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Mineral Sunscreen Review: Natural Tone

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.

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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.

Natural Tone Sunscreen
Overall
3
  • Ease of Application
  • Clean Ingredients
  • Water Resistant

Details:

Natural Tone SunscreenPrice Range: $$$$ | Also available in the UK for ~£20.00

EWG rating: not in database

SPF: 15

Active ingredient(s): Titanium Dioxide 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 2.0%

Other Ingredients: Organic Aloe (Vera) Barbadensis Leaf Juice Extract, Natural Fractionated Coconut Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Monostearate, Sorbitan Ester, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Emollient Esters, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Fruit Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Organic Arnica Montana (Flower) Extract, Organic Lycium Barbarum (Gogi Berry) Fruit Extract, Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Organic Passiflora Edulis Seed (Passion Fruit) Oil, Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Oil, Caprylic Acid, Propanediol (All Natural), Lauric Acid, Fragrance

Antioxidants added: Coconut Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract

Where to purchase: Amazon, also available in the UK

Water Resistance: Up to 40 minutes

My review: Natural Tone has multiple SPF options, and somehow I accidentally ordered SPF 15, which meant I didn’t reach for this one as often since I would not be comparing apples to apples with most of my lotions being SPF 30.

It goes on nicely, very clear with no clumping or white streaks, and I’m sure it’s adequate. The smell is pleasant, a bit tropical or citrusy? It does have titanium dioxide, so it cannot go in my top recommended tier, but my daughter chose it as one of the few she packed for summer camp, so that’s a pretty high recommendation from all that we have available!

This brand is available in the UK, so if you are in England and have a hard time sourcing other brands, I would recommend this one!

Update 2020: The ingredients have changed recently, and since “fragrance” is basically a catch-all which means there’s no transparency, it could be any number of thousands of things. I had to move Natural Tone down a level on my recommendations because of it. 

Pros

  • Clear, without clumping or white streaks
  • Lots of antioxidants
  • Available in the UK

Cons

  • Has titanium dioxide
  • SPF 15 (although also available in 30)
  • “Fragrance” is sketchy

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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