Sunshine is good, but too much can be damaging. Sun protection is crucial for healthy, youthful skin, and that's where sunscreens come in. But navigating the world of SPFs can be overwhelming! This blog explores different SPF levels and how they work and helps you choose the right one for your unique skin type, with a particular focus on Aroma Magic mineral sunscreens.

Understanding SPF

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, a numerical measure of how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays, the primary culprits behind sunburn. But here's the key:

  • SPF 15: Blocks 93% of UVB rays, suitable for minimal sun exposure or darker skin tones.

  • SPF 20: Blocks 95% of UVB rays, recommended for daily use and most skin types.

  • SPF 30: Blocks 97% of UVB rays, ideal for extended sun exposure, fair skin, or sun-sensitive individuals.

  • SPF 70+: Blocks 99.7% of UVB rays offer maximum protection but don't double the protection of SPF 50.

To understand the SPF insights better, visit our All-Mineral Sunscreen Range.

Beyond UVB: Look for "broad-spectrum" sunscreens that also protect against UVA rays, which penetrate deeper and contribute to wrinkles and premature ageing.

Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Your Skin Type:

  1. Oily Skin: Opt for lightweight, oil-free formulas like gels or lotions. Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sunscreen Gel with SPF 20 is a good option.

  2. Dry Skin: Look for moisturising sunscreens with ingredients like vitamin B5 or Lavender and chamomile essential oils. Aroma Magic Carrot Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15 is a gentle choice.

  3. Sensitive Skin: Choose fragrance-free, mineral-based sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Aroma Magic offers mineral sunscreens, including SPF 30 in cucumber sunscreen or sunblock lotion.

  4. All Skin Types or Daily Usage: Lotions that protect and soothe can be applied daily on your skin. Aroma Magic Sunscreen Body Lotion with SPF 70 is derived from sustainable sources like aloe vera, shea butter, and jojoba oil, known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Natural vs. Chemical Sunscreens:

Aroma Magic focuses on natural sunscreens, using ingredients like aloe vera, essential oils, shea butter and many more. These offer gentle protection and avoid harsh chemicals. However, some people prefer chemical sunscreens' lighter texture and higher SPF. Both provide adequate protection when chosen correctly.


  • Re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours or more often if sweating or swimming.
  • Use a water-resistant sunscreen if spending time in the water.
  • Don't rely solely on sunscreen; seek shade, wear protective clothing, and avoid peak sun hours.

Aroma Magic Sunscreens: A Natural Choice

Aroma Magic offers a range of all-mineral natural sunscreens for multiple skin types and needs. It shields not only your skin but even your water life, too. Here are some popular options:

  • Sunblock Lotion (SPF 30): This is a non-greasy, skin-friendly lotion enriched with carrot seed, wheatgerm and jojoba oil.

  • Carrot Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 30): Enriched with carrot seed and wheat germ oil, this lotion protects normal to dry skin type.

  • Aloe Vera Sunscreen Gel (SPF 20): This cooling gel with aloe vera is perfect for oily or acne-prone skin.

  • Sunlight Spray (SPF 30): This is curated with a water-resistant formula with high-end Vitamin B5, C & E properties to revive and protect the skin.


Sun protection is essential, and choosing the right sunscreen makes all the difference. You can find the perfect sun protection solution by understanding SPF levels, skin type, and preferences. With its wide range of natural sunscreens, Aroma Magic offers a gentle and effective way to protect your skin while staying true to your birth preferences. Remember, sun protection is a daily habit, not just an essential beach day. So, slather on the sunscreen and enjoy the sunshine safely!

Shop your favourite sun protection from our online sunscreen range or the nearest store per your skin type concerns and be sun-stoppable!