NEW SPF40 SUNSCREEN

Natural Defence SPF40

Our new silky formulation is perfect for sensitive skin, free from nasties and won't leave a white finish.
KIWI SUMMER PROOF

Serious sun protection

SPF40 blocks 97.5% of UVB rays, so you're ready for the Kiwi summer sun.
PERFECT BEAUTY MATCH

Sunscreen that's skincare

With a near-clear finish, make Natural Sun Defense part of your daily skin care routine.

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, has a near-clear finish and offers effective mineral sun protection.

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NEW Natural Sun Defence SPF40

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$26.00
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$26.00
NZ standard Shipping $6, International see below.
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    DESCRIPTION

    Our new, light moisturising sunscreen is made with our native Kawakawa and a host of 100% natural or naturally-derived ingredients. It's SPF40, broad spectrum, rubs in near-clear, dries to a matte finish and has exceptional skin feel.

    Natural Sun Defence SPF40 is dermatologically tested as safe for those with sensitive skin and is gentle enough for babies and little ones. With a matte finish, it's also great under makeup, making it ideal as part of your beauty routine!

    Uses 100% non-nano mineral sun filters (zinc and titanium dioxide) so it's safe for the whole family and reef friendly.

    See FAQs below for more information.

    DIRECTIONS FOR USE

    Apply our natural sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming.

    SUITABLE FOR

    Safe for all ages, including little ones. Perfect for under make up. Designed for sensitive skin (always patch test.)

    INGREDIENTS

    Zinc oxide (non-nano), Capric/caprylic triglycerides,Coco caprates/caprylates, Cera alba, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Titanium dioxide (non-nano), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet almond) Oil, RicinusCommunis (Castor) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate, SorbitanOlivate, Heptyl Undecylenate (natural emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate (plant-based stabiliser), Aluminium Hydroxide (natural skin protectant), Silica, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Stearic acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate (natural emollient), Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (natural emollient), Macropiper Excelsum (Kawakawa) Leaf Extract, Isostearic acid (natural stabiliser), Hydrogenated Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Rhus Succedanea (Sumac) Fruit Wax, Ascorbyl palmitate (antioxidant) , Tocopherol.

    BOTANICAL ACTIVES

    Kawakawa, Calendula, Shea Butter

    SHIPPING & SIMPLE RETURNS

    Free Shipping

    Orders over $85 delivered free in NZ, standard shipping is $6.

    International orders

    You can use the Shipping Estimator on the cart page, or view the rate before you complete checkout.

    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 we 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 white residue, just a beautiful near clear finish 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

    Will this leave a greasy white layer?

    Natural Sun Defence SPF40 is a moisturising sunscreen. It has been designed to be a light
    formula that offers high sun protection without heaviness and dries to a matte near-clear finish.

    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) chemicals.

    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.

    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 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.