Organic Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin SPF 32

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A gentle, chemical-free, fragrance-free, cruetly-free, non nano broad spectrum sunscreen for sensitive skin. Can be used for face and body. Contains only 9 organic and natural ingredients (86% of them are certified organic) and 25% zinc oxide. Packaged in biodegradable tubes.
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Paraben-free

Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert:  Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.  This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.

Sunscreen FAQ’s:

Is Celtic Complexion Organic SPF 32 Sunscreen safe for children?
Yes, Celtic Complexion Organic Sunscreen is safe for use on children. In fact, Zinc Oxide is the only FDA approved sunscreen active ingredient that is safe for use on babies under the age of 6 months. Zinc Oxide is also the active ingredient in diaper rash treatments, which puts the ingredient on the most sensitive skin on earth - an inflamed baby's bottom.

Does Celtic Complexion use nanoparticle zinc oxide?
No, I do not use nanoparticles in my products. I am one of the only manufacturers that I know of who explicitly states we do not use nanoparticles. Many sunscreen manufacturers will say instead they use micronized, but micronized also includes nanoparticles.

What is the shelf life of Celtic Complexion Sunscreen?
FDA requires sunscreen manufacturers to provide a 2 year shelf life on sunscreen products. This is because petrochemical sunscreen active ingredients degrade with time, heat and sunlight exposure. Zinc oxide however is a mineral, and as a result it never loses its sunscreen activity because being a rock, it cannot degrade as do the carbon-based sunscreen chemicals. We must still must put an expiration date on our products to comply with FDA regulations despite the fact that our product's active ingredient is immune to degradation concerns.

While the Zinc Oxide never becomes ineffective, Celtic Complexion's natural and organic formula can eventually go rancid. I have not observed this to occur since we fortify the formula with vegetable vitamin E, which is an excellent antioxidant, good both for your skin and for preventing rancidity. Zinc Oxide also acts as a preservative, since in addition to it being the best and safest sunscreen on the planet, it is also antimicrobial and antifungal.

What is the difference between titanium dioxide and zinc oxide?
The answer is Zinc Oxide is a much safer and more effective sunscreen than Titanium Dioxide. Celtic Complexion uses Zinc Oxide instead of Titanium Dioxide for the following four reasons:
1. Titanium Dioxide's UV absorption spectrum is not as broad spectrum in UVA and UVB as is Zinc Oxide; Zinc Oxide is a better absorber across more wavelengths which results in better, safer protection for you and your family.
2. Titanium Dioxide creates more free radicals that do oxidative damage to your body and skin cells, and increases aging processes.
3. Zinc Oxide is the only sunscreen active ingredient approved for use on babies under 6 months of age - this illustrates its high degree of safety.
4. Titanium Dioxide contains titanium, which is just another toxic heavy metal in our bodies; Zinc is a critical mineral nutrient. You won't find Titanium in your vitamins, but you certainly will find Zinc.

What does natural and/or organic mean in the personal care industry?
Unfortunately, unlike the food industry's USDA organic labeling criteria, there exist no standardized laws governing what constitutes 'natural' or 'organic' in personal care products. This means that manufacturers who use these terms can legally claim natural or organic products on the front label, but still use petroleum ingredients.

Celtic Complexion has also established a very strict definition of what constitutes 'natural.' In order for an ingredient to be deemed natural by Celtic Complexion's rigorous standards: It must be directly derived from a living organism via a sustainable process and free of petrochemicals, or is a mineral that has a proven safety record for use on and in the human body.

Will Celtic Complexion turn my skin white?
Celtic Complexion uses Zinc Oxide as its active ingredient. Zinc Oxide it a white pigment, which can turn skin white depending upon how much is applied and how dark your skin is naturally. At the rated SPF and application of 2 milligrams per square centimeter of skin, which is the density at which FDA makes sunscreen manufacturers test their products, it is principally transparent. If you prefer a flesh tone, look at the Organic Tinted Moisturizer How does Zinc Oxide work in terms of UV protection? Zinc Oxide is an excellent sunscreen because it has the broadest UV protective spectrum and cannot be absorbed into your blood, unlike all the petroleum-based sunscreen chemicals. It sits on the top of your skin where it needs to be, effectively providing a layer of armor against damaging UV rays.

How waterproof is Celtic Complexion?
I have not conducted the FDA-mandated testing for water-resistance, largely because I believe telling my customers that the product stays on you in the water is misleading and unethical, since no sunscreens can do this adequately.

