Here are some unsolicited sunscreen testimonials from people's experiences of using Sunumbra...
Chloe O'Doherty - Thank you for making the best sunscreen
Louise Dennysschen - Love this stuff. It's expensive but worth not having the toxins on your skin and leaving oils behind in natural water. A small tube of 100ml lasted a year for me so it also goes far. Thanks Chloe for introducing me to this magic.
Pia Viglietti - I swear by this sunblock too. I do a lot of fieldwork in the Karoo and lately Zimbabwe. I often only need to add one good coating for the day and it keeps me protected without irritation or bitter residues.
It uses Zinc Oxide as the protecting factor, which has a much higher spectrum of protection compared to Titanium dioxide. Plus it’s one of few sun blocks available that doesn’t contain Benzophenone-3 (aka Oxybenzone) which have been proven to be a major cause of coral bleaching and die off.
I can’t recommend this product enough!
Maria: No Irritation
I use sunumbra 30 ( the slightly tinted one). It's slightly paler than my skin tone but I discovered that with a cream bronzer underneath it looks great and very natural, I use it instead of foundation. I tried so many brands (pratima, color science, skinceuticals, etc) - but yours is the only one that looks natural and doesn't irritate my very sensitive skin. Thank you and best of luck!
Gaby: Gentle and effective
“I have very sensitive skin that is irritated easily. This was gentle on the skin but effective, not something one finds often.”
Kate: Great for Acne Prone Skin as a BB Cream
“This product is incredible. I have acne-prone skin thats very sensitive to the sun. This is the only sunblock Ive ever used on my face thats truly effective and doesn’t make me break out. There are actually 2 acne remedies included in the ingredients (aloe and zinc).
Its tinted, so its a great BB cream replacement (and doesn’t skimp on the SPF).
Lizel: sunscreen testimonial for Rashes or allergy - a lifesaver!
“This sunscreen is my lifesaver! I have tried every sunscreen available in the store/pharmacy from the cheapest to most expensive and each time I get rashes/allergy that takes 2 weeks to clear up. I even tried sunscreen for kids to no avail.
I tested Sunumbra in my skin away from the sun, in the sun, in the water... No rashes, no itching, no allergy. I am now going to buy the daily SPF 15 to add to my daily skin routine. Thank you Sunumbra. I will be endorsing you to my clients.”
Teev: Best natural sunscreen for sensitive skin
“I have very sensitive skin and I love this sunscreen, of all the natural ones this is my favourite. It rubs in, feels fine, and smells nice and natural. I use it on my kids and it works really well, not sticky at the beach either so the kids don get sand stuck to their skin”
Jo: Light sensitive skin
“I was a bit sceptical about buying this because of the anti smell reviews. Either the formula has changed or else its really not so bad as the smell didn’t bother me at all and whatever smell there was disappeared on application anyway.
I used it for the first time on a scorching day at the beach and I know exactly where I applied the sunscreen, because the few spots I missed were burnt red, while the rest of me was perfectly protected. I have a very light, sensitive skin and I can really recommend it!”
Lucky: Amazing product for my sensitive breakout-prone skin
“At first it seems like this product would leave you oily, but it sinks in fast, and the slight pigment means I don’t have to wear make up - maybe some powder. I am SO pleased and relieved to find such an effective natural sunscreen, packed with lovely nourishing plant extracts - even for my sensitive breakout-prone skin. Some find the smell a bit strange, but I like it, and the smell goes away fast in any case. I use this every single day. I recommend it to everyone.”
Drake: super sensitive and fair skin!
“I have super sensitive and fair skin and this sunscreen is by far the best I have ever used. Its initial consistency and smell is quite deceiving as it absorbs easily and becomes odourless after a few minutes. I love that it does not leave me looking like a glossy grease-ball at the end of the day. I apply it on my face everyday (and on any other exposed areas) and have not had any adverse skin reactions. Highly recommend it!”
