Sun Lotions without any nasties

After I reacted last Summer to a Nivea sun cream, I wanted to find some products that were good for sensitive skin.  Here are some that I've tried and can highly recommend.

1. Green People Sun Lotion spf15 - £15.99 for 200ml available from selected health food shops and online
This is an organic formula with aloe vera, edelweiss, green tea and avocado and has no perfume or parabens.  It's slightly thicker when it comes out the tube but once you start to rub it onto the skin it absorbs nicely.  It protected my skin really well when exposed to the sun so I achieved some colour but without burning.  I would really recommend this if you have sensitive skin and have suffered from prickly heat in the past.

2. Dermalogica Oil Free Matt Block spf20 - £26.56 for 50ml available at this discounted price from
This product is especially good as it's oil free so great for the hot weather and if you get slightly oily.  It comes out as a lotion so perfect for anyone who doesn't like a heavy cream on their face whilst in the sun.  An alternative for sensitive skin is Dermalogica Super Sensitive Faceblock spf30 - £26.56 for 50ml and available as buy 1 get 1 free at the moment from

3. Green People Cool After Sun - £10.75 for 200ml available from selected health food shops and online
Like the sun lotion this is an organic formula with aloe vera, calendula and mint and you can use on your face and body.  This is probably the best after sun product I have ever used.  Not only is it cooling when applied to the skin but really moisturising and without feeling greasy.  It has got a slight minty scent but feels really refreshing, perfect after you've spent a lovely day on the beach! 

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  1. Use sun screen and sun blocks before exposing to direct sun light. In summer, the sun beams are highly dangerous so avoid direct contact and always apply good quality sun screen before going outside.For more information on skin care visit Gulf Coast Dermatology