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Mineral Sunscreen Review: Marie Veronique Organics Safe Screen

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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.

Marie Veronique Organics Safe Screen


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EWG rating: 1

SPF: 25+

Active ingredient(s): non-nano zinc oxide (20%)

Other ingredients: Camellia sinensis (green tea) infusion, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Prunus Armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, vegetable glycerin, Rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil, mixed tocopherols, non-GMO sunflower lecithin phospholipids, potassium polysorbate, allantoin, xanthan gum, mica, Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil, polyaminopropyl biguanide, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, pearl powder, iron oxides. Essential oils: Daucus carota (carrot) seed, Cistus ladanifer (cistus), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum)

Antioxidants added: Vitamin E, green and white tea and more

Where to purchase: Marie Veronique online

Ease of application: +/- rubs in with some difficulty

Scent: an odd cross between makeup-y and woodsy, maybe floral. Light scent.

Water resistant? At first I thought it didn’t seem water resistant at all, perhaps because the bottle doesn’t claim to be. It does bead up water a little bit, however. I wouldn’t expect it to stay on very long, though.

My experience: Although the ingredients are nice, I have too many reservations about the container with this one. It’s metal and a squirt top, but you still have to rub in the lotion, and it it ever gets clogged, there’s no way to squeeze out the remaining product.

Star Feature: For some, a squirt top is a great enough feature!

Over SIXTY Natural Sunscreen Reviews (updated every year) - Which One is Right For You? Find the very safest that won't make you look like Casper the Friendly Ghost or be super annoying to apply.Additional product note: I received a few samples of MV’s facial line, a tinted moisturizing cream with SPF. I admit I’ve used it as foundation a number of times, and I’m pretty happy with it. It becomes nicely matte and rubs in well. So if you’re looking for makeup…keep Marie on the short list! (The “light” is very, very light, not for suntanned faces.)


  • Non-nano zinc oxide
  • Many antioxidants and great ingredients


  • Difficult to rub in
  • Not very water resistant
  • Squirt top presents issues

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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Have you tried this sunscreen? Was your experience similar to mine?

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