I can't say that I have found many body lotions doubling as sunscreen that I enjoy using. They are usually too thick and chalky to even consider putting near clothing that hasn't been put on for the purposes of cleaning out the basement. Or they are greasy and degenerate into sweaty rivulets while doing nothing more strenuous than walking to the bus stop. Drum roll please.... Yes To Carrots Hydrating Body Lotion SPF30 ($14.99).

This cream goes on easily leaving the skin  looking hydrated but feeling perfectly dry and cool. No greasy sheen and no chalky streaks from the 10% zinc oxide. I have found that this is a perfect sunscreen for daily use in the city and it is even relatively sweat proof for outdoor sports and exercise. A useful ingredient is kaolin clay. Not only is kaolin soothing, it will help mattify the shiniest of skins.

As you'd expect from Yes To Carrots, the price to quality ratio is excellent. In fact, it deserves to be added to the list of beauty bargains that do a great job that I pulled together the other day. There are Yes To signature ingredients such as dead sea water and, of course, carrot, a major source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, potassium, copper, vitamin A and vitamin K. Shea, jojoba and coconut oil moisturize while chamomile soothes. I also like the inclusion of melon, a source of potassium and vitamin A as well as being an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

The only thing not to like is polyhydroxystearic acid, which although considered a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetic Database is biocumulative and hence its use is limited in Canada.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (10%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Prunus Amygdalus (Almond oil) Fruit extract, Kaolin, Ceaprlic/capric triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dead Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetate Acid, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum)