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Introduction                                                       4
Ingredients                                                        5
Top Picks                                                          7
Ahava Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer SPF 20                     8
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream Sheer Nude with SPF 30        9
Antipodes Immortal SPF15 Face & Body Moisturiser                   10
AQI Daily Facial Moisturiser with SPF                              11
AVEENO Positively Radiant Daily Moisturiser SPF15                  12
Burts Bees Skin Nourishment Daily Moisturiser SPF 15               13
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Free Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 30   14
Dermalogica Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser SPF 15                  15
Dove Essential Nutrients Tinted Moisturiser Honey SPF15            16
Green Foot Mama Sun Balm                                           17
Hurraw Lip Balm SPF15 Tangerine Chamomile                          18
Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF 30+                              19
Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm SPF 15                              20
Kelapa Organics SPF15 Face Moisturiser                             21
Kosmea Moisturising Lotion SPF 30                                  22
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen   23
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating Broad Spectrum       24
     SPF 20 Sunscreen
Milk & Co Face Moisturiser + Sunscreen                             25
Moo Goo Anti-Ageing SPF 15 Face Cream                              26
Moo Goo Cover-Up Buttercup SPF 15 Natural Moisturiser              27
Mukti Tinted Moisturiser with Sunscreen Medium                     28
Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20                                    29
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NeoStrata Sheer Triple Protection Moisturizer SPF 50+          30
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF15              31
Nivea Moisturising Face Care Fluid SPF15                       32
Olay Total Effects 7 in One Day Cream Normal SPF 15            33
Palmer's Australia Cocoa Butter Moisturising Lotion with       34
Sunscreen
Rodan & Fields Reverse Shield Brightening Lotion SPF 15        35
Simplicite Moisturiser with Sunscreen SPF 15                   36
Skin Juice Sun Juice Mineral Moisturiser SPF 15                37
Skin Juice Sun Juice Mineral Moisturiser SPF 15 - Tinted       38
Sun & Earth Natural Sun Zinc                                   39
Surf Mud Natural Zinc                                          40
Suvana Paw Paw & Acai Lip Balm SPF20                           41
Swisse Natural Defence Moisturiser SPF 15                      42
The Jojoba Company Moisturising Protective Day Cream SPF       43
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The Body Shop Pomegranate Day Lotion SPF 15                    44
Trilogy Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF15                        45
Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+   46
Y-Not Natural Daily Care Moisturiser SPF15                     47
Disclaimer                                                     48
Further Reading                                                49
Special Bonus – 10% off SPF skincare purchases                 50




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Living in Australia is great. We’ve got a gorgeous country, and endless days of sunshine each
year. Of course, all that sunshine means that you need to protect your skin. And not all of us
want to lather up with thick sunscreen each and every day.

But you still want the sun protection. You want to avoid skin cancer, and also, using sun
protection daily is the best way to fight the signs of ageing. Who wants wrinkles at 25?

So it makes sense to add some SPF to your daily skincare routine. You get extra sun protection
while you’re out and about, without having to think about applying it specially. But just like
sunscreen, SPF skincare can contain some pretty toxic ingredients.

It’s not just the active (sunscreen) ingredients, either. You still have to watch out for all the
usual nasties like parabens, preservatives and synthetic fragrances. And to make it even more
confusing, some of the ingredients lists are incredibly long and totally confusing.

And that’s where Hello Charlie comes in. I’ve spent months finding all the ingredients,
researching them and reviewing them so that I can recommend the best and safest to you.

If you’re interested in finding out more, there’s suggestions for further reading towards the
end, and a special 10% off all the SPF skincare that we stock at Hello Charlie.

So what are you waiting for? Read on!




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I wrote a whole blog post on sunscreen ingredients last year, so rather than repeat everything, I’ll
just list the ingredients to watch out for. If you’d like to read the post, take a look here at my
Ultimate Guide to Toxic Sunscreen Ingredients.
In the meantime, here are the sunscreen (active) ingredients to watch out for:
•Oxybenzone
•Octinoxate
•Homosalate
•Octisalate
•Octocrylene
•Benzophenone-4
•Benzophenone-8
•Menthyl anthranilate (Meradimate)
•PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)
•Padimate O
•Trolamine salicylate
Like all skincare, you also need to watch out for the inactive ingredients. These generally make up
50 to 70% of the product.
Here’s what I found in SPF products that I would take care to avoid.
Benzalkonium chloride (BAK)
      Preservative
      Problem: Skin, eye and respiratory irritant and allergen
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
       Preservative
       Problem: BHT - respiratory irritant; possible organ system toxicity
Citrus oils
      Fragrance ingredients
      Problem: some citrus oils (including grapefruit and lemon oils) can be photosensitizing

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…. Continued from previous page

Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
      Preservative
      Problem: human toxicant or allergen; evidence of organ system toxicity
Fragrance or perfume
      Problem: unknown ingredients. May contain phthalates.
Parabens
      Preservatives.
      Problem: endocrine (hormone) disrupter.
PEG’s (polyethylene glycols)
      Humectant (keeps things moist).
      Problem: penetration enhancer, contamination concerns.
Phenoxyethanol
      Preservative.
      Problem: irritant, can depress the central nervous system in infants.
Phthalates
      Plasticizers, softeners.
      Problem: endocrine (hormone) disrupter.
Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 60 & Polysborbate 80
      Surfactant (cleansing agent) and emulsifier.
      Problem: contamination concerns (ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane).
Propylene Glycol
      Humectant (keeps things moist).
      Problem: irritant, penetration enhancer.
Retinol
      Skin conditioner
      Problem: may increase sun sensitivity; possible organ toxicity (reproductive and non
      reproductive)
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)
      Preservative.
      Problem: irritant.
Synthetic Colours (FD&C and D&C)
      Problem: coal tar derivatives with contamination concerns.


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Out of the 40 SPF Moisturisers that I reviewed, here’s the ones that I actually recommend. I’ve
listed them in alphabetical order for you:



•Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream Sheer Nude
SPF 30
•Antipodes Immortal SPF15 Face & Body Moisturiser
•Green Foot Mama Sun Balm
•Hurraw Lip Balm SPF15 Tangerine Chamomile
•Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm SPF 15
•Kelapa Organics SPF15 Face Moisturiser
•Kosmea Moisturising Lotion SPF 30
•Moo Goo Anti-Ageing SPF 15 Face Cream
•Moo Goo Cover-Up Buttercup SPF 15 Natural Moisturiser
•Mukti Tinted Moisturiser with Sunscreen
•Skin Juice Sun Juice Mineral Moisturiser SPF 15
•Skin Juice Sun Juice Mineral Moisturiser SPF 15 - Tinted
•Sun & Earth Natural Sun Zinc
•Surf Mud Natural Zinc
•Swisse Natural Defence Moisturiser SPF 15
•The Jojoba Company Moisturising Protective Day Cream SPF 15




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Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Aqua (Water),
Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15
Alkyl Benzoate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,
Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Citrus Reticulata Peel Extract, Commiphora Abyssinica Resin Extract, Cucumis Sativus
Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate, Tocopheryl Phosphates, Dunaliella
Salina Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil
Cetyl Esters, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydroxyapatite, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea
Water), Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Methylpropanediol, Myricetin, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl, Neopentanoate,
Oenothera Biennis Oil, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus Sprout Extract, Parfum, PEG-100
Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocin, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Pentylene Glycol,
Phenoxyethanol, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, Porphyra
Umbilicalis Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract,
Sodium Citrate, Sodium Lactate, Stearyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Tris
(Tetramethyl Hydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Undecylcrylene Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Zinc PCA, Zizyphus Jujuba
Fruit Extract.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: n/a

Cost: 50ml for $83.00

Comments: So many ingredients! The ones that stand out for me are the perfume, propylene
glycol and phenoxyethanol. There are also a couple of ingredients that don’t have much data at
all, like myricetin, which seems to be an irritant, but I couldn’t find much other information.

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Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20.0%. Ingredients: Aloe
Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric
Triglycerides, Vegetable Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)
Seed Oil*, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid,
Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*,
Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate,
Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Plant Stem Cells (Alpine Rose, Malus
Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Soothing
Complex: [Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract,
Boswellia Serrata (Boswellin) Extract], Rosa Damascena (Rose)
Flower Distillate*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Punica
Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Borago Officinalis (Borage)
Seed Oil*, Iron Oxides, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Camellia Sinensis
(White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*†,
Tocopherol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rose Isolates,
Vanilla Isolates, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower
Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*. *Certified Organic
Ingredients †Fair Trade

EWG Skin Deep Rating: n/a

Cost: 58ml for $24.95

Comments: Most of the ingredients on here are great, it’s just the
dimethicone. Dimethicone only scores a 3 in EWG, but many of us
want to avoid silicones in our skincare. Nothing toxic in here,
though – I estimated it as a 2 in EWG Skindeep.
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Ingredients: Aqua, (water), Zinc oxide & Caprylic capric
triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic acid & isotearic acid,
Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Prunus ameniaca
(Apricot) oil, Glycerine, Cetearyl glucoside & Cetearyl
alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Simmondsia chinensis
(Jojoba) oil, Vitis vinifera & Actinidia chinensis (Vinanza
grape & Kiwi extract), Hyaluronic acid, Rubus idaeus
(Raspberry seed) oil, Punica granatum (Pomegranate)
extract, Gandoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom),
Xanthan gum, Gluconolactone, Sodium benzoate,
Calcium gluconate, Vitamin E.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: n/a

Cost: 60ml for $44.10

Comments: Nothing bad in this one – a good ingredients
list.




