If you and your family want protection from the sun this summer but are mindful of sun lotions using potentially harmful chemicals for both skin and sea life then look no further.

We’ve found the best environmentally friendly sun creams perfect for delicate skin while offering excellent protection against UV rays. From adult, baby and child specific sunscreens to formulas suitable for the whole family, here’s our recommended list.

50+ SPF Sun Lotion, Childs Farm

Registered with the Vegan Society the 50+ SPF sun lotion from Childs Farm is a cream for very high protection. It is dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and for people prone to eczema.

Childs Farm products undergo extensive clinical safety testing to be safe for children and babies.


Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30, Ren Clean Skincare

The Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 from Ren Clean Skincare is a mattifying face sunscreen.

This sun cream is silicone-free, vegan and made with naturally derived ingredients. It comes in a 50% recycled plastic tube and 100% recycled plastic for the cap.


Natural Sunscreen SPF 30, MooGoo

The Natural Sunscreen SPF30 from MooGoo is a zinc only based sunscreen that’s not greasy.

This sun cream has no chemical UV filters and rubs clear to provide a reflective umbrella on the skin that doesn’t break down in the sun. Suitable for children and adults.



Organii SPF50 Sun Milk, Big Green Smile

A sun milk suitable for the whole family. Organii SPF50 is certified organic, vegan and waterproof. It protects against UVA and UVB rays and is effective immediately after application.


Lovea Kids, Big Green Smile

An Ecocert certified organic sunscreen Lovea Kids is unscented and provides high UVA & UVB protection. It does not contain any chemicals which can damage coral reefs. The product contains natural mineral sun blocks combined with certified organic, bio-degradable plant extracts.

This suncream is not suitable for children under three years.



UncompliKated SPF, Kate Somerville

UncompliKated SPF from Kate Somerville is a fine misting sunscreen for adults that sets make-up, reduces shine, and provides a matte finish. It protects skin from harmful, skin-aging UV rays. It’s paraben, sulphate and phthalate-free and is not tested on animals.


Scent Free Sun Lotion, Green People

Safe for all skin types, Scent Free sun lotion from Green People is reef-safe in fully recyclable, renewable sugar cane packaging. It has 84% certified organic ingredients and is rich in natural antioxidants.

Green People supports the Marine Conservation Society and 30p from each website purchase will be donated to the cause.



Sun Melting Spray, NUXE

This Sun Melting Spray SPF 50 protects the face and body against UV rays. It’s alcohol free, photostable, non-comedogenic and does not contain parabens.


Organic Children Sun Lotion, Green People

The Organic Children sun lotion offers 97% UVB protection and contains 84% organic content. It is suitable for sensitive skin and those prone to prickly heat. The packaging is plant-based and fully recyclable.

Green People supports the Marine Conservation Society and 30p from each website purchase will be donated to the cause.



Shade All Natural, Natural Collection

All natural and kind to skin, this adult Shade All Natural sunscreen is suitable for all skin types; even those with very sensitive skin. It’s free from plastics, phthalates, parabens, triclosans, SLS and microbeads.



Kid’s Natural Sunscreen, Jason Natural Care

Kid’s Natural Sunscreen from Jason Natural Care is specially formulated for children’s tender skin. With it’s SPF 45 and hypoallergenic formula it provides long-lasting solar defense. It is reef sale and biodegradable.



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