Let the sun shine in
This article was originally published in July 2012
Protect your skin from the summer sun by smoothing on broad-spectrum sun protection, rich with ingredients that shield and nourish. PCC’s selection is free of petroleum-based chemicals, parabens (synthetic preservatives), and oxybenzone (a potential hormone disruptor).
Curious whether a sunscreen is right for you? Ask our team of health and body care specialists to sample our selection and find the best formulation for your needs.
Great for sensitive skin or layering beneath makeup
Lavera is Europe’s “greenest” line of sunscreen and also biodegradable and reef-safe, with many anti-aging ingredients, so that it nourishes as it protects.
DeVita Solar Body Block SPF 30+ is luxurious yet gentle for dry or sensitive skin, and also happens to be vegan.
Great for little ones
California Baby offers a tear-and fragrance-free line of sunscreen. Tuck their Sunblock Stick into your bag for super portable face protection.
True Nature offers SPF 50 that goes on clear and non-greasy and is effective immediately.
Badger Healthy Body Care offers sunscreen that’s reef-safe and biodegradable, with top ratings for safety and effectiveness from Environmental Working Group’s cosmetics safety database.
Great for mature skin
Goddess Garden is an organic line founded by a fourth-generation herbalist with soothing ingredients such as fair trade shea butter, aloe and green tea extract.
Elemental Herbs is biodegradable and antioxidant rich with certified organic green tea leaves and rose hips infused in certified organic extra virgin olive oil.
Great for outdoor enthusiasts
All Terrain makes biodegradable sun protection that’s sweat- and water-resistant while gentle on skin and eyes.
True Natural goes on clear and made Environmental Working Group’s 2011 list of the best beach and sport sunscreens with its All Natural Sunscreen SPF 40.