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WHAT's UP BEACHES 🏖, Lola's top 10 favorite mineral sunblock list is out.

With the official start to summer this weekend, CHECK OUT LOLA SNACKS favorite sunblock must haves for your beach bag. Not only does the LOLA team promote gut health, but we advocate for keeping that skin healthy and glowing. Get outside, soak up that sun, and kick back relax with a LOLA in your hand… but don’t forget your sunscreen.

Our founder Mary, is a busy mom of 5, with kids ranging from 18 to 4 years old, her family has a lot of different skin care needs.  12 years ago when her daughter Lola's skin allergies were really bad, she made the switch over to mineral sunblocks and didn't look back. Chemical sunblocks contain one or more of the following active ingredients, oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, or octinoxate, which many believe are not good for our bodies or coral reefs.  Regardless of what sunblock you have, just be sure to lather up before heading outdoors.

Here at HQ, we have tried all the brands listed below and at least 4 brands are floating around in cars, soccer bags and beach bag right now.

Reapplying is key, so set a timer to help remember to reapply as the directions indicate.

A very big shout out to The Good Housekeeping Beauty Lab for their diligent test on some of our favorite affordable mineral sunblocks.

 

 

Our favorite sunblocks/sunscreens for face and body to buy in 2021:

1

BEST VALUE ZINC OXIDE SUNSCREEN FOR BODY
Pure & Simple SPF 50 Sunscreen
COPPERTONE
$11.99
$8.97 (25% off)

At less than $10 a bottle, this affordable, fragrance-free sunscreen from Coppertone uses pure zinc oxide as its active ingredient. 94% of GH Beauty Lab testers reported it didnt sting or irritate, and also found it moisturizing and easy to apply. "I liked that it left my skin feeling matte," said one tester. "It wasn't greasy, it wasn't oily, and it wasn't sticky or tacky — just like my regular skin but with a protective coating."

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 50
❤️ Mineral zinc oxide lotion
❤️ Water resistance: 80 minutes
❤️ Doesn't irritate skin

 

 

2

BEST VALUE ZINC OXIDE SUNSCREEN FOR FACE
Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
BARE REPUBLIC
$12.96

Even though this affordable Bare Republic formula leaves a shine-free finish, it doesn't feel tacky or sticky on your skin. GH Beauty Lab testers noted its pleasant scent, and it even earned a perfect score for being gentle. If you're planning on going swimming, remember that it's only water resistant for up to 40 minutes before you need to reapply. It's also important to note that you need to shake the tube before applying, otherwise it comes out as a non-uniform liquid.

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 30
❤️ Mineral zinc oxide and titanium dioxide lotion
❤️ Water Resistance: 40 minutes

 

3

BEST ZINC OXIDE AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE SUNSCREEN
Mineral SPF 30 Non-Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion
SUN BUM
$17.67

Made with a mix of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sunscreen actives, Sun Bum's formula won't irritate skin. It earned a near-perfect score in GH Beauty Lab testing for not causing redness or irritation, plus doesn't run into eyes or interfere with makeup. "Love how light and silky it is," a tester noted. "It made my skin look healthy and soft."

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 30
❤️ Mineral zinc oxide and titanium dioxide lotion
❤️ Water resistance: 40 minutes
❤️ Non-irritating
  • May leave a white cast on skin

 

4

BEST ZINC OXIDE SUNCREEN FOR OILY SKIN
Mineral Gel Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
BARE REPUBLIC
BARE REPUBLICwalmart.com
$15.96

Bare Republic's innovative pure zinc oxide face sunscreen comes in a unique gel-lotion texture that doesn't leave skin oily. It scored high in GH Beauty Lab testing for not making skin greasy or shiny, was easy to apply, and didn't interfere with makeup or cause irritation. "The texture and application was so smooth...I also could not believe the finish," a tester raved. "Not greasy at all, almost seemed to blur my pores, and gave a matte finish."

