The best natural sunscreens (that give a great glow to your skin!)

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When it comes to natural sunscreens, there haven’t been any, that have blown my mind.

Until now.

Madara has blown my mind with their new natural sunscreen. They came out with two products for face: SPF 30 sunscreen and City CC Cream SPF 15. These are so far the best natural sunscreens I have tried.

I’ve been using these constantly, and I have gotten lots of compliments of my skin and how beautifully glowy it looks. Well, here is my secret – these two products! Besides protecting my skin from UVA and UVB rays, these products make my skin look flawless and dewy. No foundation needed!

I received these products as pr-samples.

The best natural sunscreens

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Above: Madara City CC Cream SPF 15 in Light Beige
Below: Madara SPF 30 Sunscreen

MADARA SPF 30 Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Sunscreen*

As you may know, natural sunscreens are always physical sunscreens. That means that they reflect light away from your skin using minerals or zinc oxide. The problem usually with these are that they are thicker than chemical sunscreens and they can leave a white cast. Both of these problems can be forgotten with these products.

This natural sunscreen has some pigment in it, so it isn’t white – and I think that is just genious. It says that the shade is invisible on the skin once it’s blended, but I would say that it does give a bit of a warmth to my face. Just the perfect amount. It also makes my skin look beautiful. Smooth, glowy and flawless. It looks like my skin, but just slightly better.

Even though it leaves a sheen finish, it doesn’t feel heavy. You know I’m always looking for lightweight products and it’s a feature I demand from my sunscreens as well. After all it’s summer, it’s warm and hot – and I don’t want my face to feel greasy. This sunscreen is obviously still thicker than what some chemical sunscreens feel like, but it’s easily blended. The fact that it has some color in it, makes it easy to see where you applied it, so that you get an even protection all over your face.

This lasts on my face pretty well and as usual with physical sunscreen, I don’t need to reapply it during the day. And not once has my skin burned.

This is a must have product for that glowy, protected Summer skin.

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Wearing Madara’s SPF 30 sunscreen.

MADARA CITY CC SPF15 Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream*

This is just as good as the SPF 30 product. The consistency is quite similar too, except that this has more pigment and coverage in it. It’s once again quite lightweight, feels silky smooth and provides a glowy skin.

I use this, when it’s not that sunny or when I want more coverage to my face. But most of the days I choose the SPF 30, just to be sure. But I know that some people prefer SPF 6, SPF10 or SPF15, so maybe it’s a better option for those.

The shade, that I got is Light Beige, which is almost a bit too light for me, now that I’m a bit tanned and use self tanners as well. I can get away with it though, when I apply some bronzer to my skin on top of this. I think this shade will be perfect for me in Fall or Winter. There is another shade available as well, which is Medium Beige, that I think would be my summer color.

madara city cc cream
Wearing Madara’s City CC -cream. That first picture shows the color better.

Both of these are very long-lasting, so I would recommend removing them with an oil makeup remover. I always remove my makeup or sunscreens with an oil – it’s the best way to ensure there is nothing left on your skin, that could clog your pores.

You can shop for these for example on Jolie here*.

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What natural sunscreen is the best in your opinion?

My favorite masks by Madara

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One of the most important things in my skincare are masks. They’ve always been the one thing I stress, when I’m giving skincare advice. Giving that extra care to your skin once per week is essential in keeping it clean and good-looking.

Especially if your skin has even a slight tendency to impurities or oiliness. And actually – whatever the problem was. You probably know that feeling, when you feel like your skin is not doing that great? Maybe it looks dull, maybe there are impurities, dry spots or you feel like it needs a little something. Solution: masks.

In this post I will share my favorite masks from Madara. Madara has awesome masks and I’ve used them for years. They are very effective and the price-quality ratio is good.

I took these masks with me last weekend on a cottage, and chose a mask for my sister and my friend. They also got to tell their opinions on the products.

madara detox mask

MADARA ULTRA PURIFYING MUD MASK – DETOX*

Could this be the most effective mud mask I’ve ever tried? Possibly. Sometimes, if I leave it on for too long – I get red as a lobster. 5-10 minutes is enough with this one, so it’s also a time-saver. If your skin is super oily and you’re longing for that matte, very clean feeling – you have to try this.

purifying mask madara detox

I chose this mask for my sister Janika, who has an oily skin. The mask was on her face for about 7 minutes. She liked the mask and was amazed at how fresh and clean her skin looked. The mask also brought some of the spots on the surface, so the next day she had some red spots – which then went away quicker. So if you have a party coming up, do this mask at the beginning of the week to purify your skin!

madara peel mask

MADARA BRIGHTENING AHA PEEL MASK*

Treating your skin with acids may sound rough, but it’s actually a gentle way to exfoliate the skin and make it look clean and radiant. Radiant is the key word here, because this mask really does brighten the skin and make it radiant. The consistency is quite transluscent, but don’t let it fool you. This mask is very effective – and the proper time for this mask is 3-10 minutes as well. So, another time-saver. As always: remember to protect your skin with SPF 15 at minimum, when you’re using products containing AHA or BHA.

madara peel mask inka

I chose this mask for my friend Inka, who also liked it very much. She felt her skin was smooth and radiant after using this mask. Inka’s skintype is combination, leaning more to the dry side though. The mask was on her face for about 7 minutes.

madara smart mask

MADARA SMART ANTI-POLLUTION CHARCOAL&MUD REPAIR MASK*

This is the newest mask from Madara and I got it as pr-sample. It’s a mud mask, but compared to Detox mask, it’s milder. When I could use Detox mask once per week, this I could do 2-3 times. This smart mask purifies the skin, but it also nourishes it. It contains charcoal, so it’s completely black. The consistency is something I absolutely love – it glides effortlessly on the skin and it makes my skin look and feel good. Again, 5-10 minutes. Madara knows people are busy nowadays!

madara smart mask review

I use all of these masks, but I chose this one for my skin this time. It has quickly become one of my favorite masks! It leaves my skin fresh, purified and radiant. My skintype is combination.

Have you tried Madara’s masks?