California Naturel SPF 30 Sunscreen Review

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Well EAST COAST sunscreens are hip, I really like the way they wear…

And SOUTHERN sunscreens with the way they glide on, they give me full sun protection everywhere.

The MIDWEST farmer’s sunscreen is designed to get you tan,

and the NORTHERN sunscreens with all their chemicals, it’s no wonder they are getting banned.

You know what’s next:



I am talking ’bout California Naturel, the sunscreen inspired by California lifestyle.  I know I live in California, and I’m not at the beach all day surfing, but when I DO go to the beach, I want some good solid sun protection with no harmful chemicals.

It’s really about being created from the love of the sun, the sea and all the beauty we find in our natural environment.

Their sunscreen is formulated with Glacial Oceanic Minerals and Zinc Oxide to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It is naturally scented (a very light herbal scent) and free of parabens, sulfates and harsh synthetic chemicals. 

Active Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide 20% (Sunscreen)

Inactive Ingredients:
Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride, carrageenan, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, cetyl palmitate, coco-caprylate, dimethicone, glucose, glucose oxidase, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, isostearic acid, lactoperoxidase, lecithin, lysolecithin, methylcellulose, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, polyhydroxystearic acid, Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extract, pullulan, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, sclerotium gum, Sea Silt extract (Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water), sorbitan olivate, sorbitan palmitate, stearyl alcohol, Tagetes erecta flower extract, xanthan gum

As far as consistency, this one is medium to heavy and needs a little working in, but is NOT oily or greasy, nor does it leave that nasty white residue unless you really put it on thick and don’t rub it in.  If you are out at the beach, or an avid surfer, this is a great medium to heavy sunscreen with no chemicals and an SPF of 30.

It wouldn’t be a California product without the California price tag:  2.3 ounces goes for $35.00.  Since the folks at California Naturel sent me a few trial samples, in the spirit of love and sea and surf and the ridiculously high prices of sunscreen and skincare products, I’m having a give away:

WIN A SAMPLE HERE:  This Giveaway Has Ended

This is exactly what you get here (if you are chosen to win):


This is .23 fl. oz., but you’ll get a couple uses out of it.  Fill out this form here, with your name and email address and why you want the sample, or tell me a KNOCK KNOCK joke, or tell me why my blog sucks, or what you would like to see me write about.  I will EVEN throw in small samples of their skincare line:


So humor me.   All who fill out this form will be automatically opted in to my newsletter list.  No one’s GOTTEN a newsletter yet, but when they do, trust me, it will be fabulous and loaded with anti-aging info, so even if you don’t “win,” you “win.”  Unsubscribe whenever you want to.  Look, I haven’t even SENT one, so it’s not like you are gonna be bombarded or anything.

Let’s keep this limited to the United States, people. This is California and I’m not made outta money to be sending out samples willy nilly left and right to like Japan or something:

Giveaway Has Ended

This isn’t exactly rocket science, and I use the term “win” loosely — basically the most creative response wins, so please be as clever and creative as you can in filling out the form.  Yes, it’s all arbitrary and totally up to me and how I’m feeling that day when I decide to pick the winner.  By the way, profanity is not cool.

I’ll pick someone by the end of the month and get in touch and ask where you would like your samples mailed.  And if you could come back to this site and comment on how you liked the products, that would be most awesome.

OH and if nobody fills out this form, I will go into a wicked state of disappointment and depression — (I will be IN California instead of GOING to California With An Achin’ in My Heart), but I’ll have plenty of sunscreen to wear to my shrink’s office, cuz I will keep it and USE this Cali sunscreen just like a Cali girl should.  So, even if YOU live in a dark cave and never need sunscreen, or you’re a vampire or something, please fill out the form so that you have a chance to win these samples and you can give them to someone who would like them…..perhaps someone who is living where it’s still chilly outside and is “California Dreamin”?

Good luck and Later Dudes (I would say Shout Out To My West Coast Homies but I’m obviously not hip enough for that.)


~The Anti-Aging Analyst


By | 2017-05-19T02:35:40+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Sunscreen|0 Comments

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Eliza is an anti-aging journalist, coach and skincare/wellness consultant who has written hundreds of articles on anti-aging products and procedures, beauty and skincare. She writes regularly for The Los Angeles Examiner, and has been published in Hawaii's Inspiration Journal, and Hawaii Wellness Magazine, and quoted in various beauty blogs and newsletters including New You Magazine and more. A former Chicago reporter and analyst by nature, Eliza created Eliza's Anti-Aging Arsenal ( a blog for people over 40, where she shares anti-aging tips, tricks and tools, vents a lot, and is known as "The Anti-Aging Authority With Attitude." Connect with Eliza at

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