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SKIN SHADE sun cream

The sun protecting product that behaves like a parasol.


SKIN SHADE sun cream

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.

  • antioxidant-rich
  • nourishing
  • mineral protection
  • Benefits

    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.

  • Full Ingredients

    This product is freshly made in the UK using the most nutritious, sustainably sourced ingredients from across the globe.

    Our heroes:

    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.

    Zinc oxide
    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

  • Delivery and Returns

    We offer free delivery on orders of £30+ for the UK (NI), Channel Island and Isle of Man only. For more delivery information, check out our delivery page. We understand that all skin is different, so if you do need to return your product to us for any reason, visit our returns page for all the details.

    SPF 15 - Due to licensing and approval restrictions, we are currently unable to ship this product to the United States. Above SPF 15 - Due to licensing and approval restrictions, we are currently unable to ship this product to Australia and the United States.


  • Packaging and Recycling

    You seem like a savvy shopper, so you might like to know that there's a refill return scheme available for this product. Check out our refills page for all the details about how you could enjoy a product for free!

    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.


  • Ethically Accredited

    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.

How to use

  • Lifestyle

How to use

Apply an even layer all over your body, thoroughly rubbing it in and ensuring you cover all of your skin – don’t forget areas like the back of your neck, your ears and your feet. Reapply every two hours and if you’re going anywhere near water, apply it again as soon you’re dry. 

I can’t decide what I love more about Tropic: their products, their initiatives, or their commitment to sustainability. Topic Skincare is affordable, cares for the planet, and continually strives to do better — what more could you want?

Tori Crowther - Associate Editor, Pop Sugar

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