What it is:
Snowberry Everyday Broad Spectrum SPF30 Natural Sunscreen is a natural, coral-friendly sunscreen based on the inert mineral, zinc oxide and protects against
both UVB and UVA light. With no chemical screens such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, nano particles, petrochemicals or fragrance, it's sun protection that
is both good for you and good for the ocean. The formula is invisible and feels as light as chemical sunscreens, leaving no white residue and is certified
broad-spectrum sun protection against both UVB and UVA lights. What’s more is that this conveniently sized tube fits perfectly in a hand bag and is
made from 100% plant-based PE.
Unlike chemical screens, the zinc oxide used in natural sunscreens acts like minute mirrors to reflect UV light. So while it is on the skin, it will continue
to do so. Chemical screens absorb UV and if not frequently topped-up, the UV can 'overflow' and can accelerate harmful free radical activity in the
Some consumers believe they need a sun protection factor higher than 30. An SPF30, properly applied, will give better protection than an SPF50 that is
not. And unfortunately, research shows that the higher the SPF rating, the less of the product most people use (in fact SPF15 provides about 93% protection
against UVB, and surprisingly, SPF30 provides just 4% more). So, how the product is used is more important than its rating. Dermatologists recommend
that sun protection is applied at 2mg/cm² to achieve the actual SPF on the skin. This is about a quarter to a third of a teaspoon of a properly designed
sunscreen, applied across the face.
Snowberry’s sunscreens are also much better for the environment. There is now substantial research to show that chemical screens such as Oxybenzone, as
well as typical parabens, cinnamates, benzophenones and camphor derivatives – are toxic to coral. This research has shown that upwards of 4,000 tonnes
of sunscreen products are washed onto coral reefs around the world every year, and are contributing to coral bleaching. In addition, chemical screens
are now implicated in declining male fertility.
Zinc Oxide – a natural alternative to traditional chemical screens, this zinc oxide is micron-sized, perfect to be light-weight and transparent
on the skin while providing full spectrum UV protection.
Totarol – Totarol is nature's super antioxidant, stronger than Vitamin E, and a potent force to neutralise free radicals linked to skin
Niacinamide – Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a very effective skin-restoring ingredient that offers multiple
benefits for aging and blemish-prone skin. Among these benefits is the ability to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone,
fine lines, dullness, and a weakened skin surface. Niacinamide can also mitigate and to some extent help visibly repair damage from UV light and offset
other sources of environmental attack, including the negative impact of various types of airborne pollutants.
- NO Chemical Screens
- NO Nano particles
- NO Petrochemicals
- NO Propylene or Butylene Glycols
- NO Artificial colours
- NO Silicones
- NO DEA or MEA ingredients
- Fragrance free
- Dermatologist tested
- Product not tested on animals
Read our blog
learn more about the benefits of using natural sunscreen and how chemical screens could be harming you and the environment.