Green Beaver Non-Whitening Fragrance-free Sunscreen is 100% Natural & Certified Organic. Green Beaver products do not contain chemical sunscreens or chemically altered mineras such as:
Following strict certified organic regulations, Green Beaver does not use chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrances, dyes or other unwanted ingredients. 100% natural mineral zinc oxide is used because it is safe and it provides the broadest protection against UVA and UVB over any other single sunscreen ingredient.
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Active ingredient (w/w): Zinc oxide 21%
Other ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, d-alpha Tocopheryl acetate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters (and) Jojoba Esters, Aqua (Water)
Our family loves this product. Unlike most other zinc-based sunscreens, this product doesn't turn your skin white. You have to be aware that the product is oil based, so it can get in your hair, but I like the fact that it will keep your skin moisturized as it's protecting you from the sun.
It really is non-whitening, but a bit greasier as a result and remains sticky for a while after application. But worth it for a chemical free sunscreen that works!
Great for sensitive skin. Like most suntan lotions, it is a bit oily, but it doesn't sting or feel like you were basted and glazed like a doughnut. I shake it up before using it. It doesn't spread the best, but that is because they do not add phthalates or parabens, so I'm ok with that.
Make sure to massage the tube before using or all the oil comes out first! I don't mind the extra greasiness in exchange for a non-toxic,green Canadian product.
I completely understand how everyone thinks this sunscreen is greasy but as one of the other reviewers point out there are criteria for a good sunscreen...and remember we aren't wearing sunscreen for fun it's so we are safe from the sun!
The criteria for a good natural sunscreen are: 1. high zinc content, 2. non-whitening, 3. easy to apply, 4. water-resistant, 5. no harmful ingredients (preferably beneficial ones)
I love this product - I use it on my face and my children's face because it is completely unscented (I also bought Goddess Garden Sunny Body Natural Sunscreen which I use on our bodies because it is more economical - but I would never use it on my face as it's definitely got some kind of scent). I was on the hunt for a non-whitening sunscreen that did not use nano particles. This fits the bill perfectly. It rubs in perfectly in seconds - I was so thrilled when I saw this! Perfect formula and I can feel good about using it on my kids skin. I noticed some of the reviews said this was greasy so I rubbed this into one arm and the Goddess Garden formula into the other arm - once it's rubbed in, the Green Beaver one does look slightly greasier, but I wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't staring at my two arms comparing it - so that wasn't an issue at all for me.
Non-whitening. Great for kids...as it is natural and not chemical based. I prefer Badger (not as greasy)....but I do support Canadian made and have been buying this for the last 2+ years.
The product went on really well but was really greasy. After an hour or so I was burnt and I had applied the sunscreen to that area. I will give it another try because I want to support a Canadian made product.
I love this phenomenal sunscreen! Was snorkeling for hours in Roatan, Honduras, with only this on my legs and did not burn AT all, and I'm fair-skinned and freckled. I don't agree with other reviewers who are turned off by it being thick and greasy. I wore it all over, even my face, and it absorbed without a trace of residue. I've tried other natural sunscreens and believe this to be the best. Go Canadian, Go Green Beaver!
After trying many, many different natural sunscreens, I have come to the conclusion that this is the best option currently available
The criteria for a good natural sunscreen are: 1. high zinc content, 2. non-whitening, 3. easy to apply, 4. water-resistant, 5. no harmful ingredients (preferably beneficial ones), 6. cosmetically acceptable (i.e. doesn't make you look weird).
This sunscreen meets all of these criteria, while no other natural sunscreen I've tried does.
If all you care about is having a natural sunscreen, this is a great product. I need more. This product is beyond greasy. I would never put this product on my face, and I could not imagine putting it all over my body while wearing a bikini. You feel gross no matter how much of it you have on. Sand, dirt, even black flies stick to you because it is so thick and greasy. Will not buy again.
We have been very happy with this sunblock. I have very fair skin and have been out with my kids all summer wearing this and haven't had a single sunburn. It is a little greasy compared to traditional sunblock, but I'll take that over the unknown chemicals being absorbed into my skin. Highly recommend.
I only used this once, never again. It stung my skin and it was so greasy I had to use 3 products to remove it.
excellent, works well, a bit greasy, but switched over to it to avoid chemicals from traditional sunscreen, as such I haven't been burnt yet, works as expected for sunscreen and not whitening at all
Smooth and sinks in quickly not leaving too much white. Smells nice too, not too strong. A little oily, not sure I would use it on my face. Very natural though so gets extra marks for not baking chemicals into my skin.
as previous reviewers mentioned it is a bit greasy, but not white and spreads really well and its not hard to wash off. The face version is not greasy at all, so defintely use both products.
I have severe allergies and this is the only product that I can use. Grest stuff.
This stuff is incredibly oily and smells like sunflower seed oil, but it is GREAT as a waterproof sunblock for swimming. I don't even need to reapply after being in the water, and it's still effective.
This a great mineral-based sunscreen. It does not make your skin white like other mineral-based sunscreens that I have tried. I use this as a facial sunscreen. It is greasy, however on the positive side I have found that my skin feels nicely moisturized and looks refreshed. Another nice bonus is that is a Canadian product.
I love this product. I've tried many natural sunscreens and my search ended when I found Green Beaver. I work the product in the tube for 30seconds or so, then squeeze the product onto my hands and rub between my two hands to disperse. I love the smooth texture of it and it is truly non-whitening. It smells great and our whole family uses it.
Initial impression is that it is very greasy and is an off white slightly yellow colour. It is nonscented but unfortunately there is a scent to the cream that isn't very appealing. Therefore I'd think most people will be turned off by the consistency, colour and scent. I applied it on a beach day and but noticed patches of burnt areas on my legs and arms. I'm sure I applied it evenly but it it seems the like from the other reviews that the oil and active ingredients can separate leading to a false sense of coverage. Therefore I wouldn't recommend this cream because it strives too hard to be mild on the skin that it does not provide adequate sun protection.
Very greasy, and hard to wash off after. I guess this would be good for swimming, but not a nice feeling at the end of the day. Still happy about what is in the product, though.