You know a sunscreen is good when it makes the Environmental Working Group’s “Best Moisturizer with SPF” list. You know a sunscreen is really good when it has no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, dyes, and fragrance. Meet Block Island Organics Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 ($28).
New to a zinc-based sunscreen? This one provides SPF 30 daily broad-spectrum sun protection with clear zinc to ward off sun damage and premature skin aging from the sun’s harmful rays.
Out of the 17 approved UV filters in America, 15 are chemicals and only two are minerals: zinc and titanium. These two minerals are considered the safest UV filters and are gentle on your skin. (Now you know: Zinc is actually the main ingredient in diaper-rash cream.) We’re also digging the fact that it comes in a 3.4-ounce tube — which means it can legally tuck into your carry-on. And it doesn’t smell like a Sephora store.
Compared to similar 2-in-1 products that tend to be loaded up with chemicals, Block Island Organics is actually an effective moisturizer (especially if you’re in a particularly cold or dry-weather climate). Buy it before your crazy beach tote–wielding Aunt Mary stocks up.