The UK is currently experiencing the heatwave from hell and I don’t want to be – nor do I want you to be – that guy who got second degree burns from the sun. But I know that finding a decent cruelty-free SPF can feel like you’re asking for the world. As someone who has had to have a mole removed and with a few too many tattoos, I take sun protection pretty seriously.
Tropic Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection
Tropic don’t use any animal ingredients or test on animals at any point. They’re certified vegan and cruelty-free, which you know makes my heart happy. This comes in SPF 15, 30, and 50, so I went for the 50. It comes in at £28 but it’s also significantly larger than other SPFs with zinc oxide I’ve tried with 200ml in a tube (most average on about 60ml). I find it to be on the thicker side and it leaves a white cast I wouldn’t like to attempt to apply makeup over, so for that reason I use the next cruelty-free SPF on my face.
With that said, this one is incredibly moisturising and so it doesn’t dry my skin out – but does so without feeling sticky. I go for this one because of the zinc oxide too, which is supposed to stop the sun from breaking ink down as fast as one without it would.
You can purchase Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection from Tropic here.
Paula’s Choice SPF 50
I’ve mentioned this a hundred times before but it’s still my favourite for my face. The texture of this one is much thinner, meaning it sinks in really quickly. It also doesn’t leave a white cast and makeup applies over it perfectly. You can use this on your face and body, so if you’re not too fussed about the zinc oxide you can totally just get away with using this alone. Paula’s Choice don’t test on animals either, and this is one of their vegan products.
You can purchase this from Paula’s Choice here.
What is your favourite cruelty-free SPF?