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Sun Shield

(70 customer reviews)


Love getting sun but hate the damage it can cause? Our natural sun protection lotion soothes your skin and protects it against free radical damage. Sun Shield can keep the whole family safe so you can keep having fun in the sun.

Safe for ages six months+. Safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding. Made with 100% natural ingredients. Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan. No Artificial Colors, Preservatives, or Fragrances.

 Cruelty free and never tested on animals; Leaping Bunny certified.



Sun Shield is not a sunscreen — it’s a sun protectant lotion that provides a completely natural way of safeguarding your skin from sun damage, penetrating deeply for effective protection. Some prefer to pair this with a mineral-based sunscreen for particularly hot or sunny days, others find this to be enough on its own.

Sun Shield doesn’t absorb the sun’s rays or reflect them. Instead, it sinks into your skin and helps to prevent damage at the cellular level. We use pure, plant-based oils infused with whole organic herbs that are rich in antioxidants. This formula nourishes your skin, blocks free radicals, and protects your skin from redness, wrinkles, and damage.

Say “goodbye” to chemicals and “hello” to effective sun protection with our all-natural sun protectant!

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Don’t love your product? Contact us within 30 days and we’ll refund your money. The best way to reach us is through email at


Handcrafted With:

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Avocado Oil
  • Organic Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Organic Grapeseed Oil
  • Organic Mango Butter
  • Organic Comfrey Leaf
  • Organic Dandelion Flowers
  • Organic Calendula Flowers
  • Candelilla Wax

That’s all, folks! Ingredients listed here are exactly what you’ll find in your product – nothing more, nothing less.



Rub a small amount of our natural sun protection cream into all exposed areas of skin 10-15 minutes before going outside. Reapply every 2-3 hours.

Use our Sun Shield Stick on faces, neck, and other places where you don’t want an oily or runny product!


Shelf Life: 1 year. Safe for babies 6 months and up.  Safe in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

This product and these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  We make no claims about the SPF rating of this product, because it has not been tested in any lab (only real-world tests).  It is not “official” sunscreen in any capacity. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything.

70 reviews for Sun Shield

  1. Kaylie (verified owner)

    This definitely helped hold off a sun burn, needs to be reapplied often. I didn’t like the smell but it came melted in the summer to I added some essential oils to it. I still am not a fan or how liquify and oily this is. Most of my summer clothes are white and this would probably stain.

  2. Lindsay DeYoung (verified owner)

    My absolute favorite sun product. I wasn’t expecting it to be as effective as it is. I typically use a formula that’s similar, but with zinc. This was just as effective, and I didn’t have to fight to get it off later like I do with the zinc. It’s moisturizing and easy to put on, and actually protects my fair skin. Love this stuff.

  3. Nevada (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this stuff! I got the stick and put it in the diaper bag and hiking backpack. Super easy to use and you still get all the benefits of the sun!

  4. Leilani (verified owner)

    I like the idea of this product protecting the skin naturally from the effects of the sun. It’s a pretty heavy oil-based texture though , that made us feel pretty sticky in the summer heat, so we didn’t end up using it much. I did purchase the stick for spot treating and I liked that much better.

  5. Tami Dolan

    I was skeptical of the sun shield but at the same time I wanted to be rid of the scary chemicals found in commercial products so I gave Earthly a try. I was surprised that it really worked! I am fair skinned and burn fairly quickly. Sun Shield allows me to remain in the sun longer and it doesn’t sweat or wash right off. It’s not technically water proof but it’s made with a silky oil that makes your skin feel so moisturized and supple. We even took it to Jamaica where the sun shines more fierce and as long as I stayed on top of applications I was well protected. That really impressed me!

  6. Emily Diedrich (verified owner)

    This is all I used on my 1 year old this summer. He never got burned, but I did notice if we used it multiple days in a row (even with a bath after using) he seemed to break out just a little, as if it clogged some pores on his face and legs. But we just try not to use it multiple days in a row if we can help it. Other than that we like this sun shield! Plus you still get you lr vitamin D

  7. Rebecca Ayers (verified owner)

    The main difference I noticed with using this is that the areas where we tend to “burn” a little don’t stay red and don’t turn painful. I never used this by itself when we were going to be in direct sun for hours, since it’s not a sunscreen. But I love the smell of it, and I love having protection at a cellular level and something that’s good for our skin!