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 30
❤️ Mineral zinc oxide gel-lotion
❤️ Water resistance: 40 minutes

 

5

BEST LIGHTWEIGHT ZINC OXIDE SUNSCREEN
Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen SPF 50
NEUTROGENA
$12.15
$10.89 (10% off)

You can't go wrong with Neutrogena's zinc oxide sunscreen — it's a great value considering you get a quality product for such an affordable price. The formula itself ismild and easy to apply, an works well under makeup, too. Some people might find it feels a bit oily on normal skin and others might find it leaves a white cast. 

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 50
❤️ Mineral zinc oxide cream
❤️ Water resistance: 80 minutes

 

6

BEST SCENTED ZINC OXIDE SUNSCREEN
Botanical SPF 50 Mineral Lotion
AUSTRALIAN GOLD
$14.99

This lightweight mineral sunscreen from Australian Gold uses a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as active ingredients and provided strong UV shielding in GH Beauty Lab testing. It's a great choice for people who prefer fragranced sunscreen thanks to its clean, sweet scent that 95% testers agreed was pleasant. It won't feel irritating or greasy on your skin, applies smoothly, and it can even stand up to sweat and saltwater for up to 80 minutes. 

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 50
❤️ Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
❤️ Water resistance: 80 minutes
  • May leave a white cast on skin

 

7

BEST ZINC OXIDE SUNSCREEN FOR KIDS AND BABIES
Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen SPF 50
NEUTROGENA
$10.97

Although this exact SPF formula made for babies and children hasn't been tested by our Lab experts yet, it's still recommended because Neutrogena is one of the GH Beauty Lab's gold standard brands that often performs well in our studies. While it's generally a safe choice for kids, you should consult with a doctor before using sunscreen on babies younger than 6 months old.   

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 50
❤️ Mineral zinc oxide cream
❤️ Water resistance: 80 minutes

8

BEST ZINC OXIDE SUNCREEN SPRAY

Blue Lizard Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Spray

BLUE LIZARD Mineral Sunscreen Sensitive SPF 50+ Spray, Unscented, 5 Ounce

 

BLUE LIZARD
$19.99
Easy-to-apply – Spray and rub into skin for mineral sun protection that is easy to use and dries clear.  Consciously-selected ingredients and earth-friendly propellant. Plus it contains no Oxybenzone and no Octinoxate to help protect delicate coral reefs and is paraben free and is fragrance free.

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 50
❤️ Mineral Zinc SPRAY ON
❤️ Water resistance: 80 minutes

 

 

9

BEST ZINC OXIDE TITANIUM SPRAY FOR KIDS

Goddess Garden - Kids SPF 30 Mineral                                   Sunscreen Continuous Spray Lotion

 

Goddess Garden - Kids SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Continuous Spray Lotion - Sensitive Skin, Reef Safe, Sheer Zinc and Titaniu...

GODDESS GARDEN
$17.99
This certified organic sunscreen is sheer, easier to apply, less likely to clog and is scented with lavender essential oil.  With powerful mineral protection for sensitive skin: natural and non nano minerals with soothing aloe vera and coconut oil to hydrate and nourish, making it gentle for even the most sensitive skin.  The spray lotion is non-aerosol mineral sunscreen needs to be rubbed in for powerful protection.

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 50
❤️ Mineral Zinc SPRAY ON
❤️ Water resistance: 80 minutes

 

 

10

BEST ZINC OXIDE FACE STICK

TropicSport Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick - Kids SPF 30 Mineral                                   Sunscreen Continuous Spray Lotion

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TROPICSPORT
$11.99
Goes on clear and goes a long way for no thick, goopy white look.  High quality Zinc which dries clear or sheer,  sits on top of your skin and reflects the sun's rays. ECO and REEF-FRIENDLY plus safe for the whole family, children 6 months and older. Provide everyone in your family the ultimate in sun protection with broad spectrum coverage and no active chemicals. Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin.
Made in the USA (TEXAS Y'ALL)

WHY WE ❤️ IT

❤️ SPF 30
❤️ Mineral Zinc FACE STICK
❤️ Water resistance: 80 minutes

 


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