EWG’s Sunscreen Report Is Out—These Are the Products to Trust

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released 2023’s Sunscreen Guide. The group assessed over 1,700 SPF products for safety and efficacy to help consumers make more informed decisions when purchasing sun care. Their research found that only 25 percent of the products they assessed met their standards for broad-spectrum sun protection and the exclusion of harmful chemicals. Since that still leaves hundreds of sunscreen products to sift through, we decided to curate a list of some of our favorite safe options. All of the products on this list scored a one or two (one being the best) or are EWG Verified.

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Sun Bum Glow Moisturizing Sunscreen Face Lotion, SPF 30 ($19)

A NewBeauty Award winner, this glow-inducing sunscreen is a safe and solid option for sun protection with a side of radiance.

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Native Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion, Unscented, SPF 30 ($16)

Native is one of the most popular natural deodorant brands, so we know their sunscreen formula is safe for skin as well.

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E.l.f. Suntouchable! Whoa Glow, SPF 30 ($14)

A primer, protector and glow promoter, this sunscreen does it all and at a reasonable price. The drugstore dupe for Glowscreen made the list of SPFs we can trust.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios HA Mineral Sunscreen + Hyaluronic Acid Daily Moisturizing Cream, SPF 30 ($40)

La Roche-Posay holds a high standard in skin care. This moisturizer and sunscreen in one will help shorten your skin-care routine granting you a healthy, hydrated complexion.

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CeraVe Ultra-light Moisturizing Lotion, SPF 30 ($21)

You can’t go wrong with this daily moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, ceramides and SPF that leaves skin with a natural matte finish.

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Sunday Riley Light Hearted Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($35)

I’ve never met a Sunday Riley product I didn’t like, so it’s no surprise the sunscreen is great. It includes antioxidant turmeric and xanthophyll and leaves skin with a velvet finish.

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Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($16)

May we suggest this moisturizer with sunscreen for those with oily or acne-prone skin? It has a matte finish and promises not to clog pores.

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Necessaire The Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($25)

Having a Necessaire sunscreen on hand is impressive enough, but now you can also let people know it’s EWG-approved.

Award Photo: The Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30+
Award Photo: The Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30+
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Summer Camp Mineral BFF Daily Face Moisturizer, SPF 30 ($21)

We came for the cute packaging and stayed for the fact that EWG deemed it safe for skin. It feels soothing and leaves skin bright and dewy.

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First Aid Beauty Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($28)

This 100 percent mineral sunscreen it’s lightweight and simple—perfect for everyday use and safe for skin.

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Hero. Force Shield Superbeam Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($20)

Light-diffusing pearl and apricot pigments are responsible for leaving your skin with a subtle glow. Meanwhile, the 100 percent mineral sunscreen keeps skin safe.

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Skinceuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($60)

Not only does this sunscreen prevent future sun damage, it also works to reverse previous damage. This sunscreen corrects discoloration and brightens skin for a more even complexion.

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Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer, SPF 30 ($34)

This antioxidant-rich SPF is packed with organic grape, pomegranate, aloe vera and sea algae for a healthy dose of hydration with your sun protection.

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True Botanicals Skin Barrier Sun Shield, SPF 30 ($65)

This luxe sunscreen, as well as its tinted counterpart, passed the EWG test. The anti-aging formula is ideal for oily, blemish-prone skin.

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LASPA Naturals Daily Sun Protection Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 20 ($36)

A top scorer, this LASPA sunscreen features essential oils, plant minerals and zinc oxide for smooth skin and sun protection that disappears into skin after just a few minutes.

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Supergoop! Mineral Sheerscreen Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 ($38)

While its glowy counterpart got a three overall, a few other Supergoop! Sunscreens, including this one, were rated higher, denoting they’re a bit safer for skin.

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COOLA Dew Good Illuminating Sunscreen Serum, SPF 30 ($48)

This serum is filled with tons of goodies like probiotics to help improve moisture retention and support skin’s natural glow. The sunscreen and blue light protection almost feel like a bonus.

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EleVen by Venus Williams Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 40 ($48)

Venus Williams has spent her fair share of time in the sun on tennis courts. She created this serum that blends SPF and skin care for protection and hydration at once without the dreaded white cast.

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Solara Suncare Time Traveler Ageless Daily Face Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 30 ($42)

This rich, creamy sunscreen features copper and probiotic-inspired peptides that help address past cell damage, while antioxidant-rich PlantDFNS Blend helps prevent future photodamage.

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Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50+ ($9)

This stick sunscreen is water-resistant and lasts up to 80 minutes, so it’s a great option if you’re on the go.

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Alba Botanica Even & Bright Moisturizer, SPF 15 ($12)

Over 94 percent of users agree that this sunscreen both hydrated and protected their skin. An ideal two-in-one daily moisturizer and SPF.

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Soleo Organics Everyday Extra-Lite Sunscreen Lotion, Coconut, SPF 30 ($20)

Light and naturally delightful smelling, this sunscreen is a winner for the whole family since it’s safe for all ages.

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Vanicream Facial Moisturizer Mineral Sunscreen With Ceramides, SPF 30 ($15)

Vanicream is beloved among sensitive skin types, so we were glad to see the brand’s sunscreen made the list. It also features ceramides to help hydrate skin.


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