Let’s Talk About Sunscreen

Ah sunscreen. To be totally honest with you guys, we tend to cringe at all of the undeserving press, attention, and conversations that sun protection receives. Wait, don’t freak out at us. It’s not that we don’t understand and agree that it’s important to take really good care of your skin, and that one of the ways that you do that is by avoiding the dangers of sun damage. We get it. We’re not here to pitch you some radical notion that you don’t need sunscreen or that if you’re healthy that’s good enough. (And when you hear someone else say that, maybe run in the other direction.)

 

What we do wish would happen is that the conversations would get healthier. First of all, you need the sun to survive. So maybe stop hating on it so much? Secondly, our obsession over aging has made us lose sight of what sunscreen is really for. It’s not about trying to look like a 16-year-old Snow White until into your late 80’s. Again, you need the sun. And lastly, why would you use a sunscreen that causes more problems than it’s helping? Your sunscreen should be safe and it definitely shouldn’t make your skin worse! Right? So, considering those factors, we’re only featuring a couple of favorites and why we love them. Plus discount codes, obvs.

 

Safe for the whole familyBadger. We love everything Badger, and we’ve been recommending them to our audience since the beginning of time. Their list of certifications makes us drool (see for yourself), and they use non-nano zinc oxide, which you can read more about here. Use the code SWBADGER15 for 15% off (valid for 1 use, no expiration).

 

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Most like what we would makeEiR. Jun, the founder of EiR, is such a boss. She surfs on the East Coast, year round. Doesn’t that make you want to use her products already? Her balms are super easy to travel with and to apply, and the Surf Mud Pro Stick is SPF 50, so it’s great if you’ll be out in low sun all day. Use the code SWB for 15% off your order. Valid until June 20th.

 

Photo credit @eirnyc

Photo credit @eirnyc

 

Sunscreen that’s most like skincareCOOLA. Also a badass founder. Plus their gorgeous offshoot Bare Republic is available at Target. And we don’t have a code for this one, but…

Photo credit @coola_suncare

Photo credit @coola_suncare

Photo credit @barerepublic

Photo credit @barerepublic

 

If you comment your favorite natural or natural-leaning sunscreen on our Instagram page we’ll choose one person to send a $25 gift card to Target! We want people to have lots of options, so share with us and all the world!

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