Sunscreen is the only constant product that I will apply every. single. day. It’s so important to protect your skin from the sun however it’s also important to protect your skin from harmful chemicals.
I’ve been buying and wearing natural sunscreens for years now and while I have tried many brands I’ve still yet to find my “holy grail” natural sunscreen.
This SPF from Edible Beauty is the latest formula I’ve tried in that search for the perfect sunscreen. It’s formula sounded great, being safe for reefs and also containing no Oxybenzone, Octinoxate or Parabens. So with some good reviews behind it’s name I bought a tube to try for myself.
The formula of this sunscreen is quite creamy but not too thick. It’s easy enough to apply and spread on my skin however it would leave a slight greasy feeling and white cast even when I worked it into my skin well.
Compared to other sunscreens I’ve tried it definitely wasn’t the shiniest which is important for me as I have naturally oily skin anyway. It also didn’t have a terrible white cast, nothing that anyone else would notice except that I know my skin so well I could see it cast slightly white.
Although I will say that I had to be careful not to over apply as there would be a significant increase in the greasiness and white cast, which made me a little worried I wasn’t applying enough to protect my skin.
As a base for makeup this wasn’t too bad however there were a couple of learning curves to figure out the best way to wear it. Firstly, don’t over apply other wise I would look too oily from the beginning. Secondly I found it could be too sticky as a base for certain products so I started applying a smoothing primer over the top to soften the surface and that solved any patchiness I had been experiencing with my foundation or other base products. Lastly I would definitely need to set my face with a powder to ensure I didn’t end the day looking like a ball of grease.
I think if you had dry to normal skin this sunscreen would actually provide a nice glowy effect however for my oily skin I don’t like to add much extra shine.
I also want to mention that I never experienced any breakouts or skin irritation after using this sunscreen which I have experienced with others in the past.
As I mentioned above, I couldn’t be heavy handed when applying this sunscreen otherwise I would look too greasy and it would leave a significant white cast. Eventually I began to worry that I wasn’t applying enough sunscreen to really be protected however I limit my time in the sun anyway so I never got burnt when wearing this SPF.
Like all sunscreens this is recommended to be reapplied throughout the day so that would also assist in its sun protection however I don’t know how comfortable I would feel wearing the light layer I was applying if I knew I was going to be outside a lot.
Zinc Oxide 225mg/g, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Coconut Oil, dl-alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Rosa Canina (Rosehip Oil), Lemon Oil Terpeneless, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract.
This is a physical sunscreen meaning it gets its protection through providing a physical barrier with Zinc Oxide. I personally prefer physical sunscreens to chemical ones.
Overall I really like the fact that I recognised most ingredients in this list and none give me any cause for concern. There is the inclusion of Lemon Oil Terpeneless which is an essential oil to give a pleasant scent however the choice to use skincare products with essential oils (they have the possibility to cause skin sensitisation) is a personal one.
Overall I was happy to use this natural sunscreen. While it can leave a little shine and a slight white cast it’s been one of the better natural sunscreens that I’ve tried.