  8. Lauren Osta (verified owner)

    This prevented my fair skinned toddler from getting burned while we were at the beach. That being said, I think that I may have gotten a bad batch because my tube had a bunch of granular particles that looked like sand. It almost looked like an exfoliant. I wasn’t pleased with the texture, but it was effective. It’s also very moisturizing for dry skin.

  9. Jordan Long

    The face stick is ok & I didn’t get that super hot with that on, but the larger size I used made me feel like I was wrapped in a hot wrap. I will continue to purchase the stick!

  10. lindseyhickman1229

    I used this on the area that gets most burnt, my nose and cheeks, and after a few hours in the sun I still was a little pink but within hours it faded into a nice tan. No red hot painful burns like I’m used to! I also use it on my 6 month old’s arms and it works great for him- no pink!

  11. Laura (verified owner)

    Absolutely love sun shield! Works wonders!

  12. Samantha Hodges (verified owner)

    It seems that the face stick works better than the bottle. I used this on myself and my three kids for an outing at the river in the middle of the afternoon in June. UV index was 8 that day. So this was a rigorous testing of the product. It seems to protect skin that has already been exposed to the sun for a few weeks very well. However my son and I have very fair skin and our backs and shoulders got quite the burn. We were out almost two hours. Maybe we needed to reapply. I think next time I would still use this, but then I’d either put on a shirt after an hour or use a mineral sunscreen. Thankfully we also have sun soothe- which is amazing for sun burns!

  13. Melissa Long (verified owner)

    I try to get 10-15 minutes of sun several times a week to increase my vitamin D levels. I live in FL so this is possible to do year round 🙂 In order to absorb the D properly, you don’t want to put sunscreen on during that time and you want as much of your skin as possible to be exposed. However, I know over time, especially for sensitive areas like my face, its not good to be out in the sun unprotected. Enter Earthley’s sun shield. I started putting this on my face when I go out for that 10-15 minutes. I love the way my face feels. Its not heavy at all. The ingredients in it are good for your skin and I feel much better knowing I’m protecting my face from the harmful UV rays.

  14. Sara

    I have loved most all of your products… & I wanted to love this one… however this one was a big fail. My daughter used this on her spring break to the beach & was burned very bad! It was more of a sun intensifier! I realize it says “this is not a sunscreen” on the label … however it is sold as a sun protectant & the product is called sun shield… which is pretty contradicting & misleading. Maybe reconsider the labeling to avoid confusion ….& a blistering painful sunburn! It might be better marketed as an after sun moisturizer.

  15. browneyedgirlrl (verified owner)

    I LOVE Sun Shield! I love that it’s not a thick white cream that takes forever to rub in! I love the ingredients in it! I used it for the first time last summer and it worked great! Unfortunately I missed a spot, and it was there that I burned. I will definitely be using this every summer!

  16. Jadegetzcena (verified owner)

    We went all summer without any burns on my super light skinned little boy and myself!!! This stuff is amazing. Plus you don’t get that nasty white pasty look!

  17. Heather (verified owner)

    PERFECT FOR JADE ROLLING and Gua Sha; as if this product wasn’t already great if you use this oil on your face in the morning for facial lymphatic massage and drainage techniques it is the perfect viscosity and consistency for both techniques; with the added bonus it will be completely safe to soak into your skin. It’s a fun way to remember to use it daily!

  18. kate

    Have found most Earthley products awesome, so thought I would give this a shot. When it arrived, my friend was telling me that he was burning up at work (in construction), so I gave him my Sunscreen and told him try this and let me know. We live in FL and it is hot as a bugger right now. He didn’t like it because it is too oily and it made him feel more hot than if he didn’t have any on. He didn’t get sunburned though, but he was not comfortable in his own skin with the stuff on. I am going to try it next… maybe it’s different on me.

  19. Jade (verified owner)

    I LOVE this stuff! It just soaks into the skin. I didn’t like other products because they sat on top and smelled weird and we’re thick and gross feeling. Also the best part is that it actually works! All tan lines on this family, and no burns.

