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Little Urchin’s Natural Sunscreen: The Ultimate Game-Changer

Is your sunscreen a hidden troublemaker? Lots of folks don’t know that ordinary sunscreens typically contain chemicals that may not be good for our ocean friends. But don’t worry, we’ve got a sunny solution for you! Little Urchin offers a natural sunscreen that cares for your skin and our beautiful planet, too.

So, is natural sunscreen better than traditional sunscreen? Get ready to learn about the benefits of natural sunscreens, the impact they have on your health, and how they can be safer for our oceans. You’ll also find out what makes Little Urchin the perfect sun care partner for your family. 

Read on and learn more about natural sunscreens instead of endlessly looking up ‘natural sunscreen for face’, ‘best natural sunscreen for kids’, or ‘organic sunscreen’ online. 

The environmental impact of traditional sunscreens

Those chemical sunscreens that many people slather on can actually harm our beloved marine life. 

Research has uncovered the dark secrets of certain sunscreen ingredients like oxybenzone or benzophenone-3 that pose a serious threat to juvenile corals and other aquatic creatures. These toxic substances can damage their DNA, stifle their growth, and make them more vulnerable to bleaching. 

Get to know natural sunscreens

Your skin’s ultimate companion, a natural sunscreen, is meticulously crafted from nature’s best – minerals and plant extracts. They possess a remarkable ability to deflect the sun’s UV rays away from your skin, in stark contrast to chemical sunscreens that absorb them.

What are the benefits of using natural sunscreen over synthetic alternatives?
  • Natural sunscreens like Little Urchin harness the power of minerals like zinc oxide, which form a protective layer on your skin, providing broad-spectrum protection.
  • Natural sunscreens bid adieu to synthetic chemicals like oxybenzone, which are typically harmful not only to your skin but to our precious coral reefs and marine life as well. 
  • Many natural sunscreens are biodegradable, decomposing naturally without causing harm to our fellow earthlings – plants and animals.
  • Being gentler on the skin than their chemical counterparts, a natural suncream is typically ideal for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

Choosing the right natural sunscreen

Ready to switch to chemical free natural sunscreen alternatives? It might seem overwhelming to single out the best sunscreen for your family, but don’t worry, Little Urchin is here to help. Let’s break down the key things to look out for:

Active ingredients

When choosing a natural sunscreen, look for ones with zinc oxide, as this natural ingredient works like tiny mirrors on your skin, bouncing the sun’s rays away. Little Urchin’s face sunscreen and body sunscreen options contain ingredients sourced from nature, and meticulous processes transform them into a natural zinc sunscreen ready for you and your family to use. 

SPF level

Doctors recommend using a waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. 

It’s crucial not to use makeup and other cosmetic products as alternatives to SPFs, as they don’t provide the same protection as sunscreens do. They also have not been tested as extensively as sunscreens.

Skin type and age

Your skin type and age matter when picking a natural sunscreen. Babies under six months, for example, have very sensitive skin. Whether or not you are using a sensitive sunscreen or other similar options, make sure to patch test them before applying them to the entire body.

Little Urchin: Australia’s natural mineral sunscreen of choice 

From the sun-soaked landscapes of Australia comes Little Urchin, the trailblazer in sustainable sun care. Imagine a sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection that’s not only effective but gentle enough for everyone in the family! Each eco-friendly tube is filled with hydrating, antioxidant-rich ingredients, making it a sunscreen that doubles as a natural moisturiser at the same time. 

Promising a non-greasy application that rubs in clear and even enhances your natural skin tone if you opt for our natural tinted sunscreen, Little Urchin can help you achieve a confident, naturally protected glow under the sun’s warmth. With us, you’ll enjoy the sun while helping protect the planet, one application at a time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the highest natural SPF?

With traditional sunscreens containing chemicals like oxybenzone that might not be the best for skin health, people started wondering about the highest natural SPF and turned to natural oils as sunscreens. But despite some buzz around natural oils like carrot seed oil containing SPF, no studies have proven that carrot seed oil can actually guard your skin against the sun. 

For comprehensive sun protection, consider using a natural sunscreen reef safe option like Little Urchin when out in the sun, as well as wearing protective clothing and staying in the shade as much as possible.

How does the application and reapplication process differ between natural and traditional sunscreens?

Regardless of which type of sunscreen you use, the Cancer Council Australia still recommends re-application every two hours. And if you’re getting your splash on or working up a serious sweat, it’s time for a quick reapplication after you towel off. They also suggest wearing sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, and hats and seeking shade in addition to sunscreen.

Can natural sunscreens be used by children and infants?

Natural sunscreens can be a sun-safe companion for your little ones! But remember, it still depends on the sunscreen you choose. 

Do you know what’s great about Little Urchin’s natural sunscreen? It’s made for the whole family – everyone six months and older can use Little Urchin. It’s gentle on the skin, tough on the sun, and absolutely perfect for family fun in the sun. Just remember, it’s always best to check with a doctor first when choosing a natural sunscreen for babies or even a natural sunscreen for kids. 

Learn more about Little Urchin

What if we told you that a tiny sea creature inspired the creation of a leading natural sunscreen brand? That’s us here at Little Urchin! Our quirky name pays tribute to the real urchins of the sea; they have been keeping their young ones safe under the fierce sun with their own natural ‘sunscreen’. And if you thought that was cool, get this  – these fascinating little fellas can live for over a hundred years without showing any signs of ageing. 

Inspired yet? We certainly were. And that’s why we make products that aim to give your skin the same kind of awesome protection and longevity.

At Little Urchin, we’re weaving a story from nature’s book. We’re all about sun protection products that are kind to your skin and the planet – cruelty-free, rich in antioxidants, and reef-safe sunscreen options. We believe in giving your skin the protection and nourishment it deserves, just like the little urchins that inspire us. 

Shop our natural sunscreen options and experience the Little Urchin difference today!


  • Great For Kids. My little one has very sensitive skin and it has taken a long time to find the right sunscreen. It applies easily and is not sticky. She is happy to let us put it on.


  • Best suncream I’ve tried. I’ve tried every natural suncream on the market and this one is the best for ease to use. My kids can put it on themselves without too much trouble unlike other oilier or thicker natural suncreams.


  • Love this! Such a nice sunscreen! Smells nice, goes on beautifully and isn’t too drying or white like most natural sunscreens! My favourite for the kids!