Burt’s Bees Chemical Free Sunscreen

Because I love all things Burt’s, I was excited to try this latest addition to the ‘natural sunscreen’ category.

This product boasts titanium dioxide as its active ingredient.  Titanium dioxide is a naturally-occuring physical sunblock.  It’s non-greasy formula provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

I found it a bit sticky, and it left a white film on my face.  The last time I used it, I was bike-riding for several hours in the sun, so I didn’t wear any makeup.  I would hesitate to use this sunscreen under makeup, due to the fact that it’s hard to blend and the opacity of the formula.

The fragrance is a bit strong, though a nice change from the usual too-strong, pina-colada smell that accompanies most sunscreens.

As is the case with all Burt’s Bees products, this sunscreen is paraben-free, sulfate-free, contains no petrochemicals and is phthalate-free.  Gotta love that!   $14.99 at Target

Compare to-Epicuren Zinc Sunscreen, $34.00

The Bottom Line-definitely blocks the sun’s harmful rays naturally, but best used on the body.  Not great for use on the face, or under makeup.