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Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Polyacrylamide & C13-14
Isoparaffin & Laureth-7 , Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate-20,
Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, (Oat) Beta Glucan, Sodium Hyaluronate,
Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ubiquinone
(CoQ10), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Citrus Aurantium
Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar) Bark Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,
Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Vanilla Planifolia
Fruit Oil, Allantoin, Wheat Germ Oil / Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters (Omega 6 Ceramide
Wheat Germ), Disodium EDTA, d-Limonene, Linalool.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $29.95

Comments: The sunscreen ingredient in this is ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (octinoxate),
which scores a 6 in EWG, so that’s not a good one. Then there’s phenoxyethanol, propylene
glycol, dimethicone, polysorbate 20, and Polyacrylamide & C13-14 Isoparaffin & Laureth-7
(there are concerns that it could be contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane). So
this one is a no for me.
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Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl
Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed
Extract, Glycerin, Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone,
Arachidyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside,
Panthenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid
Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Steareth-2, Fragrance,
Steareth-21, Polyacrylamide, Polymethyl Methacrylate,
Arachidyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben,
C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben,
Laureth-7, Benzalkonium Chloride, Propylparaben,
Isobutylparaben, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, BHT,
Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Silica

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 120ml for $14.99

Comments: There are so many toxic ingredients in this
that I hardly know where to start. I estimated this one
on EWG at about a 7 – that’s high hazard. You’ve got
phenoxyethanol, parabens, fragrance, iodopropynyl
butylcarbamate, BHT, and benzalkonium chloride just to
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Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.7%, Inactive Ingredients: Water,
Isoamyl Laurate, Decyl Oleate, Isoamyl Cocoate, Glycerin,
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate,
Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Royal Jelly, Lonicera Japonica
(Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle)
Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrastis
Canadensis(Goldenseal) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch
Hazel) Leaf Extract, Beeswax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed
Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium
Carboxymethyl C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside,Sorbitan Stearate, Behenyl
Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Lauryl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Alumina,
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Isostearic Acid,
Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid,
Citric Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Phytate, Sorbic
Acid, Alcohol, Fragrance (Natural Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol,
Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 56.6g for $39.95

Comments: Fragrance and phenoxyethanol are the two here that
I always try and avoid. The sunscreen ingredient is titanium
dioxide, which is a physical blocker, which is good. However I find
titanium dioxide irritating, so that would also put me off. I
estimated this as a 3 in EWG Skindeep, so it’s not awful, but not
one I’d choose.
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Ingredients: Active Ingredients Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate
5%, Octocrylene 7%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl
Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Diisopropyl
Sebacate, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Aluminum Starch
Octenylsuccinate, Sucrose Tristearate, Dimethiconol,
Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 61, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate,
Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate,
Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, Allantoin,
Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Zinc Gluconate, Xanthan Gum,
Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine (Ceramide)

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 2 Low Hazard

Cost: 118ml for $19.99

Comments: The sunscreen ingredients are chemical
absorbers, not blockers, but they’re the least toxic ones. Do
note that octisalate scores a 5 in the EWG databases,
avobenzone gets a 2, and octocrylene scores a 3.

It’s not scoring super high in EWG, but I don’t like the TEA
(Triethanolamine), phenoxyethanol, and octisalate. Also,
there’s a few irritants in there as well as dimethicone which
isn’t great for acne.




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Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.50%, Octinoxate 6.00%, Octisalate
5.00%, Oxybenzone, 4.00%, Water, Butylene Glycol,
Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Silica, Dimethyl
Capramide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil,
Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia
(Lime) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil,
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis
(Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil,
Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil,
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil,
Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil,
Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract,
Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract,
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow)
Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Phosphate,
Stearic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,
Nylon-12, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanol,
Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin,
Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
EWG Skin Deep Rating: 4 Moderate Hazard
Cost: 60ml for $34.50
Comments: The sunscreen ingredients aren’t good – oxybenzone
and octinoxate both score as high hazards in EWG Skindeep.
Then there’s phenoxyethanol, clove oil (which is thought to be
an immune system toxicant or allergen) and cyclopentasiloxane
(which is a suspected endocrine disrupter and neurotoxin).
There’s also grapefruit and lemon peel oils which are
photosensitizing. So this one is a no for me.
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Ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate 8.0% W/W, Butyl
Methoxy Dibenzoyl Methane 1.3 W/W Contains:
Phenoxyethanol 0.6% W/W, Methyl Hydroxybenzoate 0.3%
W/W, And Propyl Hydroxybenzoate 0.15% W/W Also
Contains: Water, Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Titanium
Dioxide, Tricontanyl Pvp, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate,
Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Lanolin, Potassium Cetyl
Phosphate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Carbomer, Stearic
Acid, BHT, Disodium Edta, Iron Oxides, Sodium Hydroxide,
Polysorbate 80, Fragrance.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $9.99

Comments: Where to start? Octyl Methoxycinnamate
(octinoxate), phenoxyethanol, propylene glycl, mineral oil
(petrochemical), dimethicone, BHT, polysorbate 80, fragrance,
and we also have parabens: Propyl Hydroxybenzoate is
propylparaben and Methyl Hydroxybenzoate is
methylparaben. I’m definitely giving this one the big swerve.




