Stay Sun-Smart: Amavara Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

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I first learned about Amavara products when I stumbled upon their booth at Outdoor Retailer in 2019. I chatted with the person managing their booth about climbing, skincare, and life. They sent me home with a bottle of the tinted sunscreen to try out for myself to see how I liked it. I make a lot of my own skincare products because I like it, and it is more environmentally friendly. But, I can’t really make quality sunscreen at home, so I prefer to source it from brands that care about the environment, avoid harsh chemicals and offer cruelty-free products. The Amavara Tinted Mineral Sunscreen provides impressive sun protection while caring for your skin and the world we play in.

Amavara Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

All Around Good

Amavara Reef Safe Tinted Sunscreen Lotion is not only good for your skin, but it is also great for the ocean and the earth. Amavara is committed to protecting the places we play, and part of that process is offering packaging made of post-consumer recycled materials. Additionally, all their products, including the tinted sunscreen, are cruelty-free and made with reef-safe ingredients while offering a high zinc concentration without the classic pasty white residue. I have very sensitive skin, and Amavara caters to those with skin like mine that is aggravated by the smallest thing. I’m allergic to aloe vera, which many companies use in their sensitive skin products, but this product is aloe-free.

I never wear makeup, but I do wear this sunscreen on my face during the spring and summer. It offers me a bit of tint but nothing overbearing while protecting me from the sun. Additionally, even when I use it on my heavily tattooed skin, it offers a tint without reducing the color of my tattoos too heavily. A feature I love about this product is the ability to apply it when you are sweaty or wet. Oftentimes, we have to dry off before applying or reapplying sunscreen but no more. This is convenient and provides less disruption during outdoor activities while offering the same 80 minutes of UVA and UVB protection in the water or outside of it. I love companies that stand by their products, care for the environment, and don’t cut corners, and Amavara hits all of those marks while offering exceptional products like their tinted mineral sunscreen.

Amavara Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

The Buy

Amavara is available online via their website, Target, some outdoor retailers, and Amazon at an MSRP of $18 a tube. While that may seem steep for sunscreen, a little goes a very long way, and I’m certainly willing to pay a little more for a quality product that goes above and beyond for the earth.

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Tuesday Kirby Kahl

Tuesday Kirby Kahl is a native Texan now residing in Portland, OR. In addition to her work as a writer, she’s a competitive climbing coach for youth and adult athletes. When she’s not working, you’ll find her rock climbing, exploring, skiing, and paddle boarding all over the Cascades. When at home, she’s usually tending to her collection or houseplants or painting with a cup of tea in hand.