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LaVanila The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Face Cream Review

Today I’m going to talk about LaVanila The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Face Cream. This moisturizer with SPF has reached Holy Grail status with me.


The Website Claims:
100% natural, chemical-free, moisturizing sunscreenwith UVA/UVB protection.

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.

They claim no animal testing.
100% natural
100% nourishing – each formula uses immune supporting botanicals, super anti-oxidants and pure essential oils to feed the skin with 30 essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
100% effective – they replace harsh chemicals with cutting edge natural technology that has been clinically tested for efficacy and safety. As pioneers, they set higher standards in leading the way to non-toxic, safe and effective natural body care.
100% luxury – Their products pamper the body and soul with fresh, captivating scents, refined product textures and luxurious packaging that enhances what you love about the beauty experience.
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. They Never Test On Animals. (boldly on their site.)

This product is free of oxybenzone, PABA, fragrance, and nano-particles. Its minerals are non-coated. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan.

Active Ingredients:
-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.

Zinc Oxide 5.0%, Titanium Dioxide 7.5%, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice* (Aloe, Water), Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii* (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil), Jojoba Oil*, Ethyl Hexyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Morinda Citrifolia (Noni Juice), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (Vegetable Glycerin/Palm Oil), Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Allantoin (Vegetable), Sodium PCA (Amino Acid), Hyaluronic Acid, Phenethyl Alcohol & Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin (Plant-Based Preservatives), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Extract*, Green Tea Extract. *Certified Organic

$28 for 1.8 fl. oz.

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! I’ve been using this product for over a year now (and I originally reviewed them in June 2011). I’ve continued to purchase this product every time I run out and I don’t even think about replacing it with another brand. It just works so well for me! I think it’s an important step in my daily routine.

Additionally, I really like that the company, LaVanila is such a socially responsible company! They use natural ingredients, they don’t test on animals, they are concerned about reducing their carbon footprint, they use 100% recyclable packaging, they just overall seem to be an awesome company.

Would I purchase again?
Yes! I keep purchasing again and again! This is why I wanted to do another review of this product! It is possible to have a great product with great ingredients that protects your skin that is nice and natural.

I am very impressed with LaVanila and their values. I love that the’re eco-friendly and cruelty-free. I wholeheartedly recommend them if you need a daytime moisturizer with spf. I love this product.

Product purchased by me many times. All opinions are my own.

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  • I have combo oily skin and am male, will this be too heavy and also does it really go on clear? Also, what do you think of the deodorant with essential oils? thank you

    • I think this will be too heavy for you if your skin is combo / oily. I haven’t tried the deodorant so I can’t speak to that.

  • LaVanila has SPF 40 face cream, its formula contains vanilla extract, and green tea extract. By continued use, its dual whitening system enhances the skin’s lightening process by helping prevent further skin darkening.

  • With jojoba as its component in this product, a must have for skin care indeed. With global warming looming these days, it is quite a handy alternative for protecting one from the harsh environment we are these days.

  • I have been wanting to get this ever since you first recommended it to me. I wish it was more widely available. Being it is only available at Sephora I haven’t ordered it yet. Ordering from Sephora to Canada is quite painful and if I want free ship I need to add more stuff! Unless ordering from Sephora to canada has improved? It has been a couple years since I bothered. 😉

  • Somehow I didn’t notice that this was a chemical free sunblock. I need to try this!! I can’t use most SPFs on my face since it seems everyone uses the chemical SPFs and I can’t have them anywhere near my super sensitive eyes.

  • Hmm. I’d like to try this but I’m worried that the high amount of shea butter will be too heavy for my skin. Actually I suppose it may not have that much shea butter in it because it could be mostly aloe and that coconut oil derivative. What teh heck, it’s on my list!

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