The 9 Most Advanced Chemical-Free Sunscreens

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There’s a lot of debate surrounding sunscreen—especially when it comes to ingredients. As far as safety goes, the American Academy of Dermatology’s stance pretty much sums it up so you don’t have to second guess: Preventing skin cancer and sunburn outweigh any unproven concerns of toxicity or human health hazard from ingredients in sunscreens. But, if you are still set on applying only chemical-free sunscreens this summer, try one of these new ones that take on the sun’s rays while delivering some incredibly impressive skin benefits.

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Hynt Beauty Sun Prep Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen

This vegan, organic and paraben-free sunscreen doesn’t even seem like it should be in this category. It has the most lightweight, practically invisible serum-primer formulation that goes on skin smoothly, yet leaves behind just the right level of silky hydration. $55, hyntbeauty.com

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SuperGoop Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen

The consistency is best described as creamy, but this SPF 40 sunscreen soaks in fast to do a successful disappearing act as it helps to calm redness and irritation in really sensitive skin types. $16/1 fl. oz.; $28/2.4 fl. oz., supergoop.com

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Bare Republic SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion

This all-natural, chemical-free SPF provides nongreasy coverage with just a hint of no-makeup-needed color and the slightest tropical scent. It works particularly well for sensitive skin types because it also has synthetic fragrances, parabens and chemical actives missing from the ingredient mix. $15, target.com

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Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Sunscreen for Face & For Body

Suitable to stand up to water and sweat, this all-natural face and body sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection and skin nourishers like shea butter in a creamy consistency. $30, lavanila.com
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Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30

With a natural broad-spectrum SPF, this daily moisturizer boasts of potent anti-agers and smell-good botanicals that claim to help retexturize and firm skin. $20, burtsbees.com

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Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream

This luxe, yellow-hued cream has a velvety texture that’s perfect for drier skin types, yet not at all oily on everyone else. It’s really more of an anti-aging treatment than your standard sunscreen, as it goes beyond UV protection to help correct signs of aging and boost collagen production. $69, hsn.com

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Body

The light tint and antioxidant protection make this body sunscreen a no-brainer for wearing outside on beach days to fake that sun-kissed look. $37, laroche-posay.com

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KORRES Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

The texture of this lightweight fluid is so ultra-light that it sounds like water when you shake it. It absorbs on contact, has just the slightest coconut-tropical scent and leaves skin looking refreshed with a touch of hydration. $35, sephora.com

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Colorescience Sunforgettable Tint Du Soleil SPF 30

Packed with peptides, vitamins and just a hint of tint, this anti-aging UV foundation is a major multitasker when it comes to natural-looking color and serious skin care. $54, colorescience.com

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