Fresh Find: Alba Botanica Sunscreen
Choosing a sunscreen these days can be tricky. The ones on drug store shelves often contain harmful ingredients, while the ones at the health food store can be pricey. We've found a middle ground: Alba Botanica. Alba Botanica offers both mineral and chemical sunscreens, but the company's newest products are the latter, save the PABA, artificial colours, parabens and other harsh preservatives, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, sulfates and oxybenzone (a sunscreen ingredient classified as a high concern ingredient on the Environmental Working Group's skincare product database Skin Deep). The products are 100 per cent vegetarian, go on smooth and condition your skin like your favourite lotion, with lavender flower, aloe leaf, calendula, camelia, chamomile and ginseng, among other skin nourishing ingredients. Soft, sun-protected skin? Sounds good to us. Alba Botanica is available at Whole Foods, well.ca and London Drugs.