4 Things You Need to Consider When Buying Natural Suncream

Get prepared to stop buying those chemical fuelled suncreams.

Have you ever questioned what goes into suncream to make it so effective? Maybe you are questioning the toxicity of the suncream you're putting on your skin and are searching for an alternative - a suncream more natural but just as effective. It's a difficult choice at the best of times, let alone when you're faced with even more choice.

The good news is that there are brilliant options out there and I have done the research for you, giving you 4 things you need to consider when buying a natural suncream to make sure that it works exactly the way you want it to for you...and your family.

  1. Purpose

Ultimately the reason for using the suncream in the first place will provide you with your sun cream requirements.

For what reason do you need the suncream and who is it for? Kids? Adults? For daily coverage, use in water? Are you able to apply frequently? Is it for someone with sensitive skin? Do you require hypoallergenic or fragrance free?

Do you need an easy spray or are you happy with a cream?

Whatever your reason, having the answers to these questions in mind will stand you in good stead when choosing.

2. Active Ingredients - what to look for and what to avoid.

In 2019, when the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the agency that governs suncream safety – proposed its most recent updates to suncream regulations, it found that only two ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, could be classified as safe