(Now back in stock, along with a new addition to the range - Green People Aloe Vera After Sun)
DID YOU KNOW THAT SPF50 PROVIDES ONLY 2% MORE PROTECTION FROM THE SUN THAN SPF25? More info....
Aloe Vera, Edelweiss and Elderflower
Natural Health & Beauty magazine readers voted Green People Sun Lotion's the Best! "If you’re going to trust a range to protect your skin from the sun then this is the one."
Many people mistakenly believe that SPF50 sunscreen offers twice as much protection from the sun as SPF25 but, misleadingly, SPF50 gives a false sense of security as it actually only offers 2% more protection! Please see this article by Green People, which explains this and which demonstrates why it's so important to use the correct amount of sun lotion.
A natural and organic unscented sun lotion for babies and children with sensitive skin
- Protects against UVA and UVB using natural ingredients
- Moisturising, soothing and suitable for sensitive skin - scent free
- Rich in antioxidants to protect against cell damage
- Water resistant
This natural sunscreen is made without parabens, lanolin, phthalates, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals and colourants to bring you the purest children's sun lotion that nature can offer.
Suitable from birth
Note – vegetarian not vegan due to beeswax content.
150ml, also available in 30ml travel/trial size
Green People's packaging is recyclable and non air-freighted. They only use the purest, natural and organic ingredients hand made in small quantities to ensure you receive the freshest products possible.
Green People products for delivery outside the UK: Please note that we are only able to send Green People products to some countries. Therefore, please contact us before ordering, to find out if we can deliver to your country, if you'd like to order any Green People products for overseas delivery.
Pour sunscreen into your cupped palm until full then apply to body 30 minutes before exposure to sun then every 2 hours or after swimming. For children, measure using their cupped palm. Measurement should be equivalent to 2mg per cm2.
| Ingredients in this GREEN PEOPLE organic unscented sun lotion:
Aqua (spring water), Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate (naturally-occurring UV-filter), *Olea europaea (olive) oil, *Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ^*Elaeis guineensis (palm) oil, Cetearyl alcohol (emulsifying plant wax), Titanium dioxide (mineral UV-filter), Cetearyl glucoside (plant wax extract), Glyceryl stearate (derived from plant material), *Cera alba (bees wax), *Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, *Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) powder, *Chamomilla recutita (chamomile) extract, Gnaphalium leontopodium (edelweiss) extract, ^Commiphora myrrha (myrrh) oil, *Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative system), Citric acid (pH regulator).
^ fairly traded
* 81.11% certified organic ingredients
Product code: GP-G011
| Apply more sunscreen instead of higher SPF, experts say
Consumers are being advised to apply sunscreen generously this summer rather than choose an ultra-high SPF lotion.
With more and more 100+ SPF lotions on the market, many people believe that they need to use a very high factor sunscreen in order to be protected from UV rays.
However, no sunscreen offers absolute protection and whilst the higher numbers sound impressive, they really do not mean much in terms of sun safety.
Here’s a simple table to explain SPF values and the amount of UVB rays blocked:
% UVB rays
You will notice there is actually not much difference between SPF15 and SPF100 – at least a lot less difference than the SPF figure appears to represent. The fact is that, as long as they are properly applied, most sun lotions offers quite a high level of protection and it just isn’t necessary for most of us to use an ultra-high SPF sunscreen.
Why you need to apply sunscreen generously
However, the most revealing information comes from a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University who has been researching the efficacy of sunscreens.
He said: “It turns out if you apply half the amount [of sunscreen], you get the protection of only the square root of the SPF”.
What this means is if you are supposed to apply an ounce of SPF70 sun lotion but only use half an ounce, you will get just SPF8.4. Similarly, if you use half the recommended amount of SPF25, you will only get the protection of SPF5.
This means that the higher the SPF, the more rapidly the protection falls off with under-application.
Why higher SPF sunscreen doesn’t mean better protection
Many people buy higher SPF sun lotions because they want better protection but unfortunately, they can sometimes end up offering less.
You may coat your children in SPF100 first thing and think they are covered all day, or use the less-impressive sounding SPF25 and choose to re-apply regularly and give them a sun hat and T-shirt to wear.
What this demonstrates is that it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security by a high SPF and fail to re-apply. Re-applying is vital because it renews the UVA protection of the sunscreen – and it is UVA rays which penetrate more deeply into the skin, causing premature ageing and long term damage.
- Don’t underestimate how much sun lotion you need to apply to cover the entire body – a full ounce. This is equivalent to a shot glass or 30ml.
- Re-apply this much every 2 hours and after swimming or strenuous exercise
- SPF100 offers only 3% more protection than SPF25
Natural sun creams for sensitive skin
This award-winning organic sun cream has natural UVA & UVB protection and a non-irritating formula and is designed for babies (from birth) and children but is also ideal for those with sensitive skin or prickly heat, which can be irritated by other sun lotions.