Roshen: Children with allergies
“My children have terrible allergies and their skins have flared up every time that I have ever used any sunscreen in the past. I was quite desperate when I googled sunscreen for sensitive skins. I eventually landed up on your website and came across the Sunumbra SPF30 Sunscreen. I have to admit that I was slightly apprehensive because of the price, but out of desperation, knowing that we were headed for the coast for the holidays and knowing that my children are true water babies, I took two tubes…
It was worth every single cent that I paid. I applied tons of the stuff onto my three children’s skins, constantly, every single day except for New Years day which was raining and we spent the entire day indoors… and I still have about half of the second tube left.
What an amazing product! Not only did it protect my children from the damage caused by the sun, but it moisturized and nourished their skins. We usually return from our holidays with our children looking terrible. I looked at my son’s face just last night and marveled at the healthy glow of his tanned cheeks.”
Su-Ann: No blocked pores!
“I am very happy with this sunscreen. I have oily problematic skin, but it does not cause me any blocked pores. No white paint effect - wonderful!”
Rozlynn: No rash!
“Brilliant!!!! non greasy, smells great. My daughter can finally go out in the sun as this sunscreen does not bring her out in a rash like all the commercial ones!! I am very pale and for the first time in my life I did not burn but have developed a beautiful golden hue, awesome!”
Natasha: Sensitive skin
“GREAT Product. I’m so happy I have found a sunscreen that works with my skin and protects it with a high 40 SPF :). I don’t have to worry about looking out for SPF beauty products because all I need is this which is great since a lot of products that contain SPF irritate my skin. After I moisturize I apply a pea size amount onto my face and that’s it. I have sensitive skin therefore I use the Sunumbra Kids but I’m sure the normal one is just as good. Im totally sold on Sunumbra.”
Kate: No rashes
“I love Sunumbra products so much, especially this light Sunumbra Daily one. I used to get rashes from other brands of suncream, but with Sunumbra my skin actually feels nourished. It provides long-lasting protection with no poisonous chemicals. Definitely worth the price, as you can use a very small amount. All round love!”
Julie: 22 month old with allergies
"My daughters name is Arielle and she is 22 months old now. We have been using the sunumbra sunscreen for well over a month and have yet to see a reaction on her skin. Usually in the sun her skin goes blood red, like she has been sunburnt, but by the next day her skin is back to normal. She apparently has an allergy to being in the sun. But when I use the sunumbra, her skin does not go so blood red. She is a little "flushed", but not nearly as bad as before when I used normal sunscreen (before the reaction to it). I am so impressed with your product that I tell everyone that has children or family members that struggle with their skins about this. Thank you so much for the sample you sent.
I love your product. Thank you for having a passion for natural products.
People's sunscreen testimonials who suffer from Rosacea have helped many in the same situation.
Elizabeth: A Rosacea sunscreen testimonial
“I suffer from Rosacea, and sit with a catch-22 situation in that I need to apply sunscreen before my make-up, as sun exposure is a trigger to my condition. But the chemicals contained in usual sun-screen lotions are also triggers to my skin condition! This product is an absolute life-saver! I have been applying it with no adverse reaction whatsoever, in fact - my skin looks healthier. The best sunscreen product on the market in my opinion”
Carol: No Rosacea aggravation
"I did use the lotion very successfully and I didn't mind the oiliness as I have a very dry skin.
I was just thrilled it did not aggravate my Rosacea, which seems to be triggered by hot weather, as I have had no sign of it for months now.
Hope this helps in a positive way.
Alex: Superb Daily product
I just wanted to send my sunscreen testimonial to congratulate you on a superb product. Sunumbra Sunkids is my personal favourite daily sun protection at the moment. Before I was using a nano-zinc formula so this was an upgrade for me in terms of protection but a reduction in cost as the previous nano sunscreen was manufactured by a well known high street brand. It was more money/less product :(
Anyway I really like the way Sunumbra Sunkids applies and the tint it has which blends seamlessly in.
Dear Susan, Received the sunumbra sunscreen. Thank You. I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE this product and this is my sunscreen testimonial to share.
I started using Sunumbra very cautiously on a small section of my face, taking a week to cover my entire face. I noticed immediately how wonderful my skin felt - it could breathe. Sunumbra goes on beautufully with no chemical or cosmetic smell. I'm going to use sunumbra everyday, even if I'm not going to be in the sun because it feels fantastic.
