Looking for a reef-safe sunscreen that uses only zinc oxide as an active ingredient? You’re making a smart choice!
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.
Radiantly You All Natural Sunscreen
Price: 2017 price estimate: ~$19.50 (8 oz.) ~$2.43/ounce
EWG rating: not rated
Active ingredient(s): non-nano zinc oxide
Antioxidants added: raspberry seed oil, jojoba oil
Where to purchase: Holly Lomelino
Ease of application: +/- VERY thick, but rubs in fairly well and nearly clear
Scent: yummy, tropical maybe?
Water resistant? Promising – some beading up in water
My experience: We had no burning with this one in Florida but one minor burn on the same busy kid Butterbean burned on at the pool (Radiantly You might have been a bit worse). Whether that speaks to its efficacy, water resistance failure or simply too long in the sun with too much water, I can’t say. Overall we’d give it a B+ on “rubbing in” and the ingredients and scent are fantastic. However, after a few months in storage the RY lotion was chunky and gritty. It still rubbed in okay but didn’t look great. Sometimes the uber-natural products get that way because they don’t use synthetic emulsifiers, but it looks kind of gross. Star Feature: Fantastically clean ingredients and a nearly clear rub-in make this a good option, and the price makes it great!
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!