WOTNOT Sunscreen SPF 30+ - 150ml
High protection face and body lotion enriched with certified organic aloe vera
How do sunscreens work?
Sunscreens protect the skin from burning by either absorbing the harmful rays or reflecting them from the skin. No sunscreen can provide total protection from all of the sun's rays and thats why it is always important to cover up using appropriate clothing and eye wear especially during the hottest part of the day.
What active ingredient does WOTNOT sunscreen use?
WOTNOT uses Zinc Oxide which reflects UV-A and UV-B rays rather than chemical actives which absorb these rays.
What does broadspectrum mean and is it important?
A sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection protects against UV-B rays as well as UV-A. All sunscreens protect against UV-A rays which cause sunburn however not all protect again UV-B which causes premature ageing of the skin.
Recent studies have shown that UV-A radiation plays a large role in causing gene mutations that can lead to skin cancer. Therefore it is vital that when using a sunscreen you check that it offers broad spectrum protection.
Is it safe to use on babies and people with sensitive skin?
Babies should be sheltered from the sun as much as possible. However when this isn't possible or for people with sensitive skin sunscreen is a great option. As with any product if you feel that you or your baby may be allergy prone then WOTNOT recommends that you do a patch test before general use.
Do you disclose all ingredients?
Altough it is not a regulatory requirement WOTNOT disclose all ingredients.
What is SPF and what protection does it give?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF numbers are an approximate indication of how much protection from the sun the product will provide for your skin. Skin starts to burn after 5 to 10 minutes in the sun. Sunscreen extends that time by a multiple of the SPF e.g if we use an average time of 8 minutes to burn without sunscreen then:
- SPF30 sunscreens will protect for 30 x 8 minutes or 240 minutes (4 htheirs)
- SPF15 sunscreens will protect for 15 x 8 minutes or 120 minutes (2 htheirs)
It is also important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or after towelling dry or excessive sweating. This will not prolong the amount of time you can stay in the sun but will ensure the effectiveness of sunscreen for the remaining time that sunscreen provides protection.
How to use
It is important to apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going out in the sun. This allows the sunscreen to reach each layer of the skin and provides maximum protection. Reapply at regular intervals after swimming towelling dry or perspiring. Sunscreen should be applied evenly and liberally to ensure all exposed areas are protected.
Shake well before use. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun especially at midday and wear protective clothing and hats.
We must become the change we want to see Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Social & Environmental programs
Reuse recycle and source responsibly
WOTNOT use 100% Renewable Energy in their office and warehouse.
WOTNOT is very conscious of the waste generated in a standard office on a daily basis. Wherever possibleWOTNOT reuse first. If it cannot be reused by them they look to who could reuse it and so their empty tape rolls end up in childcare centres and local playgroups who use them for craft. If it cant be reused they recycle. All paper and cardboard which is not reused is recycled. Any excess cardboard boxes are used for collecting garden vegetation. The pallets used for our products are made from recycled woodchip and are sent to the local tip for recycling.
All their printed matter is from recycled paper/card.
WOTNOT are passionate about the wellbeing of children
For this reason WOTNOT had teamed up with the following fantastic organization:
WOTNOT Naturals was started by Sinead Roberts and Sioned Guard after launching the first environmentally friendly nappy in Australia Moltex Oko.
WOTNOT Naturals customers are a joy to deal with and a strong directional force behind everything we do.
WOTNOT Naturals is passionate about honouring the following core values:
- Loyalty to our customers employees and suppliers
- Excellence in all that we do
- Listening to our customers to ensure we deliver what they need
- Responsibility and care for our environment and community.
WOTNOT Naturals People
WOTNOT was started by two mums who had infants and were both pregnant with their second so a flexible work environment was always part of our philosophy. They have a fantastic team of part-time staff who job and time share so that they can spend more time with their families.