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Shade all natural sunscreen in a tin

What’s the best way to avoid sun burn? …Stay in the shade. With this sunscreen, you can follow that advice, even in the sun. Hooray!


Shade™ is a plastic packaging free sunscreen with a SPF 25 rating. Choose from a 15ml tester pot or a 100ml tin. Just the right size for your hand luggage.

It’s the perfect sunscreen for those of us who want to top up on Vitamin D without compromising on skin protection or our environmental stance.*


Made from just 4 ingredients, providing protection without any extra fuss, this sunscreen is suitable for sensitive skin and also reef safe: no nasties that’ll bleach coral in this sunscreen thankfully. Shade has a coconutty scent to add to the holiday feeling too.


There is lots of info for this product, so much so that I’ve added a FAQ at the bottom of the page, so check it out for all the answers to your 'burning' questions.


*My preferred environmental stance is floating on my back in the sea like an ocean sun fish, although it could also be basking on the beach reptile-style…

Shade Sunscreen

PriceFrom £4.00
  • ‘Normal’ sunscreen pretty much all comes in plastic packaging. We know the issues there, so the only thing to add is that sunscreen bottles aren’t often recycled, as they are often made out of a mixture of types of plastics and are unlikely to be cleaned out before being put in the bin. They are also disposed of quite regularly ‘on the go’ whilst at the beach for example, which often lacks recycling bins.


    The ingredients of Shade are all-natural, which means they are biodegradable and unlikely to hang around in the environment when the sunscreen washes off you. This isn’t always the case with sunscreens including lots of man-made ingredients, as whilst they are very effective at protecting you from the sun’s rays, anything that happens to the ingredients afterwards isn’t really considered. This narrow vision of purpose and design has unfortunately led to unintended environmental consequences. Many of the ingredients used by the leading (or your average) sunscreen brands have been found to be implicated in coral bleaching, and have a very detrimental effect on the health of the world’s reefs. For more in-depth info, see this study 


    The ‘HEL List’ by Haereticus Environmental Laboratory points out the ingredients which are the most harmful to marine environments. The HEL LIST includes:

    • Any form of microplastic sphere or beads.
    • Any nanoparticles like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. (Shade uses non-nano zinc oxide for this reason as it is deemed safe)
    • Oxybenzone
    • Octinoxate
    • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor
    • Octocrylene
    • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
    • Methyl Paraben
    • Ethyl Paraben
    • Propyl Paraben
    • Butyl Paraben
    • Benzyl Paraben
    • Triclosan

    Check any old bottles of sunscreen you have lying around to see if they contain any of these ingredients. If it does, whatever you do, don’t use it and then swim in the sea!

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