Beyond Coastal Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 30 -- 2.5 fl oz
Best of Its Kind
I purchased two different chemical-free sunscreens (the other was Badger brand Baby Sunscreen) and would definitely recommend this one out of the two if you want chemical-free. As you would expect, it is thicker and harder to spread than standard sunscreens, and is also leaves behind a bit of white on your skin. I don't think it's possible to avoid any of those things in a chemical-free product. As long as you expect that and are okay with it, then I would recommend this product for you. I have worn it several times in the north Florida sun and have not gotten burned, so it does its job well. For applying, I put the tube in a sink filled with warm water for a minute or two before applying; this makes it much easier to spread and minimizes residue. I also apply this stuff VERY sparingly as a little goes a long way. I can't speak to using this product for men as my husband has not tried it; I doubt he would like it if he did. I can imagine that trying to rub this stuff onto hairy legs would be quite a challenge! He also doesn't have the patience required to warm up the tube first and to spend the extra time it takes to get this spread around and rubbed in (it takes me twice as long to do a full-body slather with chemical-free as it does him with standard sunscreen).
Bottom line - if you are aware of the unique properties of chemical-free sunscreens and are willing to spend a little extra time on application then you have found your product.
June 29, 2015
I have not used this yet, so I can't speak to its effectiveness. However, I've had a good experience with Tarte Amazonian clay foundation, which also contains Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Tarte has an SPF of 15, while Beyond Coastal's is 30. So, I think it will be a good addition to my regular skin care routine. I will never go back to using chemical sunscreens again.
November 22, 2013
Beyond Coastal Mineral-Based Sunscreen SPF 30 - 2.
My family just returned from a trip to Siesta Key, FL and this is what we used on the kids' faces. It does not sting or run, but leaves a white residue unless it is REALLY rubbed in (and what 2 and 4 year olds have the patience for that). No irritations, break-outs, or annoying smell. It needs to be reapplied more often than the traditional sunscreens. This has the same ingredients as their "Baby" product. We used both and they seemed identical. If you don't care about being a bit white, then it is a great product!
April 20, 2009