Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA and UVB Protection with Zinc Oxide
Naturally Better Sunscreen ®
Our first production run of Summer Lotion SPF 30 sunscreen has an expiration date of July 31, 2021. This is a very stable formula and will last a long time, but we can no longer offer it for retail sale. We are only temporarily out-of-stock.
Availability: due to the pandemic our next production run of Summer Lotion SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen has been delayed, it should be available again this coming fall.
An organic sunscreen lotion base made of NSF certified organic ingredients with natural zinc oxide sunblock added. Our premium quality SPF 30 lotion is thick and it uses non-nanoparticle zinc oxide which is the size/type you don’t have to worry about entering your bloodstream. Zinc oxide sits on the surface of your skin and provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
A full-body sunscreen lotion. Family safe, kid-safe.
Can it be used on the face? Yes, but facial sunscreen formulas are different and some (women) will prefer a separate facial sunscreen formula.
“Zinc oxide is EWG’s first choice for sun protection.” – Environmental Working Group
Our Summer Lotion Natural Sunscreen made the EWG 2020 Guide to Sunscreens - receiving the high rank of "1". View the EWG Sunscreen List here: https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/about-the-sunscreens/929907/Summer_Lotion_Natural_Sunscreen_Lotion%2C_SPF_30/
Approved for Hawaii and other destinations banning oxybenzone and chemical sunscreens. Coral reef safe!
Naturally Thick! We offer a very specific type of sunscreen lotion - it is for customers who want an organic lotion base with non-nanoparticle zinc oxide, providing SPF 30 broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Thick, our lotion was formulated/designed this way, to be thick at room temperature and then thin at skin temperature for application. There is no water added to our formula, and no fillers. - If the professionals who created this formula simply added more natural oils for a thinner lotion at room temperature, it would then have a greasier texture at body temperature.
No Oxybenzone, no octinoxate or any other chemical sunscreen, this is a coral reef safe sunscreen lotion.
Our sunblock formula is certified organic by NSF, it's Made in the USA in an FDA certified facility, and then professionally SPF tested (rated at 30) and water-resistant tested (rated at 80 minutes) post-production for verification.
Zinc oxide is known to leave a white shadow?
Yes, but the white shadowing effect can be greatly minimized with proper application. All sunblock/sunscreens that truly use non-nano zinc oxide have some white shadowing. In fact, it is inevitable because that is how mineral sunblock works, it is the compromise we make for using this natural and proven effective mineral sunblock that provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Chemical sunscreens are popular with some because they are practically invisible, readily available, and go on super-fast, but there is a tradeoff – there are some health concerns associated with the common ingredients in these chemical sunscreens. We think of chemical sunscreens like fast food - you’re grateful for the convenience but you know there are consequences
Zinc Oxide vs Chemical Sunscreens like Oxybenzone
Physical sunscreen works differently than chemical sunscreens. Zinc Oxide is a mineral (physical) sunscreen that works by sitting on top of the skin to reflect, deflect and scatter damaging UV rays away from the skin.
Chemical sunscreens contains carbon-based compounds, such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone. These ingredients create a chemical reaction within your skin that changes UV rays into heat.
Zinc Oxide pros:
- Provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
- Protects your skin from the sun upon application, no waiting time
- Lasts longer in UV light
- Better for sensitive skin
- Better for your skin (all-natural, non-toxic)
- Longer shelf life than most chemical sunscreens
Zinc Oxide cons:
- Zinc Oxide sits on top of your skin so it can rub off, sweat or rinse off easily, so you may have to reapply more frequently
- True non-nano zinc oxide will leave a little white shadowing on your skin, which makes it unappealing to darker skin tones
- Not ideal for physical sport due to sweating
- Thicker than most chemical sunscreens, not as easy/convenient to apply
Summer Lotion® - Natural Sunscreen Lotion with Zinc Oxide - SPF 30 - 4 oz
Active Ingredient(s): Zinc Oxide 20% (non-nanoparticle zinc oxide)
Inactive Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Beeswax*, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil*, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter*, tocopherol.
*Certified Organic (Certified to NSF/ANSI-305 by QAI)