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6 top mineral sunscreens

It's time to make the switch to a mineral sunscreen. These new formulas blend in well, offer broad-spectrum protection and won't cause irritation. Bring on the sun!

By Charlotte Herrold

6 top mineral sunscreens

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Our favourite adult mineral sunscreens

Sunny G

Juice Beauty, the California-based brand, is all about organic, toxin-free formulas, and its latest water-resistant mineral sunscreen is no exception.

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen, $25, murale.ca

6 top mineral sunscreens

Simple Solution

Safe for those with allergies and skin sensitivities, this new sunscreen from homegrown brand LASPA is fragrance-, paraben-, gluten- and nut-free. Bonus: Its plant-based formula is rich with coconut oil, a natural anti-aging ingredient that counteracts the damaging effects of the sun.

LASPA SPF 30 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, $40, beautysense.ca

6 top mineral sunscreens

Stick It to ’Em

Reapplying after every dip is no problem, thanks to this new stick sunscreen that’s small enough to stash in your purse or even a pocket. Plus, its zinc oxide formula is reef-safe, so dive right in!

Derma-E Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Stick, $15, well.ca

6 top mineral sunscreens

Sheer Delight

Families with darker skin tones will love Avene’s white-residue-free lotion. The sheer but powerful sunscreen contains the brand’s signature Thermal Spring Water—a naturally soothing ingredient that also hydrates for up to 24 hours.

Avene Eau Thermale SPF 50 Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion, $35, shoppersdrugmart.ca

6 top mineral sunscreens

Face Saver

This tinted facial sunscreen enriched with skin-enlivening argan oil and green tea protects from UVA and UVB rays while adding a touch of warmth to your complexion—ideal for beach days when you don’t want to bother with a full face of makeup.

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer Protect and Perfect, $44, sephora.com

6 top mineral sunscreens

Easy Breezy

Application couldn’t be easier with Live Clean’s new continuous-spray sunscreen. (Don’t worry: It’s aerosol- and nano-particle-free!) Its powerful nozzle sprays at any angle, so getting to those hard-to-reach spots is a cinch.

Live Clean Sport Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 30, $21, well.ca

6 top mineral sunscreens

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