  20. Andrea (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased Sun Shield several times and really do like it. My complaints would be the greasiness of the product and that the container can leak. The (more important) positives are that it does work. First time use at the beach I mixed it with a mineral sun screen ‘just incase’. That worked great. Then my one daughter and I tried it on its own with success. She absolutely loved it (and she lives in Florida) and asked for more for Christmas! I have only used it with beach or swimming related events as I fear the oiliness of the product might stain clothing. I am thrilled with this natural option for sun protection.

  21. Jessica S (verified owner)

    So far so good! I used this on my daughter last summer while she played at the splash pad. It went on a little greasy, but that was expected. I didn’t think it was any messier than sunblocks we have tried in the past. It seemed to work really well. No sunburn! We are looking forward to trying this again this spring and summer to see how well it works.

  22. Amy!

    I like this a lot! it moisturizes as I use it. I think it works to prevent sunburn, but I have not been in the sun enough to test it fully,

  23. Rachel (verified owner)

    We love sun shield! I have been looking for a healthy alternative to conventional sun screen and we tried this one for the first time. It goes on smoothly and a little goes a long way, which I love! Good price for a quality product.

  24. Julia (verified owner)

    I have only used this product twice, so I’m giving it 4 stars because I don’t think I’m completely qualified to give a full review of this product, but I will share how our two uses went. I used it twice last summer toward the end of swimming season and I was a bit nervous about using it in that situation because I was afraid that being in the water would wash it off and not give me a good example of how Sun Shield worked. But both times I was pleasantly surprised. We were not in the sun a very long time, a couple of hours each time, but none of us got sunburned. My daughter and I are very fair-skinned and burn easily but neither one of us did. Based on those two experiences from last summer, I am hopeful that our use of Sun Shield this summer will be as positive.

  25. Ashley (verified owner)

    We have been very happy with Sun Shield, although we do need to reapply if outside more than a couple hours or we have noticed a bit of burning. I like that it soaks into our skin and moisturizes instead of sitting on top of it and getting on our clothing.

  26. Shannon H (verified owner)

    Worked great for myself and kid. I’m really fair skinned and burn really easily even after just a few minutes in the sun. Over the summer of 2018, my family and I went to Hawaii and I brought the sun shield. I put some on (pretty runny and a little went a long a long way) and spent some time outdoors in the sun. I ended up getting a little pink but later that day it was gone and I may have actually tanned some. My 8 year old daughter had put some on a couple of times but because she kept going swimming it kept coming off. It didn’t work as well for her but I’d say for casual outdoor use it’s great!

  27. Amber Donahue (verified owner)

    I am so happy we found this product! We’re out a lot in the sun and my husband is out daily in it for his job. The first bottle I bought he took for his truck and began using it daily. He said it keeps him from burning and really sooths his skin. Kids and I used it at a play date out in the hot sun for two hours and didn’t get burnt (when we usually do at the beginning of the season). It isn’t water friendly, but works so well and no chemicals!

  28. Jenna (verified owner)

    Wouldn’t repurchase. Kind of oily/greasy to me. Hardly used it as I have other brands I prefer to this one.

  29. Margot Muenzing (verified owner)

    This is one of my favorite products! I’m a gardener and I spend quite a lot of the day outside in the sun. I apply this and not only is my skin moisturized but I don’t burn…I was a little skeptical when I first tried it but I’ve used it for two summers now and I have fair, dry skin which burns very easily usually. Thank you, Earthley!

  30. Rachel Tripp (verified owner)

    It is a little greasy feeling like others have said but I don’t mind most of the time as it’s similar to a tanning oil feel. Works great for us.

  31. Erin (verified owner)

    I have fair skin sensitive skin and burn easily. I’ve used this a handful of times on myself and my children and no burns so far! I’ve not really tested it for long term usage or in wet situations such as the pool, but I’m very happy with the results. My only complaint with it is the fact that it’s very messy and the bottle leaks. I have to keep in mine in a plastic baggy at all times. I will repurchase again though.

  32. Laura (verified owner)

    I haven’t tried this yet for sun, so I can’t rate it on sun protection. However, I love it as a moisturizer. My skin is very sensitive so I’m limited in what products I can use. I also need to rotate products. Sun Shield and Soothing Skin Balm are the two products that help my skin the most.

