5 of the best natural sunscreens

by Tracy Stokes on June 1, 2007

in EcoReview

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Here at EcoStreet we’ve been testing natural sunscreens. These are our favourites.

Yaoh Organic Hemp Seed Oil Sun Block comes in SPF15 and SPF30 and smells utterly delicious. Both options combine the protective, moisturising and rejuvenating qualities of hemp oil with the least damaging chemical sunblocks to produce a safe, protective lotion that is vegan, and free from parabens, harmful substances and unnecessary chemical additives. £9.95 for a 240ml bottle. Available directly from Yaoh.

Badger SPF15 Sunblock is a thick, yummy smelling cream offering good broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection. It lasts well in water (up to 40 minutes) and is 100% natural. £11.99 for a 82g tube from Hejhog or from Waitrose supermarkets.

Caribbean Blue Sunshield Sport SPF15 is a water resistant natural sunblock that protects against UVA and UVB rays. It is available from There Must Be A Better Way at £10.95 for 120ml.

Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Sun Lotion SPF25 is a light, non-greasy sun lotion. As well as giving good protection against UVA and UVB rays, it is a soothing and hydrating lotion with anti-oxidant properties. £10.99 for 200ml from Waitrose or online from Planta.

Edelweiss Sun Lotion SPF15 with Tan Accelerator is made by Green People. It gives great sun protection while also accelerating the natural tanning process with an extract of the carob tree. Available from Green People at £15.99 for 200ml.

… and two great after sun lotions: Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera After Sun Lotion (£5.99) and Yaoh Hemp After Sun (£6.95).

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Aurelien June 2, 2007 at 2:24 am

Thanks, now I know which one I’ll buy this summer 🙂 I usually don’t use sun lotion cause my half-cameroonian origins got me thinking I was naturally more protected but my skin sure deserves some protection too, from sun rays at least. Great blog by the way.

Cheers
Aurélien
http://senseup.wordpress.com

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Nikki June 4, 2007 at 10:33 am

Yaoh is my favourite. I’ve been using it for the past few years and it’s brilliant. The hemp oil is really moisturising and helps your tan sink in! It also smells of coconut which makes me think I’m on holiday even when I’m not 🙂

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Liz June 16, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Hello,

I have looked at your website to try and find a ‘green’ sun protection product which is also natural and not damaging to the skin. I have read several articles that all suggest Titanium Dioxide (found in lots of brands of sun protection) can be seriously harmful and may even cause cancer! What has worried me though is that ALL the products you have advertised which are promoted as ‘natural’ ‘caring’ ‘organic’ etc ALL contain the controversial ingredient Titanium Dioxide?! Do you think your company will at anytime look into this and possibly find alternative products? Or do you know of any alternative products at the moment?
Thank you

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