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How To Protect Your Skin With The Right Sunscreen

Everyone’s done it before – we’ve opened up a bottle of sunscreen, spread it around our bodies, and got on with our day. However, there’s so much more to consider when it comes to taking care of our skin. 

Here at Little Urchin, we’ll talk about the key factors you should take note of when buying sunscreen. After that, we’ll discuss recommended SPF levels, skin rejuvenation opportunities, application considerations, skin sensitivity, and much more. 

Join us today and be sun-kissed but not sun-burned! 

Sunscreen non-negotiables

Broad-spectrum coverage: optimal defence

No one wants to be partially protected when they’re trying to take care of their skin, and that’s why you should go for a sunscreen that acts as a shield against both ultraviolet A rays, or UVA, which generally cause skin ageing, and ultraviolet B rays, or UVB, which generally cause sunburn.

After all, it’s not just about avoiding that uncomfortable burning sensation, but about preserving your skin’s youthful glow and warding off health risks. 

Reef-friendly: love for our oceans

Aside from our immediate protection from the sun’s UV rays, sunscreen shouldn’t damage our natural environment. 

Most waterways lead to the sea, so regardless of whether you’re trying to protect your skin on the beach or other outdoor locations, it’s important to choose a reef-safe sunscreen that doesn’t threaten marine ecosystems when it’s time for a rinse. 

Cruelty-free: compassion in every drop

It’s normal for us to innovate and find ways to make sunscreen better, but that doesn’t mean it has to be at the expense of animal well-being. Protection isn’t skin deep, and empathy should extend to every living being. Remember, while finding our place under the sun, our choices spread out, affecting the world around us. 

So, for your next outdoor adventure, choose consciously, acting as a guardian for your skin, our animals, and the vast world beyond. For broad-spectrum, reef-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and cruelty-free sunscreen, choose us at Little Urchin. 

Learn more about our sunscreen today!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What SPF level should I choose for everyday use?

SPF, short for Sun Protection Factor, gives us an idea of how well we can shield ourselves from those warm rays. It’s simple; just think of it as a measure of a sunscreen’s UV protection power or strength. As such, for everyday frolics under the sun, studies and dermatologists generally point towards sunscreen options that boast at least an SPF of 30 – whether it’s sensitive sunscreen or natural sunscreen.

However, other studies and dermatologists may also recommend sunscreen with SPF levels of 50 or higher, but this will ultimately depend on the person and factors like age, activity, and skin needs. Keep in mind that it’s always best to consult with a doctor if you have special skin conditions or needs. 

What’s more, in addition to SPF, you should also take into consideration the other sunscreen benefits you can get. 

Here at Little Urchin, we don’t just have a range of sunscreen products for those looking for one with an SPF rating of 30 or even 50+. Our options also proudly have water-resistant SPF properties that last for around four hours. For added rejuvenation, they’re also rich in antioxidants and even have anti-ageing advantages. 

Do I need to wear sunscreen indoors?

Surprisingly, even the sanctuary of our homes isn’t completely immune to the sun’s persistent UV reach. While you might be indoors, those sneaky UV rays still generally find ways to grace our skin through windows, cracks, or other subtle openings. So, if you’re basking in the natural light in your house, remember to put on some sunscreen.

At the end of the day, applying sunscreen should be part of your daily routine, whether you’re simply enjoying the ambient sunlight under some cover or perhaps going on adventures elsewhere.

We at Little Urchin have natural sunblock you can use in indoor settings, but we also understand that those hiking, surfing, and enjoying other similar outdoor activities need protection that’s more catered to what they do – and we’re not just talking about higher SPF levels. 

Here, we have different sunblock types, from the standard liquid solution you’re familiar with to a convenient stick form factor that’s pocket-sized and travel-friendly. This way, when you’re out and about, you can have a quick and easy application that’s mess-free. 

What is the best sunscreen for sensitive skin?

Now, when it comes to sensitive skin, the best sunscreen would be the one that’s less likely to cause irritation and this would generally be natural, mineral sunscreen solutions. 

At Little Urchin, you can count on us to bring you natural sunscreen without excessive chemical procedures and extractions. This way, if you’re someone who has sensitive skin, you can rest assured knowing that we use organic, vegan, and mineral-based ingredients like zinc oxide – that’s compared to harsh, synthetic alternatives that may cause you discomfort. 

Being suitable for sensitive skin, our body sunscreen and face sunscreen solutions are proudly free of synthetic preservatives and can work as sunscreen for kids (six months and older) and even the family as a whole. They’re even fragrance-free so you don’t have to think about it overpowering your favourite perfume or scent. 

Reflecting nature’s power

We at Little Urchin are all about nature-inspired care and protection. Drawing parallels from the intriguing sea urchin, we incorporate their characteristics into our suncare and skincare products. 

These magnificent creatures are sensitive to light and create their very own natural sunscreen to shield their young ones from the sun’s fierce glare. Just like them, we harness the might of nature to provide you with products that work to safeguard you from UV rays. 

Discover a selection that boasts baby sunscreen, natural moisturiser, and much more. Here, we uphold toxin-free care, dedicated love for the planet, and a commitment to ensuring you and your family are shielded and rejuvenated.

Disclaimer: *Our ingredients are sourced from nature, and we apply a process to transform them into our final product.


  • 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!