True Natural Cosmetics
is a new brand that is looking to take sun care to new heights. At the moment they are more of a sun care line, only offering a self tanner and a one sunscreen in two sizes, which they have labeled as the first “all natural USDA 100% Certified Biobased Sunscreen on the market.”
The company takes the ideals of natural ingredients seriously, offering packaging that is recyclable and formulas that are biodegradable. Their small but buzz worthy lineup contains no parabens, phthalates, petroleum, synthetic fragrances or dyes of any kind. We’re especially happy to see the lack of fragrance due to the concerns
many have about it.
At the heart of True Naturals sunscreen
is non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide which is less than likely to penetrate the skin. You might have remembered the review for Badger sunscreen
which also uses non-nano, uncoated Zinc Oxide. The issue behind nanoparticled sunscreen is that some believe that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream, to be on the safe side, sunscreen companies are opting to leave that ingredient out. While you are less likely to have skin absorption, since the particles are bigger there is a chance you’ll have a work a bit harder to avoid white streaks. Along with the zinc oxide, True Natural is made up of ingredients to help your skin stay happy such as aloe vera
, cocoa butter, and cupuacu butter which is great for long lasting hydration. It should also be noted that cupuacu is believed to have the ability offer some protection from UVA and UVB rays. There is also no shortage of oils; you’ll find coconut, olive, orange, and jojoba oils among the listed ingredients.
The only downside I can see is that the site claims that it takes about 1oz to cover your body and one tube holds 3oz so you’ll probably go through a whole tube by yourself on a day at the beach. However, at a decent price of $17.99, and a ingredient list that probably should be hailed more for what it doesn't
have over what it does have, True Natural seems to be well worth checking out for those looking for a summer sunscreen.
Active ingredients: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide (17.5%).
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Beeswax*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocoa Butter *, Coconut Oil *, Cupuacu (Theobroma Grandiflorum) Butter*, Deionized Water, Glycerin*, Jojoba Oil *, Lemon Oil*, Olive Oil *, Orange Oil*, p-Anisic Acid, Shea Butter* (*Certified Organic)