Don't shun the sun! Embrace the day with biodegradable sunscreens that provide broad spectrum protection without oxybenzone or vitamin A. Extracts in these gluten free, botanically-based sunscreen lotions keep skin nourished and healthy-looking. Since 1979, Alba Botanica has offered 100% vegetarian personal care products that do beautiful for you, your friends and the animals and Earth you love. We make a full range of products packed with potent, botanical ingredients that are formulated to nourish the individualized needs of your skin and hair. Because we are committed to the health and happiness of all furry friends, we never test our products, or the ingredients that go into them, on animals. We recognize the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. So we try to do beautiful by reducing our environmental impact in everything we do as a business. With our products, the way that we make them, and how we treat others, we want to inspire and uplift women from head to soul. -Convenient single-touch, spray-at-any-angle application with an eco-friendly, aerosol-free, air-powered system that uses no chemical or flammable propellants -Water resistant (80 minutes) with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 protection against sunburn, skin cancer and premature signs of aging -Biodegradable, hypo-allergenic, gluten free and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation -100% vegetarian ingredients -NO: oxybenzone, parabens or animal testing
Your clear choice for clean. Ingredients these products are formulated without, by category: • Beauty, Personal Care & Cleaning - formulated without Phthalates, Propyl-paraben & Butyl-paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). • Feminine Care, Adult Care & Diapers - fragrance free and chlorine free. • Pets - formulated with meat, poultry, or seafood as the first ingredient, and without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
A product that either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from phthalates, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no phthalates."
A product that either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from parabens, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no parabens."
A product that either makes an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain sulfates (not added sulfates); or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no sulfates" or "sulfate-free".
A product has an independent third-party certification on pack or unqualified on-pack marketing claim relating to being cruelty-free and/or not tested on animals.
No Added Fragrance
A product that either makes an on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain synthetic fragrance, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no fragrance".
A product that either makes an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain dye, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement such as "no dyes" or "dye-free."
A product that either makes an unqualified on-pack statement of utilizing biodegradable materials in the product, or makes a statement that the final product is 100% biodegradable.
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Alba Botanica is usually a brand that I trust for safer products containing less chemicals and harmful ingredients. Because it was on sale, I ordered without checking the ingredient list. Sadly, this contains avobenzone which has questionable health effects and is not eco-friendly.
Use this as directed and it will not disappoint. If it’s windy, spray it on your hands and apply by hand. Reapply every 1-2 hours. Reapply more frequently when you’re in the water. Use additional sun protection measures with this sunscreen method - wear a hat, limit exposure during certain hours if the day, where a long sleeve t-shirt. I reapply this product every two hours at minimum. For first use, I shake the heck out of the bottle until it comes out in a misty cone. With your first use, of the product comes out as a stream or anything other than a cone of mist, the solution is to twist the safety cap shut and shake the bottle. I shake it a little for all successive applications. (When I have to be in 110+ degrees, full, mid-day sun, I combine this sunscreen strategy with UnderArmour UPF50 women’s heat gear hooded longsleeve and underarmour UPF 50 neck gaiter - this strategy works). Don’t spray on spray sunscreen when it’s windy. Spray it on your hands and blend it manually.
Works great, light weight, clear and smells great. I like that it’s mostly natural and cheaper than Sun Bum. I use it on my husband and kids who hate lotion sunscreen and I just make them hold their breath. I use a facial sunblock stick on their face. I wish the bottle was bigger because we go through these pretty quickly, but that’s how it is with spray sunscreens.
My son commented that it smelled good - some sort of Tropical smell but not too strong. I like that it's biodegradable as I've been reading how damaging sunscreen is for the ocean creatures and specifically contributing to damaging corral. Of course, I usually buy because I think it's healthier for me and my family. It seemed to work fine for us and was easy to apply. The pump could be a bit better as it seemed to spray a bit erratically but worked fine overall. Good stuff and will buy again. Better than the last eco brand I bought.