  33. April (verified owner)

    We have both the stick & the bottle of Sun Shield! Let me start off with the good, it works really well! We loved the idea of the stick, because it was easy to apply and I thought it would be better for our kiddos. Unfortunately, my oldest has sensory processing and this is super sticky! It makes you feel real greasy too, so my daughter and i ended up not using it. My husband and younger daughter used it while we were all at Disney and it worked real well for them! And if you know the Florida sun, then you know this is a good sun shield! But older daughter and i couldn’t stand the feeling. :/

  34. Nicole

    I don’t want to leave a bad review because I love the other products I’ve tried and I love what you all do, but I’m just going to be honest here.
    I bought two bottles right from the start because I was so excited to use this sun block on my kiddo. It came out so greasy and the smell was not pleasant. I put it on anyway because well if it works, it will be worth it but it didn’t work on me or my kiddo. And that’s living in Minnesota at the time, not a southern state that it didn’t work. When we moved to Arizona, I didn’t dare try using it in Phoenix. Plus it stained our clothes that we were wearing when we had it on and you can’t get oil greasy stains out of clothes easily or at all. So now I am stuck with 2 bottles I will never use. Once again out of the 10 or so products from Earthly, this is the only one I haven’t enjoyed, the rest have been 5 stars for sure!!

  35. Amsquared (verified owner)

    I ordered the Sun Shield a couple month ago and have used it a few times (the weather where I live is not hot and sunny yet.) I like the Sun Sheild as I feel it really nourishes my skin. It is on the oily side, but for someone who uses coconut oil regularly in the sun as I do, it’s right up my alley. My skin tone remained the same and I did not experience discoloration or the rash I sometimes get from sun exposure. I did not give it 5 Stars as I need to try it out on a full-blown summer day on the beach or outdoors to really know how much I like it. But thus far, I am hopeful.

  36. Sharon Arnold (verified owner)

    I like the Sun Shield and how it worked. I really didn’t like the smell much though.

  37. Elizabeth D (verified owner)

    Sun Shield is AMAZING. To switch from sunscreen whose bottle has an SPF on it to one with no SPF may be daunting at first. Don’t worry though. SPF is essentially a made up concept ;). This chemical free (LOVE!!!!!!) sunscreen kept my very fair skin from burning despite me being on the beach for hours. You will need to reapply a few times if you’re out all day, but instead of burning like I always do, I was able to lay out AND get a tan!!! The formula is oily but absorbs fairly quickly. I would recommend this to everyone! I’ll never use another sunscreen again! Thank you, Earthley!

  38. Amanda A (verified owner)

    I love sun shield! I love that the ingredients are simple, and I don’t have to worry about what I’m putting on my kid’s skin! Has kept us from burning, but we also use hats and clothes to help with sun too. So glad I have something to put on our skin that I don’t have to worry about giving us cancer!

  39. Mindi (verified owner)

    Sun Shield is the only thing we use! It truly works and is not oily at all. It soaks in the skin and shields the sun Ray’s. We have a pool and use it daily 2 times a day and no one gets burnt. It’s awesome! We also go to the ocean every year and only take Sun Shield! Works good in Ohio weather as well as Florida weather too!

  40. Faith Miller (verified owner)

    So excited to start using this again for summer! I used it last year and my son and I never got burned! Love that its not shielding the sun away and causing my body harm with other chemicals! Ive even noticed that I got tanner while using this and if i did get a bit to much sun, by the next day it was healed. I wont use anything else but this! Totally love it! And highly recommend!

  41. Tami (verified owner)

    I was skeptical on this one but I was wanting so badly to find a product not laden with chemicals so I threw caution to wind and ordered. I am thrilled with the results! I burn fairly easy. I’m not super fair-skinned but I’m definitely one who needs to be careful as I don’t spend a lot of time in the sun so when I do I usually feel it. I used this sunscreen on arms, shoulders and neck while out doing yard work for several hours. No burn at all. I must say I’ve not used it beachside yet. It is a bit oily but I’ll take that any day over store-bought toxic products. I’m happy with Sun Shield and have ordered more than once. I would love if it had a bit of a scent though, say coconut or Shea butter. I know many essential oils make you sensitive to the sun so maybe there are not a lot of options for scenting this lotion. I still love it and will continue to buy it as long as it is offered. Earthley is a great company to work with. They are prompt in answering questions via their chat option. And wait time for shipping is pretty quick as well. I have been more than satisfied with all the Earthley products I have tried thus far. I just ordered a new one, Vitamin C powder, last night and can’t wait for it to arrive.

