I can never have enough sunscreens, and I recently received a new sunscreen made with physical sunblock and a high percentage of natural and organic ingredients. Since I’m piling on the sunscreen these days, and chemicals can enter the bloodstream through the skin, I like to choose natural and organic ingredients when I can.
The sunscreen that I just tried has a looooooooong name: Safe Harbor Natural Suncare Sensitive Lotion with Natural Anti-aging Complex SPF 50, a moisturizing sunscreen lotion, an anti-aging treatment rich in age-defying antioxidants. Actually, the name is the part up to the first comma, the rest are descriptors on the front of the tube.
The sunscreen arrived with a very informative brochure about Safe Harbor Natural Suncare. Here’s some of what it said:
“Safe Harbor is an advanced range of sun care produces that are made with the greatest percentage of natural ingredients possible. The Safe Harbor collection has at its heart mineral based zinc oxide, providing maximum, broad-spectrum protection against harmful skin-aging UVA and UVB rays”.
In addition, Safe Harbor products are made with natural ingredients including anti-oxidant red algae, green tea, sea buckthorn, jojoba, chamomile and more.
Safe Harbor products:
- don’t contain chemical fillers
- contain certified organic ingredients
- are hypoallergenic
- are cruelty-free
- are paraben free
- are rich in antioxidants and other natural ingredients.
There are four sunscreen products in the collection:
- Sensitive Lotion SPF 50
- Sensitive Lotion SPF 30
- Face and Neck Cream SPF 40
- Baby and Kids SPF 50.
Because I was looking for a higher SPF sunscreen, I chose Sensitive Lotion SPF 50. It was a couple of weeks or so since I ordered it, and I forgot the particulars. When I saw “natural anti-aging complex” on the tube, I thought it was a face sunscreen and didn’t hesitate one second before I slathered it, and I mean slathered it, on my face. I had been outside gardening (that’s why I’m sweating) wearing an SPF 30, and I was heading back outdoors to go jogging, so I thought why not go for a higher SPF? Haha, joke’s on me. It’s primarily a body sunscreen. 😳
The primary active ingredients are the natural mineral physical sunscreen ingredients titanium dioxide (10.4%) and zinc oxide (4.0%). I ended up with a very white face, lol!
Next, I applied it on my arms, hands and legs. It’s a thickish white cream (rather than a “lotion”). A little goes a long way. It goes on white and requires quite a bit of rubbing in, but once it’s on I definitely felt very protected.
Also, I must mention that it has a noticeable but very pleasant floral scent that goes away after the cream is absorbed. If you can’t handle fragrance, this isn’t for you.
Although you should reapply sunscreen every couple of hours and after you’ve been in the water, Safe Harbor Sensitive Lotion SPF 50 felt like it was still on my skin hours later and after going in the water. This sunscreen is a bit heavy but it definitely lasts, and it definitely protected me from the sun! After being in the sun for hours, I had no tan at all which is fine with me. I’ll bet the version for Baby and Kids is terrific, too.
Safe Harbor Sensitive Lotion SPF 50 comes in a flexible plastic tube, contains 4 fl. oz., and it’s made in the U.S. You can learn more about it and the other sunscreens in the collection on the Safe Harbor website. I was surprised to discover that Safe Harbor Sensitive Lotion SPF 50 is sold exclusively at Walmart for $7.98. Walmart definitely is upping its game as this (and another body care product I recently reviewed from a different brand) is a high quality, better-for-you product.
I was glad to add Safe Harbor Sensitive Lotion to my sun care arsenal. Do you have a favorite sunscreen?
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