Providing 100% mineral sun protection, this reef-friendly sun cream uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to create a broad-spectrum skin saviour. And while it means the cream feels thicker and looks white, it quickly rubs in and leaves behind no greasiness. Ideal for ultra-sensitive skin types and those who are naturally fair – for darker skin tones, our lightweight Great Barrier Sun Lotion should be your go-to. Antioxidant-rich, neither free radicals or UV rays will be able to penetrate your invisible cloak of protection, while the exotic oils keep it feeling light and pleasurable. Water and sweat-resistant put this on and you’ll feel confident that your body will remain safe from the sun in all conditions. No matter the level of protection you need, we have you covered with our sun cream available as Factor 50, 30 or 15.
Sun creams don’t just offer SPF protection anymore, they help care for and support your skin too. Kahai and roucou oils do this by feeding the skin fatty acids and omegas to keep it bouncy and strong, while a trio of plum extracts from the Kakadu, Illawarra and Burdekin species act as the antioxidant brigade, warding off pollution and toxins in the atmosphere. Long-lasting and suitable for sensitive skin types, its clever combination of cassava and rapeseed resin also ensures it lives up to the water and sweat resistant claims.
This product is freshly made in the UK using the most nutritious, sustainably sourced ingredients from across the globe.
Kahai and roucou oils
Kahai, from the South American Cacay tree is one of beauty’s secret weapons. Abundant in vitamin E it tackles everything from reducing fine lines to fighting free radicals. Roucou oil is another excellent skin firmer that’s packed with beta-carotene and together, they not only keep skin soft, they support it and stop it from degradation.
Kakadu and Illawarra plum
These juicy pulpy fruits are a dab hand at dealing with oxidative stresses and help to keep skin calm in times of trouble. Fighting fine lines, pigmentation and sunspots, the high content of vitamin C will also bring vitality and radiance to your skin.
As well as batting away UV rays, the natural antibacterial agent zinc oxide fights inflammation and is why it’s used in spot treatments, nappy rash lotions and calming creams. It also means it’s got a great reputation for soothing prickly heat.
Full Ingredients list
Purified Water, Zinc Oxide Sun Filter, Coconut, Rapeseed and Castor Oil Derived Emollients and Emulsifier, Plant Glycerin, Coconut Derived Emollient, Golden Jojoba Oil, Cassava and Rapeseed Derived Resin, Castor Bean Derived Thickening Agent, Coconut Derived Emollients, Titanium Dioxide Sun Filter, Extracts of Kakadu Plum, Illawarra Plum and Burdekin Plum, Sun Filters Dispersing Agent, Coconut Fruit Extract, Roucou Oil, Kahai Oil, Gentle Preservatives from Star Anise and Basil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Alumina, Vitamin E, Epsom Salt, Plant Phytic Acid
aqua, zinc oxide, caprylyl caprylate/caprate, c9-12 alkane, polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, glycerin, c10-18 triglycerides, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, dextrin isostearate, nylon-11, polyhydroxystearic acid, glyceryl caprylate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, coco-caprylate/caprate, titanium dioxide, terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract, podocarpus elatus fruit extract, pleiogynium timoriense fruit extract, triethoxycaprylysilane, cocos nucifera fruit extract, bixa orellana seed extract, caryodendron orinocense seed oil, sodium levulinate, sodium anisate, helianthus annuus seed oil, alumina, tocopherol, magnesium sulphate, phytic acid
Packaging and Recycling
All of our sun care range is reef-safe and carries the Protect Land + Sea certification. This means it has been independently tested and shown to be free of any ingredients that pose a threat to ecosystems.
This product's wrap is printed on Carbon Captured paper. Tropic help support the Woodland Trust, helping to protect and restore ancient woodland as well as creating new habitats for wildlife and natural spaces for people to enjoy.
Paper wrap sourced from sustainable forests. Printed with vegetable ink. Widely recycled.
Foil - widely recycled
Tube - widely recycled
Cap - widely recycled
We are aware of Which? claiming erroneous results of our Skin Shade SPF 30 Sunscreen. The safety of our customers is and has always been our number one priority.
On receiving Which?’s results, we disagreed entirely with their findings. Our Skin Shade SPF30 had previously been tested multiple times, with the last test before receiving Which? claims conducted in August 2021, achieving an SPF rating of 32.5.
In the interest of complete peace of mind for our customers, we have now tested the same batch of Skin Shade SPF30 Which? tested with two external independent ISO accredited labs, receiving results of SPF 32.7 and SPF 31.
Our Skin Shade SPF30 has now been validated by three different external independent labs, showing our commitment to ensuring the integrity of our formulas. Our sunscreens are manufactured following the strictest GMP and ISO accredited standards. As we've not been able to validate Which?'s findings, we firmly believe they are incorrect.
All three test reports can be read here.
We’re using Provenance® to transparently share the ethics behind our products in clear, accessible Proof Points. If a Proof Point is Verified, it’s been backed up by a third party independent body. If it’s Evidenced, it’s not third party verified just yet, but we’ve got our own data to support it.