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Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Green Tea Sunscreen SPF 45, 4 Ounce

Escape to a tropical paradise every time you smooth on our protective Hawaiian sunscreens. With our biodegradable, gluten-free, broad spectrum sunscreen lotions and nourishing Hawaiian botanicals, you won’t have a care in the world. Since 1979, Alba Botanica has offered 100% vegetarian personal care products that do beautiful for you, your friends and the animals and Earth you love. We make a full range of products packed with potent, botanical ingredients that are formulated to nourish the individualized needs of your skin and hair. Because we are committed to the health and happiness of all furry friends, we never test our products, or the ingredients that go into them, on animals. We recognize the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. So we try to do beautiful by reducing our environmental impact in everything we do as a business. With our products, the way that we make them, and how we treat others, we want to inspire and uplift women from head to soul.

Key features

  • Very water resistant (up to 80 minutes), biodegradable, gluten-free, broad spectrum protection with green tea antioxidants and soothing aloe vera
  • Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
  • 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances

Honest reviews


INACCURATE ingredients–“natural” is a total misnomer

I purchased this sunscreen entirely because on the ingredients list that amazon provided (which they have since changed to reflect the accurate ingredients). When I received the product, I noticed that the actual ingredients are as follows:10% Homosalate10% Octocrylene7.5% Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate5% Ethylhexyl Salicylate2% Titatium DioxideWater, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Hexadecene Copolymer, Caprylic Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Palm Kemel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinali Flower Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Etract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract,Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Leaf Etract, Cetearyl Olivate, Polysorbate 60, Silica, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Lialool, Fragrance.I like that it includes organic certified natural plant extracts, but that doesn’t make it “natural”; could I put green tea in cool whip and call it “natural”? Nope. So why call something loaded with synthetic compounds “natural”? Among the many, octocrylene produces free radicals and homosalate is a hormone disrupter which forms toxic metabolites. Yes, it DOES have some nasty chemicals, but to its credit certainly not as many as other drugstore brands.The sunscreen itself acts as a better moisturizer than others I’ve tried. But, in every other regard, it’s like everything else on the market–greasy, feels a little chalky, goes on streaky white,has ‘nasty synthetic chemicals’, etc. If you have oily skin, you might want to use something else on your face. For the price, I like it–but it’s certainly not the “natural” sunscreen I was looking for.

Casandra Crowville, LA

Four Stars

Great long-lasting protection

Chelsey Lisbon Falls, ME

Five Stars

Great product! Used for my tattoos 🙂

Rosemary Trout Creek, NY

Good for face and body

This isn’t actually made specifically for the face, but I use it on my normal skin almost every day with no problem. Nice light floral scent. A bit greasy. Slight white cast (but I am pretty fair skinned so it doesn’t really affect me).

Whitney Lindsborg, KS

Nice sunscreen

I wear it when I’m going to be outside for a while, and it works well. It moisturizes but doesn’t feel sticky, and the scent is nice but soft and fades quickly, which I like.

Sylvia Port Jefferson, OH