How to Choose The Best Sunscreen 2024

How to Choose The Best Sunscreen 2024

How do I know which sunscreen is the best for my skin?

I get this question from customers almost every day in the summertime. We all share the common worry about the increased exposure to UV rays during the summer months and the desire to prevent sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer! The first thing I recommend is to look for a cruelty-free brand. After that, consider the following:

-Choosing the right SPF: Ensure the SPF level suits your skin type and sun exposure.

-Reapplication frequency: Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or more often if you're swimming or sweating.

-Additional protective measures: Wearing wide brim hats and seeking shade whenever possible to finding the right shades! 

    Choosing a Vegan and Cruelty-Free Sunscreen: A Guide

    As summer heats up, protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays becomes a top priority. If you're committed to using vegan and cruelty-free products, finding the right sunscreen can be a bit of a challenge. We don't offer an SPF at this time, but KINDri is here to help! Why Vegan and Cruelty-Free?Choosing vegan and cruelty-free products means you’re making a conscious decision to support ethical practices that do not involve animal testing or animal-derived ingredients. This not only helps protect animals but also ensures that you're using cleaner, often healthier products on your skin.

    What to Look For:

    1. Ingredients: Check the label for plant-based ingredients and ensure there are no animal-derived components like beeswax, lanolin, or carmine.

    2. Certification: Look for certifications from reputable organizations such as PETA, Leaping Bunny, or Vegan Society, which indicate that the product is genuinely vegan and cruelty-free.

    3. Broad-Spectrum Protection: Ensure the sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection, meaning it shields against both UVA and UVB rays.

    4. Reef-Safe Formulas: Many vegan and cruelty-free sunscreens are also reef-safe, meaning they don’t contain harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate that can damage coral reefs.

    Recommended Brands: While our line currently doesn’t offer high SPF products, there are excellent vegan and cruelty-free sunscreens available that you can consider:

    -Alba Botanica: Known for their botanically-based, reef-safe formulas.

    -Supergoop: Offers a range of SPF products that are vegan and cruelty-free.

    -Sun Bum: Their mineral sunscreens are vegan, cruelty-free, and reef-safe.

    -Coola: Known for organic ingredients and sustainable practices.

    Application Tips:

    1. Apply Generously: Don’t skimp on sunscreen. Apply a generous amount to all exposed skin 15 minutes before sun exposure.

    2. Reapply Often: Reapply every two hours, or more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating.

    3. Layering Products: If you're using a lower SPF moisturizer from our line, layer it with a higher SPF vegan sunscreen for added protection.

    Final Thoughts:

    Protecting your skin while staying true to your ethical values is entirely possible with the right products. As we continue to innovate and expand our line, your feedback is invaluable.Stay sun-safe, and enjoy your summer with confidence!

    Best, Robin

    For more skincare tips and product recommendations, stay tuned to our blog and social media channels.


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