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Mineral Sunscreen Review: Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen

Looking for a reef-safe sunscreen that uses only zinc oxide as an active ingredient? You’re making a smart choice!

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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.

Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen


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.Price: 2017 price estimate: ~$13-$15 (1.4 oz.), ~$19-$21 (2.8 oz.), ~$31-$33 (5.3 oz.) ~$6-7.50/ounce
EWG rating: 1 (old formulation; not rated for anything newer)

SPF: 30+
Active ingredient(s): zinc oxide (22.3%)
Other ingredients: Vitis vinifera Seed Oil (Grapeseed), Helianthus Annus Seed Oil (sunflower), Capric/caprylic triglyceride, Vegetable oils, Candelilla cera, Cera alba (Beeswax), Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil, Theobroma grandiflorum Seed Butter, Camillia sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Anthemis nobilis Flower Extract (Roman Chamomile), Lecithin, Carthamus tinctorius Seed Oil (Safflower), Cucumis sativus Fruit extract (Cucumber), Tocopheryl Acetate
Antioxidants added: green tea extract, Vitamin E
Where to purchase: Acacia Organics, Amazon, online retailers
Ease of application: + Creamy like a conventional sunscreen, rubbed in fairly well
Scent: neutral
Water resistant? very
My experience: My husband had a little burning on the side opposite Soleo with another SPF 30 sunblock, so we’re very pleased with its effectiveness. My son wore it in and out of the water, through toweling off and eating dinner, and then 3 full hours after the first application we could still see the water beading up on his arms when he jumped back in the lake. Impressive! If sustainably sourced, organic ingredients are very important to you, the price premium may be worth it.

UPDATE: Strange, but after a year, the tube smells a little rancid. It also separated in the tube after a year in storage so much so that I couldn’t possibly knead it enough or shake it to get the product to be usable. Pure liquid oil kept coming out the dispenser opening. Since the product doesn’t seem to be able to last more than one season, I rescind my previous good recommendation.
Star Feature: Packaging and container made from 100% recyclable material. Ingredients 100% natural, organic, environmentally safe. Water resistant up to 3 hours. Plus, the rating is a ONE. That’s awesome.

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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