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Mineral Sunscreen Review: SanRe Organic Skinfood

Looking for a reef-safe sunscreen that uses only zinc oxide as an active ingredient? You may want to keep looking!

Safe Natural Mineral Sunscreens that are just awful. Over 100 brands tested by one family.

With over 100 natural mineral sunscreens tested by my family of six in the past 10 years, we’ve had our share of miserable failures. White out? Paint drying? Sticky, chalky, makes you look like an alabaster statue or Casper the ghost?

I will tell you this: it’s entirely possible to find a zinc oxide sunscreen that is reef safe, really works, and goes on smoothly.

This brand is not one of them.

Read the full review below to find out all of its transgressions, and then be sure to go to my ultimate guide to natural mineral sunscreens to find a safe sunscreen that really works.

SanRe Organic Skinfood Supple Sunshine
  • Ease of Application
  • Clean Ingredients
  • Water Resistant


SanRe Organic Skinfood Supple Sunshine Review Price Range: $$$$

EWG rating: 2

SPF: 30

Active ingredient(s): zinc oxide (9%), Titanium Dioxide

Other ingredients: Organic Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Organic Grape Seed (Vitis Vinifera) Oil, Purified Water (Aqua), Organic Aloe Vera (Syn A. Barbadensis) Gel, Organic Beeswax (Cera Alba), Organic Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Organic Citrus (Citrus Aurantium) Extract, Essential Oils

Antioxidants added: Vitamin E and C, grapeseed oil

Where to purchase: Online retailers, Amazon, SanRe site

Ease of application: +/- Very thick, white, doesn’t rub in very well

Scent: Quite pleasant and fresh

Water resistant? Not sure

My experience: This is another for which I only had a small sample, and I would place it squarely in the realm of “average.” The high cost is prohibitive for me, but if you’re someone who purchases expensive daily facial moisturizers or battles wrinkles, it might be worth it for you.

Star Feature: Can be applied as a daily moisturizer and doesn’t clog pores.


  • Not pore-clogging and can be a daily moisturizer
  • Pleasant scent


  • Very high price
  • Doesn’t rub in 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?

I’ll send a copy to your email so you can see it right away and find it again later!

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

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