Choose environmentally friendly, natural sunscreen
At Wotnot, our two founders Sinead Roberts and Sioned Guard – were eager to create natural sunscreen products for the whole family. As a result, we researched earth-friendly ingredients to find out what will best protect you from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and discovered that zinc oxide is the ideal active component. Instead of soaking up the rays, like chemical UV actives, zinc oxide reflects these harmful rays.
How do sunscreen 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.
But the best part about our organic sunscreen? It’s non-toxic and free from chemicals, so it’s an environmentally friendly and reef friendly choice as well as a highly effective one. We've even incorporated a preservative approved by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) organisation to ensure that there are no harmful ingredients included in your SPF. Because we want to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, it’s also made in Australia.
For mothers, babies and the rest of the family
In our non-toxic sunscreen range you can choose from options for mother and baby, plus some multi-use products. Our anti-aging eco sunscreen for your face is a perfect choice as it also doubles as a brightener and primer before adding make-up. The SPF 30 formula uses herbal extracts that help to even your skin tone while keeping it safe from harmful rays, plus the inclusion of organic oils to minimise fine lines and wrinkles without any nasty ingredients sneaking in.
Consider pairing this with our Wotnot 30 SPF natural sunscreen, which you’ll be pleased to know does not include GMOs, sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives or fragrances -- perfect for women with sensitive skin. And buying organic needn’t mean settling for inferior quality: our sun lotion is highly moisturising and is super easy to smooth all over your body.
For babies, we've created an award-winning formula to gently cover young skin. This lotion is suited to the face and body and is packed full of only certified organic ingredients.
Shop our award winning organic sunscreen online
Our high-protection natural sunscreen is also award winning, so it's considered one of the best in the country. If you're looking for trustworthy organic sunscreen in Australia, you can’t go wrong with our expertly manufactured formulas at Wotnot.
Shop Wotnot’s all natural sunscreen in Australia, and discover the many benefits of organic, eco friendly skin care products.