So we’ve just got the Simple As That sunscreen on the shelves at Hello Charlie, and it’s already my new favourite natural sunscreen. Not only that, my notoriously picky 13 year old loves it, too!
It’s not easy to get new sunscreen onto the shelves in Australia, and Simple As That have been developing this for two years. The time has been well spent, because they’ve really got this right.
Natural sunscreens are made with a physical blocker, usually zinc oxide. But zinc oxide is notorious for making your skin look white. Simple As That’s sunscreen goes on white, but it disappears when you rub it it. They use non nano zinc, by the way, so no issues there.
I’ve also found that many natural sunscreens seem to be greasy. Moisturising is fine, greasy is not. You don’t want flyaway hair sticking to your face everytime you move your head. Nor do you want sand glueing itself to you when the wind blows at the beach. Once you rub Simple As That’s sunscreen in, it feels almost dry on your skin. Not drying, mind. Just dry.
I tested this under my makeup for a few days this week. Normal moisturiser, then sunscreen, then my foundation. No problems with greasiness, no stickiness, and my makeup didn’t go sliding down my face. I even wore it yesterday when it was 30 degrees here in Melbourne. No dramas at all. So I’m super impressed with the performance.
The ingredients are awesome, too. There’s rosehip oil, cucumber extract and some green tea extract. So there’s antioxidants, calming and moisturising properties right there. The really interesting ingredient in this is red raspberry seed oil. Red raspberry seed oil provides natural protection agains UVA and UVB rays, so it’s a lovely booster to the zinc oxide.
What else is great about Simple As That Sunscreen?
- 100% natural
- no preservatives
- cruelty free
- completely non greasy
- suitable for face and body
- gentle enough for the whole family
- offers broad spectrum protection against UVA & UVB rays
- made right here in Australia
I did receive a tester from Simple As That, and I love it so much that I’ve bought another 3 tubes to cover my family this summer.
I’ve covered the Simple As That range on the blog before, and I love all their stuff. I reckon this is a fantastic addition to this amazing natural skincare collection!
Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sucrose Cocoate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Price: $29.95 for 100mls (Buy it here at Hello Charlie)