Review: Green Screen Organic Sunscreen

By Kristie Turck •  Published 05/04/09 •  2 min read

greenscreenspf20_8oz_300x225A reader tipped us off to Kabana Skin Care’s Green Screen not too long ago when we first republished our Sunscreen Cheat Sheet this year.  I quickly ordered a tube of their SPF 20 Green Screen to try out because I was so impressed with the ingredients list.

Green Screen has only 8 ingredients.  That’s pretty impressive considering most products have a list long enough to require a fold out insert.  Green Screen uses 25% Zinc Oxide as the active sunscreen ingredient and you can get protection in SPF 20 or SPF 15.  Another thing about this product is that due to the natural ingredients and organic nature, the company says it is safe to use on babies under 6 months of age.  As you may know, most sunscreens don’t recommend using sunscreens on babies under 6 months, even natural ones – possibly due to citrus oils or other ingredients that may cause allergies.  Plus its very wise to keep babies and their tender skin out of the sun completely anyway.

This sunscreen applies, as I’ve said, like other natural physical sunscreens and has a white look to it.  This is a lot less thick/greasy than most I’ve tried, and easier to apply.  It does leave a slight chalky whiteness to skin, but not enough to make you look weird.  It held up it’s end of the bargain by protecting my skin from a day in the sun.

Update: After writing this review we got in our first guest post over at Lovely SafeMama by the lovely Stephanie of Bubble & Bee.  She is the beauty and brains behind the company Bubble & Bee (who we LOVE) and is extremely knowledgeable about ingredients.  Her first guest post is about an ingredient called Vegetable Emulsifying Wax.  Which happens to be one of the 8 ingredients in Green Screen.  See what she has to say about it over on Lovely SafeMama™ before you decide to buy!

Get It: You can order Kabana Skin Care’s Green Screen Organic Sunscreen on their website.