Low Waste Suncare Products for Summer and All Year Round

If there's no other time that you put a little extra care into avoiding plastic, we think that those products made for the outdoors should be that special exception. And if you don't know where to start, here are six sun protection products in plastic-free or plastic-minimal packaging.

face and body sunscreen raw elements

Face & Body Sunscreen

Active Ingredient(s) | Zinc Oxide
SPF | 30
Best For | Long Sun Exposure Days
End of Life | Tin is 100% curbside recyclable. Aluminum tube is curbside recyclable when cleaned. Plastic cap can be returned to us for recycling.

This sunscreen is all about performance, making it a great option for intense sun-exposure days (think beach days, hiking, gardening, etc.). A combination of plant oils and beeswax make it water-resistant for more than 80 minutes. Ingredients also include vitamins and antioxidants to protect the skin after exposure. It’s available in a 100% plastic-free tin, or an aluminum squeeze tube.

 

tinted spf moisturizer raw elements

Tinted SPF Moisturizer

Active Ingredient(s) | Zinc Oxide
SPF | 30
Best For | Long Sun Exposure Days
End of Life | Tin is 100% curbside recyclable. Aluminum tube is curbside recyclable when cleaned. Plastic cap can be returned to us for recycling.

Similar to the Face & Body Sunscreen, the Tinted SPF Moisturizer is made for performance, so it’s also going to be an effective SPF for all-day beach trips, long hikes, or pool parties. It’s tinted for a bit of coverage, and the tint suits most skin tones (other than very fair skin). It’s also water-resistant for more than 80 minutes. This can make it feel a bit heavier on the skin. For everyday use, we recommend mixing it with your favorite face oil to achieve a lighter application.

baby and kids sunscreen

Baby & Kids Sunscreen

Active Ingredient(s) | Zinc Oxide
SPF | 30
Best For | Little Ones
End of Life | Tin is 100% curbside recyclable. Push tube is 100% backyard compostable. 

The Face & Body Sunscreen is safe for kiddos, but this Baby & Kids Sunscreen was formulated specifically for the most delicate of skin. It’s hypoallergenic, made to glide on skin easily, and won’t run or sting eyes. It is also water-resistant for more than 80 minutes. It’s available in two 100% plastic-free varieties: a metal tin or paper applicator tube.

Everyday Sunscreen

Everyday Sunscreen

Active Ingredient(s) | Zinc Oxide
SPF | 25
Best For | Everyday Protection for Body
End of Life | Bottle and refill cap are 100% curbside recyclable. Plastic pump should be reused, or it can be returned to us for recycling.

This sunscreen is formulated for daily use. It’s non-greasy, and when applied to hydrated skin, won’t leave a white cast. It’s moisturizing and smells great, meaning that incorporating an SPF into your every day doesn’t have to be a compromise! It’s available in an aluminum bottle with a plastic pump, and refills can be purchased without the pump!

Essential Tinted SPF 30

Essential Tinted SPF 30

Active Ingredient(s) | Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
SPF | 30
Best For | Everyday Protection for Face
End of Life | Bottle is curbside recyclable. Pump can be returned to us for recycling.

This oil-based tinted SPF provides sheer coverage and sun protection for your every day. It includes moisturizing ingredients like raspberry seed oil, plum oil, and macadamia oil. Skin will feel dewy and fresh after application. It’s available in three different tints: dark, light, and medium. Tints provide enough coverage to skip foundation but are sheer enough that an exact match is not necessary. 

malu day cream spf 30

Malu Day Cream SPF

Active Ingredient(s) | Zinc Oxide
SPF 30
Best For | Everyday Protection for Face
End of Life | Bottle is curbside recyclable. Pump can be returned to us for recycling.

Malu Day Cream is a sheer coverage daily SPF that won’t leave a white cast, is non-greasy, and smells a bit like Hawaii. It’s a perfect option for anyone who is normally sensitive to the texture of sunscreen. After applying, don’t expect to be bothered a bit by the feel of this sunscreen! 

All of these sunscreen products were carefully curated to be stocked at Way of Being based on their packaging, ingredients, and the commitments of their makers. Let us know if you have any other favorite low waste sun care products to share!

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