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Mineral Sunscreen Review: Anarres Natural Health Lotions

Looking for a reef-safe sunscreen that uses only zinc oxide as an active ingredient? You’re making a smart choice!

Natural Mineral Sunscreens that are good but not great. Over 100 brands tested by one family.

My family has tested over 100 natural mineral sunscreens over the last 10 years, so we know what really works. This brand is pretty good, but in my opinion, if you’re looking for the cleanest ingredients and smoothest application, then head over to my ultimate guide to natural mineral sunscreens and grab one of my top recommended zinc oxide sunscreens instead. My standards are really high though, so this one is still pretty good. 🙂

You can read all the details below to find out why this safe sunscreen brand did not make my top recommended list.

Anarres Natural Health Lotions
  • Ease of Application
  • Clean Ingredients
  • Water Resistant


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EWG rating: all at 2

SPF: 15

Active ingredient(s): Cocoa butter, avocado butter and coconut oil are naturally SPF 15

Other ingredients: filtered water aqua, rose hydrosol Rosa damascene, apricot kernel oil Prunus armeniaca, avocado oil Persea americana, natural cocoa butter** Theobroma cacao seed, coconut oil Cocos nucifera, vegetable emulsifying wax NF, grapefruit seed extract (Citrus grandis in vegetable glycerine). **Fair Trade Certified/Compliant

Where to purchase: only from Anarres Natural Health

Ease of application: + creamy lotions that sink right in

Scent: neutral to nice, depending on the lotion

Water resistant? Not meant to be

My experience: These lotions are just lovely. Creamy, not greasy, very easy to apply, and they really feel like they get into the skin and moisturize without seeming too thick.

Star Feature: The totally natural, balanced and certified safe and sustainable ingredients are second to none. This is the only product I reviewed that comes in metal or glass containers! A very green option!


  • Comes in metal or glass
  • Totally natural ingredients


  • Not waterproof
  • No zinc oxide

Wondering if this one is the very best natural sunscreen for your family?

I organized alllll the sunscreens we reviewed in each one’s recommendation category – one page, at-a-glance to find out what is safe to buy AND works! Print it or save to your phone for reference!

The guide also includes answers to questions people ask me all the time:

  • Which brand rubs in the clearest?
  • What’s the best for all day outdoor sports?
  • How do I save money on natural sunscreens?
  • What looks good on ladies’ faces?
  • Is there an option that is FAST to apply to wiggly kids?

I’ll send a copy to your email so you can see it right away and find it again later!

Have you tried this sunscreen? Was your experience similar to mine?

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