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Based in Suffolk, England, we are a small family team headed by Margaret, Colin and daughter Abi (see picture, from left to right: Abi & Margaret). Since establishing the Essential Care brand as a trademark and mail order company in 2003, we have been on a mission to make the purest skincare on earth.

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Organic Sunscreen | SPF 30 | Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

natural sun screen

Awards and Certifications

  • Natural Sun Screen
  • Certified by the Soil Association
  • As seen in Green Parent Magazine
  • Contains Fairtrade Shea Butter
  • Green Parent Bronze Award in the Suncare category
  • Cruelty Free

Natural Sun Screen SPF30

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This exceptionally pure all-natural sun cream is ideal for all the family, including children and  babies

A powerpack of skin-caring minerals and NINE organic antioxidant botanicals for unique triple protection for face and body

Independently tested and proven broad spectrum UVA and UVB, plus powerful antioxidants to scavenge free radicals and counteract the damaging effects of the sun.

NO synthetic UV filters, preservatives, silicones, fragrance or colour.

The first ever sun screen both organically certified and approved by the Fairtrade Foundation. 

Immediately effective on application, it spreads easily, is non-whitening, non-greasy or pore-clogging. For application and protection guidelines, please see HOW TO USE below and also our sunscreen FAQs

Allergy note: If in doubt, please patch test before use.


  • UV protective karanja and zinc
  • Soothing, hydrating raw shea butter
  • Antioxidant vitamin-rich sunflower
  • Calming chamomile
  • Protecting sea buckthorn (rich in omega 7) against ageing UV damage


  • Available in 50ml & 100ml tubes (recyclable and manufactured in Europe)
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • 100% natural origin,  76% organic - certified to Soil Association organic standards
  • Includes Fairtrade ingredients (approved by the Fairtrade Foundation)
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28 Reviews For Natural Sun Screen SPF30

  1. Star Rating


    I had a sample of this and I like the fact that this sun cream is made from all natural ingredients but unfortunately it didn't really suit my skin type.

  2. Star Rating


    I really wanted to like this product, and I've got lots of it as I bought a tube then got the small size as a free gift! It works in that it protected me from the sun, hence the 2 stars. I didn't notice any staining of clothes. The smell isn't great (I don't use perfumed products, and love the natural scent of repair lotion). But like other reviewers I find it far too greasy! I don't think I over applied it but it just sat on the surface of my skin in an oily slick - even on my dry legs - and was still there at the end of the day without being absorbed. I've never known any balm or oil do that. I've tried it for over a week varying the quantity applied and method of application but sorry to say I won't be using it again.

  3. Star Rating


    We have had terrible problems trying to find a product that doesn’t irritate my son’s skin. So bad in-fact, I feared never finding anything. We used this last summer (my homeopath recommended it) and so far so good. There is a downside - It is a little difficult to spread and you have to be careful not to get it on your clothes as it does stain. However, no skin reaction and peace of mind counts for a lot more!

  4. Star Rating


    The product is easy to apply, and seems to be effective (i have only used it once), but it smells terrible. It smells so strong that I do not want to use it. Some of your other products are scented (eg the rose day moisturiser). Please add scent to the sunscreen!

  5. Star Rating


    I really want to like this product as i have been looking for a natural sun screen for a while though having read some of the other reviews I cant see that theyre talking about the same product i have...it is sooooo greasy on my skin to the point that i cant apply foundation easily afterwards, it sort of slips off my face! I've had no difficulty getting it out of the tube as others have which again makes me think that what i have is not the same. Smell is fine and most importantly it does not seem to be causing any breakouts. I need my foundation though as i have hyperpigmentation otherwise walking around with a slightly greasy glow wouldnt bother me. Not sure i can keep using it which is not great as it's pricey.

