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.
Poofy Organics SPF 30 Sunscreen
Ease of Application
EWG rating: 1
Active ingredient(s): zinc oxide (20% on my tube), non nano
Antioxidants added: rosemary extract
Other ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Beeswax, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Camellia Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Rosemary Extract
Where to purchase: Poofy online
Ease of application: +/- Very thick, doesn’t rub in great but ok
Water resistant? Yes
My experience: I gravitated toward Poofy on first tests because I wanted zinc and only zinc for our littlest one. We were happy with the results at the end of last summer and only had one kid who “toasted” a bit, but that was with a LOT of sun and the reapply was another brand so not so fair.
The big problem was after storing in the linen closet for 6 months, Poofy was very gritty/clumpy and super thick. I thought it would never rub in and be a total bust, but with some perseverance, it did rub in. Almost a deal breaker.
My review: I’m actually looking forward to testing out Poofy a little more, so I’ll basically say it’s probationally on the recommended list. The ingredients and commitment to quality from the company is excellent, but the texture is so thick I could barely get it out of the tube. It rubs in fine, has only zinc, and seems to work, so here it is. I hope it can stay!
- Super clean ingredient list
- Very hard to rub in
- Did not over-winter well
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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