The Non-toxic & Cruelty-Free Sunscreen I Wear Every Day: Pai Hello Sunshine SPF 30 for Sensitive Skin
I’m not going to sit here and type my own pedestal. I’ve only worn sunscreen constantly, no matter the weather or my mood, for about a year. At the time, I decided to start incorporating steps in my skincare routine that would prevent ageing and protect my skin.
I bought a well-reviewed drugstore sunscreen from one of my favourite brands and I moved on with my life. I didn’t love it but it did the job. Later that year I watched a documentary called Chasing Coral which months later made all the rings bell in my head when I started doing research on sunscreen ingredients for the Everything You Need To Know About Sunscreen blog post.
I not only realised my sunscreen had all the ingredients I was learning to be dangerous to the environment and probably to my own health but I decided I wanted to change completely the way I buy products.
After hours of research and tears of anger, I was able to write the 8 Reef-Safe & Cruelty-Free Sunscreens, For Your Day-To-Day blog post and find the perfect sunscreen for me and probably you: Pai Hello Sunshine SPF 30 for Sensitive Skin.
I could list all the ingredients here, but Pai does an amazing job at not only listing the full list at their website but also explaining what every ingredient is. And guess what, 99% is of natural origin from organic culture. And the active ingredient is non-nano Zinc Oxide (21%).
- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
- Blue-light & Infra-Red protection
- Suitable for Sensitive and Eczema-Prone Skin
- Reef-friendly formula
- COSMOS Natural Certified
Non-greasy smooth texture, it dries quickly to a velvety matt finish. Smells like baby products, that’s the best way I can describe it. I like it it’s not offensive. Doesn’t affect makeup application at all or has had any reaction with my skincare products. I’ve worn it on its own and it didn’t show a white cast even with flash pictures.
At Pai’s website, it retails for 32£ with free shipping and when I bought mine I got two free samples of my choice. You also have a 90-day satisfaction guarantee and free returns in case you’re not happy with your product.
I used Pai’s Refer a Friend scheme which allowed me to save 12£ on my purchase. You can use my link to win a 12£ voucher now. I’m in no way affiliated with Pai. Anyone can get a link, I just like the product and to save where I can.
I love it. It applies like a dream, doesn’t react with my makeup and most importantly It doesn’t separate during the day even when I sweat. I only wish it was a bigger bottle, 40ml for 32£ is a bit overpriced compared to other sunscreens on the market. I feel like an extra 10ml would put it in a better position, but that’s just me…
I also have to mention that I was a bit disappointed when I opened my parcel, it was beautifully decorated but it was filled with loose polystyrene. When everything inside the box was made of plastic or packaging cardboard, two things made to resist bad conditions. Even if I’m wrong and the filling I got is made of an eco-material, it was so unnecessary and wasteful. Sorry about the rant, but packaging is one of my biggest peeves.
In conclusion, the perfect day-to-day sunscreen exists and is here to love you.