Natural sunscreen, broad spectrum UV-A & UV-B, zinc oxide active. Gentle enough for babies
INGREDIENTS: Beeswax-white, candelilla wax, aloe barbadensis extract, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (gmo-free vitamin e), grapeseed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, shea butter, silica, water-purified, naticide. Active ingredient: zinc oxide (250mg/g)
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The product seems to work ok but it is very thick so quite hard to apply
My little one started kindergarten this year so needed to take her own personal sunscreen as the one the centre uses is not suitable at all for her super sensitive skin.
Unfortunately my little one suffers from eczema that becomes so severe in the blink of an eye, so to know I can use this sunscreen with the knowledge that she won't have an eczema breakout is extremely reassuring.
I also love that it thoroughly moiusturises her skin while wearing it, especially around the eyes as the poor darling suffers with eczema on both her top and bottom eyelids.
All in all, I simply wouldn't go with any other brand, this one has been absolutely perfect.
Yes!! finally there is a screen that does what it says! I bought it for my baby but used some as well. I have extremely sensitive skin and most screens dry my face out and create redness and eventually itching which drives me crazy! But this is a beauty - doesn't smear everywhere and stay on top of the skin when applied, feels great on the hands and skin, doesn't run when in the water and was perfect for my baby whom I thought may have inherited extra sensitive skin. Smells great - because lets face it nothing signals summer like the smell of sunscreen and the beach. Great product have already purchased several WOT NOT products and have recommended your brand it to other new mums. Thank you because the sunscreen is truly a real winner.
Wotnot Moisturising Sunscreen 30spf - 150g
Its great. Feels really nice and appears to do the job!
Only the most natural ingredients
- Zinc oxide active
- Free from titanium dioxide
- Provides broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B
- No artificial preservative - our preservative is approved by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) organisation.
- Ideal for people with sensitive skin
- Beautiful texture, no separation formula and easy to apply
Australian made with recyclable packaging.
How do sunscreens work?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF numbers are an approximate indication of how much protection from the sun a product will provide for your skin.
The Australian Standard for sunscreens allows a maximum sun protection factor (SPF) rating of 50. While this sounds like a significantly higher level of protection than an SPF30 the difference is not really in the amount of UV protection. An SPF 50 sunscreen will filter 98% of UV radiation while an SPF30 product filters 96.7% so the difference is not large. The difference is around the length of time that it will protect you but there are issues with this.
Everyone’s skin is different and each person’s skin can be exposed to the sun for different lengths of time before burning. Sunscreen extends the time before burning by a multiple of the SPF. Eg if you have fair skin and would normally burn in 5 minutes without any sun protection then an SPF 30 will give you 30 x 5 minutes protection. The issue is that all sunscreens will rub off over time with normal activity and perspiration and so in some cases the higher SPF can give a false sense of security. Due to normal activity all sunscreens need to be reapplied regularly.
The most important thing to remember is that no sunscreen provides total protection and will rub off over time, that's why it is always important to reapply regularly and cover up using appropriate clothing and eye wear especially during the hottest part of the day.
What active ingredient does Wotnot sunscreen use?
Wotnot uses micronised Zinc Oxide (250mg/g) which reflects UV-A and UV-B rays rather than chemical actives which absorb these rays.
What does Broad Spectrum mean and is it important?
A sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection protects against UV-B rays as well as UV-A. All sunscreens protect against UV-B rays which cause sunburn however not all protect again UV-A which causes premature ageing of the skin.
Recent studies have shown that UV-A radiation plays a large role in causing gene mutations that can lead to skin cancer. Therefore it is vital that when using a sunscreen you check that it offers broad spectrum protection.
Is it safe to use on babies and people with sensitive skin?
Babies should be sheltered from the sun as much as possible. However when this isn't possible or for people with sensitive skin, Wotnot sunscreen is the best option. As with any product, if you feel that you or your baby may be allergy-prone then we recommend that you do a patch test before general use.
Do you use synthetic preservatives?
Wotnot sunscreen uses a preservative system approved by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) organisation.
What is SPF and what protection does it give?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF numbers are an approximate indication of how much protection from the sun the product will provide for your skin. Skin starts to burn after 5 to 10 minutes in the sun. Sunscreen extends that time by a multiple of the SPF e.g if we use an average time of 8 minutes to burn without sunscreen then:
- SPF30 sunscreens will protect for 30 x 8 minutes or 240 minutes (4 hours)
- SPF15 sunscreens will protect for 15 x 8 minutes or 120 minutes (2 hours)
It is also important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or after towelling dry or excessive sweating. This will not prolong the amount of time you can stay in the sun but will ensure the effectiveness of your sunscreen for the remaining time that your sunscreen provides protection.
How much do I need to apply and does it work immediately?
It is important to apply your sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going out in the sun. This allows the sunscreen to reach each layer of the skin and provides maximum protection.
Sunscreen should be applied evenly and liberally to ensure all exposed areas are protected.
Always read the label and use only as directed.
Beeswax-white, candelilla wax, aloe barbadensis extract, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (gmo-free vitamin e), grapeseed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, shea butter, silica, water-purified, naticide. Active ingredient: zinc oxide (250mg/g)
Why Wotnot Naturals?