The term 'waterproof' was excluded from the approved marketing terminology in FDA's 1999 final monograph governing the manufacture of sunscreen products, because nothing on the planet is waterproof, and this term provides consumers a false sense of security while using the product. I say it's very water resistant.

I have heard that SPF 15 is about as high protection as you can get, why is this?
This is absolutely true. SPF 15 equates to 93.3% UV absorption, which means by applying such a product 93.3% of the UV your skin would otherwise be absorbing is getting absorbed by the product.

Doubling the SPF value to 30 provides 96.7% UV absorption, or only 3.4% more UV protection with a possible 100% more petrochemical exposure, and this only works as long as the product stays on your skin, which chemical sunscreens don't do well.

Each additional SPF unit above SPF 15 provides only a fraction more protection, but significantly more petrochemical exposure.


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Reviewed by Dawncon03
Dawncon03 bought "Organic Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin SPF 32" on our website
04/20/2018 - 09:19:39 PM
Another new Favorite
Every time I try a Celtic Complexion product, it becomes my new favorite. This Organic Sunscreen has just joined that list. I used this for the first time this week on my son's science field trip to a beach estuary. We were outside in the wind and sun, and waded through the water for hours during peak sun. I did not have a chance to reapply and I worried I would be red and blistered. I was thrilled to return home and see that I had gotten hardly any color at all, which is my goal for my Scottish/Irish skin! So glad I bought 2 tubes of this. It will travel with me to Hopetown this summer, when my family visits my grandmother's birth town where we plan to snorkel and explore the Island. Not only will I know my skin is protected, but safe for the reefs as well!!!
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03/17/2017 - 02:25:35 PM
Only sunscreen I will use from now on!
I purchased for my trip to Peru and Ecuador, where the UV index is quite high. Having "Irish" skin, I burn, not tan, always. I used this sunscreen while hiking Machu Picchu and snorkeling in the Galapagos. I was totally protected, not even a slight burn. I love that I can also use this sunscreen on my face and don't have to buy a separate product. A big plus is that it safe for the environment.
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03/17/2017 - 02:25:34 PM
Only sunscreen I will use from now on!
I purchased for my trip to Peru and Ecuador, where the UV index is quite high. Having "Irish" skin, I burn, not tan, always. I used this sunscreen while hiking Machu Picchu and snorkeling in the Galapagos. I was totally protected, not even a slight burn. I love that I can also use this sunscreen on my face and don't have to buy a separate product. A big plus is that it safe for the environment.
Reviewed by Moondancer
09/29/2015 - 03:40:43 PM
Non greasy and feels great
I bought the travel size for this sunscreen and it fits perfectly in my purse and takes up little room. I wear sunscreen everyday and I've tried many natural brands, nothing feels like this one. It isn't greasy or odd feeling on the skin when applied. I just use a little coconut oil to add a little bit more glide and it works so well!
Reviewed by ErinKeely
09/05/2015 - 10:49:26 PM
Amazing Stuff!
I love this sunscreen. I have the typical fair complexion, and I live in Texas. I also SCUBA dive. This stuff stays on through heat, sweat, and water. Bonus, it's not harmful to coral reefs like many commercial sunscreens (they can cause bleaching of the coral). It doesn't clog my skin and make me break out, and it doesn't burn when I put it on. I do have to rub it in well, as it goes on white. It also lasts quite a while. I got two tubes and they were much larger than I expected.


Shake well before opening. Zinc oxide, the active ingredient, comes from a mineral (a rock) found in the earth. The rock is ground down to a fine powder and mixed with other ingredients to turn it into a creme. A rock is dense material. Its sole purpose is to remain on the surface of the skin and act like a mirror, to reflect away the sun's rays.

In order for it to spread evenly and easily, your skin must be exfoliated and moisturizer prior to application. I recommend using a loofah or exfoliating gloves in the shower, and then moisturize your skin with a small amount of raw coconut oil before applying sunscreen.

Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure to all skin exposed to the sun.Re-apply at least every 2 hours. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.

For children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor

Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:
· limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
· wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses


25% zinc oxide, Eldorado Springs Artesian Water, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, certified organic jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, certified organic shea butter, vegetable emulsifying wax, vegetable vitamin e.

Celtic Complexion uses vegetable emulsifying wax NF, which is the safest emulsifier available for making creams. It is a composition of cetearyl alcohol and polysorbate 60, which is a polymerized sugar. Together these molecules can interact both with water and with oils, enabling a stable emulsion. There are many emulsifying waxes on the market, some of which utilize other ingredients known to have contamination problems and have received bad press. Our is the National Formulary type (NF) and is a pure mixture of the two components.
Organic Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin SPF 32
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