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.
Kiss My Face Organics
Ease of Application
EWG rating: 1
Active ingredient(s): 6% titanium dioxide, 6% zinc oxide
Other ingredients: Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame Oil)
Antioxidants added: green tea, sunflower oil
Ease of application: +, about average for mineral sunscreen, perhaps a tiny bit more effort than you’d like
Scent: almost no scent
Water resistant? rated for 80 minutes
Star Feature: nothing notable, it just works.
My review: We tested Kiss My Face kids sunscreen, SPF 30, a few years ago and found it to be an absolute disaster (see here). That version is only rated water resistant for 40 minutes and it literally went on like white out drying. Readers and viewers requested that I try again, pointing out that there is a version called Organics that is a completely different formula.
The first thing I noticed is that the ingredients list is almost half as long on the Organics as the kids. Both still use titanium dioxide so even though the one I like, the Organics version, cannot be in my top recommended category, we have at least redeemed this brand from the bottom. With a little effort, it rubs in beautifully, has almost no scent, and is rated water resistant for 80 minutes, the maximum allowed.
It’s not incredibly thick or pasty, and time after time we wrote down how smoothly it rubbed in. A pleasant surprise!
The only deficit I noticed is that it does separate and release a little oil first after it’s been sitting awhile. You do have to knead and squeeze the tube, which is what the directions say. Just be sure to only get the GREEN tube and never the orange on this brand! [2020 note: The newer bottles may be white instead of green. Just check for “organics”!]
- Rubs in smoothly
- No scent
- Contains titanium dioxide
- Separates some after sitting
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!