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Alba Botanica Very Emollient , Lavender Sunscreen SPF 45, 4 Ounce

Don’t shun the sun! Embrace the day with biodegradable sunscreens that provide broad spectrum protection without oxybenzone or vitamin A. Extracts in these gluten free, botanically-based sunscreen lotions keep skin nourished and healthy-looking. 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

  • Creamy, very water resistant (up to 80 minutes), biodegradable formula with lavender and green tea offers broad spectrum protection
  • Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation
  • 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances

Honest reviews


Rubs in easily and protects well

My family and I recently used this sunscreen during 10 days in Hawaii and it worked well. It protects even when you swim, though I do recommend reapplying after prolonged swimming just to be on the safe side. It has a mild, pleasant scent and is not greasy. This is a good daily sunscreen.

Bernadine Meredithville, VA

non-greasy, nice scent, smooth on the skin

i had just read some crazy articles about sunscreens contents and decided to go for an organic brand.i went over so many brands but alba seemed like the right one for me. i tried it, and love it instantly. doesn’t feel greasy though moisturizes. smells heavenly. great sun protection! it’s decided, i’m done with other brands sunscreens – thanks Alba!

Nola Du Quoin, IL

Would not purchase again..

This product gave mixed results from ewg (I checked after I bought it) Its got a rating of 5 out of 10 heres what ewg said :UVB protection – ExcellentUVA – ModerateUVA & UVB balance – poorStability- excellentHealth concern- HighThere is a substance in this that can cause cancer, “coumarin” (user restriction). I doubt they used enough to be hazardous but ewg list that ingredient as a high hazard. Its nothing to panic about, I will continue to use what i have left, I just wont buy it again.Its not water resistant either. I wanted to buy something thats less hazardous to my health and effective.The positives were that it dint smell like sunscreen, had a rubbed in well. I think it prevents burn, leaves light tan.

Elba Ryderwood, WA

It works

We live in Hawai’i, and I’m outside ALL THE TIME. Although I’ve tried other body sunscreens, they don’t provide the protection this product does. I swear by it, and have used it for well over ten years now.

Natalie Webster, NC

Great sunblock

Used so many different sunblocks but like this one the best. Because I am out in the sun so much, I need something with great protection and I feel this is it.

Margo Westlake Village, CA

Good stuff

Alba Botanica Pure Lavender SPF 45 absorbs relatively easily. The fragrance is nice and light as well. This is good stuff.

Earline York Haven, PA