Beyond Coastal sent me a few of their products to test out. Born out of love for sun and the outdoors, their suncare line is natural and free of harmful chemicals like parabens and more. They are also cruelty free!
Active Sunscreen SPF 34
The Active Sunscreen is a cream-based sunscreen. It contains aloe vera, shea butter, vitamin C and E to help moisturize and protect. I suffer from ridiculously sensitive and dry skin, so any bits of moisture from any source really help keep my skin flake-free all day.
This is non-greasy, and it applies very smoothly. I’ve noticed that many sunscreens don’t play well with other facial products; they don’t rub in, or rubbing action removes previously applied products. This layers over like a dream, making sure you get the sun protection you need.
The only con for the Active Sunscreen is it has a slightly funny smell. I’m not quite sure what it is, but it’s a little odd. The Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 doesn’t have an odor, so it is specific to just this Active Sunscreen.
This is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. This applies to sweating too! A 1 oz container will run you $5.99, 2.5 oz is $9.99, 4 oz is $14.99, and 16 oz sets you back $44.99.
Active Face Stick SPF 30
If you’re one of those people who don’t like touching greasy things, the Active Face Stick is for you. With a touchless applicator, all you need to do is give the stick a click and swipe where needed. This applies clear so you don’t have to worry about white streaks all over your face.
I found this to be a little too greasy for my liking if I rubbed the stick all over my face. However, that is the trade-off for not needing to fully rub the sunscreen in. The plus side of the thick barrier means your skin is less prone to harm from windy, cold, and icy conditions, and those are conditions you probably wouldn’t want to remove gloves for sunscreen. Another con? If your face is dirty, you’ve managed to successfully contaminate the stick. It’s all about trade offs.
This is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and also contains aloe vera, shea butter, vitamin C and E, as well as coconut oil, beeswax, and yerba mate. The Face Stick retails for $6.99.
All in all, Beyond Coastal is a great line if you’re looking for a responsible company that provides natural, not-harmful sunscreen.
Buy through the Beyond Coastal website here.
This was sent to me for review.
Last updated on May 14, 2014.