The name is apropos—Metro Phoenix is nicknamed the "Valley of the Sun" for a reason. With an average of 299 sunny days a year, a visit to the area demands some sun protection. After all, what fun is vacay when you're dealing with a sunburn? These three local companies know the strength of the sun and created products to keep you safe.
Arizona Sun has been providing high-quality desert botanical products since 1982. Its sunscreens are made with natural ingredients, and are non-greasy and PABA-free. The company also offers moisturizers, lip balms, bath and hair care products. Available at a variety of locations, including Valley AJ’s Fine Foods.
La Grande Orange Grocery Lip Balm
La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria is a Phoenix staple for organic coffee and a variety of foods—as well as its own brand of lip balm. Created with the company’s own signature citrus flavor, it offers SPF 15 protection. 4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix
MrPoolParty LLC was launched in 2015 by locals Emilio Armand and Daren Rodhouse. The company offers sunscreen that is organic, and contains a revolutionary formula that allows zinc to rub in clear. It is also coral reef-friendly, water-resistant, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, oxybenzone-free and more. Purchase it on Amazon.