Which One? A Guide to Natural Sunscreen

Sunscreen is an everyday necessity, but which one do you choose? As more and more chemical based sunscreen brands are popping up with the words ‘natural’ and ‘preservative free’, you need to keep your wits about you and be informed about what really goes into these so called ‘natural’ creams.  So I have put together a Natural Sunscreen Product Guide to help you sift through and choose what sunscreen best suits you.

Let’s quickly differentiate between the two types of sunscreen creams there are:

These are Natural and chemical. Natural sunscreen is a Zinc oxide formulation which reflects UV-A and UV-B rays unlike chemical sunscreens which use toxic ingredients to absorb these rays into your skin! At The Well Store, we have done the research for you and picked out the best natural sunscreen products with Zinc Oxide as the active ingredient. You can be the judge…

Eco Logical Sunscreen 30+ for Face

This facial Sunscreen is lightweight, non-greasy and hypoallergenic, specifically designed for use under make up. It is easy to apply as it has a silky consistency and is non comedogenic (doesn't clog the pores) whilst also being delivering broad based UVA and UVB SPF 30+ sun protection. As an added bonus it is also loaded with antioxidants to help reduce the aging effects of the skin. It is suitable for use on adults and children over 6 months. Available in 65g

Eco logical Sunscreen 30+ Body

Eco logical Body is also a SPF 30+ sunscreen giving you broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. It is water resistant for up to 3 hours and is a non-greasy, non-whitening lotion that is fragrance free. Packed with the nourishing effects of Shea Butter and Jojoba to soften your skin, combined with antioxidants; Green Tea and Grape Seeds. This lotion is suitable for both adults and children over 6 months old. Available in 150g and 100g

Eco Logical Baby 30+ Sunscreen

This product is a safe and effective alternative for your baby, it is water resistant and easy to apply with its silky smooth texture. Eco logical Baby is a powerfully acting natural UV sunscreen lotion, yet gentle enough for use on the skin of infants. Formulated with nourishing and moisturising Shea Butter, Jojoba, Avocado and Carrot Oils, this hypoallergenic sunscreen offers protection for babies and also anyone who has sensitive skin. Available in 100g


Wot Not SPF 30+ Sunscreen

Wot Not SPF Sunscreen is a great option for the whole family. It is formulated with natural and certified organic ingredients, it contains zinc oxide to naturally protect you, whilst also providing a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Enriched with certified organic Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, this sunscreen is gentle and easy to apply, calming and protecting skin. Gentle enough for use on babies 6months and up. Available in 100g

Soleo Organics 30+ Sunscreen 

Soleo Organics Sunscreen is a multi-award winning lightweight cream that is water resistant for up to 3 hours and provides a natural, SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Made with certified organic ingredients, this is a great option to use daily as it is a non-greasy formulation which is easily absorbed into the skin. It can be used on your face as well due to its non-whitening natural Zinc Oxide which is also combined with a combination of botanicals and antioxidants including Macadamia Oil and Green Tea extract to not only protect but also moisturise the skin. It also comes in a handy pocket size 40g (with a lanyard) that you can wear around your neck or attach to the side of your bag or a children’s school bag. Available in 75g and 40g

 Simple As That SPF 30+ Sunscreen

This sunscreen is a 100% natural, light weight, vegan product suitable for the whole family. It is formulated to be non-greasy and is suitable to be used on the face before you apply make-up or used all over the body for everyday sun protection. It safely provides broad spectrum protection from the suns UVA and UVB rays using non-Nano Zinc Oxide as its active ingredient, combined with antioxidants of Green Tea and Rosehip Oil and Red Raspberry Seed Oil for its natural protection against UVA and UVB rays.  Available in 100ml

Eco Tan Coconut Sunscreen 30+ Body Sunscreen

 Eco Tan Natural Coconut Sunscreen offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is water resistant for up to 3 hours. It has a yummy coconut tropical scent and can be used for the face and whole body. Formulated with natural Zinc Oxide to provide sun protection, Shea Butter and cucumber to soothe and moisturise the skin leaving it smooth and soft. Available in 150ml

After Sun Care

Just as important for your skin is replenishing and soothing it after a day out in the harsh sun. I recommend you try the USDA Certified Organic Badger After Sun Balm. Created using only natural ingredients that boast soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, with Cocoa and Shea Butters to condition and smooth parched skin, whilst the use of essential oils such as Lavender to help soothe, cool, and relieve your dry, tight skin after sun exposure. With a light tropical scent, this balm is suitable to be used on the whole body.

 What ever the case, no matter where you are, always remember to wear protective clothing, slap on some sunscreen and wear a hat. Prevention is the best medicine.


Be well xx



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