Yes I know we harp on about all the chemicals that get absorbed into the skin from using commercial products (and therefore directly into our bloodstream) BUT it is something to be aware of an consider. And sunscreen is no different.

Yes we know that you should stay out of the sun during the hottest periods of the day and always cover up (hello slip, slop, slap), but, there are times when a little sunscreen for extra insurance is needed – whether that be while outdoors exercising or hitting the beach for a little chill time.

So because we have your back, below we’ve complied a list of natural, toxic free options for you to consider next time you head out for some Vitamin D!

Invisible Zinc

The ultimate barrier cream minus the nasty chemicals, Invisible Zinc isn’t a new one to the market however formulas are updated regularly to insure we get the best.

Zinc oxide is key in helping keep your skin ‘sun safe’ with a sun shield derived from nature. As the only active ingredient used throughout the Invisible Zinc range, zinc oxide is a natural, physical sunscreening agent that delivers high SPF protection against both UVA and UVB rays, and helps to prevent premature ageing and wrinkling (winning!).

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Unlike the chemical filters that absorb UV rays in traditional sunscreens, zinc oxide is a natural mineral reflector that creates a physical barrier on the surface of the skin and has been used as a key ingredient in a number of trusted skincare products for over 300 years including baby creams, calamine notions and skin salves.

In addition to their body range, if you’re looking for a bit of coverage while out and about aka taking you from beach to (smoothie) bar, you need the Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+ UVA-UVB. Its so much more than just mineral makeup: it’s a complete 3-in-1 sunscreen and beauty solution. Use daily to nourish, protect and help prevent premature ageing caused by excessive UV exposure.

Jurlique

The team from one of our fave natural skin care brands have delivered the goods with their sun protection range. Top products include the

Sun Specialist High Protection Cream which offers a SPF 40, providing high protection from the sun yet maintaining a non-greasy formula.

In addition to the important SPF rating that explains the UVB protection, Jurlique focuses on also achieving a high UVA protection rating.

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It is these UVA rays that penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and potentially cause skin to look older than its years. Jurlique’s Sun Specialist SPF 40 High Protection Cream carries a PA+++ rating that identifies the level of UVA protection.

The formulas also contains antioxidant-rich Australian super fruit berries, contains no Oxybenzone, Nanoparticles or petroleum- based ingredients and even the Self Tanner uses a naturally-derived self-tanning ingredient.

Natural Instinct

The Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen SPF30 is an everyday essential to ensure your skin is protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays, free radicals, and pollutants. This formula is blended with Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E to ensure your skin is moisturised without the heavy feeling that some sunscreens have. Its also water resistence so big props for summer!

Made in Australia. UVA and UVB protection. Recyclable packaging. Not tested on animals. Check it out here

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UV Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+

This SPF 30+ Sunscreen from UV Natural is ideal to use all year round, the lightweight formula is absorbed quickly and easily into the with a smooth, non-greasy finish. It uses 24.8% natural Zinc Oxide with a combination of nut oils and botanicals including Macadamia Nut Oil and Green Tea extract to help nourish and protect the skin from the sun’s rays.

Made in Australia. Vegan. Certified Cruelty Free. UVA and UVB protection. here

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Happy Summer!