Sunscreen Sunblock Review: Aubrey Saving Face SPF 15

Sunscreen Sunblock Review: Aubrey Saving Face SPF 15

My gripe with Aubrey Organics is that it’s not really organic; they had to remove the word "organic" from their packaging so that Whole Foods would continue to stock it on their shelves--according to an employee there with whom I spoke in person, since Aubrey doesn't comply with the FDA's definition of organic. In the end, I’m glad they’re removing the word Organic from their name, but they wouldn’t be doing it if they didn’t have to, which means (to me) that there’s an inclination to be deceptive to the public, which is, unfortunately, akin to many sunscreen manufacturers.

Active Ingredient: INCI: Zinc oxide 12% Inactive Ingredients: INCI: Purified water, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, galactoarabinan, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid and sodium cocoyl glutamate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, camellia sinensis seed oil*, brassica campestris-aleurites fordi oil copolymer, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice*, glycerin, epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract, glyceryl caprylate and glyceryl undecylenate, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, populus tremuloides bark extract, gluconolactone, tocopherol (vitamin E), citric acid, xanthan gum. *Organic

Bottom line: I would consider using this during the winter if it weren't so reflective.

  • Physical sunblock (12% zinc oxide)--not chemical-based sunscreen
  • EWG rating of 2, which is better than most (and all the inactive ingredients have a low hazard rating, but why so many?)
  • Didn't break me out
  • Not too greasy, not too matte
  • Includes many moisturizers, so I don’t have to wear my moisturizer under it
  • Unscented
  • Reasonable price
  • Low SPF, which means winter use only
  • Ingredient list is longer than I like for such a low SPF
  • Bit of a white cast for such a low amount of zinc
  • Too reflective, even with powder for my mature skin
Aubrey Saving Face SPF 15

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