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How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

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A User-friendly Guide to Choosing the Best Sunscreen

Whilst sunscreen is a product people know they have to wear, people typically don't enjoy the experience of wearing it. In fact, most people, especially kids, hate wearing sunscreen. Why? Because conventional sunscreens are greasy, strongly fragranced and they often cause painful skin and eye irritations. If you've been on the hunt for the best sunscreen that not only offers top-notch sun protection but also caters to sensitive skin, your search ends here. Our zinc-based sunscreen, formulated with natural ingredients and free from water, is the secret to maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Read on to discover how to choose the best sunscreen for you.

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Why Zinc-Based Sunscreen?

Non-nano zinc oxide is a mineral UV filter that provides broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV rays, making it a superior choice for safeguarding your skin. Unlike chemical sunscreens (those made with chemical UV filters such as oxybenzone), which can trigger skin sensitivities, our zinc-based sunscreen is gentle on your skin, making it an excellent choice for children and those with sensitive skin.

A 70g tin of Seasick Sunscreen is the equivalent of 2x 100ml plastic squeezy sunscreen bottles

Traditional sunscreens often contain water as a primary ingredient. While water is great for hydration, it dilutes the sunscreen's effectiveness. Our zinc-based sunscreen is completely water-free, which means you're getting pure, undiluted sun protection with every application. You can count on it to stay in place, even during water activities, ensuring you're shielded from the sun's rays at all times. Our handy travel-sized tins also make our sunscreen ideal for taking with you on holiday and both our 30g and 70g tins can be taken in carry-on luggage.

Natural Ingredients for Your Skin

Our formula is formulated with naturally-derived ingredients to complement the power of zinc oxide. It's enriched with skin-loving components such as coconut oil and shea butter, which nourish and protect your skin whilst providing an extra barrier against the elements such as salt and wind. Seasick Sunscreen is free from harsh chemicals, parabens, and artificial fragrances.

The Best Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

As someone that comes from a family of eczema suffers, I am incredibly selective when it comes to what I put on my skin. Fragrances and chemical UV filters such as oxybenzone and octocrylene can cause skin and eye irritations. Sensitive skin requires special attention, and our zinc-based sunscreen is tailored to meet those needs. It's hypoallergenic ensuring that it won't irritate or inflame your skin. With a lightweight and non-greasy formula, it's perfect for everyday use on both face and body, and its soothing properties make it a must-have for individuals with sensitive skin.

Safer For You and Better For the Planet

Seasick Sunscreen is designed by me, Nat. As a conservationist, the health of the planet is at the heart of every decision I make in terms of which ingredients to use and how to package our products. That's why I made a sunscreen that saves on water and plastic bottles. Our products are made in New Zealand and thoughtfully shipped in FSC-certified cardboard packaging which helps to minimise our carbon footprint.

Why Choose Our Zinc-Based Sunscreen?

  1. Broad-Spectrum Protection: Defend your skin against both UVA and UVB rays, preventing sunburn, premature aging, and skin damage.
  2. Sensitive Skin Approved: This sunscreen is formulated with your skin's needs in mind, offering optimal protection without causing any irritation.
  3. Waterless Formula: Enjoy water-resistant sun protection that lasts, making it perfect for outdoor activities.
  4. Naturally-derived Ingredients: Nourish your skin with the goodness of coconut oil and shea butter
  5. Safe and Effective: SPF and broad spectrum certified in Australia, you can trust our sunscreen to keep your skin safe.


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When it comes to choosing the best sunscreen for sensitive skin, our zinc-based, waterless formula provides unbeatable sun protection while caring for your skin with naturally-derived, hypoallergenic ingredients. Trust in the power of zinc oxide and say goodbye to sensitive skin worries. Make the switch today and experience the radiance of healthy, protected skin with our natural zinc-based sunscreen. Your skin will thank you.

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1 comment

  • Hi Natalie, I live in Brisbane Queensland and love your product especially the non eye stinging feature. I am 67 years old and still do ocean swims and have just finished a successful colon cancer and chemo treatment schedule, so now a lot more body aware.
    Could you kindly please advise me where I can buy your products here in Brisbane
    Congratulations and thank you for this healthy environmentally and personally friendly sun protection product
    Kind regards Simon

    Simon Stodart

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