Sun Shield is a sun protectant lotion that provides a completely natural way of safeguarding your skin from sun damage. This lotion doesn’t absorb the sun’s rays or reflect them. Instead, it penetrates deeply into the skin to help prevent damage at the cellular level. Raspberry seed oil protects against UVA and UVB rays, while the oils and butters naturally have SPF ranging from 2 up to 50 SPF each.
We use pure, plant-based oils infused with whole organic herbs that are rich in antioxidants. This formula nourishes your skin, blocks free radicals, all while protecting your skin from redness, wrinkles, and damage. Please keep in mind that Sun Shield is not an official sunscreen. Depending on your skin type, you may prefer to pair this with a mineral-based sunscreen for particularly hot or sunny days or you may find it to be enough protection on its own. Looking for an after-sun lotion? Try Sun-Soothe!
- Protects skin against skin damage at a cellular level
- Promotes cellular repair and new skin growth
- Protects against UVA and UVB rays
- Nourishes and moisturizes skin
- Repairs skin damage
- Rich in antioxidants
- Oils with natural SPF
- Helps with dry, itchy skin
- Rich in Vitamin A, D, E
- Rich in omega-3s
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Artificial colors
- Allergens (soy, corn, dairy, tree nuts, gluten, peanuts, sesame, fish)
- Potassium sorbate
- Sodium benzoate
Our Brand Promises:
- Gluten-free (produced in dedicated facility)
- Dairy-free (produced in dedicated facility)
- Made with mostly organic ingredients
- Made in the USA
- Learn More:
- Untoxic Summer
- A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Remedies
Don’t love your product? Contact us within 30 days and we’ll refund your money. The best way to reach us is through email at [email protected]
Hilary (verified owner) –
Okay, I’m reading these reviews again and wonder if I got a “bad batch”. I really want it to work since I don’t like the other natural sun screens. I wouldn’t say I’m very fair skinned, but I’ve burned twice when using this on my chest that wasn’t already tanned. I feel like my arms still got a little pink even though they are tan. Was in sun about 1-2 hrs both times. Use with caution!
Elise (verified owner) –
This stuff is AWESOME. I got it in the kids summer first aid kit at the beginning of the summer for my then 11-mo daughter, and I am solidly hooked! I put it on her if we’re ever out during peak sun hours, and she –
coming from two blond, blue-eyed, fair-skinned parents – is our lovely little tan baby. AND WE LIVE IN TEXAS. One time we went to a splash pad in the middle of the day, I put Sun Shield on my face, put some natural zinc-based stuff on my shoulders, and missed part of my back. Let me tell you, I got a nice burn on my back, rosy enough on my shoulders, and nothing but a little tan to my face. This will become a staple for my household.
Hanna (verified owner) –
This not only protects skin from getting burnt, but actually moisturizes. Finally sun protection that’s good for your skin! Doesn’t irritate or dry out my daughter’s eczema. We have used this several times at the beach and pool without getting sunburned.
Kara (verified owner) –
Ok, I was truly skeptical about this, but ordered the 4oz anyway since it was on sale. I decided to be brave and use only this while gardening with my mom in 90 degree weather and sun beaming down. I burn easily. I was out for about 2 hours and went in for water and reapplied. Back out for 3 more hours and no reapplication. I didn’t burn at all and got a few shades darker. I love the herbal smell of this and so does my mom. She ordered some to try the next day. I feel good about using this on my baby and my family. It is an awesome product and the cleanest ingredients I have ever seen in a sun product. I will continue using this for as long as they make it!
Kristyn D (verified owner) –
we LOVE this product! We have used it on our 13 month old who has sensitive and fair skin and she has not gotten burnt once. We just spent a weekend at a festival in the sun and it protected her perfectly. I just ordered the big one after using up the sample I got. Thank you for these products 🙂 Am looking to try more products from you.
Traci Elliott (verified owner) –
I don’t want to leave a bad review because I love the other products I’ve tried and I love what you all do, but I’m just going to be honest here.
I have very fair skin and live in Southern California. I really wanted to love this, because I wanted something super natural and gentle for me and my family. So, I put it on and it’s super oily on your skin. That’s no surprise since it has olive oil in it, but if you don’t like greasy sunscreens, this will definitely not be for you! We were only out in the sun for 2-3 hours, but me and two out of three of my kids burned (the ones who inherited my fair skin). Maybe it would have worked if I had reapplied…I don’t know.
So, for me, the greasiness and the lack of effectiveness for a couple hours is enough to make me not want to use it again. But, I’d say if you can put up with those two things, you might still want to give it a try.
I haven’t tried this outside yet. The smell reminds me a little of salad dressing, probably just all the olive oil. It is not offensive, but I was wondering if you could but an essential oil in it perhaps to make it smell a little more appealing. I am so thrilled that is natural though, and this is what is prompting me to buy more than the sample. Thanks for doing what you are doing. I considered making these products myself, but it can be a big time commitment. So you are making my life easier. 🙂
JESSICA M CARMAN (verified owner) –
I used this on several consecutive hot sunny days, a few weeks ago. To my surprise, I wasn’t even a little pink! As long as you reapply every hout or so, you are good to go. A little goes a long way for me.
Amanda (verified owner) –
The first and only time I used this product, I got the WORST sunburn I’ve ever had in my life. My kids and husband were also burned, thankfully not that bad. But after only being in the sun for barely an hour at the beach, I was very burned. I woke up with blisters on my shoulders and was in so much pain. I should have realized this would not be effective as it is OIL BASED and the first 4 ingredients are OILS. And the majority of the remaining ingredients are moisturizers. I don’t see anything that is actually PROTECTING you from the sun. I would never use this product again, or recommend it to anyone. This was a huge letdown. I have followed Modern Alternative Mama for quite a while now, and after purchasing several products, I am incredibly disappointed.
Catlyn (verified owner) –
Okay, So I will start off by saying I live in Sunny (and hot) El Paso Texas. I was a little reluctant to try this here, thinking it may not be strong enough to withstand this sun, so I only bought a sample size.
The first time I tried it I only tried it on myself, and used a “chemically infused sunscreen” with my children “Just in case” I have very fair skin and swear I could burn on a rainy day. I didn’t burn at all.
The next time I used it on my children and in the midst of the chaos of having three children- I forgot to put any sun protectant on myself- I burned so bad, but my kids were fine.
Technically, this isn’t waterproof- However, because it does seep into the skin, we have used it at the splash pad and just reapplied a little more often with amazing results. Definitely a must have for summer fun.