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Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Natural Cera Alba (Beeswax), Vitellaria
Paradoxa*, Uncoated Nano-Free Mineral Zinc Oxide, Theobroma (Cacao)*, Pure
Essential Oils Of Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender), Commiphora Molmol Gum
Oleoresin (Myrrh) And Chamaemelum Mobile (Chamomile) And Native Botanical +
Vibrational Extracts. *Certified Organic

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 120g for $39.95

Comments: The ingredients in this look good but be aware that this is not a
sunscreen. It’s NICNAS approved, rather than TGA approved which is why it has an
SPF 15 rating despite the high zinc volume. So it’s a moisturiser or balm with SPF,
rather than a sunscreen. Make sure you’re using a TGA approved sunscreen for full
sun protection. The ingredients are excellent, though.




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Ingredients: Active ingredients: Non-Nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide 10%, inactive
ingredients: *Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Euphorbia cerifera
(candelilla) wax, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Cocos nucifera (coconut)
oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel wax, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil,
Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, *Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed, *Hippophae
rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) seed oil, *Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil,
Tocopherols (sunflower), *Citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel oil, Citrus aurantium
dulcis (orange) peel oil, *Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, *Vanilla
planifolia (vanilla) bean, Limonene‡, Linalool‡ (‡natural component of flavor)

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 4.3g for $6.95

Comments: Good lip balm with great ingredients, and the 10% zinc oxide will give
your lips some protection when you’re out and about. A good, everyday choice. I
always have this on me in summer or if I’m in the garden.




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Ingredients: Active: Zinc Oxide (18%) Other: Water,
       Isopropyl Myristate, Cyclomethicone, PEG-7
       Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methyl Glucose Dioleate,
       Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Polyethylene,
       Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol,
       Caprylyl Glycol, Iron Oxide

       EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

       Cost: 50g for $32.00

       Comments: This one is actually a sunscreen, and is
       registered with the TGA, because of the SPF30+
       rating. However, I’ve included it here because it’s
       advertised as a 3in1 moisturiser, tinted foundation
       and sunscreen in one.

       It’s hard to get hold of the ingredients, but I
       managed to find an old listing from 2016 (so please
       be aware that this may not be up to date).

       I don’t like the phenoxyethanol, or the PEG-7
       hydrogenated castor oil, and there’s also silicones
       (cyclomethicone) but all up I think this would only
       score a 2 in the EWG database, so it’s okay.




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Ingredients: Certified Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit
Oil, Zinc Oxide, Certified Organic Butyrospermum Parkii
(Shea) Fruit Butter, Certified Organic Unrefined Cera Alba
(Beeswax), Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E),
Certified Organic Copernicia Prunifera (Carnauba) Wax,
Natural Coconut Extract, Aroma (Proprietary Blend Of
Essential Oils), Certified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis
(Jojoba) Seed Oil , Certified Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis
(Rosemary) C02 Extract, Certified Organic Daucus Carota
(Carrot) CO2 Extract.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 100g for $37.95

Comments: I couldn’t seem to find out the zinc content in
this one, but the ingredients in this are great. Miessence
prefer to make this in their own organic certified factory,
rather than have it made externally by a TGA approved
sunscreen manufacturer, which is why it’s an SPF 15. It’s
NICNAS approved, but not TGA approved, so it’s a
moisturiser with SPF rather than a sunscreen. Read more
about this in our article on why you won’t find organic
sunscreens in Australia.
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Ingredients: Purified Water, Jojoba Oil, Zinc Oxide,
Cetearyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Coconut
Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Glyceryl Caprylate, Organic
Shea Butter, Vanilla & Almond Extract, Organic Lavender
Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Organic
Rosemary Extract, Organic Lavender Extract, Rosehip
Extract

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 75ml for $34.95

Comments: The ingredients are good! I love this one,
easy to use everyday and great ingredients.
Recommended! Sadly, I’ve just found out that it’s been
discontinued.




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Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%, Aqua, Caprylic/Capric
Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol,
Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Phenethyl Alcohol,
Sorbitan Stearate, Boswellia Carterii Oil(Frankincense),
Cetearyl Glucoside, Citrus Sinensis Peel Essential
Oil(Sweet Orange), Lavender Essential Oil, Pelargonium
Graveolens, Flower Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Rosa
Canina Seed Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Xanthan Gum,
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf
Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, CI
77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Cucumis Sativus
(Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Isoamyl Laurate,
Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Citric Acid.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $64.95

Comments: Ingredients are good – nothing to be
concerned about here.




