What is Bare Republic?
I have been looking for more eco friendly & sustainable products to replace everyday items. But I also want to find affordable items that everyday people like you and me can afford and that's when I found Bare Republic. Bare Republic is a sunscreen brand that is dedicated to making sunscreen healthy for us and the environment.
I actually first heard of them through Instagram as a girl I follow @lyns.sea posted a photo that was an ad, but she mentioned that it was reef safe and vegan. I think this must have saved subconsciously in my mind as when I went to CVS today to pick up some new tinted face SPF, I saw this and instantly looked at it.
Bare Republic sunscreen is:
- Cruelty Free
- Reef Friendly
- Gluten Free
- TSA Approved
- Non GMO
- Mineral Sunscreen
- Preservative Free
- Free of Chemical Sunscreen Actives
Bare Republic has:
- No Parabens
- No Phthalates
- No Sulfates
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No EDTA
- No Formaldehyde
- No Lanolin
- No Mineral Oil
- No Petrolatum and Paraffin
- No BHA and BHT
- No MIT
- No Retinyl Palmitate
- No Chemical Sunscreen Actives, including Oxybenzone and Octinoxate
"At Bare Republic, we believe everyone should have the tools to fully enjoy a healthy life. That’s why we’re committed to creating safe, effective products that are fun and accessible to all."
Why I got these products from Bare Republic
Bare Republic has several items available including spray sunscreen, lotion sunscreen, gel-lotion sunscreen, face sunscreen, tinted face sunscreen, kids sunscreen, aftersun, coloured sunscreen sticks and even hand sanitiser.
I got the tinted face sunscreen lotion and the gel-lotion sunscreen lotion for the body. I got these because of all the reasons listed above but mostly because they are vegan, cruelty free and reef safe.
Bare Republic products are also super affordable. They're roughly the same price as everything else in store but they're so much better for you and the environment!
"We’re a group of friends from California with a shared passion for health, wellness, and adventure. As our own families grew and we began searching for clean products that would support our lifestyle, we realized that healthy products were too expensive or didn’t feel good, and the Bare Republic journey began. Today, the adventure rolls on as we continue our quest to bring simple, safe, and effective solutions in the hands of everyone."
"What we put in our products is just as important as what we leave out. Our vegan, cruelty-free formulas are packed with naturally effective, antioxidant-rich plant extracts. We’re free from chemical sunscreen actives, synthetic fragrances, parabens, and more, so you are free to play safely!"
"Our high performance formulas won’t bail on you—or your next adventure. Whether it’s sunscreens that deliver water-resistant broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection or a hand sanitizer that kill 99.9% of germs, our dermatologist-tested formulas are highly effective. We’ve got your back (and front)!"
"The great outdoors is our playground, so it’s important to us to protect it. We create products that are as fun as they are environmentally-friendly. From our formulas (like our reef-friendly sunscreen) to our packaging (made with sustainable materials whenever possible), we’re always thinking about what we don’t want on our skin or the places we’re in. Because we’ve only got one playground!"
"Large or small, our outdoor adventures always begin with family and friends. It’s a part of the healthy lifestyle that we are so passionate about. So whether you are taking your baby out for a stroll, spending the day at soccer practice, or hitting the trails with friends, our mission is to keep you free from unnecessary stress so you’re free to enjoy life’s special moments."
First Impressions & Review
Mineral SPF 30 Body Sunscreen Gel-Lotion $16.99
I got this gel-lotion product because it looked lighter and maybe easier to rub in that normal lotion. I was nervous about the fact that this product is reef safe, as I've bought a reef safe sunscreen before, but it took about 3-5 mins per limb to rub in. I ended up not using it and gave it to a friend. But this Bare Republic gel-lotion formula is lovely. It melts in the skin and rubs in within seconds.
I would recommend this product to everyone as it is lightweight, easy to rub in, it smells lovely, and it is affordable! I will be switching to this sunscreen from now on as I love the product so much!
"Mineral protection never felt so light! The first of its kind, our ultra clean mineral gel-lotion formula feels refreshingly light, smoothing easily over skin to deliver hydrating mineral sun protection."
Mineral SPF 30 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion $14.99
I was looking for a tinted face SPF and decided to try this one and I was not disappointed. I have tried several tinted SPF creams before, including one from La Roche Posay which made my skin super greasy and wet looking. I would always have to powder straight after applying to make it matte. But this tinted SPF from Bare Republic is so lovely. It is a thick mousse like texture that blends into the skin seamlessly. It doesn't have any coverage for spots etc but it doesn't leave that dreaded white cast that untinted face SPF creams do.
This feels smooth on the skin, it was easy to apply and it was invisible to see. This is perfect for people who want an SPF under their make up, someone who wants to apply SPF without needing a mirror or anyone who just wants an SPF face cream without leaving a white tint on the skin. It is lovely and I will be purchasing this for a very long time!