Sunscreen Lotion

BRUSH ON BLOCK® introduces Reef-Friendly Sunscreen Lotion

With more states, countries and municipalities banning certain chemical sunscreen actives, Brush On Block® felt it was important to expand their Reef-Friendly, Cruelty-Free lineup to include a sunscreen lotion. This move gives their loyal customers and anyone searching for conscious sun solutions an option that meets Brush On Block’s high standards.

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 uses the mineral active Zinc Oxide, in its non-nano form. Non-nano zinc cannot be absorbed by the skin, making it a potentially healthier option than nano zinc. There is no proof that nano zinc can penetrate the skin, but there is also no proof that it cannot, so we're staying on the safe side. The non-greasy formula also contains a blend of natural Coconut, Safflower and Jojoba Oils that nourish the skin and make the lotion easy to apply. It is water-resistant for 80 minutes, and provides Broad Spectrum (UVA and UVB coverage).

While the FDA is looking for more information on whether chemical sunscreen actives (Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octinoxate, to name a few) are safe for humans, customers have been increasingly interested in mineral sunscreen actives (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide). They find, however, that the formulas are often very thick and leave a heavy white cast on the skin. Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 applies and spreads easily, and it blends with the skin, leaving behind only a hint of white. 

Pro Tip #1: This sunscreen goes best on moisturized skin. If skin is dehydrated, it has a tendency to absorb the moisture from the lotion, which will leave a more obvious white residue from the zinc oxide left on the surface of the skin.

Pro Tip #2: Although all sunscreens should be applied generously, it can be overdone. Don't apply too much all at once, or it can be difficult to blend in. In this case, layers work nicely!

Hawaii, Key West, Aruba, Palau, Bonaire and the US Virgin Islands have banned sunscreens containing Oxybenzone, and some locales also ban Octinoxate. Many resort areas in Mexico insist that travelers use only natural (mineral) sunscreen actives to protect both coral reefs and other aquatic life. Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is safe to use in any of these areas, as well as your own backyard.

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF30 retails for $30 for 5.5 oz.

Active Ingredients

Zinc Oxide (21%)

Inactive Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Glyceryl Laurate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Palm Glyceride, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Phytate, Stearyl/Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Water/Aqua/Eau, Xanthan Gum