  42. Faith Miller (verified owner)

    Really enjoy having this! Its lasted me 2 summers so far with some leftover. It is a little greasy but for me not in a bad way. I love how it feel so nourishing to my skin. This summer I barley got sunburned. And the little bit that I did it was gone by the next day. Wanst even bad. I do have to reaply it about every two hours. But I dont worry If I forget because I know that this will help repair any damage. I also have noticed that it promotes a great tan! I use it on my toddler and he has never gotten burned.

  43. Rebecca Joslin (verified owner)

    Love this stuff! I was on the beach for 4 days and did not get red at all as long as I stayed on top of applying this! Will for sure buy again!

  44. Halka Liss (verified owner)

    I must say the first time of using this product I did get pink and burn a little, but after adding a little more of red raspberry seed oil it works perfect. We all have amazing tans and no burns after few days in the sun. Also i am in love with the way it feels and how it applies, so hydrating. You definitely need to reapply often, especially if you are fair skinned and burn easily, but other then that i highly recommend this.

  45. Molly (verified owner)

    I had written a review earlier about the product before I used it describing the smell. We used it at the beach, and my husband who has a tan complexion never had such a horrible burn. It seemed more like tanning oil. He was in the water the most and had reapplied it once over the course of 5 hours. In the past when he had not used sunblock, he had never got this bad of a burn. He has dark sun spots all over his back because of this burn. My kids and I also got burnt too but were not in the sun as long. I know now on their website they are saying it is not a sunscreen, but I don’t think it was there last summer when I received the product or I wouldn’t have used it at the beach. I think they probably wrote it not being a sunscreen after a private email I sent to them asking for a refund, which I didn’t get. I really love Earthley products, but I am so disappointed in this one. So don’t use this as a sunscreen!! With olive oil being one of the main ingredients how can it not be like a tanning oil?

  46. Brittany Greco (verified owner)

    Works well on my baby when we go to the beach (Northern CA) a bit greasy, and we still kept him in the shade as much as possible. I burnt to high heaven, but did not use any as we only had a sample. We keep the rest of the sample in the diaper bag for just-in-case.

  47. Tanielle (verified owner)

    It’s amazing how well it works. We went to the zoo and the only one who got burned was my husband who forgot to apply it on the back of his neck and shoulders. Everywhere he had put it on was fine and everyone else was too. It’s not greasy like conventional sunscreen and it’s extremely moisturizing too.

  48. DRM (verified owner)

    This is a so-so product. It goes on pretty oily or greasy. You’ll definitely know you have it on, and you will feel that it is on you because it is oily. However, the hot Central Texas Sun might be too strong for this stuff because I have gotten pink after using it. And it’s hard to know when to reapply because it feels so oily, and I feel it even after having it on for a while.

  49. Ashley (verified owner)

    For our verrry fair family, this combined with a general attempt to stay out of direct sunlight during the “heat of the day” 11a-4p worked well for us last summer. We also used it at the beach in the fall. I’m not sure how it would do for an all-day waterpark type excursion, I might would want to use non-nano zinc type natural sun-block for something like that. But, I love the idea behind this, the fact that we NEED to get sunlight, so we don’t just wanna block it all time. For the great majority of summer days, we will use this. Only for a special theme park / water park day when it’s all day and it’s unavoidable to get heat of the day sun would I think of buying a different type of sun BLOCK.

  50. Lori Gotelli (verified owner)

    The first time I used this, I put it on my two toddlers and my very fair skinned grandson. We were at the beach for the weekend and no one burned! It worked.
    I forgot my night face moisturizer so I used this instead.
    I love it and we’ll keep using it.

  51. Emily

    Best sunscreen I’ve used! Very effective and lasts a decent amount of time. I felt comfortable putting it on my littles because the ingredients are natural!

