Bare Difference

find more about us, our products and how you can protect your skin from uv rays.

Our Story

Some say that we're all a product of our environment. In our case, we're a product of Southern California, where you can hike, bike, ski and surf all in the same day (challenge anyone...?), and where health, wellness and the environment is always a top concern. As a result, we demand a product that can protect our skin without compromising our health, performance, wallet - and most importantly - the very spots we like to play in.

Bare Republic’s healthy, eco-active Mineral Sunscreens are formulated for the entire family. Our broad-spectrum sunscreens are proudly free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, synthetic fragrances, petroleum, parabens and anything else we wouldn't want to put on our skin or leave behind in nature.  

Don’t be shy, #GOBAREOUTSIDE with Bare Republic!

  • Eco - Active

    High-performance, environmentally focused products, formulated for the active eco-conscious lifestyle.

  • Full Protection

    Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, water-resistant formulas, no parabens, no retinyl-palmitate, no worries! 

  • Technology + Nature

    Cruelty-free products combine antioxidant-rich oils and plant extracts to nourish and protect you and your family from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

  • Natural Scents

    Synthetic fragrances can cause skin irritation and sting your eyes! Enjoy our all natural Coconut Vanilla and Coconut Mango signature scents.

what are uv rays?

The sunlight that reaches us is made up of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer.

Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling (photoaging), and suppression of the immune system. UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer. The intensity of UVB rays vary by season, location and time of day.

the spf scoop

SPF stands for sun protection factor. Sunscreens are classified by an SPF number which refers to their ability to deflect UVB rays. The SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to burn sunscreen-protected skin vs. unprotected skin.

Use a broad spectrum SPF of 30 or higher to protect not only against sunburn, but reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging caused by the sun.

mineral vs clearscreen®:
which is which?

Mineral and Clearscreen® Sunscreens are differentiated by their active sun protection ingredients. Mineral sunscreens use mineral (also commonly referred to as “physical”) active ingredients such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays, while Clearscreen®; sunscreens use chemical (also commonly referred as “non-mineral” or “traditional”) active ingredients designed to absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays. All of our formulations guarantee broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays!

fda in - vitro broad
spectrum test

The FDA has established a standard test for over-the-counter (sold without a prescription) sunscreen products that determines which products are allowed to be labeled as “Broad Spectrum.”

Products that pass the broad spectrum test provide protection against both ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) and ultraviolet A radiation (UVA). A certain percentage of a broad spectrum product’s total protection is against UVA.

The Critical Wavelength of the adjacent test for our Bare Republic Mineral Face SPF 30 product is 374.00 nm, and satisfies the criteria for “Broad Spectrum” labeling (minimum of 370 nm required).

in - vivo
water resistance test

A 10 person in-vivo test, in which water resistance is presented as a comparison of initial SPF and water-exposed SPF by immersion. Based on test results, a passing SPF product may display: Water Resistant (40 Minutes) or Water Resistant (80 Minutes).