Edmonton shops with natural sunscreens

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Make like Sheryl Crow and soak up the sun – just be sure to slather onsome sunscreen first. If you’re seeking a skin protector that’s natural,organic or environmentally friendly, look no further than these Edmonton shops.

Carbon Environmental Boutique Ltd

12543 102 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5N 0M4

Carbon may be the mecca for natural sunscreen seekers who like variety or want to try something new. There’s so many options here, with lotions and sprays formulated specifically for kids and adults. Choose between Erbaviva sunscreen SPF 30, Green Beaver organic SPF 30 body lotion (for adults or kids – both are certified organic), John Masters natural mineral sunscreen SPF 30 and Original Sprout face and body sunscreen (naturally vegan!). Or, if you prefer sprays to lotions, try the Sunny Body organic sunscreen continuous spray SPF 30, with one formula for kids and one for adults).

Lux Beauty Boutique

12515 102 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5N 0M4

This beauty shop is the only place that I’ve spotted Coola sunscreen products. Coola makes mineral sunscreen lotions with certified organic ingredients – but with major staying power, even through the hottest outdoor summer weddings. The Mineral Sport SPF 35 lotion, which comes with a gorgeous citrus mimosa scent, is perfect for your body, while the Mineral Face SPF 30 matte cucumber lotion is a fantastic facial sunscreen. If you want to combine your makeup and sunscreen into one step, try the Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 matte tint natural BB cream or the SPF 20 tinted rose CC cream.

Baby & Beyond

130-201 Festival Wy, Sherwood Park AB T8A 2A5

Looking for the right sunscreen for your little one? This huge store carries several kinds of sun protection for babies, toddlers and kids. For lotion, there’s Original Sprout sunscreen and Sparkle Screen SPF 30 sunscreen. For a thicker cream formula, go for Substance Baby Suncare Crème, Badger Kids Sunscreen Crème or Badger Baby Sunscreen Crème (all SPF 30). They also carry sunscreen sticks by Badger and Substance Baby, for easy application on tricky spots, like ears. If all that fails, the store also stocks Boo Bamboo after-sun lotion.

Wee Love Baby Boutique

1052 91 St Sw, Edmonton AB T6X 0P2

This cute little boutique, located on the south side of Edmonton, offers up sun protection in the form of Original Sprout face and body sunscreen. The three-ounce tube is full of SPF 27 in a paraben-free formula that is also 100 per cent vegan. This sunscreen also does not contain titanium dioxide, nano particles, gluten, soy or dairy – great for sensitive skin!

Blush Lane Organics

8135 102 St NW, Edmonton AB T6E 4A4

This market sells several kinds of organic sunscreen, along with lots of other natural grooming and hygiene products. They stock natural mineral sunscreen lotion in SPF 40 from Green Beaver, as well as Sunny Body continuous spray sunscreen and Sunny Face lotion (both in SPF 30) from Goddess Garden. You’ll also find Derma E antioxidant natural sunscreen body lotion. For the little ones, pick up Goddess Garden Organics sunscreen in SPF 30.

Earth's General Store Ltd

9605 82 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T6C 0Z9

This eco-friendly store carries natural sunscreens from the well-known brands Green Beaver and Badger Balm. Green Beaver creates lotions (SPF 40) and sprays (SPF 27) for adults and kids (same formulas, different packaging), plus lip balm with SPF 15. All of their sunscreens are hypoallergenic and fragrance free, making them ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Badger Balm sells a ton of different products, including natural and organic sunscreens in multiple formulas. They offer sun protection for babies and kids, active beach goers, sports enthusiasts and those who want everyday protection. Badger Balm also makes an anti-bug sunscreen (SPF 34).

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