If you’re looking for a natural, effective and zero waste sun cream, the Award-Winning Shade™ All-Natural Sunscreen literally does what it says on the tin. At an ideal SPF25, with only 4 ingredients to moisturise and protect skin from the broadest spectrum of damaging UVA and UVB rays, Shade™ has been developed to keep your skin naturally healthy whilst blocking rays that can burn and cause sun damage.
There is no doubt that you need to protect your skin from the sun, but by the same token, you need some sun to generate an essential nutrient which helps to prevent cancer - Vitamin D. Getting sun is the only way our bodies will make it for ourselves, so we spend some sensible time in the sun, making use of hats and light clothing BUT if we can’t avoid prolonged exposure, we ensure we take our Shade™ with us!
Original Shade™ contains only 4 ingredients:
- Unrefined Shea Butter*
- Coconoil™ Virgin Coconut Oil*
- Zinc Oxide 99.9% Pharmaceutical Grade Highest Purity Available
- 100% Pure Unrefined Natural Beeswax
*Certified Soil Association Organic Ingredients
Suitable for all skin types of all ages.
Packaged in a handy recyclable tin. Get at every little bit of the sunscreen!
Shade™ is an entirely natural product and so you may find some tiny little specs in your Shade™ which have come naturally with the unrefined beeswax or shea butter. The coconut oil is very well filtered but we do sometimes find naturally-occurring biproducts of the manufacturing process of the oil in our supplies (i.e. tiny weeny bits of the nut!) Although we endeavour to remove as much as we can, this is a time-consuming task done by hand, and we cannot guarantee all 'impurities' will be removed.
Zinc Clumping Effect: You may also see your cream turn from a smooth surface to a rather mottled looking surface if you don't use it up quickly. This again is a natural occurrence and is when zinc oxide crystals attract one-another because of their polarity, and hang out together in a 'clumping' effect. If this occurs, simply rub the cream into your skin really well when you apply it.
Application: Apply generously. Works immediately. Reapply regularly at least every 2 - 3 hours or after exposure to water or after sweating.
Natural Sunscreen may not suit all people and all circumstances so we recommend reading the blog post on the Shade™ website called "A Word of Warning about Natural Sunscreens" to understand more about how SPF works and what 'adequate coverage' means.
Shelf Life: Once opened, use Shade™ within 12 months, otherwise it has a shelf life of three years.
For more information on Shade™ visit the dedicated website www.shadecream.com
This seems to work well if you reapply it fairly frequently. It’s biggest advantage is that it’s totally safe for wildlife. It takes a bit of rubbing in and occasionally leaves a white fleck or two. The smell is good, not overpowering or flowery, just mild and neutral. I will always use this sunscreen from now on because it’s safe for wild life and for me. I only gave it four stars because of the flecks.
Hi Dawn, thanks for taking the time to review and providing feedback. We’re delighted you’ve made the switch to a natural sunscreen and are so pleased with it.