Over the past couple years, I’ve become more and more obsessed with wearing sunscreens. However, vegan sunscreens are a bit of a new venture for me. So, it got me excited to receive a package of vegan sunscreens from Alba Botanica.
Alba Botanica is a brand I had never heard of before but after checking out their website, I love the strong stance they have for protecting the environment and female empowerment. They have a range of products that goes from cleansers to face masks to sun protection and their products can be found at Whole Foods.
Their sunscreen offering includes the SPORT Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ ($16.99 / 177 ml / Available at Whole Foods & Loblaws), KIDS Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+ ($16.99 / 177 ml / Available at Whole Foods & Loblaws) and FACIAL Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40 ($9.99 / 113 ml / Available at Whole Foods & Loblaws). The sunscreens have broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and contain no oxybenzone, fragrances, preservatives, parabens, plus they don’t test on animals. The continuous sprays are eco-friendly and have an air-powered system with no chemical propellants and a clear, fast-drying mist that sprays at any angle. Plus, they’re formulated with botanicals like green tea, aloe leaf, algae, vitamin e and grapefruit water. All of the sunscreens are very emollient and water resistant (the SPORT is also sweat resistant) that lasts for 80 minutes until it needs to be reapplied. The FACIAL Sunscreen Lotion is fast absorbing, won’t clog your pores, and also contains botanical ingredients like aloe vera, ginseng, lavender, and calendula which hydrate and nourish your skin as it protects.
My Glittery Thoughts:
All of these sunscreens are very easy to apply and wear because they don’t make my skin feel sticky or like I have tons of product on. They work well underneath my makeup without disturbing it and I really like that they’re all water resistant, plus, they make my skin feel SO soft. You wouldn’t know that you’re wearing something vegan because they work just as well as any other sunscreen I’ve tried. I also love that they have an SPF of 40 and 50+ which gives me piece of mind that the sun has no chance of roasting my skin like a chicken. Overall, I’m really happy about discovering vegan sunscreens that make me feel good about what I’m putting onto (and into) my skin. If you’re looking for vegan sunscreens to try out that are very gentle, soothing and hydrating for your skin with a high broad spectrum SPF, you should definitely consider Alba Botanica sunscreens!
What do you think of Alba Botanica vegan sunscreens? Have you tried or heard of their products before?! Share your thoughts below!
Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.