens for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Infused with youth-promoting antioxidants, botanicals, and amino acids, this ultra-sheer formula delivers daily protection and nourishment. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide deliver high-level UV filters to keep fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots at bay.

  • * Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide: Act as natural physical barriers to protect against the suns harmful UVA/UVB rays.
  • * Green Tea Extract: Packed with skin nourishing antioxidants.
  • * Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers instant hydration to replenish and condition skin.
  • * 100% aware – their natural standards ensure no harsh chemicals are released into the environment. Their packaging is 100% recyclable and they prioritize packaging based on reducing carbon footprints. Through charitable partnerships, they support conservation and perservation.

I’ve repurchased this many times. This tends to be what I reach for in the Winter months when my skin is dryer these days. It’s a great sunscreen, but with the way my skin has changed from my rosacea meds, it’s a bit too greasy sometimes.

7. Supergoop! Endless Summer Pump of Everyday UV Face & Body Lotion – SPF 30+ $38.61 for 18 fl. oz.
The family’s most trusted everyday, everywhere cream, now in a jumbo-sized, easy-to-use pump for bottomless broad-spectrum protection.
  • * Protects from complete spectrum of UVA and UVB rays
  • * Provides additional free radical protection triggered by sunlight, tobacco smoke, and smog
  • * Delivers weightless, oil-free hydration
  • * Withstands water for a full 80 minutes of active sun protection
  • * TSA approved for carry-on air travel
  • * Free of oxybenzone*, parabens, and fragrances
  • * Parsol 1789 makes superior UV protection with an ultra lightweight formula possible
  • * Vitamin E provides natural and continuous free radical damage protection

I have not yet purchased this one but I’m thinking about it because I apply sunscreen daily all over my body so that when I go out for walks so that I don’t burn in the brutal Florida sun. I love that it’s HUGE! It really is family size, so it’s a great investment in a quality sunscreen.

8. Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C SPF 50 $19 for 6 fl. oz.
The revolutionary, healthy sunscreen mist with complete broad-spectrum protection and easy peasy application.

  • Provides complete broad-spectrum protection for a full 80 minutes in water, with 35% less alcohol than other leading sunscreen sprays
  • 100% oxybenzone-free*, unlike most leading sunscreen sprays; also free of parabens and fragrances
  • Delivers antioxidant-fueled hydration that nourishes and moisturizes
  • Will never dry you out or leave an oily residue
  • Instantly goes to work upon application
  • * A leak-proof travel twist lock for easy closure
  • * Our special patent-pending Vitamin C formula penetrates the skin immediately and goes right to work upon application
  • * Vitamin C enriches the skin with a more radiant, healthy appearance, preventing free radical and environmental damage
  • * 100% natural oils provide a fresh and light citrus scent

I have not yet purchased this one to try it but I REALLY REALLY want to. I love using spray on sunscreen for arms, legs, neck, and feet, but I didn’t know of any cruelty-free ones until I saw this one when I was writing this post. Since Supergoop! is cruelty-free I want to try it and support them.

These are my 8 choices for the Best Cruelty-Free Sunscreens for your face, body and lips.

What are your must have sunscreens? Are there any cruelty-free brands that I need to check out? How do you prefer to apply sunscreen to your body?


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