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After a whole summer of applying and reapplying sunscreen to my face, Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 is definitely my darling, and I’m not the only one playing favorites – it received a #1 Rating by the EWG/Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database and was featured in the “Best Sunscreens” category in the EWG’s 2013 & 2014 Sunscreen Guides.

The 5-in-1: This product does what it claims to do: treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers.  Non-nano sized zinc-oxide  not only provides broad-spectrum UV protection, but it also soothes and calms the skin.  Zinc-oxide is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that often help skin conditions like rosacea, acne and melasma.  This BB cream is also loaded with both hydrating and non-comedogenic ingredients like organic aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber and green tea as well as hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, red algae.


Suntegrity 5-in-1 is offered in five colors that are sheer enough that they seem to morph into your exact skin tone.  I wear “Golden Light”.

Performance:  Suntegrity 5-in-1 is definitely moisturizing, but it’s not greasy (with my normal to oily skin in a hot, humid climate, I am practically phobic of heavy, goopy sunscreens).  It is perfect for daily wear as well as time spent at the beach.  I also love the moderate coverage this BB cream provides: if I am wearing full makeup for a daytime event, it acts as a perfect primer; if I’m running a quick errand and going to work out, I feel like it evens out my skin tone and camouflages imperfections enough that I don’t feel “naked”.

Bottom Line: This stuff is a #barebeautyapproved must-have all year long!  Cost: $45 for 1.7 oz.  Purchase it here.

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc-Oxide 20%.  Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil Extract), Water (Aqua), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (Plant Derived), Hexyl Laurate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone (Mineral Derived), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin (Algae Source), Hyaluronic Acid (Plant Derived), Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide*, Ethylhexylglycerin*, Iron Oxide.  *paraben-free preservative