WOTNOT Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Suitable For 3 Months+ 100g
Why you will love it:
- Award-winning, high protection for face and body
- Zinc without nanoparticles
- Certified organic ingredients
- Sheer, lightweight formula
- Recommended from 3 months
- Reef friendly
Why your skin will love it:
- Treats and protects skin
- For most extreme cases of eczema, psoriasis or other skin sensitivities
- Highly moisturising with natural oils
- Easy to apply
We use the finest and most gentle natural extracts. Our products are GMO free and are also free from sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives and fragrances - we know Wotnot to put in. Wotnot formulas are so close to nature we know your family will love them as much as you do!
- Zinc oxide active
- Free from titanium dioxide
- Provides broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B
- No artificial preservative - our preservative is approved by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) organisation
- Ideal for people with sensitive skin
- Beautiful texture, no separation formula and easy to apply
- Australian made with recyclable packaging
How do sunscreens work?
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.
What active ingredient does Wotnot sunscreen use?
Wotnot uses micronised Zinc Oxide (250mg/g) which reflects UV-A and UV-B rays rather than chemical actives which absorb these rays.
What does Broad Spectrum mean and is it important?
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.