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Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Mermadimate (3.5%),
 Octinoxate (7.5%) Sunscreen. Inactive Ingredients:
 Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil,
 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,
 Cyclomethicone, DEA-Cetyl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate,
 EMU Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1
 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium
 Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantion, Mica,
 Carbomer, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum
 Silicate, Sodium Ascorbate, Propylparaben. May
 Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

 EWG Skin Deep Rating: 4 Moderate Hazard

 Cost: 50ml for $65.00

 Comments: Parabens, silicones (dimethicone and
 cyclomethicone), octinoxate, PEGs, and diazolidinyl
 urea. Too many nasties for me, especially when there
 are so many better, more natural choices.




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Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (2.0%),
Octinoxate (7.5%) Sunscreen. Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Dimethicone, Mica, Cetearyl Alcohol,
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Xylitylglucoside, PEG-40
Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,
Cyclopentasiloxane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hexyl
Laurate, Anhydroxylitol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl
PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Xylitol, Polysorbate 60,
Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Sodium
Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin,
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Copper Gluconate,
Carbomer, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Butyrospermum
Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aminomethyl Propanol,
Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate,
Sodium Ascorbate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tin
Oxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 3 Moderate Hazard

Cost: 50ml for $65.00

Comments: Again, there are just too many ingredients
that I don’t like. There’s octinoxate, dimethicone,
PEGs, phenoxyethanol, polysorbate 60,
phenoxyethanol, and aminomethyl propanol (which is
an irritant and has nitrosamine contamination
concerns). Not for me!
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Ingredients: Aqua, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Cera Alba, Paraffinum Liquidum,
Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Butyl
Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Peg-15 Cocamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe
Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Carbomer,
Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Peg-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol,
Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Melaleuca Alternifolia
Leaf Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 150g for $19.95

Comments: Here’s a good example of why Milk is not one of my preferred brands.
They don’t disclose the ingredients in their Protect Me sunscreen, so you don’t know
what’s in it. This one, however, is a cosmetic product, not a sunscreen, and by law
they have to provide full ingredients. So what do we have? There’s parabens, PEGs,
petrochemicals (paraffin), octyl methoxycinnamate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor,
triethanolamine and phenoxyethanol. Thanks, but no thanks!

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Ingredients: Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Simmondsia Chinensis
(Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic
Acid, Squalane (Olive), Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis
Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3),
Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Piroctone Olamine
(Olamine Salt), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract,
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum),
Allantoin (Comfrey Root) Extract, P Anisic Acid (Natural
Preservative), Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Sorbate,
Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, Humulus Lupulus (Hops)
Extract, Camellia Sinensis (ECGC Green Tea) Leaf Extract.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 75g for $34.90

Comments: The ingredients all look good, and there’s a
good amount of zinc oxide to give broad spectrum
protection.




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Ingredients: Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Simmondsia Chinensis
(Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalene (Olive), Coco-Caprylate,
Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl
Isostearate, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E),
Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
(Aloe Vera), Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil,
Piroctone Olamine, Allantoin, Guar
Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum),
Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (Coconut Derived
Emulsifier), Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 200g for $29.90

Comments: Another one from Moo Goo that looks
good. There’s a nice amount of zinc oxide to give broad
spectrum protection, and the rest of the ingredients
look good, too!




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Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, zinc oxide,
Butyrospermum parkii butter*, Macadamia ternifolia nut
oil*, Terminalia ferdinandiana, Melaleuca alternifolia,
Citrus glauca & Camellia sinensis extracts*, Simmondsia
chinensis & Rosa canina oils*, cetearyl glucoside*, glycerin
(vegetarian)*, phenethylalcohol (natural)*, Calendula
officinalis absolute*, tocopherol (Vitamin E). Citrus grandis
(Grapefruit), Citrus madurensis, Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus
aurantium & Rosa damascena (Rose) Absolute*. Tint:
Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
*Certified organic by the Organic Food Chain (OFC).
Accredited organic processor #0484. Organically produced
77% of product. Naturally occurring in essential oils: citral,
citronellol, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $59.95

Comments: This looks really good, with a great, organic
ingredients list.




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Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl
     Methoxycinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Mineral
     Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Stearic
     Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,
     Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose,
     Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Lecithin,
     Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol,
     Polysorbate 60, Butylparaben, Methylparaben,
     Propylparaben. May contain (+/-): Kaolin,
     Titanium Dioxide, CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI
     77499.

     EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

     Cost: 50ml for $18.95

     Comments: Oh dear. Petrochemicals, propylene
     glycol, parabens, perfume … and that’s just the
     P’s! Then we’ve got ethylhexyl
     methoxycinnamate, palm oil (isopropyl
     palmitate), and triethanolamine (TEA). I think
     that’s enough. You can see why I’d avoid it!




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Ingredients: Homosalate 10.00, Octocrylene 8.00,
     Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 4.00, Octyl
     Salicylate 4.00, Octyl Triazone 3.00, Phenoxyethanol,
     Methylisothiazolinone, Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane,
     C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate,
     Cyclohexasiloxane, Ceteareth-20, Polypropylene,
     Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, PEG-40 Stearate, Silica,
     Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer,
     Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA,
     Tocopherol, Niacinamide, Triethanolamine,
     Panthenol, Fragrance (parfum),
     CI77492/CI77491/CI77499 (Iron oxides).

     EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

     Cost: 80ml for $50.95

     Comments: Another one to avoid – there’s
     Methylisothiazolinone (MIT), fragrance,
     triethanolamine (TEA), PEG’s, phenoxyethanol, and
     then the sunscreen ingredients homosalate,
     octocrylene and octysalate. By my estimation, this
     one scores a 7 in EWG. Not good!




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Ingredients: Avobenzone (1.5%), Octisalate (5%),
     Octocrylene (3%), Oxybenzone (4%), Water,
     Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin,
     Emulsifying Wax Nf, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100
     Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol,
     Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer,
     Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Disodium Edta,
     Ethylene Brassylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethyl
     Heptenal.

     EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

     Cost: 118ml for $13.99

     Comments: Parabens, triethanolamine (TEA),
     PEG’s, phenoxyethanol, and then the sunscreen
     ingredients of octisalate, octocrylene, and
     oxybenzone – no thanks! I estimated this as a 6 in
     EWG.




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Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,
     Glycerin, Panthenol, Titanium Dioxide, Butyl
     Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Mineral Oil, Glyceryl
     Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, 4-Methylbenzylidene
     Camphor, Stearyl Heptanoate, Petrolatum,
     Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Caprylate, Potassium
     Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer,
     Dimethicone, Allantoin, Fragrance, Sodium
     Hydroxide, Bisabolol, Farnesol, Aluminum Hydroxide,
     Stearic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, 2-
     Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol

     EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

     Cost: 50ml for $7.99

     Comments: 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol is a
     formaldehyde releaser, and scores 7-9 in the EWG
     database. Then there’s parabens, fragrance, and
     octinoxate (ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate),
     petrolatum, PEG’s .. By my estimates this scores an 8
     in EWG, which is super high. Stay away from this one.




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Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl
Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Isopropyl
Isostearate, Octocrylene, Panthenol,
Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid,
Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate
Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Stearyl Alcohol,
Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, PTFE, Cetyl
Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Behenyl
Alcohol, Sucrose Polysoyate, Methyl Paraben,
Carbomer, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Laureth-7,
Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, PEG-100
Stearate, Propylparaben, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,
Disodium EDTA, BHT, Stearic Acid, Zinc Oxide,
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf
Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Yellow 5 - CI 19140,
Red 40 - CI 16035.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50g for $32.99

Comments: Another high scoring one in EWG. I
estimated this one at a 7. There’s parabens, fragrance,
TEA (Triethanolamine), BHT, Iodopropynyl
Butylcarbamate, PEG’s, FD&C colours, even teflon in
this one (PTFE). No thank you!

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Ingredients: Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 13%,
Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2%, Oxybenzone 4%,
Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) Butter, C12-15 Alkyl
Benzoate, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera
(coconut) Oil, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane,
Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum),
Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate,
Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate, Propylene
Glycol, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium
EDTA, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Extract, Theobroma
Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate,
Triethanolamine, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Water
(Aqua), Xanthan Gum

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $9.39

Comments: And another one. Fragrance, PEG’s,
phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol, TEA
(Triethanolamine), and then the sunscreen
ingredients: oxybenzone, homosalate, octisalate, and
octocrylene. I estimated this as a 7 in EWG, and again,
I’d suggest you give it the swerve.




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Ingredients: Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl
Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Water/Aqua/Eau,
Caprylyl Methicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl
Carbonate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Alcohol Denat., Methyl
Glucose Sesquistearate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract,
Morus Alba Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia
Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Adenosine,
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Sodium
Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer,
Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate,
Fragrance/Parfum, Isohexadecane, Polyacrylate-15, Butylene
Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate,
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylate-
17, Polysorbate 80, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Potassium
Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $57.00

Comments: Another high scoring one in EWG – I estimated
this at a 7. There’s perfume, PEG’s, phenoxyethanol, and then
the sunscreen ingredients: homosalate, octisalate, and
octocrylene. Again, no thanks.



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Ingredients: Purified Water, Octyl methoxycinnamate,
Isopropyl Myristate, Soya Bean Glycerin, Benzophenone-3,
Glyceryl stearate, freshly extracted organic Aloe barbadensis
juice from Qld, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Eicosene
Copolymer, Cetostearyl alcohol, fresh, medicinal-grade herbal
extract of Calendula flowers, Chickweed Ext, Marshmallow,
Extract of Australian bushflowers (Southern Cross, Wattle,
Paw Paw, Kapok Bush, Banksia, Mulla Mulla), Calendula
infused oil, Sesame oil, Avocado oil, Jojoba oil, Leuconostoc
(Radish root ferment) Avobenzone, essential oils of Rose
Geranium, Chamomile, Lemongrass, PhytoCide (Sambucus
nigra Elderberry fruit extract), D-Panthenol, Gluconolactone,
Carbopol, Dimethicone, Sodium hydroxide

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 125ml for $39.90

Comments: Octoninoxate, oxybenzone – I don’t really think
that the freshly extracted organic aloe vera balances that out.
Not one I’d choose.




