Review: Grahams Sunclear Natural Sunscreen SPF30+

Grahams Sunclear Natural Sunscreen is an Australian made product that is specially formulated for those with eczema and psoriasis. It’s active ingredient is zinc oxide, meaning that it is a physical sunscreen. A lot of the products on Australian shelves are chemical sunscreens, so it’s nice to come across one with physical blockers which may be suited to those with sensitive skin that can’t tolerate regular sunscreen.

Price:
$14.50AUD for 50gm or $28.95AUD for 150gm

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It comes in two sizes, this being the smaller of the two. It’s available at many Australian natural health stores as well as a variety of places online, making it easily accessible.

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Because of it’s high zinc oxide content (26%), it’s great to calm any redness that may be present. Zinc oxide blocks both UVA and UVB rays, making this sunscreen broad spectrum. Unlike Asia and Europe, Australia doesn’t have a system on the bottle which tells us how much UVA protection there is. Instead, we need to look out for the term ‘broad spectrum’.

The sunscreen contains beneficial ingredients such as:

– Rose hip oil, which is high in essential fatty acids that help repair skin
– Shea butter, which is very moisturising with a low comedogenic number (read more about comedogenic numbers in oils here)

Sunclear natural sunscreen

Sunclear natural sunscreen

It has an unusual texture compared to many other physical sunscreens. It does feel thick, but more so in a creamy and moisturising way.

Sunclear natural sunscreen

There is not a noticeable white cast and it blends into the skin very nicely. However, it does have quite a distinct vegetable oil/coconut/sunscreen smell to it.

How it feels: 

This sunscreen feels more like a moisturiser than an everyday sunscreen and it rubs in very easily without a white cast. At first it is quite shiny and a little greasy on the skin, but that slowly blends in over time. It may feel a little heavy for some people. However, this would feel very moisturising to others.

Overall Impression: 

I think this is a great local sunscreen for those who want to use natural ingredients. Because of it’s moisturising properties, it would probably be suited more so to those with sensitive or dry skin as it may look a little greasy on normal to oily skin. It has some very beneficial ingredients as well as a high zinc oxide content. One downside is that the product is SPF30+, not SPF50+. But the added benefit is that it’s is enviro-friendly and water resistant. If you’re looking for an affordable, local, moisturising product for sensitive skin, then I would recommended this. But as always make sure to patch test because you may be allergic to any particular ingredient.

Ingredients:
Zinc oxide 26%, Capric/caprylic triglceride (plant derived), rose hip oil, grapeseed oil, sesame seed oil, shea butter, vegetable oil, vitamin E, vitamin A, coconut, phenoxyethanol.

Links: 

https://www.beneficialbotanicals.com/facts-figures/comedogenic-rating.html

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2 thoughts on “Review: Grahams Sunclear Natural Sunscreen SPF30+

  1. Eva says:

    Thanks for the review! I also live in Australia, have dry skin and have difficulty finding a physical sunscreen that is non-drying! I

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