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Natural Sunscreen 2018

Best Natural Sunscreen Cheat Sheet

Best Natural Sunscreen Cheat Sheet

Sunshine. It’s life giving, yet dangerous. The combination of 246 sunny days per year, our love of the outdoors and the large percentage of fair skinned people here in Australia means we still have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.

I get asked a lot of questions about sunscreen around here! Understandable, really, as I'm pretty big on getting rid of toxic chemicals in our skincare. You’ll often hear me saying that one of the ways to cut down on unnecessary chemicals in your skincare is to simply cut down on the amount of skincare products that you use. However, sunscreen isn’t one of these. You can get away without using moisturiser, or shampoo, but if you live in Australia, you simply can’t get away without using sunscreen.

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Compare Natural Sunscreens

Name Active Ingredient Best For SPF Price
123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine Facestick Zinc Face 50 Check
123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine Sunscreen Zinc Body 40 Check
Arbonne Baby Care Sunscreen SPF30 Zinc Body 30
A Bit Hippy Vegan Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 Zinc Body 40
Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork SPF 30 Sunscreen Zinc, Titanium Dioxide Body 30
Badger Unscented Sunscreen SPF30 Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide Body 30 Check
Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 Avobenzone, Octinoxate Sport 50
Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30 Titanium Dioxide Body 30
Eco by Sonya Natural Sunscreen Zinc Body 30 Check
Eco Logical Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+ Zinc Baby 30+ Check
Eco Logical Body Sunscreen SPF 30+ Zinc Body 30+ Check
Eco Logical Face Sunscreen SPF 30+ Zinc Face 30+ Check
Ethical Zinc Natural Clear Zinc Sunscreen Zinc Body 50+ Check
Jack n Jill Kids Natural Sunscreen Zinc Baby 30 Check
Graham’s Natural Sunclear Sunscreen SPF 30+ Zinc Body 30+ Check
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Spray SPF50+ Avobenzone, Octocrylene, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Octyl Triazone, Bemotrizinol, Ecamsule Body 50+
Life Basics Sunscreen Zinc Face 30 Check
Little Innoscents Natural Sunscreen SPF30+ Zinc Body 30+ Check
Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen Zinc Body 30 Check
Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen Tinted Zinc Face, Body 30 Check
Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF30 Zinc Body 30
Milk & Co Protect Me+ SPF30+ Sunscreen Zinc Baby 30+
Modere Sunscreen SPF 50+ Zinc Body 50+
Moo Goo Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 Zinc Body 40
Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Zinc Body 30 Check
Natural Instinct Natural Kids Sunscreen SPF 30 Zinc Baby 30 Check
Natural Instinct Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 Zinc Face 30 Check
Simple As That Natural Sunscreen SPF30+ Zinc Face, Body 30+ Check
Simple As That Natural Baby & Kids Sunscreen Zinc Baby 30 Check
Skinstitut Age Defence SPF50+ Bisoctrizoler, Bemotrizinol, Octinoxate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ensulizole Body 50+
Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+ Zinc Body 30+ Check
Sun Bum Baby Bum Premium Natural Lotion SPF30 Zinc Baby 30
Sun Bum Baby Bum Mineral Face Stick Fragrance Free SPF50 Zinc Baby, Face 50
Sun Bum Face Stick SPF30 Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octinoxate, Octisalate Face 30
Sun Bum Original Spray Sunscreen SPF30 Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene Body 30
UV Natural Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+ Zinc Baby 30+ Check
UV Natural Sport Lip Sunscreen SPF30+ Zinc Sport, Lip 30+ Check
UV Natural Sport Sunscreen SPF30+ Zinc Sport 30+ Check
UV Natural Sunscreen SPF30+ Zinc Body 30+ Check
We Are Feel Good Inc. Sticky Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50+ Zinc, Bemotrizinol, Octocrylene, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate Face 50+
Wotnot 30 SPF Natural Baby Sunscreen Zinc Baby 30 Check
Wotnot 30 SPF Natural Sunscreen Zinc Body 30 Check
Wotnot Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 Zinc Face 30 Check
Dr Zoo Natural Zinc Free Pet Sunscreen Titanium Dioxide Dog n/a

Introduction

In the years since I’ve been doing this sunscreen cheat sheet, not a lot of new sunscreens with natural physical blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide have come on the market. This is because it’s pretty tricky to release a new sunscreen in Australia, thanks to the very strict standards set by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which regulates sunscreens here.