    Odylique Reply:
    Many thanks for your feedback – we want you to love our totally natural sunscreen too! The fact it doesn’t give you breakouts suggests that it could work well for you with a little adjustment. Try allowing it a few minutes to be absorbed before applying foundation or apply slightly less, especially if you have combination or oily skin. Using a little less will still give broad spectrum protection but for a shorter time, eg. if you normally start to burn after 12 minutes unprotected exposure, (SPF30 x 12=360 mins), it may mean reapplying after 4 hrs rather than 6 hrs. A natural mineral foundation or concealer may also increase the SPF value slightly.
    Dispensing from the tube is only a problem if stored very cold (we recommend room temp. or above).
    We hope this helps!

  6. Star Rating


    I received a free sample of this sunscreen with a recent order - thank you, Odylique - but have to say that I'm glad I hadn't paid for it as I'm afraid I don't like it at all. My issue is not with its effectiveness as, on each of the few occasions that I used it it seemed to provide sufficient protection. Unfortunately, that's about all I can say that's positive. The description says that it isn't whitening or greasy: I found that it was greasy and that feeling lasted for quite a while after application. The worst thing for me, however, was that it added to my already unattractively pale skin a distinct greenish hue that, although more uniform than my own skin colour, was not at all nice and that lasted all day, to such a degree that when it came time to wash my face before going to bed the green tinge came off on my facecloth. I therefore washed my legs also, where I had also applied the sunscreen, and it was even more noticeable. I don't think I applied an excessive amount (although the packaging info states clearly that applying too little will affect its efficacy). But at least it came off my skin: The capper was that it's stained the undersides of my bra straps green also, a tinge that has yet to disappear completely after two washes. I'm disappointed as I like Odylique products and thought this would be a winner.

    Odylique Reply:
    Hi Cynthia, many thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear you experienced problems with our Sunscreen, they seem to suggest too generous application for your skin type to absorb. Information on how much is enough is generally vague and has prompted us to provide info targeted on how to get the best from our unique sunscreen, so please check out our ‘How to use’ box above. We hope it helps and encourages you to give our unique sunscreen another try very soon!

  7. Star Rating


    I live this suntan lotion. It’s spreads nicely and isn’t too thick. Doesn’t turn you white like a ghost. It is yellow in colour rather than white. However this does stain your white clothes yellow, which is a real shame.

  8. Sue31/05/2018

    I have never used sun cream purely because I never sunbathe and when I have had to be in the sun I've never burnt. However I got skin cancer and had to have a skin graft and told to use sun cream always. I was dreading putting this on as I have very sensitive skin and had many allergic reactions. I did a couple of test areas with no reaction so then put it on my skin graft from under my nose and through my lip...no reaction whatsoever. I find it easy to apply and doesn't make my skin dry and tight. Highly recommended.

  9. Star Rating


    Unfortunately this sun cream has such an awful smell I couldn't bear to use it. When I first applied it the smell was so strong it made my eyes water and actually made me feel a bit sick. I asked a friend if she'd like it because I didn't want to just throw it away because it was expensive, but my friend also thought it smelt awful and so I couldn't even give it away! I did read a review of someone who said it smelt nice! So maybe it is a personal thing. But definitely not for me!

  10. Star Rating


    Once I had got used to the texture I had no difficulty applying the product. The smell is not unpleasant. However, even following the instructions to the letter, this did not prevent my getting a touch of the sun that I really would not have expected. Will not be re-ordering unfortunately.

    - Odylique Reply:
    Dear Frances, thank you so much for your review. We’re glad you found it easy and pleasant to use. Independent laboratory tests rated its protection as ‘high’ and able to deflect 98% of all UVA/UVB rays, so you should have been ok. Do bear in mind that SPF is a measure of time, so if you would start to burn after 10 minutes of unprotected sun exposure, an SPF 30 would need reapplying after 10 x 30 minutes or 5 hours but if applied too sparingly, that time can be much reduced. Also, it’s important to reapply after towelling away water or sweat. We hope that helps you stay fully protected from the summer sun!

