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Natural Sunscreen

Sunscreen is an important part of our defence against both UVA and UVB rays, which are responsible for the burning, premature ageing and DNA damage to our skin. Because much of what we put on our skin is absorbed directly into our bloodstream, we believe choosing a physical mineral sunscreen should be your first choice to limit your exposure to some potentially harmful chemicals.

As part of our Good Ingredients Promise and to ensure that we only stock the healthiest products, all sunscreens that Web-Tec stock have had independent testing to ensure they meet the SPF label claims.

With Web-Tec's strict standards, you can also be confident that what you’re putting on your skin (and your family’s) is truly natural, with no hidden nasties. 

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Natural Sunscreen Info

Sunscreen Ingredients Guide

Types of Sunscreens
Generally speaking, there are two types of sunscreens: Chemical sunscreens and physical barrier sunscreens.

Chemical Sunscreens
Chemical sunscreens use synthetic compounds which create a chemical reaction in our skin to change UV rays from the sun into heat, which then is released into the air. Unlike natural mineral ingredients – which protect our skin immediately – chemical UV absorbers take around 20 minutes to provide effective protection from UV rays. Unfortunately, they have been associated with some negative health effects and have also been linked to the destruction of coral reefs.

Physical Sunscreens
Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients which work by sitting on top of the skin and deflecting UV rays away. Like a mirror on the skin, they work more as a physical barrier to protect us. Choosing a physical mineral sunscreen should therefore be your first choice to limit your exposure to some potentially harmful chemicals.

Choosing A Natural Sunscreen
It’s important to note that some physical barrier sunscreens can sometimes also contain undesirable chemical ingredients along with the active mineral ingredients. We therefore always advise reading the label to ensure the product contains natural and effective ingredients that are great for you, your family and the environment.

Look for active, natural mineral UV filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are gentle on sensitive skin and work immediately on application.

For more information, read our blog on

Natural Sunscreen Benefits

Natural sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients that reflect the sun’s UV rays away from the skin. Natural sunscreens typically contain less irritating and potentially harmful ingredients, and because of this, they may also be more suitable for sensitive skin and to use on children and babies.

With effective but mild ingredients, natural sunscreen can nourish and soothe the skin at the same time, making it a great addition to your regular personal care routine.

Product Reviews

  • Light coverage , nice feel

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    The coverage is fairly light so I usually wear a powder and sometimes a foundation too over this BB cream. It goes on easy and is not greasy. I really like it as a sunscreen and I like the bit of colour on days I don't want to wear foundation.

    Fiona

    16/02/19

  • A wonder product

    star- web-tec.info

    What a fantastic product! I've been looking for sun protection that is good for me and the environment and have really struggled to find one that actually works. This is perfect! It takes about 10 minutes to loose the creamy colour (so be patient!) but then it is absorbed provides perfect flawless protection from the strong NZ sun. It doesn't feel thick or clumpy and rubs in really well. I work a lot in the oceans and it's so important to me that the products I use don't impact those fragile environments. Thank you goodbye ouch for bringing this wonder product to the market!

    Emily

    16/02/19

  • Looove that it's natural, but it is really thick.

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    Pros: It's natural, has a really nice smell, non sticky and perfect under make up!
    Cons: Really thick, so takes a while to spread. It's also really white, I also have light brown skin, so it adds a white thin layer which is not ideal! But it does sink in after a while.

    Ngaire

    9/02/19

Wellness Blog

  • Sunscreen and My Family – Why I Choose Natural

      It’s not easy finding the perfect sunscreen. Of course, I want products that are safe and effective, but like most people, my wish list doesn’t end there. I don’t want it to be messy ...

  • Is Your Sunscreen Reef Safe?

    As if all the plastic waste wasn’t enough, researchers estimate up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotion enters oceans worldwide each year, killing coral reefs. Coral reefs play a fundamental role in the food chain, yet ...

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