  52. Morgan Marshall

    I’m a huge fan of this! We took my extremely fair skinned baby boy to the beach and used only this the entire time. He didn’t burn not even once! It takes a little bit to get used to using an oil based sunscreen versus a lotion, but I am so pleased with it that it doesn’t even matter. We try not to have too much sun exposure, and we reapply hourly, so I feel that is why it was so beneficial for us. Definitely a must have for all sun-fun!

  53. Bethany (verified owner)

    This does feel greasy going on but soaked into the skin pretty well and it doesn’t leave a white residue like sunscreens with titanium or zinc, so that’s a plus. I live in the Midwest and have very very fair/sun-sensitive skin, and I will say I have to reapply REGULARLY (like before 2 hours) to prevent a burn. This could be just me & my personal level of sensitivity, because my kids use it as well and have not burned (actually the tend to tan more when using this). However, I do love it for babies as it is so light and performs really well. I only give a three star because of my own experience with it.

  54. Heidi Hayes (verified owner)

    I received a sample size in a kit last summer and kept it in my diaper bag all summer. I didn’t test it on a beach day, but it seemed to work well for times we needed a little sun protection, and I hadn’t plan for it.

  55. Madeline (verified owner)

    Loved this during the summer for my daughter! Its very oily but kept her from getting burnt.

  56. Sarah F. (verified owner)

    I was skeptical, but so excited at the potential for sun protection without the chemicals! I tested it on my self first before my kiddos. I have extremely sensitive skin. If the sun sets at 7:30 then I’ll get a sunburn at 7:00, walking from my car to the store. It doesn’t matter how indirect or brief the exposure.
    This stuff works! My skin felt all the better for using it, too. So much so that I found myself applying it before bed after a full sunny day and it’s nurturing properties continued. Definitely an excellent solution for sun protection!
    My family’s go to from now on!

  57. Carol (verified owner)

    I have been using it with different essential oils as a bit of a moisturizer for my 63 year old skin. I was surprised when more then one person asked me if I had some sun and that my skin has just a touch of color. So that is nice. I do not like make up…gets into my crinkles. I really try to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day, so I know the different oils in Sun Shield add a bit of tint.

  58. Emily (verified owner)

    I have fair skin. I used Sun Shield at the beach, and it worked like a charm. I didn’t get sun burned. My skin felt soft and moisturized when I got out of the sun. I will definitely use this on my baby next year.

  59. Tara W. (verified owner)

    I have very fair skin and burn easily. I live in Michigan and we take a two week vacation to southern Florida in early June each year so I am extremely pale when we go. To say I was skeptical of this product would be an understatement. I had been using a very popular natural sunscreen with zinc oxide and even though it prevented most sunburns, it dried my skin out so much that I would start to peel while washing it off so I decided Sun Shield was worth a try. I used it every single day and never burned! I had the best tan I have ever had, zero redness and zero peeling. By day three I was confident enough to use it on my kids and even with their fair skin, no one burned. I even used it as a moisturizer on days we weren’t going to be in the sun enough to warrant the use of sun screen.
    I don’t think I would call it greasy, maybe a little oily, but it sinks in fast and makes your skin feel so soft. I cannot say enough good things about this product. I would love to see it come in some kind of container with a screw on lid though. I had a hard time keeping the lid completely closed on it so I kept it inside a ziploc bag in my beach bag.

  60. Lorna Hansen (verified owner)

    We have to send sunscreen to daycare with our 2 year old, she goes outside daily and has never burned. I love that it’s not greasy and doesn’t have an over powering scent.

  61. Hilary (verified owner)

    Okay, I’m reading these reviews again and wonder if I got a “bad batch”. I really want it to work since I don’t like the other natural sun screens. I wouldn’t say I’m very fair skinned, but I’ve burned twice when using this on my chest that wasn’t already tanned. I feel like my arms still got a little pink even though they are tan. Was in sun about 1-2 hrs both times. Use with caution!

  62. Elise (verified owner)

    This stuff is AWESOME. I got it in the kids summer first aid kit at the beginning of the summer for my then 11-mo daughter, and I am solidly hooked! I put it on her if we’re ever out during peak sun hours, and she –
    coming from two blond, blue-eyed, fair-skinned parents – is our lovely little tan baby. AND WE LIVE IN TEXAS. One time we went to a splash pad in the middle of the day, I put Sun Shield on my face, put some natural zinc-based stuff on my shoulders, and missed part of my back. Let me tell you, I got a nice burn on my back, rosy enough on my shoulders, and nothing but a little tan to my face. This will become a staple for my household.

