If you’re looking for the best mineral sunscreen sprays for face and body, I’ve rounded up the top reef safe and non-toxic sunscreen sprays!
The importance of clean sunscreen has been in the spotlight with cancer-causing benzene found in numerous drugstore sunscreens. On July 14, 2021 Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreens and advised consumers to stop using the products and discard them after internal testing found low levels of benzene in some sprays.
The recall is a result of a study done by online pharmacy Valisure two months earlier and their subsequent petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Valisure study found levels of benzene that were higher than recommended in many sunscreens. The risks are greater with aerosol sunscreen sprays as the chances of inhaling these toxic ingredients are high.
Many clean living enthusiasts steer away from aerosol sunscreen sprays entirely, whether they’re organic or chemical. But for active and outdoor days, sunscreen sprays are so convenient that many of us still need them. I’ve rounded up mineral sunscreens sprays for face and body made with zinc oxide (except Seaweed Bath Co) and natural ingredients that are perfect for the whole family.
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Thinksport All Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 50
- Non-greasy air powered spray
- Titanium Dioxide – 3.4% and non-nano Zinc Oxide – 15.7%
- Aloe and Vitamin E to soothe skin
- Sweat and water-resistant up to 80 minutes
- Sport sunscreen and baby sunscreen spray options
- $16.99 (take 20% off here)
The Seaweed Bath Co Cooling Mist SPF 60 Sport Sunscreen Spray
- New 6 ounce air-powered Spray
- Homosalate (10.0%), Octisalate (5.0%), Zinc Oxide (5.0%)
- Vegan, cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny Certified
- Formulated with sustainably-harvested seaweed, cucumber extract and aloe
- $19.99 on Amazon
COOLA Mineral Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
- Fragrance-free, water-resistant formula with non-nano zinc oxide sprays
- Light, matte finish
- Formulated with our antioxidant-rich Plant Protection Complex