Little Urchin Sunscreen | Organic, Natural SPF 30, Reef Safe | 100g tubeRegular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
If I had a dollar for each time someone messaged me to ask what brand of Sunscreen I recommend or use on my own kids, I would be a 100,000aire haha!
I ALWAYS recommend Little Urchin and there are so many reasons why, here are a few;
- Natural*, No Nasties Ingredients
- Reef Safe & Eco Friendly
- Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB
- 3-hours Water Resistant
- Organic Ingredients (Green Tea, Cucumber & Rosehip)
- Non-Nano Zinc Oxide
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Anti-Ageing Benefits
- Suitable for Sensitive Skin
- Preservative and Fragrance Free
- Smooth, Clear & Non-Greasy Application
- Suitable for the Whole Family, 6 Mths+
- Australian Made & Owned
- Not Tested on Animals
- Made With Love
LITTLE URCHIN Natural* Sunscreen SPF 30 is a unique formula that provides UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection from the sun while also being 3-hours water resistant to provide protection while swimming, playing sports or simply spending time in the sun.
Rich in antioxidants and anti-ageing benefits, our unique blend offers you and your family protection from the sun’s damaging rays.
This unique formulation contains only Non-Nano Zinc Oxide as the active ingredient which is suitable to use on sensitive skin. Research studies indicate that Zinc Oxide is also safe for the marine environment.
Little Urchin Sunscreen is made with no nasties, is preservative free and is suitable for the whole family (6 months and older) as a body and face sunscreen. Free of any dangerous chemicals, it does not contain any UV absorbers, titanium dioxide, parabens, synthetic preservatives or synthetic fragrances.
Your use of our products supports our dream for cleaner seas and the protection of our beautiful and environmentally-critical reefs.
Directions for Use
Apply lotion liberally and evenly to clean, dry skin 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply to the skin every 1-2 hours or more often when perspiring and reapply after swimming or towel drying. Always remember, that sunscreens are only one part of sun protection and prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided and frequent re-application is required for effective sun protection.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22% (Non-Nano)
Other Ingredients: 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, Natural Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate Salt (Vegetable Derived), Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Fruit Oil.
Does LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen apply to the skin easily?
Yes, though as is common with organic skin care products, particularly when they’ve been in the heat, mixing the sunscreen by shaking or squeezing the tube prior to application is advisable.
Is LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen greasy?
The Little Urchin sun protection product applies easily without appearing greasy or leaving a pasty look. It also does not leave the skin feeling dry at the end of the day.
Is LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen reef safe/reef friendly?
Studies show that Zinc oxide, the key ingredient in LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen, does not harm coral.
While there are no actual ‘reef safe’ tests or ‘reef safe’ certifications for sunscreens and there is no official distinction between ‘reef safe’ and 'reef friendly’, scientific studies show that the chemicals including oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor used in more than 3,500 sunscreen products worldwide, are extremely harmful to fragile coral reefs. In fact, coral has been shown to die within 96 hours of exposure to low levels of sunscreen chemicals.
LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen does not include any harmful chemicals and is considered friendly to and safe for the reef.
Is LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen water resistant?
Yes, LITTLE URCHIN sunscreen is certified as water resistant for three hours. This means the sunscreen retains its stated SPF value for three hours in the water or while sweating. After three hours, a decline in SPF protection may occur and the sunscreen should be reapplied. To be safe, re-application after 2 hours is recommended.
* What do they mean mean by 'Natural'?
In June 2019, the Therapeutic Goods Administration issued new guidelines on what ingredients can be deemed ‘natural’, ‘naturally-sourced’ or ‘naturally-derived’. Essentially, if an ingredient found in nature is transformed through laboratory processing, it can no longer be considered ‘natural’ and any use of the term ‘natural’ in describing a product must be qualified accordingly. Little Urchin complies with these new guidelines by noting the following qualification of our use of the term ‘natural’: We use the term ‘natural’ because over 99.9% of the ingredients in our Natural Sunscreen product are ones found in nature…