This water-resistant, fragrance-free sunscreen is a very good option for use from the neck down (though it can be applied to the face, too). It includes zinc oxide for reliable UVA protection and its moisturizing base formula is suitable for normal to dry skin. The presence of synthetic active ingredients doesn't make this a slam-dunk for those with sensitive skin, but that really depends on whether or not your skin reacts to sunscreen ingredients like these (most people tolerate them just fine). Otherwise, this is well worth considering and the price is, in a word, amazing. This would be rated a Best Product has Trader Joe's included more than a dusting of antioxidant vitamins.
Trader Joe's Exclusive Face & Body Sunscreen with SPF 30 Protection. Retains SPF after up to 40 minutes of activity in the water or sweating. Fragrance-free, paba-free, oil-free.
Active: Homosalate (10%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Zinc Oxide (4%), Other: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetereth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Tricontanyl Pvp, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Tridecyl Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Edta, Laureth-4, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane
California-based specialty grocer chain Trader Joe's isn't the first place you may think of when shopping for skin care, and rightly so: the bulk of this store's inventory is, not surprisingly, foods and beverages. However, they've recently ventured into sun care and offer a couple of worthwhile, inexpensive sunscreens. Neither formula is knock-your-socks-off spectacular, but both provide reliable UVA protection and are quite the beauty bargain to boot. If you have a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, the sunscreens are definitely worth a look, especially if you have a family to cover from head to toe during summer months when more of us are outdoors for long periods of time. For more information about Trader Joe's, visit www.traderjoes.com.