Sometimes it’s hard to find sunscreen protection for darker skin. Either it doesn’t absorb properly, leaving white streaks on the skin, or it really doesn’t provide the protection that sensitive skin needs. You may think the darker the skin, the harder it is for skin to burn, but for a lot of people, including me, the opposite is true. Another frustrating problem is that sometimes sunscreens can be insanely expensive when they are mineral-free and contain organic ingredients. But in this day and age of skin cancer dangers, it’s crucial to find a product to protect us.

There’s a new company that has taken all of these things into account: Suntegrity Skincare. Inspired by her mother’s skin cancer and others who had suffered from skin cancer, Tricia Trimble continues the fight against the disease by creating this organic, wholesome ingredient-filled line of products. Using the best scientifically known ingredient that blocks harmful UV rays, zinc oxide, Suntegrity also provides amino acids and super antioxidants that reverse any prior sun damage. Aloe, tea tree oil, grapefruit oil, cucumber fruit extract and an acid extracted from the starch of potatoes are just some of the elements that go into the cruelty-free produced line.

My go-to product so far has been the daily use of the face protector with an SPF of 30. After I wash my face and use toner, I put the all-natural sunscreen on, let it sit for about a minute and then use my normal moisturizer. My face looks hydrated, not greasy and without a streak in sight. A little goes a long way; you only really need a nice dollop for your face and neck.

Suntegrity offers a SPF 30 body sunscreen that also soaks right in with no streaks. And when you sweat, there’s no buildup. Suntegrity recommends using their Vitamin D supplement pills in your sun defense program, as it is a vitamin that our bodies are unable to produce when we are out in the sun. The vitamins support your immune system and strengthen your body’s ability to protect yourself from sun damage.

Finally, a fairly inexpensive way to protect our skin!

Suntegrity products can be found at, the Detox Market in Venice and Beauty Loops in Redondo Beach. For more information, visit