1. All sunscreens sold in Australian must be registered with the TGA. This is because they are formulated to prevent skin cancer.

2.TGA regulations don’t require manufacturers to list ingredients on products with a therapeutic purpose (as sunscreens prevent cancer, they fall into this category).

3.The TGA regulates sunscreens, but not cosmetics with sunscreen ingredients (that’s up to NICNAS).

So if you’re looking for a natural sunblock that’s not listed here, it may be because the manufacturer hasn’t listed the ingredients, which they are quite entitled to do, but makes it very hard to review. Or it may be that the product isn’t a sunscreen at all, but is a cosmetic with sunscreen ingredients. (There’s more info about that here).

You can check out my ‘Moisturisers with SPF’ cheat sheet, and don’t forget to have a look at the ingredients you should avoid in sunscreens.

Sunscreen Ingredients

Before I start talking about ingredients, it’s important to note that sunscreens prevent skin cancer. You’re better off to use a sunscreen with a chemical absorber than no sunscreen at all. I am absolutely not saying to stop using sunscreen. What I am saying is that there are some active sunscreen ingredients that, although they definitely prevent you from getting burnt and thus getting skin cancer, may have other issues.

So, having said that, sunscreen ingredients are divided into active and inactive ingredients. Active ingredients are the ones that protect you from the sun. Inactive ingredients are things like moisturisers, fragrances and preservatives.

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I’ve got a whole article on the blog about the sunscreen ingredients that you should look out for in sunscreens, but here’s a quick list:

Active ingredients to avoid:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Octinoxate
  • Homosalate
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Benzophenone-4
  • Benzophenone-8
  • Menthyl anthranilate
  • PABA
  • Padimate O
  • Trolamine salicylate

Inactive ingredients to avoid:

  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • PEGs
  • Fragrances
  • Synthetic colours
  • Problematic preservatives, including Methylisothiazolinone
  • Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A palmitate)

Personally, I always look out for mineral sunscreen (otherwise known as a physical sunscreen) that's made with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

Even if I'm out and about and can't find a chemical free sunscreen, I always try to choose a sunscreen without oxybenzone, as I find it very irritating and so do my children. Try to find one with avobenzone instead.

Reef Safe Sunscreen

If you're looking for reef safe sunscreen, there are a number of ingredients that you need to avoid:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Octinoxate
  • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor
  • Octocrylene
  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
  • Parabens

In the reviews (below), I've let you know which ones are environmentally friendly sunscreen, and therefore reef safe, and which ones aren't.

Top Five Natural Sunscreen Favourites

I get questions all the time about which products I actually use. So I thought I’d share my top five all time favourites with you on each Cheat Sheet.

I’m a reluctant sunscreen user. So many of them irritate me that I’d rather cover up from head to toe, stay in the shade and wear my enormous hat. But when I have to, these are the ones I use:

Wotnot Facial Sunscreen: I’ve been a massive fan of this since it came out. For me, it's the best sunscreen for face. I find that it works brilliantly under makeup, doesn’t make you look white if you don’t wear makeup, and doesn’t irritate. Love!

Simple As That Sunscreen: Another great zinc sunscreen that I love just as much as the Wotnot one. My husband seems to prefer this one, and the kids will happily use this as well.

Natural Instinct Invisible: Another one that my kids like and will use. And I love this one because natural sunscreens are often expensive, but this one is not.

123 Nourish Me Facestick: It’s so hard to find a natural stick sunscreen, and this one is great. I liked it when it first came out, but it’s been reformulated and is now even easier to apply. I took this one with me on holiday recently, and carried it around in my day pack because it’s so light and easy.

Eco Logical baby: this could be the best baby sunscreen - it's certainly popular. It's a great sunscreen, and it works for the whole family. Unfortunately, this is no longer available.


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Best Natural Sunscreen, Reviewed A-Z

123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine Facestick

123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine Facestick​ Sunscreen


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Comments: Nothing to be concerned about here, it’s a great ingredients list. This is the best sunscreen for kids going to kindy, as the little tube makes it so easy to apply.

For more information, read the 123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine review here.

SPF: 50

Reef safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active : Zinc Oxide 245Mg/G Other Ingredients: Castor Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Carnauba Wax, Shea Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (jojoba), Silica, Di-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Natural Vanilla Flavour.

