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Natural sunscreen review: Before you travel pack one of the best sunscreens

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Sunology for Body Natural Sunscreen SPF 50


Summer has officially arrived. Before you head out to the shore or travel on that well deserved vacation, don’t forget to pack one of the best and safest natural sunscreens on the market according to the EWG 2014 Sunscreen Guide.

The Spa Examiner and her family recently sampled Sunology for Body Natural Sunscreen SPF 50 while at a golf outing. The four-hour beach day was ideal, with picture-perfect weather and a comfortable 80 degrees in low humidity. However, the sun’s rays were strong and sunblock was needed. Correction, sunblock is always needed when outside to prevent skin cancer and premature aging. A few in the golf party wore the broad-spectrum sunscreen and others protected their skin with another brand.

The Sunology label claims its sunscreen is water resistant and offers protection for 80 minutes. For four hours, the three that used the sunscreen for face and body did not burn, whereas the others showed signs of redness and had to reapply. However, for optimal skincare protection, it is always recommended to reapply as directed by the product’s manufacturer, even if you are having too much fun to remember.

Sunology received an overall rating of one for 2014, the best the Environmental Working Group has to offer. Made with natural ingredients that create a mineral-based formula along with UV Micro Reflexion Technology, Sunology’s sunscreen “reflects the sun’s rays and forms a physical barrier.” The sunblock is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

The natural sunscreen from Sunology comes in three formulas, for kids, for face and for body, and the entire line received the highest rating from the EWG. The sunscreen is affordable and convenient for travel and everyday use. The two-ounce tube slips easily into a purse or diaper bag. Sunology is available online and at For best sun protection, always follow the manufacturer’s directions when applying sunscreen, wear layers, a hat and sunglasses and avoid the sun during its strongest time.