Natural sunscreen for sensitive skin: Lavera SPF30 Sun Cream (Review)

lavera sunscreen spf30 suitable for sensitive skin

If you are looking for a natural sunscreen that is suitable for sensitive skin, Lavera Sun Cream with SPF30 could be a perfect fit for you. I’ve been testing Lavera sunscreen for the past month or so and overall I think it’s a pretty good natural sunscreen. I decided to give it a try as Sarah from Sugarpuffish recommends it and whatever she recommends it’s of really high quality so I couldn’t resist trying this sunscreen from Lavera. I really wanted to see how this natural sunscreen compares to others that I’ve tried already such as Odylique sunscreen, EQ EVOA sunscreens and Green People sunscreens. So here is my full review…

Ingredients

First of all, Lavera’s sunscreen is really natural, it does not contain any synthetic preservatives, perfumes, colourants and mineral oil products. 

It contains 100% pure vegetable oils, active plant agents and essences; it also contains mild emulsifiers and surfactants.

In the ingredients’ list, you will find organic moisturising ingredients such as sunflower oil and shea butter – these are there to help you keep your skin soft and supple. The soothing calendula, on the other hand, is there to help you heal irritated skin affected by rashes, eczema, inflammations and acne.

The sun cream contains beeswax so it’s not suitable for vegans.

Although Lavera’s sunscreen is free from artificial fragrance it does contain fragrance but it’s in a natural form (from pure essential oils).

The sun cream also contains alcohol which I think it could have a drying effect on the skin.

Here is a full list of ingredients: 
Aqua, Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil*, Titanium Dioxide, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Dodecane, Alcohol*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Sodium Lactate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract*, Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Behenyl Beeswax, Stearyl Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Xanthan Gum, Beta-Carotene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Parfum**, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**, Citral**, Coumarin**, Eugenol**, Benzyl Benzoate**, Benzyl Alcohol**

* Ingredients from Certified Organic Agriculture
** Natural Essential Oils
*** Fair Trade

lavera sun cream spf30 - tub open

Level of sun protection

Lavera’s sun cream will protect you from both UVA and UVB sun rays.

Lavera follows the recommend EU guidelines for UVA protection: sun rays are blocked in a ratio UVA to UVB of 1:3 as recommended by the European Commission. This means that for every 3 UVB rays the sun cream protects you from, it will also protect you against 1 UVA ray.

Highlights

  • 100% Natural Mineral Filter
  • Waterproof (you still need to remember to re-apply it after swimming though)
  • Dermatologically tested for skin tolerance
  • Cruelty-free
  • No need to wait 20-30 minutes before exposure to the sun (the cream is effective straight away)
  • Suitable for sensitive and allergy prone skin
  • Suitable for babies and children as well

Certification

Lavera Sunscreen SPF30 is certified by NaTrue which means that the product is natural and meets high natural and organic cosmetics standards.

The NATRUE Standard has set strict label criteria regarding the origin of the ingredients, its manufacture and also the composition of the finished cosmetic product in order to be called natural or organic product and carry the NATRUE seal on the packaging, as explained here

My review

The sunscreen comes out of the tub easily (not like Odylique’s sunscreen!) and has a lovely natural scent. It spreads easily and after massaging it into the skin well, any whiteness almost totally disappears. For my light complexion this is fine and I have no problem with that but I think this sunscreen would be better suited for those with more pale complexion and may not be suitable for those with darker complexion. If you are darker, it’s possible that you will be left with some whiteness on your skin which will make you look unnatural.

lavera sunscreen spf30 texture

This Lavera’s sunscreen protects my skin really well and stays on for a long time. I haven’t been burned wearing it. It’s great for outdoor sports as well as it doesn’t block your pores and doesn’t make you sweat more.

I like that it comes in a small 75ml tub which I can take with me on holiday.

In terms of cost, it’s pretty affordable, at £12.95 won’t break the bank. 

I haven’t tried it on my face yet as I’ve been using Madara Sunscreen SPF30 for that but it can be used as a facial sunscreen if you like. Just bear in mind that it may leave some whiteness (it really depends on your complexion – if your complexion is quite light, this should be fine).

Overall, not a bad sunscreen and I am happy to recommend it to those with sensitive skin and lighter complexion.

To purchase, go to LoveLula website (15% off for first-time customersget your discount here, just wait for the pop up to appear)

Have you tried this natural sunscreen from Lavera yet and what did you think?

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2 Comments

    1. Glad you enjoyed the review Helen. I think in general Lavera products are quite affordable and I wouldn’t hesitate buying them when abroad (they are available in big shops in Slovenia, for example).

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