  11. Star Rating


    I have fair, sensitive skin with periods of redness and itchiness. I'm in the middle of one of those breakouts and I was looking to replace my usual regime with natural products in the hope that my skin will calm down.
    First impressions are:
    - feels great on my skin, like a layer of silky protection
    - without having any colour, it has oddly managed to hide the redness to a great degree; I would still use my foundation to go to work but I will happily go out to the shops or at the gym with only this product on
    - It is really, truly non-shine! It looks natural, without being matt
    - when I applied it a second time, I got the hint of some whiteness but that's all it was - a hint. My skin is quite fair so I expect this might be more noticeable for someone with darker skin but still much better than other sunscreen products with natural-only filters
    - I was expecting a battle to get it out of the tube based on other reviews but it was fine, didn't have to warm it or anything
    Overall, this is a great product and, unless my reactive skin decides otherwise further down the road, this will definitely become part of my daily routine

  12. Star Rating


    Good suncreen that does not leave an odd smell or greasy feel. However, I would like more guidance on how to use it - the How to Use section is empty. The sun screen is very thick and although the guide says to use 'two fingers' on every body part, I don't know what that means - I guess it is referring to a tub of sunscreen? I am applying it in even dabs across my face and neck but am not sure if this is enough.

    I can't seem to edit my existing review but I had previously stated that this has a neutral smell. At first application, it has a mild smell but, to me, this soon fades. However, I wanted to update on this as my SO has commented that it smells a bit strong close up.

    - Odylique Reply:

    Hi Emily,

    Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you are enjoying our sunscreen! We are looking to review and update the how to sections on all of our products, so it is great to have this feedback! Thanks so much - the Odylique Team

  13. Star Rating


    Very relieved to have found a natural sun screen without fear of nanoparticles. It does the job well and does smell nice and I feel confident that I won't burn when wearing it. However, it is a little thick which I'm not hugely fond of, but I can put up with that. I don't know if it could be made thinner without compromising on the quality and effectiveness?

  14. Star Rating


    When I first tried this sun screen I was like - 'This looks weird... it has a strange texture.' But once I've applied to my skin I've liked it. It does leave your skin moisturized, it does not make it greasy or oily as other sun screens do. And it does protect well too. So, like with many odylique products, I'm not going back.

  15. Star Rating


    This is so so calming on the skin, feels really nice. I was looking for a sun screen for my very oily t zone og all over poreclogging skin. This is perhaps the first sunscreen I've used that actually hold truth to it's s statements about being non clogging. The consistency was a little scary at first, since it's a little oily. But once you warm a little bit in between your hands, it's becomes balm-like, and you can pat your face, without overdoing it. It leaves a lovely tone on skin, it becomes so fresh and it has a nice blurring effect of discoloration and lines. I've had no breakouts caused by this - I think the karanja oils antiseptic properties helped this.

  16. Star Rating


    I purchased Natural Sun Screen SPF30, to help prevent further "Brown liver/age spots" as I was advised to use a sun screen that contained zinc, which this product does. On using this product, I was very pleased with the way it was easily absorbed into my skin and amazingly I haven't had any "outbreaks" of any kind, just completed an order for a second tube as I intend using it through the autumn and winter months too.

  17. Mrs S08/08/2017

    Ordered two lots of sun cream recently my husband used it for the first time today as he is bald which makes him vulnerable to sun burn even on a cloudy day. He said he liked it so far as it does not leave a white film across his head. We both intend to use it when we go on holiday next week. You can not compromise with what goes onto the skin and then absorbed into it.

  18. Star Rating

    Bee Ngoh15/07/2017

    Like so many people commented before, it is very hard to squeeze the cream out of the tube. Perhaps this cream should come in a tub? Having said that, I am very happy with this cream. It is easy to apply on the skin, not too greasy and does not clog the pores. Also very glad to know that this cream does not have any of the harmful nano-particles.

  19. Star Rating

    Susan 21/06/2017

    I too struggled with squeezing the cream out of the tube however I like the creamy texture which feels more like a body lotion than some other natural sun creams I have used. The big test was on my hand which suffers with contact dermatitis as usually I avoid putting sun cream on this in case of irritation. I decided having had amazing results with the Repair Lotion and other Odylique products to chance it. I can confirm that there was no irritation whatsoever. Certainly the best sun cream I have used as non drying and no perfume.

