NEW SPF40 SUNSCREEN
Natural Defence SPF40
KIWI SUMMER PROOF
Serious sun protection
PERFECT BEAUTY MATCH
Sunscreen that's skincare
Silky smooth, rubs in beautifully
Discover our totally new sunscreen formula - Natural Sun Defence SPF40 sunscreen for Face & Body with Kawakawa + Calendula. It's safe for sensitive skin, silky to apply, rubs in beautifully with minimal whitening and offers effective mineral sun protection. Made with non-nano, marine friendly mineral sun filters.
Natural Sun Defence SPF40
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE
BLOCKS 97.5% OF UVB
A sunscreen rated SPF 40 is certified to block out 97.5% of the harmful UVB rays that cause sun burn, which can lead to malignant melanomas.
SHIPPING & SIMPLE RETURNS
Orders over $85 delivered free in NZ, standard shipping is $6.50.
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Refunds and returns
If you change your mind, simply return unopened, unused product for a full refund. In the very unlikely event of a negative reaction, get in touch to share your experience and discuss returning the product to us for a refund. If you have been using steroid cream, skin can be more sensitive and you will need to wean into use gradually. Need help? Get in touch for a chat.
Our Returns information is here.
Safe for sensitive skin & little ones
It's dermatologically tested as safe for sensitive skin and like the rest of our range is made with eczema-prone skin in mind.
Made with 100% plant-based ingredients
We've sourced innovative plant-based ingredients that give great skin-feel, eliminating the need for silicone and petroleum-based ingredients.
Flawless under make up
It's perfect for the whole family, safe for little ones, ideal for face and body, and provides a beautiful, flawless finish under makeup.
Why you'll love it
Easy to apply, even on wriggly kids, with a silky smooth application and superior skin feel thanks to innovative plant-based ingredients.
Safe for little ones. Made with 100% non-nano (micronized) mineral sun filters - zinc and titanium dioxide so no harsh, potentially hormone-disrupting chemical filters, and friendly for our precious marine environment.
No chalky residue, just a beautiful near clear finish with minimal whitening that feels great.
Exceptional skin feel, light texture and a matte finish. Perfect on the face or under makeup.
Dermatologically tested safe for sensitive skin. Made with 100% natural or naturally-derived ingredients and free from potentially irritating fragrances or preservative systems.
A little goes a long way. Our oil-based formula contains no unnecessary fillers or water.
Infinitely recyclable tin ideal for summer fun.
Meets the Australian & New Zealand Sunscreen Standard, AS/NZS 2604:2021
FAQs for Natural Sunscreen
IS SPF40 HIGH SUN PROTECTION?
A sunscreen rated SPF 40 is certified to block out 97.5% of the harmful UVB radiation that causes sun burn and can lead to malignant melanomas.
SPF50 only blocks 0.5% more UVB rays.
Why are mineral sunscreens safer than chemical?
For one thing, they work instantly!
For another, if they are true mineral filter only sunscreens, they can be free from potentially damaging (hormone altering) Sun filtering chemicals.
Is your sunscreen safe for sensitive skin?
Yes. Like all our products it was created to be gentle on sensitive skin and provide the soothing goodness of Kawakawa. Natural Sun Defence SPF40 has been dermatologically tested as safe for sensitive skin.
Its always a good idea to patch test for peace of mind.
Is this sunscreen safe for my baby?
Absolutely - our sunscreen is gentle and designed for sensitive skin.
We always recommend a patch test for peace of mind, just in case your child has a special sensitivity.
Will this leave a greasy layer and a thick white cast?
Natural Sun Defence SPF40 is a moisturising sunscreen. It has been designed to be a light
formula that offers high sun protection with minimal whitening and dries to a matte, near-clear finish.
Note, we don't say 'invisible finish' as it is impossible to have a completely invisible physical barrier (without using any chemcial sun filters or nano size mineral sun filters), however, we believe Natural Sun Defence SPF40 rubs in more fully than any other all-natural/nature derived sunscreen on that market that offers high protection - that is above SPF30 - while also being marine friendly and free from horomone disrupting chemical sun filters.
Is it water resistant?
It’s important to remember to apply sunscreen before and after swimming, exercise and heavy perspiration and always every 2 hours, no matter the SPF rating or water resistance claim.
Being a water-free oil based balm, Natural Sun Defence naturally sits on the skin even after time in water.
We’ve had Natural Sun Defence SPF40 water resistance tested in Italy, but new regulations mean we’re unable to use the water resistance claim as a different testing methodology was used.
Can I recycle the packaging?
Yes! The tin can be infinitely recycled.
The box is printed with vege-based inks and can be kerbside recycled or torn up and put into the compost.
Articles on Natural Sunscreen Use
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Is sunscreen your frenemy?Learn more
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Summer, sunblock & eczemaGet the Tips
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