123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine Sunscreen

123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine Sunscreen Sunscreen



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Comments: Nothing to be concerned about with this zinc oxide sunscreen. The flavour is actual vanilla, like you’d put in cakes, so I don’t have an issue with that either. I’ve used and like this, and it makes a great sunscreen for toddlers and kids because of the delicious smell.

For more information, read the 123 Nourish Me Hello Sunshine review here.

SPF: 40

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 210mg/g. Other Ingredients: Castor Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Carnauba Wax, Shea Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (jojoba), Silica, Di-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Natural Vanilla Flavour.

A Bit Hippy Vegan Natural Sunscreen SPF 40

A Bit Hippy Vegan Natural Sunscreen

Comments: A new entry this year, and the ingredients in this zinc sunblock look good to me!

SPF: 40

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24.96%w/w. Other ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide, Jojoba Oil, Galactoarabinan, Carnuba Wax, Coco Caprylate, Sorbitan Olivate & Lecithin & Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate & Cetyl Phosphate & Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, & Oleic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride (salt)

Arbonne Baby Care Sunscreen SPF30

Arbonne Baby Care Sunscreen

Comments: There are a couple of ingredients I’m not keen on here. Phenoxyethanol is an irritant, and a potential neurotoxin, and shouldn’t be used on babies, so I prefer to avoid it. There’s also dimethicone in this. It doesn’t score high in EWG, but I know that many of you prefer to avoid silicones, so I’m giving you the heads up. Otherwise, this would score low in EWG.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide. Other Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Tapioca Starch, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Stearic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork SPF 30 Sunscreen

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork SPF 30 Sunscreen

Comments: Very long ingredients list for this zinc and titanium dioxide sunscreen, and there’s a few I don’t like. There’s silicones (cyclopentasiloxane), and alumina (aluminium oxide) and phenoxyethanol. But the sunscreen ingredients are good ones, so it’s an okay product.

SPF: 30

Reef safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 2.5%; Zinc Oxide 7.2%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Sea Salt, Squalene, Saccharide Isomerate, Bisabolol, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Hydrated Silica, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Bentonite, Alumina, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Badger Unscented Sunscreen SPF30

Badget Unscented Sunscreen


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Comments: People ask me about this one all the time. The ingredients look fine, but it’s not registered by the TGA, and it shouldn’t be sold in Australia.

Regulations are there for a reason – we have the highest skin cancer rates in the world, and the best sunscreen regulations in the world. Badger is a great brand, but until they comply with TGA regulations for sunscreen, I won’t be using it on myself or my family.

There are plenty of good sunscreens with natural ingredients that do comply with Australian TGA regulations, so buy one of those instead.

If you're not in Australia, it is a good ingredients list.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 18.75% *Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E), *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract.*=Certified Organic

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50

Dermatologica Protection 50 Sport SPF50​

Comments: The sunscreen ingredients include octinoxate, which scores 6 in EWG. There’s also silicones, which many of us try to avoid. Otherwise, not too bad, but the octinoxate means that I wouldn’t use this.

SPF: 50

Reef Safe: No (octinoxate)

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetearyl Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Dimethyl Capramide, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Artemisia Pallens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate

Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30

Dermatologica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30​

Comments: Not a complete ingredients list. Fair enough, manufacturers don’t have to disclose ingredients. But if I don’t know what the ingredients are, I won’t use it on my family.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: ? (not a full ingredients list)

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredient: Titanium Dioxide, UV Smart Booster Technology, UltraCalmingTM Complex, Sodium PCA,  Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) and Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed and Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea), Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Leaf and Echinacea Purpurea (Coneflower), Iron Oxides.

Eco by Sonya Natural Sunscreen

Eco by Sonya Natural Sunscreen


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Comments: Ingredients are good – nothing to be concerned about here.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 220Mg/G. Inactives: Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis, (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aqua, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Cera, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Silica, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate (Naturally Derived From Corn Starch).

Eco Logical Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+

Eco Logical Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+


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Comments: Excellent ingredients, and a frontrunner for the best baby sunscreen in Australia. Unfortunately, this is no longer available.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22%. Inactive ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Silicon Dioxide, Cera Alba (Bee’s Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii Seed (Shea) Butter, Candelilla Cera, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Botswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract.

