Any protection is better than no protection at all: A maxim that applies to many scenarios, but today we’re talking about going out in the sun. (Or going out on a cloudy day, or not even going outside at all, because you need to be wearing sunscreen then, too. Sorry!) But if you’re especially concerned about using organic skin care products, then you can, in fact, afford to be a little more discerning. The best organic sunscreens are made with mostly organic, plant-derived ingredients, and they’re free of common chemical additives that can trigger reactions in sensitive skin types. Most importantly, they provide an SPF of at least 30.
Full disclosure: it’s pretty hard to find sunscreens that are certified organic by third-party or governmental agencies that monitor “organic” product labelling, like NATRUE, NSF, and the USDA — though they do exist, and you'll find a few of them below. Instead, you’re more likely to find sunscreens that contain organic ingredients, even if the product itself may not bear the official seal of a certification agency. But across the board, all of the best natural sunscreens featured here are formulated with what most people consider to be "clean" ingredients, and leave out the questionable chemicals and common potential irritants.
Bottom line? These five all natural sunscreens are among the best your skin can get. So you can feel extra safe when you put them on every day, several times per day, as I know you are definitely doing.