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Mineral Sunscreen Review: Green Beaver Kids Sunscreen

Looking for a reef-safe sunscreen that uses only zinc oxide as an active ingredient? Good idea! Chemical sunscreen is harmful to humans and to the environment, so it’s worth seeking out a brand that is safe.

My family has tested over 100 natural mineral sunscreens over the last 10 years, so we know what really works. I haven’t tried this particular brand, but I’ll share my thoughts about the ingredient list here. 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.

Green Beaver - Only Available in Canada


Green Beaver Mineral Kids Sunscreen Price Range: ~$22-$30CDN (90 mL.) ~$.22-$.30/mL CDN EWG rating: 1-3 depending on which formula SPF: 40 Active ingredient(s): Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide Other ingredients: Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Karanja Seed Oil, Alumina, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Isostearic Acid, Squalene, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Lecithin, Sunflower Seed Oil*, Beeswax* (*Ingredients from Organic Farming, 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin, 57.34% of the total ingredients are from organic farming) Antioxidants added: Sunflower Seed Oil Where to purchase: Green Beaver, (Canada only) For my Canadian friends, Green Beaver is a brand you can only get there. I was supposed to get a sample, but because sunscreens have a Drug Facts box, it can’t be shipped across the border. We’ve tried some other products from them, with mixed reviews. If you are in Canada and other brands are cost-prohibitive, Green Beaver definitely has a commitment to quality ingredients, and it would be worth a try to see if you like the consistency.

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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