Natural sunscreen, broad spectrum UV-A & UV-B
Why you will love it:
– Award-winning, high protection for face and body
– Zinc oxide shield
– Certified organic ingredients
– Recommended from 3 months
– Reef friendly
Why your skin will love it:
– Highly moisturising & nourishing with natural oils
– Toxin free
– Easy to apply
Australian made with recyclable packaging.
Beeswax-white, candelilla wax, aloe barbadensis extract, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (gmo-free vitamin e), grapeseed oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, shea butter, silica, water-purified, naticide. Active ingredient: zinc oxide (250mg/g)
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF numbers are an approximate indication of how much protection from the sun a product will provide for your skin.
The Australian Standard for sunscreens allows a maximum sun protection factor (SPF) rating of 50. While this sounds like a significantly higher level of protection than an SPF30 the difference is not really in the amount of UV protection. An SPF 50 sunscreen will filter 98% of UV radiation while an SPF30 product filters 96.7% so the difference is not large. The difference is around the length of time that it will protect you but there are issues with this.
Everyone’s skin is different and each person’s skin can be exposed to the sun for different lengths of time before burning. Sunscreen extends the time before burning by a multiple of the SPF. Eg if you have fair skin and would normally burn in 5 minutes without any sun protection then an SPF 30 will give you 30 x 5 minutes protection. The issue is that all sunscreens will rub off over time with normal activity and perspiration and so in some cases the higher SPF can give a false sense of security. Due to normal activity all sunscreens need to be reapplied regularly.
The most important thing to remember is that no sunscreen provides total protection and will rub off over time, that’s why it is always important to reapply regularly and cover up using appropriate clothing and eye wear especially during the hottest part of the day.
Wotnot uses micronised Zinc Oxide (250mg/g) which reflects UV-A and UV-B rays rather than chemical actives which absorb these rays.
A sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection protects against UV-B rays as well as UV-A. All sunscreens protect against UV-B rays which cause sunburn however not all protect again UV-A which causes premature ageing of the skin.
Recent studies have shown that UV-A radiation plays a large role in causing gene mutations that can lead to skin cancer. Therefore it is vital that when using a sunscreen you check that it offers broad spectrum protection.
Babies should be sheltered from the sun as much as possible. However when this isn’t possible or for people with sensitive skin, Wotnot sunscreen is the best sunscreen for babies. As with any product, if you feel that you or your baby may be allergy-prone then we recommend that you do a patch test before general use.
Wotnot sunscreen uses a preservative system approved by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) organisation.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF numbers are an approximate indication of how much protection from the sun the product will provide for your skin. Skin starts to burn after 5 to 10 minutes in the sun. Sunscreen extends that time by a multiple of the SPF e.g if we use an average time of 8 minutes to burn without sunscreen then:
It is also important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or after towelling dry or excessive sweating. This will not prolong the amount of time you can stay in the sun but will ensure the effectiveness of your sunscreen for the remaining time that your sunscreen provides protection.
It is important to apply your sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going out in the sun. This allows the sunscreen to reach each layer of the skin and provides maximum protection. Sunscreen should be applied evenly and liberally to ensure all exposed areas are protected.
Always read the label and use only as directed.
2 tablets per day or as directed by your healthcare professional.
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Amanda B. –
I bought this for my 4 year old so not using harsh sunscreens and it’s very good on his skin. Rubs in well and I’m happy knowing it’s more natural then other products for his sensitive skin.
Nice product, it spreads really well. I have brown skin and while it still leaves a white cast it’s nowhere near as bad as others I’ve tried (just have to wait around 5mins for it to absorb).
Unsure if this is fragrance free, but would love to see it with SPF50 and a tinted variety.