Simple As That Natural Sunscreen – Reviewed


So we’ve just got the Simple As That sunscreen on the shelves at Hello Charlie, and it’s already my new favourite natural sunscreen. Not only that, my notoriously picky 13 year old loves it, too!

It’s not easy to get new sunscreen onto the shelves in Australia, and Simple As That have been developing this for two years. The time has been well spent, because they’ve really got this right.

Natural sunscreens are made with a physical blocker, usually zinc oxide. But zinc oxide is notorious for making your skin look white. Simple As That’s sunscreen goes on white, but it disappears when you rub it it.

I’ve also found that many natural sunscreens seem to be greasy. Moisturising is fine, greasy is not. You don’t want flyaway hair sticking to your face everytime you move your head. Nor do you want sand glueing itself to you when the wind blows at the beach. Once you rub Simple As That’s sunscreen in, it feels almost dry on your skin. Not drying, mind. Just dry.

I tested this under my makeup for a few days this week. Normal moisturiser, then sunscreen, then my foundation. No problems with greasiness, no stickiness, and my makeup didn’t go sliding down my face. I even wore it yesterday when it was 30 degrees here in Melbourne. No dramas at all. So I’m super impressed with the performance.

The ingredients are awesome, too. There’s rosehip oil, cucumber extract and some green tea extract. So there’s antioxidants, calming and moisturising properties right there. The really interesting ingredient in this is red raspberry seed oil. Red raspberry seed oil provides natural protection agains UVA and UVB rays, so it’s a lovely booster to the zinc oxide.

What else is great about Simple As That Sunscreen?

  • vegan
  • 100% natural
  • no preservatives
  • cruelty free
  • completely non greasy
  • suitable for face and body
  • gentle enough for the whole family
  • offers broad spectrum protection against UVA & UVB rays
  • made right here in Australia

I did receive a tester from Simple As That, and I love it so much that I’ve bought another 3 tubes to cover my family this summer.

I’ve covered the Simple As That range on the blog before, and I love all their stuff. I reckon this is a fantastic addition to this amazing natural skincare collection!

Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sucrose Cocoate, Rosa Canina  Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Price: $29.95 for 100mls (Buy it here at Hello Charlie)


4 Responses

  1. Hi,

    I wanted to comment on the Sunscreen cheat sheet but couldn’t find where..

    I was wondering what your favourite non greasy all over sunscreen would be? I recently bought UV Natural spf 30+ but found it incredibly greasy and it had that white look to it.. I felt like a greased up chip ready for the oven!

    Which would you recommend for least greasy and white looking, but still natural and safe?

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Monica, thanks for stopping by! Definitely the new Simple As That sunscreen – it’s so non greasy you can wear it under makeup. Although it goes on white, when you rub it in the white disappears. Hope that helps! Vanessa xx

  2. I am interested, but it appears it has palm oil in it, under the guise of one of it’s many names.
    What a shame. When products profess to be animal cruelty free and ethical, but still have the most environmentally and wildlife extermination causing agent in them!!
    Unable to buy anything with palm oil in it.
    Should not ever be used in so called ethical products.

    1. Hi Judy, thanks for your comments. Not all palm oil is bad, however. When palm oil is grown sustainably, it’s better than soy or rapeseed oils, which require 6 to 10 times more land to grow the same amount of oil. The key is to find sustainable sources, which Simple As That does. Hope that helps! Vanessa xx

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