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Save Your Skin, the Planet & Your Beach Bag with this Fair Trade Mineral Based SPF

Tierra & Lava Mineral SPF Sunscreen

Tired of your sunscreen spilling in your bag? The mineral based, reef-safe and sweat resistant Broad Spectrum SPF from the Guatemalan brand Tierra & Lava makes liquid sunscreens a thing of the past with its spill-proof balm-like consistency. Housed in a portable, eco-friendly plastic-free tin, this sunscreen is infused with Turmeric, which is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that brings out your natural glow. It’s also formulated with Vanilla, a B-vitamin powerhouse that protects your skin from environmental damage. What I love so much about this Zinc & Titanium Dioxide SPF  is that it only has 8 other ingredients and I can pronounce all of them: Macadamia Nut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Golden Beeswax, Coconut Oil, French Marigold, Turmeric, Vanilla and that’s it!

Made with a combination of Macadamia Oil from a neighboring farm, Cocoa Butter from an organic farm in Izabal, raw sustainably harvested Golden Beeswax from San Cristobal el Alto and cold pressed Coconut Oil from the Rio Dulce region infused with fresh French Marigold petals from our organic garden help your skin retain moisture and protect against the elements. Tierra & Lava’s fresh organic Turmeric contains potent anti-carcinogenic compounds and antioxidants and a touch of Vanilla containing Vitamin B adds an uplifting scent. The packaging is a reusable and recyclable plastic-free metal tin.

The FDA recommends using “Broad Spectrum” sunscreen so you will be protected from the two types of light that can harm your skin and cause cells to mutate into cancer: ultraviolet-A (UVA) rays can prematurely age skin, cause wrinkles and age spots, and ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays cause sunburn and skin inflammation. Broad spectrum offers more protection that a higher SPF since SPF currently only measures UVB, and very high SPFs decrease UVA protection. This SPF 15 will protect you from 93% of UVB rays, and although UVA rays are currently not rated, this mineral based broad spectrum sunscreen offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

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How is this brand ethically-sourced?
Lucy Ashman, the creator and founder of Tierra & Lava, builds relationships with their farmers in Guatemala and financially supports them so they can carry on the legacy of their disappearing traditional cultural practices. Many of their ingredients are grown in their very own organic garden, ensuring the utmost level of care. Because they are so connected to where their ingredients come from, they work to preserve their natural integrity - using as close to their whole, raw, and unadulterated forms as possible.

  • Tierra & Lava is a woman-owned company 
  • Tierra & Lava is a zero waste company, and creates eco-bricks from the small amount of non-recyclable plastic they get! 
  • Tierra & Lava uses a solar-powered server for their website and email, and conserves all water on their properly


  • Product packaged in recyclable or reusable metal tin 
  • Ships in recyclable packaging


  • Palm oil, paraben, sulfate, phthalate, and detergent free 
  • Contains no GMOs 
  • This product uses no animal testing 
  • Free of artificial colors and fragrances

Get your Tierra & Lava Turmeric & Vanilla Sunscreen Mineral Based Broad Spectrum Non-nano zinc oxide 15 SPF now ($20). This SPF blends easily resulting in long-lasting hydration, making it an excellent option as both a sunscreen and ‘after sun’ product. Plus, the scent is incredible, just what summer should smell like. It's a mix of cocoa butter and shea with a yummy hint of vanilla.

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