Natural sunscreens have a bad reputation due to the white cast they often leave in people’s face and their drying effects. Finding a natural, vegan friendly, chemical free sunscreen that offers a safe SPF factor was an ordeal. Until I found Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen and I was sold.
Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen is actually a BB cream, a moisturizer and an SPF 30 sunscreen, all in one. It treats, hydrates, primes and protects the skin from the sun and the environment.
The SPF factor is provided by 20% non-nano sized Zinc oxide, which protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays. It also has other skin benefits that makes it a frequent ingredient in acne and rosacea treatments. If you suffer from melasma you will love the anti-pigmentation properties of zinc oxide as well.
It also contains hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, red algae aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea. The ingredients are vegan and organically certified. Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen is made in the US. It is also a Cruelty Free brand, so this sunscreen hasn’t been tested on animals.
Active: Zinc-Oxide 20% Inactive: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil Extract), Water (Aqua), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (Plant Derived), Hexyl Laurate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone (Mineral Derived), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin (Algae Source), Hyaluronic Acid (Plant Derived), Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide*, Ethylhexylglycerin*, Iron Oxide. *paraben-free preservative
Benefits Of Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen
The thing I love the most about Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen is the fact that it works. It’s an all natural, organic, SPF 30 sunscreen that doesn’t make my face look ashy or white. Most mineral sunscreens are drying, but not this one. It was hailed as one of the best sunscreens according to EWG’s 2012 sunscreen guide and a top choice again in 2018.
Also, the fact that is a natural face moisturizer, SPF and BB cream rolled into one is another high point for me. Perfect for those summer days when the good weather doesn’t lend itself to spending hours applying layer upon layer of product on your face. It doesn’t offer the same coverage as a real full-coverage foundation but can be used as a primer and will work on its own for a natural, no-makeup look.
Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen is also chemical free and vegan, and not tested in animals. If you are concerned about clean beauty and all natural moisturizers, this one fits the bill perfectly. It performs even better than many chemically laden sunscreens, but it’s safe for the oceans. Chemical free sunscreens help reduce the toxins that wash away into the seas and into the sea wildlife, so it’s a step you can take to help the planet.
It is also made in the US and FDA approved, so there is no risk of anything strange on the ingredients or manufacturing process. The ingredients are certified organic as well.
What We Didn’t Like So Much
Not all is perfect with the Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen. To start with, the shade range is pretty small, at only 4 shades. The extremes of very pale and very dark skin are definitely not covered and it would be great if the shade range was a bit larger. Currently they sell this natural sunscreen in the colors Fair, Light, Golden Light and Medium. However, they also offer a plain version that has no color and can be used as primer under your own foundation. It will oxidize so if you are in between two shades choose the lighter one.
It is also a pretty heavy natural moisturizer and sunscreen, with a glowy (some will say shinny) finish. If you have dry skin it will be perfect for you, but anybody with oily skin may find it too heavy. I find it works great as a sunscreen for when using retinoids, as it hydrates the skin and reduces dryness. It is non comedogenic, so it won’t make your acne worse, but it may not offer enough coverage like a full face of foundation would.
It is also not a cheap sunscreen, as you need to apply at least a teaspoon to your face to be adequately protected from the sun. However, it is also not a plain sunscreen and the price is not unrealistic for skincare that you will be using every day for months. Just don’t think of it as the type of sunscreen you buy to use 10 times in summer when you go to the beach: this is a product that can, and should, be used daily.
If you are concerned about the price, they also offer a sample tube () that can help you decide if this natural sunscreen is right for you.
Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Final Review
Would I buy Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen? Definitely. Unless you have very oily skin or want heavy coverage foundation, this chemical free sunscreen is all you need to have a good face in the morning. It’s quick and easy to apply. If was feeling really extra I would also buy the to apply before and after sun exposure.