  63. Hanna (verified owner)

    This not only protects skin from getting burnt, but actually moisturizes. Finally sun protection that’s good for your skin! Doesn’t irritate or dry out my daughter’s eczema. We have used this several times at the beach and pool without getting sunburned.

  64. Kara (verified owner)

    Ok, I was truly skeptical about this, but ordered the 4oz anyway since it was on sale. I decided to be brave and use only this while gardening with my mom in 90 degree weather and sun beaming down. I burn easily. I was out for about 2 hours and went in for water and reapplied. Back out for 3 more hours and no reapplication. I didn’t burn at all and got a few shades darker. I love the herbal smell of this and so does my mom. She ordered some to try the next day. I feel good about using this on my baby and my family. It is an awesome product and the cleanest ingredients I have ever seen in a sun product. I will continue using this for as long as they make it!

  65. Kristyn D (verified owner)

    we LOVE this product! We have used it on our 13 month old who has sensitive and fair skin and she has not gotten burnt once. We just spent a weekend at a festival in the sun and it protected her perfectly. I just ordered the big one after using up the sample I got. Thank you for these products 🙂 Am looking to try more products from you.

  66. Traci Elliott (verified owner)

    I don’t want to leave a bad review because I love the other products I’ve tried and I love what you all do, but I’m just going to be honest here.
    I have very fair skin and live in Southern California. I really wanted to love this, because I wanted something super natural and gentle for me and my family. So, I put it on and it’s super oily on your skin. That’s no surprise since it has olive oil in it, but if you don’t like greasy sunscreens, this will definitely not be for you! We were only out in the sun for 2-3 hours, but me and two out of three of my kids burned (the ones who inherited my fair skin). Maybe it would have worked if I had reapplied…I don’t know.
    So, for me, the greasiness and the lack of effectiveness for a couple hours is enough to make me not want to use it again. But, I’d say if you can put up with those two things, you might still want to give it a try.

  67. Molly

    I haven’t tried this outside yet. The smell reminds me a little of salad dressing, probably just all the olive oil. It is not offensive, but I was wondering if you could but an essential oil in it perhaps to make it smell a little more appealing. I am so thrilled that is natural though, and this is what is prompting me to buy more than the sample. Thanks for doing what you are doing. I considered making these products myself, but it can be a big time commitment. So you are making my life easier. 🙂

  68. JESSICA M CARMAN (verified owner)

    I used this on several consecutive hot sunny days, a few weeks ago. To my surprise, I wasn’t even a little pink! As long as you reapply every hout or so, you are good to go. A little goes a long way for me.

  69. Amanda (verified owner)

    The first and only time I used this product, I got the WORST sunburn I’ve ever had in my life. My kids and husband were also burned, thankfully not that bad. But after only being in the sun for barely an hour at the beach, I was very burned. I woke up with blisters on my shoulders and was in so much pain. I should have realized this would not be effective as it is OIL BASED and the first 4 ingredients are OILS. And the majority of the remaining ingredients are moisturizers. I don’t see anything that is actually PROTECTING you from the sun. I would never use this product again, or recommend it to anyone. This was a huge letdown. I have followed Modern Alternative Mama for quite a while now, and after purchasing several products, I am incredibly disappointed.

  70. Catlyn (verified owner)

    Okay, So I will start off by saying I live in Sunny (and hot) El Paso Texas. I was a little reluctant to try this here, thinking it may not be strong enough to withstand this sun, so I only bought a sample size.
    The first time I tried it I only tried it on myself, and used a “chemically infused sunscreen” with my children “Just in case” I have very fair skin and swear I could burn on a rainy day. I didn’t burn at all.
    The next time I used it on my children and in the midst of the chaos of having three children- I forgot to put any sun protectant on myself- I burned so bad, but my kids were fine.
    Technically, this isn’t waterproof- However, because it does seep into the skin, we have used it at the splash pad and just reapplied a little more often with amazing results. Definitely a must have for summer fun.

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