My favorite natural sunscreens – and why they’re the best

Last year my mind was blown by Madara’s launch of the new sunscreen products. As we all know, natural sunscreens are a bit tricky. It’s hard not to compare them to chemical sunscreens, which can feel so light on the skin. But the lightweight feeling is not necessarily the best choice here.

I have found that natural physical sunscreens give me the best protection. And these products also give me the prettiest glow! I personally don’t have to reapply these products and not once have I burned wearing them. So if you really think about it – physical sunscreens are quite practical.

And have you noticed that sunscreens meant for children usually contain a physical sunscreen? Why is that, I wonder. Why not protect yourself as well as you do your children?

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MADARA Sunscreens for face

The best thing about Madara’s face sunscreen products is that they also function as makeup. The SPF 30 face cream has a bit of tint in it and it gives a beautiful natural glow to the skin. The City CC SPF 15 is a great choice when you want a bit more coverage to the skin (and glow, obviously).

These are my go-to products for spring and summer. I feel like they even out my skin tone nicely and they are the perfect summer “foundation”. I just apply concealer where I need it and my skin looks beautiful. I wrote full reviews on these products here, so make sure to read that!

Madara City Cc Cream Light Beige Medium Beige Swatches

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Wearing Madara City CC Cream in the shade Light Beige.
Madara City CC Medium Beige Before After On Face
Before & after Madara City CC in the shade Medium Beige.

MADARA CITY-CC Light Beige & Medium Beige

This year I got the darker color option for the City CC cream and I have to say that it works better for me. The Light Beige color is more red-toned and light whereas the Medium Beige is more yellow and slightly darker. They are still both quite sheer, so you don’t need an exact match to your skin. As you can see in the photos, I can get away with wearing both.




Madara sun 14 shimmering bb cream swatch

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On my body: Madara Sun 15 Shimmering Beach Body BB

MADARA SUN15 Beach BB Shimmering Sunscreen SPF 15 – Body & Hands

This year Madara also came out with *BB-cream for the body, which has some light shimmer and tint to it. Since I love the Face SPF 30 so much, I’m so excited for this tinted body version. It’s a clever way to hide the white color, which all the physical sunscreens have.  And who doesn’t like to glow while being protected of the sun?

The consistency in the body BB is creamy, but not too thick. It’s easy to blend to the skin and it doesn’t feel sticky. The shimmer in it is quite fine and doesn’t look too glittery. In warm indoor lighting I could see some glitters, but that just made me happy. (And in direct sun, when you look closer. It’s like gorgeous little glitters on your skin.)

This product has a sweet foresty scent to it, which I actually love.

I have a strong feeling I will be wearing this most of the days. And for any parties! It doubles as body makeup and I’m all for that.

*MADARA SUN 15 Beach BB Shimmering Sunscreen SPF15


Madara sun 20 weightless sun milk swatch review

MADARA  SUN20 Weightless Sun Milk SPF 20 – Body, hands & face

Madara’s SUN 20 Weightless Sun Mik is a hassle free easy option for those, who don’t want any tint to their sunscreens or who feel like even the face SPF 30 is too dark. It’s colorless, it feels comfortable on the skin and you can use it all over your body, face and hands.

Well, obviously the cream is first white, but once you blend it to your skin it looks invisible. Besides, this way it’s easy to see where you’ve applied it (though the tinted versions work for that as well).

The body milk is Aloe Vera based and it contains natural oils and waxes. The sun can dry out the skin and I feel like that’s the case in my skin, so I like to wear sunscreens that are also moisturizing. That way my tan looks better as well.

This product has a foresty scent to it, but I don’t find it too strong.

I don’t have kids, but if I did, I would choose this one for my little ones.

*MADARA SUN20 Weightless Sun Milk SPF20

Madara natural sunscreens review

So, these products get A+ from me and I warmly recommend them to anyone who wants to switch to natural sunscreens, who wants a long-lasting sun protection or for those wanting a nice glow to their skin. If you do end up ordering and trying them, I would also recommend checking out Madara’s masks (here’s my post of them) and their hydrating SOS-serum.

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I also recently tried out a BB-cream that acts both as a full-coverage foundation and a sunscreen. I know some like to wear makeup and foundation throughout the summer, so that would be a nice option for those, who still want to have that sun protection. Stay tuned, I will be reviewing it soon!


What is your favorite sunscreen brand and is it natural?




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. *Adlink

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 genius. 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.

*MADARA SPF 30 Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Sunscreen

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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 SPF 15 Cream

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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?



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