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Springtime in Arizona means the citrus trees are blooming, and the temperatures are perfect. With all kinds of fun to be had outside, it’s time to get serious about protecting your skin. The best sunscreen is always the one you’ll wear – so with that in mind, here are five sunscreens you’ll actually be motivated to lather on before your outdoor adventuring.


If you’re into conscious spending, you can feel good about stocking up on the skin care products from Cocokind. With an emphasis on clean, cruelty-free, and sustainable products, Cocokind makes sunscreen lotion that truly feels like lotion. Their mineral-based, reef-safe Daily SPF moisturizes and protects using blue phytoplankton and microalgae. Thanks, blue phytoplankton!

Bare Republic

Like its name suggests, Bare Republic is working to create skin care products that don’t feel heavy, oily, or just plain icky to wear. If you’re planning on bike rides, hikes, or afternoons by the swimming pool, their SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion will keep you safe without cramping your style. Their products are cruelty-free, vegan, reef-safe, and made for your “everyday adventures.”

Sun Bum

If you’re looking for sunscreen that will give you warm sunshine vibes, look no further than Sun Bum, whose products win rave reviews for their yummy tropical smells and general effectiveness. The Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray is hard to beat as far as spray options go, and their vegan, reef-friendly (oxybenzone- and octinoxate-free), and cruelty-free products will give you confidence in your choice, too.

Two Peas Organics

Ditch the sticky, plasticky feel of chemical sunscreens and lather up with a lotion from Two Peas Organics that just feels natural. Made with zinc oxide, their SPF 50 Unscented Mineral Lotion doesn’t mess around and simply does its job. Chemical-free, biodegradable, and water-resistant for 80 minutes (the highest water-resistant rating), Two Peas will take care of you.

Oars + Alps

For any active guys out there wondering if there’s a sunscreen designed for your lifestyle – the answer is Oars + Alps. They have expanded their line of skin care products geared toward men to include a range of SPF options. The Go Stick Clear Sunscreen goes on clear, leaving no residue, and moisturizes while it protects, thanks to jojoba oil and sunflower oil. No weird smells. Just effective protection that’s easy to take with you wherever you go.

Whatever you’re up to this spring, make sure to protect yourself before enjoying that warm Arizona sunshine! For more health tips and ideas for staying active in Peoria, check out the Ocio Plaza Del Rio blog.


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