Earth Mama Lady Face Sunscreen Sticks
- Ease of Application
- Clean Ingredients
- Water Resistant
EWG rating: 1
Active ingredient(s): Zinc Oxide 22% non-nano
Other ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Tocopherol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract* *Organic
Antioxidants added: sunflower oil, shea butter, tocopherol, aloe vera
Where to purchase: Earth Mama, Amazon
Ease of application: + Earth Mama is the first tinted sunscreen I’ve found that actually seems to look fine on little kids. It doesn’t make them look like they’re wearing makeup. If you have kids who don’t like the bit of a white cast that many other zinc oxide sunscreens provide, Earth Mama is a great stick. This stick glides on nicely and rubs in very well. In fact, you almost don’t need to rub it in, and it’s just slightly wider than most sticks. So you could pretty easily paint your entire face with a light layer and rub in for 10 seconds and be done. That’s another bonus when it comes to kids, but I embrace it as an adult as well. On both my husband and me, with very different skin complexions, the medium-light tinted stick looked the best of a few brands we were testing at one time. There is also a medium-dark stick for darker complexions.
Scent: light and herby, a bit sweet because of the cocoa butter
Water resistant? Rated for up to 40 minutes
My experience: Earth Mama performed very well against other brands as far as burning and this was with many hours under the hot Arizona sun. I’m very pleased with the ingredients and only have one caveat. In a side-by-side test against another brand’s SPF 20, it didn’t seem to perform any better, even though it’s an SPF 40. However, that may not mean a thing. This stick goes in my top recommended tier.
- tinted stick works even for kids
- tinted for different complexions
- pricier choice
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?
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