I had been eyeing this brand because of it's great ingredients (and 9.5 oz bottle) since I started my change to natural beauty products back in 2012, but never got around to trying it until I actually needed it. And take a look at the super adorable packaging!! Well here is what the website says:
"EWG top rated Sun Stuff mineral lotion will protect from sunburn and moisturize at the same time. Our formula scatters the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays with 20% micronized zinc oxide. Our formula doesn't leave that thick white paste so common with other zinc oxide products, and is easily worked in."
Ok, sounds amazing doesn't it? I thought so too. Until I tried it. Now, it's not that it didn't work that makes me not such a fan of this sunblock...it's that it leaves me looking kind of lavender after I rub it in. How weird??
|before being rubbed in. Notice the thick, pasty texture?|
|after being rubbed in for aout 30 seconds. still looks white to me.|
I started wearing this outside every time I know I will be gardening, or am going to be out for extended periods of time ( I don't like being a lobster!), and it is really effective. That part I really like. But what I don't care for is that is is very thick and pasty, VERY white, and kinda hard to rub in. Also like I said before it leaves a white cast and makes me look a little lavender in color. I think they need to do a little reformulating to make it less whitening, or change their description of it on their website. But for 9.5 oz and only $20, this is the best price for ANY natural sunscreen I could find. You cannot find this size bottle anywhere else with such great ingredients. Would I repurchase it? Sure....but only when I won't be going anywhere. This is strictly for home use. I am still looking for an affordable, non comedogenic face spf. Any suggestions? What is your favorite sunscreen or sunblock?
Where to buy: http://purpleprairie.com/
** comes in 2 sizes**
5 oz $11.99, and 9.5 oz $19.99, also a stick form for $8.99
active ingredient: 20% micronized zinc oxide. Non active ingredients: water, organic cold pressed olive fruit oil, witch hazel, kosher vegetable glycerin, organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, cetearyl alcohol, shea butter, organic cacao butter, polysorbate 60 and rosemary extract.