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Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ethyl Oleate, Zinc Oxide,
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide – Non Nano
Particles, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sorbitan
Oleate, Polyglyceryl–3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Glycerin,
Glyceryl Stearate, Tribehenin, Actinidia Chinensis Seed
Oil, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Terminalia
Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Camellia
Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E),
Alumina, Stearic Acid, Pelargonium Roseum (Geranium)
Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil,
Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Gluconolactone, Totarol,
Parfum (Natural, certified organic preservative system
using Vanilla and Almond Extracts).

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $48.95

Comments: All the ingredients are good. There is one
that you might want to be aware of: cholecalciferol
(Vitamin D3). This scores a 5 in EWG because of the risk
of overdose. However, as the recommended daily
allowance is 25g, it’s going to be very difficult to overdose
through your moisturiser! I’m happy with this one.
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Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ethyl Oleate, Zinc Oxide,
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide – Non Nano
Particles, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sorbitan Oleate,
Polyglyceryl–3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate,
Tribehenin, Actinidia Chinensis Seed Oil, Pichia/Resveratrol
Ferment Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit
Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol
(Vitamin E), Alumina, Stearic Acid, Pelargonium Roseum
(Geranium) Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil,
Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Gluconolactone, Totarol, Parfum
(Natural, certified organic preservative system using Vanilla and
Almond Extracts) Iron Oxide Yellow (Cl 77492), Iron Oxide Red (Cl
77491), Iron Oxide Black (Cl 77499).

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $48.95

Comments: Same comments as for the untinted version. All the
ingredients are good. There is one that you might want to be
aware of: cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3). This scores a 5 in EWG
because of the risk of overdose. However, as the recommended
daily allowance is 25g, it’s going to be very difficult to overdose
through your moisturiser! I’m happy with this one.
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Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Beeswax, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Raw
Cacao Powder, Organic Cacao Butter

EWG Skin Deep Rating: n/a

Cost: 50g for $20.00

Comments: No bad ingredients in this, but do note that this is not a sunscreen. It’s
not TGA approved, which means that you need to be very wary of using this as a
sunscreen. Zinc is notorious for clumping together and leaving holes in your
sunscreen (see this article). You need full sun protection when you’re out in the sun,
so you need a TGA approved sunscreen.




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Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (Non-Nano), Organic Bees Wax, Mineral Oil, Natural Lanolin,
Coconut Oil, Australia Clay And Iron Oxides For Natural Colour.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 1 Low Hazard

Cost: 50g for $19.95

Comments: Again, the ingredients in this look good, but this is not a sunscreen. It’s
not TGA approved. Despite what Pete Evans says, there are excellent natural
sunscreens available in Australia. We have the strictest sunscreen laws in the world,
because we also have the highest skin cancer rates in the world. I like natural, but I
also like properly formulated. Don’t rely on this one as a sunscreen. Otherwise, it’s
good.




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Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera
Alba (Beeswax), *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Ethylhexyl
Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Theobroma Cocao
(Cocoa Butter), *Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit extract,
Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil,
Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera
(Candella) Wax, Tocopherol.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 7g for $5.95

Comments: I really like the non-SPF version of this
pawpaw balm, but I don’t like this. There are definitely
better choices for sunscreen ingredients than ethylhexyl
methoxycinnamate and benzophenone-3. I can’t
understand why the manufacturer would choose such
great, natural ingredients, and then choose to combine
them with these two toxic sunscreen ingredients. I’ll be
avoiding this one.




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Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl
Laurate, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Helianthus Annuus
(Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl
Phosphate, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Saccharide
Isomerate, Sodium PCA, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle)
Seed Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract,
Tasmannia Lancelota (Mountain Pepper) Fruit/Leaf Extract,
Polygonum Aviculare (Knotgrass) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rose
Hip) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,
Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract,
Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate
60, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate,
Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium
Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum,
Citric Acid. 95.2% naturally derived ingredients.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 2 Low Hazard

Cost: 60ml for $24.99

Comments: Personally, I avoid Titanium Dioxide as it
irritates me, but this looks okay for an everyday moisturiser
with SPF.