Eco Logical Body Sunscreen SPF 30+

Eco Logical Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+


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Comments: As with the baby sunscreen, these are great ingredients (although slightly different to the baby one), and it's another fabulous Australian sunscreen. I use and like this. Unfortunately, this is no longer available.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22%. Inactive ingredients: Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Silicon Dioxide, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii Seed (Shea) Butter, Candelilla Cera, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) Seed Oil*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*

Eco Logical Face Sunscreen SPF 30+

Eco Logical Face Sunscreen SPF 30+


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Comments: I just love this range of eco sunscreen. this one has more good ingredients, and great sun protection. The face version has a somewhat lighter formula than the body version, and it doesn’t irritate sensitive facial skin. It’s too thick to wear under makeup, but that’s not what it’s designed for. Great for sensitive skin if you’re outdoors all day. Unfortunately, this is no longer available.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%. Inactive ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Isoamyl Laurate, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract.

Ethical Zinc Natural Clear Zinc Sunscreen 50+

Ethical Zinc Natural Clear Zinc Sunscreen


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Comments: Another good eco friendly sunscreen. There's no ingredients to be concerned about, as it's a mineral based sunscreen with good inactive ingredients.

SPF: 50+

Reef safe: Yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide, Inactive: Medium Chain Triglycerides, White Beeswax, Coco-caprylate, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, D-alpha-tocopheryl Acetate, French Vanilla

Jack n Jill Kids Natural Sunscreen

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Comments: Jack n Jill Kids have a new addition to the range of natural baby sunscreen Australia in 2019. This natural kids sunscreen is suitable from 6 months, and the ingredients look really good. There’s Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, but this sounds scarier than it is, and I’m happy with this ingredients list. I think this would probably score a 1 in EWG. A welcome new addition, I reckon!

SPF: 30

Reef safe: yes

EWG Skin Deep Rating: Not listed but estimate it as a 1

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide (22%), Inactive ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Cera Alba, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Glycerin, Aqua, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil

Graham’s Natural Sunclear Sunscreen SPF 30+

Graham’s Natural Sunclear Sunscreen


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Comments: The ingredients in this are great. Nothing to be concerned about here.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Microfine Zinc Oxide 26%. Inactive: Rose Hip Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Vegetable Oils.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Spray SPF50+

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Spray SPF50+

Comments: Drometrizole Trisiloxane is known human respiratory toxicant, so definitely not what I want in a spray on product. Then there’s propylene glycol, alcohol denat, and Triethanolamine. So it’s not one that I’ll be using.

SPF: 50+

Reef Safe: No (octocrylene)

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) 5.0%w/w, Octocrylene 4.5%w/w, Drometrizole Trisiloxane 4.0%w/w, Octyl Triazone 2.5%w/w, Bemotrizinol 2.0%w/w, Ecamsule 1.5%w/w. Other ingredients: Aqua / Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Alcohol Denat, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyester-5, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Pentasodium Ethylenediamine Tetramethylene Phosphonate, Polyacrylate-3, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine.

Life Basics Sunscreen

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Comments: The ingredients that are listed look good, but this is not a full ingredients list. It says ‘key non active ingredients’, which means there are ingredients that are not listed.

Fair enough, manufacturers don’t have to disclose what’s in their sunscreens, but if I don’t know what all the ingredients are, I would choose another product for myself and my family.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, key non active ingredients Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil.

Little Innoscents Natural Sunscreen SPF30+

Little Innoscents Natural Sunscreen SPF30+


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Comments: Another good list of ingredients with zinc oxide as broad spectrum protection. The aluminium starch octenysuccinate is the only one you might question, as there are contamination concerns. But it’s a low concern, and I’m happy with this sunscreen. This would probably score a 1 on EWG. I’ve used and like this.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 220mg/g. Other ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Grape Vine (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate Salt, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera Cera) wax, Bees (Cera Alba ) Wax, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed) Oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Fruit Oil.

Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen

Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen


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Comments: The ingredients list is good. The aluminium starch octenysuccinate is the only one you might question, as there are contamination concerns. But it’s a low concern, and I’m still happy with this sunscreen. It would probably score a 1 on EWG. I’ve used this and like it. My children like the fact that it’s non greasy, and if that’s what it takes to get them to wear a natural sun screen, I’m happy.

For more information, read the How the New Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen Stacks Up

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide 22%. Inactive: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Grape Vine (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Silica, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera Cera) Wax, Bees (Cera Alba ) Wax, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed) Oil, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Aqua, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Fruit Oil.

Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen Tinted

Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen Tinted




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Comments: The ingredients are almost exactly the same as the non tinted version, above, with the addition of iron oxides for a hint of colour. Another good tinted sunblock.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide. Inactive: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Grape Vine (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Silica, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera Cera) Wax, Bees (Cera Alba ) Wax, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed) Oil, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Aqua, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Fruit Oil, Iron Oxide, Parfum* *Naturally derived from coconut oil.

Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF30

Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF30

Comments: There’s silicones (cyclopentasiloxane), alumina (aluminium oxide) and phenoxyethanol. It’s not terrible, but it’s not for me.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carnosine, Lecithin, Polyquaternium-10, Xanthan Gum, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Ergothioneine, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Cera Microcristallina, Cetearyl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Isostearic Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Coumarin, Citric Acid.

Milk & Co Protect Me+ SPF30+ Sunscreen

Milk & Co Protect Me+ SPF30+ Sunscreen

Comments: This isn’t a full ingredients listing, and Milk declined to provide me with the full list. Fair enough, they’re within their rights to do that under Australian law, but if they won’t disclose, I won’t buy. From the minimal ingredients that are disclosed, the benzyl alcohol is not recommended for infant skin, phenoxyethanol is an irritant and potential neurotoxin and not recommended for infants, and sorbic acid is a potential allergen. So I wouldn’t use this.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 220MG/G. Other ingredients: Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol

Modere Sunscreen SPF 50+

Modere Sunscreen SPF 50+

Comments: There’s a couple of ingredients in this that I’m not super keen on. There’s phenoxyethanol, and there’s also 4- methylbenzylidene camphor. The EU suspects that this one is an endocrine disrupter, and EWG gives it a score of 7. There are better choices, so I’d pick something else.

SPF: 50+

Reef Safe: No (4-methylbenzylidene camphor)

EWG Ratings3 Moderate Hazard

Ingredients: Zinc oxide, methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol, bemotrizinol, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, phenoxyethanol, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol.

Moo Goo Natural Sunscreen SPF 40

Moo Goo Natural Sunscreen SPF 40

Comments: Another good ingredients list and a nice high percentage of zinc oxide for broad spectrum protection. Nothing to be concerned about here.

SPF: 40

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide, Jojoba Oil, Galactoarabinan, Beeswax, Coco Caprylate, Sorbitan Olivate, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Cetyl Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Oleic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride (salt)

Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen SPF 30




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Comments: Again, a good ingredients list, with the same comments on the aluminium starch octenysuccinate as before. It is a low concern, and I’ve used and like this sunscreen. Doesn’t go on white, it’s much clearer than the others, hence the ‘invisible’ in the name. It would probably score a 1 in EWG.

For more information, read the Natural Instinct Are Now Disclosing Their Sunscreen Ingredients

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 220 mg/g, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape seed) Seed Oil, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii  (Shea) Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate , Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla wax) , Cera Alba, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Aqua, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green tea) Extract, Rosa Canina  (Rosehip) Fruit Oil.

Natural Instinct Natural Kids Sunscreen SPF 30

Natural Instinct Natural Kids Sunscreen SPF 30




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Comments: Another good ingredients list in this natural sunscreen for kids. The aluminium starch octenysuccinate is the only one you might question, as there are contamination concerns. But it’s a low concern, and I’m still happy with this sunscreen. It would probably score a 1 in EWG.

For more information, read the Natural Instinct Are Now Disclosing Their Sunscreen Ingredients

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 220 mg/g. Inactive ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape seed) Seed Oil, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla wax), Cera Alba, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E),  Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green tea) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil.

Natural Instinct Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30

Natural Instinct Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30




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Comments: Another good natural sun cream from Natural Instinct. This one is a tinted sunscreen so that you don’t have ‘ghost face’ when you’re at the beach all day! As I mentioned in the kids sunscreen for this brand, the aluminium starch octenysuccinate is the only ingredient that you might question, but this scores a 2 in EWG, and the whole product scores a 1.

For more information, read the Natural Instinct Are Now Disclosing Their Sunscreen Ingredients

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings1 Low Hazard

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 220 mg/g. Inactive Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape seed) Seed Oil, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii  (Shea) Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate , Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla wax) , Cera Alba, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Aqua, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green tea) Extract, Rosa Canina  (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, CI 77492, CI 77491,CI 77499.