  20. Star Rating


    My son & I have been unable to use suncream without coming up in sore, red welts. It seemed as if we had to compromise between sore itchy skin, staying out of the sun altogether or risking sun damage. No more... yes, it's pricey but it works. I've used it on my face with success - I'm normally scratching away within minutes of application. So I'm ordering 2 bottles to take away on holiday with us.
    It feels quite greasy upon application, but settles in quick enough. It does leave a slight yellow stain on white clothes, but this seems to wash out easily enough. It also smells lovely.
    Thank you!

  21. Star Rating


    Finally a totally natural suncream that works! Tested at home in the UK sun before heading to Portugal and Spain for 17 days and Mallorca for a week. Up to 40 degrees walking in the sun we were still kept safe and moisturised. No white residue, glides in easily when it's warm and smells natural and pleasant. I'm recommending to everyone I meet!

  22. Star Rating


    This gives excellent protection from the sun, does not contain nano particles or toxic chemicals, is non-oily, and gives just a subtle sheen to the skin. If your facial skin is OK, then you could definitely skip make-up and use this instead, as it is light-reflective and somewhat concealing. Highly recommended. Light others, at first use (straight from the 'fridge), I could not get it out of the tube, but after leaving it in a warm bathroom, had no problems at all.

  23. Star Rating


    I actually bought this last year (when it first came out) but didn't use it in the end, so it has stayed, unopened, in my bathroom cabinet since then. Yesterday I finally used it - first of all I was very frustrated with it as it was so solid and almost impossible to get out of the tube. We ended up stamping on the tube to try and get it out! (it didn't work; don't try it!) . I thought maybe it was because it was from last year. Then I tried poking a bamboo skewer [was also making fruit kebabs for my daughter's birthday party] down the hole and wiggling it about. This worked magically! Probably also helped that the cream had warmed up a bit too. Thereafter it was excellent. It is thick, but rubs in dreamily and doesn't leave any white film on the skin. It isn't greasy, just nicely moisturising, and smells subtly good. I'm delighted to finally find a truly natural, organic and effective sun cream from a trustworthy brand! I would have rated it 5 stars but didn't purely because of the difficulty getting it out of the tube. Excellent product.

  24. Star Rating


    I gave up on sunscreen and then decided to give this a go. Other sunscreens I tried before either left my combination skin very dry or they contained too many chemicals. I decided to give this a try and was a bit sceptical at first. After using this for a few weeks I absolutely love it. It keeps my skin moisturised all day long! I feel relieved that I no longer have to search for or worry about wearing a good and natural SPF again.

  25. Star Rating


    I have been outside in my garden with this lovely weather, and I have been using the sun screen for the past week and i have to say i love it, I had the same problem as Laura it was hard to get the cream out tube i did think there was a hidden cover inside i had to remove, it does stop the wastage or making a mess like i usually have with other brands packaging. I was worried about the slight oiliness when i applied it but after a while that wasnt a problem, i love it on my neck and hands, thank you for a lovely product i am very happy with it. :-)

  26. Star Rating


    This sun cream is silky soft and has a buttery scent. I love the fact that, unlike chemical sunscreens, its protection is immediate - so there's no having to remember to apply it half an hour before going outside. Although it doesn't say it on the label, I would guess it lasts as long as a chemical sun cream - I would guess about 4 hours in moderate sun. I have been looking for a reputable organic sunscreen for a long time. There are so many considerations with natural sun cream - such as how much zinc is used and the size of the zinc particles, and exactly how 'natural' the other ingredients are. I spent a long time researching brands before discovering Odylique. I'm happy with their ingredients and feel confident about their commitment to natural skin care (unlike other brands that simply want stick an 'organic' label on their products for marketing purposes). The reason I haven't give it 5 stars is because the my tube is rather solid. I have to massage the tube for a few minutes before attempting to squeeze the cream out. Once in my hands, it doesn't feel that thick at all, and it goes on really easily, but getting it out of the tube has been quite a problem. I was away when the sun cream was delivered and the parcel was in my very cold barn for a few days. I left it in the warm kitchen for 48 hours but the tube never really softened up. I do wonder if I got a particularly thick batch? Having said that, I'll put up with the struggle because I like the product so much.

