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Mineral Sunscreen Review: Arbonne Baby Care Sunscreen

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

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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.

Arbonne Baby Care Sunscreen
  • Ease of Application
  • Clean Ingredients
  • Water Resistant


Arbonne Baby Care Mineral Sunscreen Review Price Range: $$$$

EWG rating: 1

SPF: 30

Active ingredient(s): Zinc oxide 14.4%

Other ingredients: water, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, coco-caprylate, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, dicaprylyl carbonate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, cetyl dimethicone, glycerin, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, cetyl alcohol, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, tapioca starch, calendula officinalis flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopheryl acetate, magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride, silica dimethyl silylate, stearic acid, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol

Antioxidants added: Calendula extract

Where to purchase: Arbonne

Ease of application: +

Scent: smells lovely!

Water resistant? Rated for 40 minutes

My review: I reviewed Arbonne’s sunscreen a few years back, and I was appalled to find that it was made up of mostly chemical ingredients. Fortunately, they have reformulated, so as long as you buy the correct version, you can get one with only zinc oxide. I start out a little skeptical however, because the percentage of zinc is very low (14.4%) and the water resistance is only rated for 40 minutes, which means it will never be one of my best choices for energetic summer children. The tube itself also doesn’t list other ingredients, which just frustrates me. Why not?

It rubs in acceptably well, about average for zinc-based sunscreens. Once it is completely rubbed in, it is nicely clear. It smells lovely! We used it side-by-side with Tropical Sands SPF 30 on a very long day in hot sun and water, and no burns evident. That’s great news, as I feel confident that it will live up to its spf30 claim.
I am very happy that Arbonne has created a mineral-based sunscreen, so if you are working with a rep or at a party, feel confident in purchasing this product… Just be aware that you may need to reapply more often if your family is swimming or sweating.


  • Rubs in well, clear
  • Smells lovely


  • Only water resistant for up to 40 minutes
  • Low percent of zinc oxide
  • Tube doesn’t show all ingredients

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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