Simple As That Natural Sunscreen SPF30+

Simple As That Natural Sunscreen SPF30+




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Comments: This is one of my favourites. The ingredients are good (the fragrance is natural), and this performs really well as a natural sunscreen for face or body. It’s non greasy, great to wear under makeup, and it's a vegan sunscreen, too.

For more information, read the Simple As That Natural Sunscreen – Reviewed

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sucrose Cocoate, Rosa Canina  Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Simple As That Natural Baby & Kids Sunscreen

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Comments: Like the adult version, this is another zinc based sunscreen with great ingredients. I'm happy to use this as a natural sunscreen for babies and kids.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 210mg/g (21%). Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sucrose Cocoate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Skinstitut Age Defence SPF50+

Skinstitut Age Defence SPF50+

Comments: This isn’t a complete list of ingredients. However, from what we can see, there’s octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate), which scores a 6 in EWG. There’s also phenoxyethanol, so I’m afraid that it’s a no from me.

SPF: 50+

Reef Safe: No (octinoxate)

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol 60mg/g, Bemotrizinol 50mg/g, Octyl Methoxycinnamate 50mg/g, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate 50mg/g, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid 10mg/g, Octyl Triazone 20mg/g Contains: Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin as Antimicrobial Preservatives

Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+

Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+




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Comments: Another excellent choice of non toxic sunscreen – great ingredients and zinc oxide for broad spectrum protection. This is another one of my favourites, and I usually have a tube of this stashed somewhere.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings1 Low Hazard

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22.3% (active ingredient)  Vitis vinifera seed oil (grapeseed)  Helianthus annus seed oil (Sunflower)  Capric/caprylic triglyceride  Vegetable Oils  Candellia Cera  Cera alba (beeswax)  Camellia sinesis leaf extract (green tea)  Anthemis noblis flower extract (roman chamomile)  Lecithin  Carthamis tinctorius seed oil (safflower)  Cucumis sativus fruit extract (cucumber)  Natural Vitamin E

Sun Bum Baby Bum Premium Natural Lotion SPF30

Comments: I’ve had a few questions about this brand. This looks okay, except for the perfume, which means that I wouldn’t use it on myself or my children. Also, there’s the aluminium starch octenylsuccinate, which as I’ve mentioned before has contamination concerns, but they’re low. Do be aware, that while the baby sunscreen from this brand looks okay, that’s not the same for all the products from this brand.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 22.00%, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Beeswax, Betacarotene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glycine Soya (Soybean) Oil, Parfum, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

Sun Bum Baby Bum Mineral Face Stick Fragrance Free SPF50

Sun Bum Baby Bum Mineral Face Stick Fragrance Free SPF50

Comments: There’s no perfume in this one, and it looks good. It’s pricey, but handy in a stick form. Do be aware, that while the baby sunscreen from this brand looks okay, that’s not the same for all the products from this brand.

SPF: 50

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (19.2%), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oryzanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Bisabolol

Sun Bum Face Stick SPF30

Sun Bum Face Stick SPF30

Comments: While the baby stick looks okay, I can’t say the same for this one. These are all chemical absorbers, rather than physical barriers. They’re not the worst chemical absorbers – homosalate and octinoxate each score a 4 in EWG, and octinoxate scores a 6. But both homosalate and octinoxate are both suspected of being weak endocrine disrupters. BHT is an irritant, and again, suspected of being a weak endocrine disrupter. And then there’s fragrance and petrochemicals (paraffin). So I can’t say I’m super keen.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: No (octinoxate)

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.00%, Homosalate 15.00%, Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beeswax, BHT, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Fragrance, Ozokerite, Paraffin, Polyester-8, Polyethylene, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Sun Bum Original Spray Sunscreen SPF30

Sun Bum Original Spray Sunscreen SPF30

Comments: This one is a spray, which means you’re much more likely to inhale these chemicals – not good. It also makes it harder to apply enough sunscreen to protect your skin. Again, the protective ingredients are chemical absorbers, rather than physical barriers. Homosalate and octinoxate each score a 4 in EWG, and octinoxate scores a 6. Homosalate and octinoxate are both suspected of being weak endocrine disrupters. And there’s also the fragrance. I wouldn’t want to be breathing in any of these. I’d definitely give this one a miss.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: No (octinoxate)

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.00%, Homosalate 10.00%, Octisalate 5.00%, Octocrylene 3.75%, Alcohol Denat., Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Fragrance, Tocopherol.