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Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,
Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin**, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20,
Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Simmondsia Chinensis
(Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Cape Rose Geranium)
Flower Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green
Tea) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Olea
Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark
Oil, Cymbopogon Validus (African Bluegrass) Oil, Chondrus Crispus
Powder, Xanthan Gum, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isostearic Acid,
Stearic Acid, Alumina, Caprylhydroxamic Acid**, Caprylyl Glycol**,
Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate**, Citric Acid, Citronellol^, Geraniol^,
Linalool^. ^ From natural essential oils. * 100% Natural Australian
Jojoba. ** Preservatives.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 60ml for $39.95

Comments: The ingredients in this look pretty good, too. Zinc oxide
and titanium dioxide together offer good full spectrum protection.
Personally, I find titanium dioxide irritating, and I can’t wear it at
all, so if you’ve got sensitive skin this might be an ingredient to
watch out for.

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Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,
Isododecane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Octyl Salicylate,
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, Arachidyl
Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol,
Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethylcarbamoylpropyl
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil,
Arachidyl Glucoside, Caffeine, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100
Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate
Copolymer, Parfum, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Butylene
Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Punica
Granatum Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Adenosine,
Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pyrus Malus Fruit
Extract, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol,
Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Ursolic Acid.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 4 Moderate Hazard

Cost: 50ml for $35.00

Comments: PEGs, fragrance, dimethicone, polysorbate 20,
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (octinoxate), octisalate, and
hydroxycitronellal (synthetic perfume ingredient that
scores a 7 in EWG). Too many problem ingredients in this
one!



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Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Hydrogenated Simmondsia Chinensis
(Jojoba) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide (nano), Glycerin (Vegetable), Cetearyl
Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan
Olivate, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus
(Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil,
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic
Acid), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis
(Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract,
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita
Matricaria (chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis
(Marigold) Flower Extract (and) Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil,
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Tocopheryl Acetate
(vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate
(Vitamin C), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Rosmarinus Officinalis
(Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Triacontanyl PVP, Glyceryl
Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl
Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Parfum, Citral, Geraniol,
Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 50ml for $47.95

Comments: This was looking okay until I got to the retinyl palmitate.
Multiple studies have shown a link between this ingredient and skin
cancer. Add the perfume and phenoxyethanol, and that’s a definite
no from me.
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Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Aqua, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dicaprylyl
Ether, Sorbitan Olivate, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate,
Titanium Dioxide, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Isodecyl
Neopentanoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butyrospermum Parkii
Butter, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl
Dimethicone, Methylpropanediol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate,
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone
Crosspolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1
Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Alumina,
Niacinamide, Panthenol, Hexadecene, Caprylyl Glycol, Neopentyl
Glycol Diisostearate, Polyester-7, Polysorbate 20, Methicone, PEG-8
Laurate, Allantoin, BHT, Glyceryl Behenate, Neopentyl Glycol
Diheptanoate, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate,
Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl
Myristate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum,
Triethyl Citrate, Phenylpropanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid,
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-tbutyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 77891, CI
77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.

EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

Cost: 100ml for $74.00

Comments: I can see issues with this straight away – polysorbate
20, PEGs, BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene), gylceryl behenate
(irritant and penetration enhancer), sodium hydroxide … no thanks!


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Ingredients: Aqua, Zinc oxide, Emu Oil, Glycerin,
         Emulsifying Wax NF, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,
         Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Tocopherol
         Acetate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol and
         Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii, Ceteareth-
         20, Retinol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric acid,
         Camellia Sinensis, Silk Amino Acid, EDTA, Rose
         Canvas (Natural Fragrance Ingredient)

         EWG Skin Deep Rating: not listed

         Cost: 100g for $74.00

         Comments: The retinol is the stand out one here
         – it’s been linked to skin cancer in multiple
         studies. There’s also phenoxyethanol and
         fragrance to further convince me that I wouldn’t
         use this one.




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Disclaimer:
I started Hello Charlie because I was concerned about some of the
products that I was using on myself and my children. I’m no chemist,
I’m just a mum who does plenty of research on products before I use
them and before I’ll stock them at Hello Charlie.
Lots of customers and friends ask me about products that I’d
recommend, and what they should be looking for when buying for
their own families. These guides are the results of my research and
reading.
I’d love to hear from you if you’ve read differently, or have opinions
or great products that you’d like to share. Teaching yourself about
better choices for our families and our environment is a journey, and
I’d love for you to join me on it!
If you’d like to share this information with other parents, please feel
free to do so. However, please bear in mind the time that it takes for
me to do this research, and do the right thing by attributing this
article back to me here at Hello Charlie. Thanks!
Vanessa xx




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Interested in finding out more?

We’ve got lots more articles and cheat sheets on the blog.

Other articles on sunscreen:
The Ultimate Guide to Toxic Sunscreen Ingredients
What Is Retinyl Palmitate? (And Why You Should Avoid It)
How to Choose a Good Natural Sunscreen
Shopping Guide to Natural Sunscreen
Why You Won’t Find Organic Sunscreens in Australia
Biggest Ever Natural Sunscreen Cheat Sheet
Oxybenzone – The Sunscreen Ingredient That’s Killing Our Coral

And don’t forget to check out the rest of our Cheat Sheets! You’ll
find them all right here on the blog.




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