PRODUCT REVIEW: Andalou Naturals, Beauty Balm, Brightening, Sheer Tint with SPF 30
One of the things I take seriously is using skincare which is as natural as possible. It’s really hard to find USDA Certified Organic makeup and skincare because our certification system does not allow for many of the functional ingredients which are allowed by other Organic standards. And for me function comes first!
About three years ago I discovered Andalou Naturals, Beauty Balm. Not only does it even out my skin tone without looking or feeling like a true “foundation”, it has a SPF of 30! I use the version called Brightening.
I avoid chemical sunscreens and was happy to find out the active ingredient is mineral based, Zinc Oxide 20%. Sunscreen is legally an over-the-counter (OTC) drug in the USA, so products which are marketed as sunscreens have to follow the FDA labeling regulations; the sunscreen ingredient is listed as the *active ingredient* just like other OTC medicines one might ingest.
In addition, the ingredients are 97% Nature Derived, Non GMO Project Verified and contain many from botanical sources which are good for the skin like vitamin C and fruit and herbal extracts. And no toxic synthetic fragrances!
You may be able to find this product at your local Health Food store or pharmacy.
iHerb is one of the companies in my Affiliate Network, so I checked their website and they carry the line at a better price than I paid at Whole Foods the last time I bought it!
Disclosure: I have not been given this product to review. I purchased it and have used it for years. All opinions in this review are my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Learn more about my Affiliate Network.