UV Natural Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+

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Comments: Another natural zinc sunscreen. I personally find this one a little greasy, but it’s really moisturising and offers great sun protection. The straightforward UV Natural sunscreen version of this, and the sport version of this brand have very similar ingredients, and they’re just as good.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24.8%, Zinc Stearate, Grape Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Colloidal Silica, Iron Oxide.

UV Natural Sport Lip Sunscreen SPF30+

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Comments: Good, moisturising ingredients and a high percentage of zinc. This is great protection for if you’re at the beach or playing sport, and the little tube on the keychain is so handy.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Carnauba Wax, Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Oil, Zinc Oxide, Macadamia Oil, Iron Oxide.

UV Natural Sport Sunscreen SPF30+

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Comments: Good, moisturising ingredients and a high percentage of zinc. This is great protection for if you’re at the beach or playing sport.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24.8%, Zinc Stearate, Grape Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Colloidal Silica, Australian Sandalwood, Lavender, Patchouli , Iron Oxide.

UV Natural Sunscreen SPF30+

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Comments: Great ingredients, and a good sunscreen. Personally, I find this a little oily, but it’s super moisturising and my skin never feels dry after using this.

SPF: 30+

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 24.8%, Zinc Stearate, Grape Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Colloidal Silica, Iron Oxide.

We Are Feel Good Inc. Sticky Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50+

We are Feel Good Inc. Sticky Zinc Sunscreen

Comments: This one says zinc sunscreen, and while there is zinc as the active ingredient, there's also PEG's, silicones, petrochemicals and BHT as the preservative (which is an irritant and allergen, and a weak endocrine disrupter). I'd choose another zinc sun cream!

SPF: 50+

Reef Safe: No

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Actives: Zinc Oxide 200 mg/g, Bemotrizinol 30 mg/g, Octocrylene 20 mg/g, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate 40 mg/g. Other: Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Calcium Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triacontanyl PVP, Cyclohexasiloxane, Magnesium Sulfate, Glyceryl Oleate, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, BHT, Cera Alba, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI 77492, CI 77491 and CI 77499.

Wotnot 30 SPF Natural Baby Sunscreen

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Comments: More good ingredients, and another sunscreen that I use and like.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (250Mg/G). Other ingredients: Beeswax-White, Candelilla Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Gmo-Free Vitamin E), Grapeseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Shea Butter, Silica, Water-Purified, Naticide.

Wotnot 30 SPF Natural Sunscreen

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Comments: Yet another good choice. This all natural sunscreen has a nice high percentage of zinc oxide for broad spectrum protection, and lots of nice moisturising oils.

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (250Mg/G). Other ingredients: Beeswax-White, Candelilla Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Gmo-Free Vitamin E), Grapeseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Shea Butter, Silica, Water-Purified, Naticide.

Wotnot Facial Sunscreen SPF 30

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Comments: I find that this is the best sunscreen for sensitive skin. I can wear it under makeup without my face feeling itchy, dry or too oily. You can use this all over your body, too. It's definitely one of my favourites, and I'm never without this.

For more information, read the Wotnot’s New Face Sunscreen – Reviewed

SPF: 30

Reef Safe: Yes

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 250Mg/G. Other ingredients: Purified Water, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Diisopropyl Adipate, Coco Caprylate, Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Galactoarabinan, Camellia Oil, Vitamin E, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Silica, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Olivate, Xanthan Gum, Green Tea Extract, Iron Oxide, Epsom Salt, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, 1,2-Dihydroxyoctane, Octanohydroxamic Acid, Natural Fragrance

Dr Zoo Natural Zinc Free Pet Sunscreen

Dr Zoo Natural Zinc Free Pet Sunscreen

Comments: This isn’t one for humans!
One of my lovely readers wanted to know if this is any good for her dog, and it’s great. Dogs need sunscreen, too, but zinc sun protection isn't good for them. This has titanium dioxide and other ingredients that are safe and lickable for dogs. Brilliant!

EWG Ratings: not listed

Ingredients: Purified Water, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Coco-Caprylate, Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Emulsifier), Piroctone Olamine, Naringin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Aluminium Stearate, Aluminium Stearate, Hop Extract.

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