I put my heart and soul into finding the best natural mineral sunscreen over the last 10 years. My family of 6 has personally tested over 100 reef-safe sunscreen options, putting two on our bodies every time we are in the sun.
Our a/b tests have been stringent, and we really know what mineral sunscreens are effective, rub in well, and last a long time.
Of all those well over 100 choices, we only have about a dozen that we love and this brand is one of them.
If you’re looking for one of the best natural sunscreens, you’re in the right place!
As you’ll read in the full review below, this zinc oxide sunscreen covers all the bases and keeps your family safe from sunburn. It uses pristine ingredients to the highest standard, goes on smooth, and actually lasts.
If you’d like to see how it stacks up against other natural mineral sunscreen brands that use reef-safe zinc oxide, then head over to my ultimate guide to natural mineral sunscreens for the complete list of safe sunscreen reviews.
DeVita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30
Ease of Application
Price Range: $$$$
EWG rating: 1
Active ingredient(s): zinc oxide (22.75%)
Other ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Propanediol, Isoamyl Cocoate, Glycerin, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Galactoarabinan, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Sodium Olivoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Hyaluronate,Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Callus Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Allantoin, Stearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate *Certified Organic
Antioxidants added: Vitamin E, grapeseed extract, broccoli seed oil, linoleic acid, and more
Ease of application: + goes on very smooth and clear
Scent: mild, pleasant
Water Resistant? not intended to be
My experience: We got this right at the end of the summer and I’m unwilling to put a sunscreen that isn’t supposed to be water resistant to the big tests at the pool on my kids – so this one didn’t get a lot of facetime, literally. BUT that’s the point. It’s a moisturizer, intended for facial use I would think. That’s why they used micronized zinc oxide, to go on clear. Micronized is NOT nano-sized and most research says it’s perfectly safe, doesn’t absorb through the skin, still protects from UVA and UVB rays (although slightly differently because the size of the particles affects zinc’s interaction with the sun’s rays).
If you’re looking for a daily facial moisturizer with SPF, then I actually think this brand would be a great choice, and I’d buy the larger size because the savings are immense!
2018 update: A friend was looking for something to put on his bald head for daily use, and I sent him to my daily facial moisturizer with SPF post. He tried out DeVita and let me know that it goes on great and is preventing burns, so I was happy to move this brand up from “the Jury is Out” to this category! Just remember that it isn’t appropriate for kids or the beach.
2020 update: DeVita reformulated this year, and we have not tested the new formula. It remains a 1 with the EWG.
- Goes on smooth and clear
- Great for a facial moisturizer or for use on bald heads!
- Not meant as an all-body sunsceen
- Uses micronized 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!