It was a challenge to find a good quality daily facial moisturizer with SPF without parabens and other toxic ingredients. Most natural varieties are less than desirable in scent and consistency. We have been using Andalou Naturals Daily Defense Facial Lotion with SPF 18 for the past few months and report excellent results, particularly for sensitive and acne prone skin.
The word “Andalou” has an ancient meaning similar to “emergence” and “path of light” and is the French spelling for Andalusia, the geographic and cultural gateway between Europe and Africa that bridges the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Andalou Naturals attempts to merge the best of nature and knowledge “from farm to bottle and botany to beauty.” Their natural and organic beauty products engage modern technology and science to create high quality and affordable beauty products.
Andalou Naturals Daily Defense Facial Lotion with SPF 18 has a sheer and light consistency which goes on nicely under makeup. The SPF 18 protects against both UVA and UVB rays. The scent is barely detectable and best of all, there are no toxic ingredients. The main ingredients are in a base of organic aloe juice and antioxidants such as CoQ10 and vitamin E and features fruit steam cell cultures from apple and grapefruit and a “bioactive 8 berry complex”, a certified organic blend of acai, bilberry, black elderberry, goji berry, and more. Other key ingredients include soothing chamomile and calendula and everyone’s favorite – hyaluronic acid. There are no sulfates, GMOs, petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrance, colors or preservatives.
Available at Whole Foods and online at Amazon.com for $11.35.