I am a professional gardener in the Midwest and for 8 straight months I'm in the elements. I can't help believe Sunumbra is not only going to protect my skin from the sun, but improve the quality of my skin. I am so grateful to you for developing this product. I have been searching for a sunscreen like Sunumbra for almost 40 years. I don't think I can happily live without it. I do hope your company continues to develop new products.
Most gratefully, Cathy B.
I use Sunumbra Classic (the slightly tinted one). It's slightly paler than my skin tone but I discovered that with a cream bronzer underneath it looks great and very natural, I use it instead of foundation. I tried so many brands (pratima, color science, skinceuticals, etc) - but yours is the only one that looks natural and doesn't irritate my very sensitive skin. Thank you and best of luck!
I just wanted to tell you that I was sitting in full sun all of today and had your amazing sunblock on and not a patch of sunburn was to be seen! Am so grateful for such an excellent product. I thought you would like to know
Well done to you!
Sue, I did receive the cream and immediately tried it on my son who is so sensitive to so much. So far, it has not bothered him or made his skin feel like lizard skin. Thanks!
"I received my Sunumbra today - many thanks and here's my sunscreen testimonial!
I immediately put some on my arms and I love the feel of it. Will try it on my face as well and report back to you. As mentioned, I have oily skin and I am always on the lookout for products that will help to control the production of sebum, especially on the T-panel of my face. One of the ingredients in Sunumbra is zinc oxide and I'm hoping that this in itself would be helpful, as even low-oil commercial sunscreens I find too oily.
Please note that I am always willing to assist you in trying out new products. I'm very much into eating and living the natural way, which includes using natural and organic products for my skin as well.
"Sunscreen wasn't popular when I was growing up, so I have never used it in my life until recently. Even after all my conventional treatments (20+ years ago), no doctor really sat down with me and told me the dangers of the sun... so I've had a fairly good amount of sun exposure since then, but I'm still doing pretty well... at least I think so!
Now I use sunscreen every time I know I'll be exposed for longer than a short period of time.
Honestly, Sunumbra is the best one I have found to this point, according to all I've read about it and the results from using it. I was in the sun 6-7 hours yesterday. I reapplied it once, but maybe that was not even necessary, and at the end of the day, my skin looked the same as in the morning.
In the past I would have burned.
A sunscreen testimonial for those having any cosmetic surgery....
"I have been using sunumbra for about six months. Last year I underwent extensive cosmetic surgery and wanted to find a sunscreen that was gentle on my skin and strong enough to protect it. I use sunumbra as a sunscreen but it also functions beautifully as a moisturizer on my skin as well. I have tried a number of natural/organic sunscreens and will continue to purchase sunumbra as long as it is available. It provides protection against the sun's harsh rays and keeps my skin soft and supple. I am so thankful to have finally found a product that does what it promises to do. Thank you sunumbra.
"What a great product. It is easily absorbed and doesn't have that awful white or yellow layer on your skin that rubs off on everything. Fabulous!" Karen
"At first I thought it would be greasy but my skin absorbed it quickly. It has a slight pigment so you don't get that white coating effect that you get from other sunscreens. I love this product!" Lisa
"I am very happy with this sunscreen. I have oily problematic skin, but it does not cause me any blocked pores. No white paint effect - wonderful!" Su-Ann
"GREAT Product. I'm so happy I have found a sunscreen that works with my skin and protects it with a high 40 SPF :). I don't have to worry about looking out for SPF beauty products because all I need is this which is great since a lot of products that contain SPF irritate my skin.
After I moisturize I apply a pea size amount onto my face and thats it. I have sensitive skin therefore I use the Sunumbra Kids but I'm sure the normal one is just as good. I'm totally sold on Sunumbra. :)" Natasha
I am planning to put a tube of Sunumbra in my favorite things gift basket this holiday season. I have rosacea and must use sunscreen everyday... I love this product and how my skin looks...
I am 56 and in menopause, I recently read that my other sunscreen might be affecting my hormones.
I believe this product is making my skin glow more than it has in years. I am planning to keep this product as my sunscreen of choice!