    [Odylique Reply]

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you for your lovely comments! Great to hear that you've found a natural sun screen you like :)

    We recommend that the tube is kept somewhere warm. As it has to stay stable in hot temperatures, you may find it is a little thicker in cooler temperatures than a conventional sun cream. (Do give us a ring if you still have a problem with it though!)

    In regards to how long sun creams last, this is where the SPF rating is quite handy. The number (so in our case, 30) refers to a time measure. So if it takes, for example, five minutes of unprotected sun exposure before you start to burn, a sun cream with an SPF30 would protect you for roughly 30 x 5 = 150 minutes, or two and a half hours, before you need to reapply. Always best to reapply after being in water, and stay out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day. We have lots more information about sun cream ratings and how to apply a natural sun screen over on our blog!

  27. Star Rating


    I have been waiting for a high-factor organic sun screen for a long time to protect me and my children's very fair skin...and I have not been disappointed. I actually hate applying sun screen but this product goes on like cream, smells nice, is immediately absorbed, does not attract dirt, does not feel like it is clogging my skin, and best of all, I know I am not using unhealthy or unethical products. It's the first time that I am actually happy to lather myself in sun screen...and it lasts all day. At last I have found the perfect sun screen! Thank you!

  28. Star Rating


    Wanted you to know that your new Natural Sun Screen arrived in time for a hot weekend and I am delighted to report that one application to my very susceptible Celtic skin lasted through the heat and exposure of Sunday – outside all day and driving around with my roof down (yippee!) proved to be totally protective. By evening, familiar freckles appearing but no redness, burning or tenderness. A really impressive performance!
    Great to feel so safe and prepared for more Summer days.

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INCI: Pongamia glabra seed oil*, Zinc oxide, Butyrospermum parkii butter*F, Silica, Helianthus annuus seed oil*, Euphorbia candelilla cera*, Simmondsia chinensis seed oil, Copernica cerifera*, Hippophae rhamnoides extract*, Chamomilla recutita extract*, Rosmarinus officinalis extract*, Jojoba esters, Polyhydroxystearic acid

Plain English: Karanja oil*, Zinc oxide (non-nano), Raw Shea butter*F, Silica, Sunflower oil*, Candelilla wax*, Jojoba extracts, Carnauba wax*, Chamomile*, Rosemary* and Sea buckthorn* extracts, Natural stabilisers (from corn)

*Certified organic (76% of product) - 20% mineral

F Ingredient complies with Fairtrade Standards, minimum 5%.

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How to Use

tips and advice


Apply 1 large pea sized amount to entire face and neck in place of your antioxidant moisturiser to cleansed and/or toned skin. Aim to apply sufficient to allow the botanicals to be fairly well absorbed within about 10 minutes – the formula will continue to absorb excess oil and moisture over time. Dry skin may absorb a further pea-sized amount, oily or combination skin may not, especially if following with foundation. TIP – swap foundation for our mineral concealer to hide imperfections and reinforce SPF. 


Apply as above aiming for 2-3 pea-size amounts per exposed limb and 3 for torso. TIPS: A hat, sunglasses and closely woven natural fabrics provide good alternative sun protection – a T-shirt = SPF 30. Seek shade from direct sun between 10 am and 3 pm.

Time exposure: 

As a guide for full broad spectrum protection, if your skin reddens after 10 minutes unprotected, then 2 pea-size amounts (SPF 30) should be reapplied after 5 hours and 1 large pea-size (SPF 15) after 2.5 hours. Always reapply after swimming, showering or towelling dry.


NOTE: Direct contact may stain light or white clothing. Rub in a little detergent before laundering as usual.    


If you'd like any more advice on caring for your skin, please do email us – customercare@odylique.co.uk, add your question as a comment below, or call 01638 491022 – we're here to help! Browse our range of summer skincare now.