Our #1 Cool Girl Face Sunscreen Now Comes In A Body Version

We knew when we launched Ultra Violette last year that it was going to be the cool girl sunscreen brand - although we didn't anticipate the whole wearing-sunscreen-daily-and-being-vigilant-about-it movement to take off quite so quickly (we're very glad it did).

If there's something we've learned from our podcast, it's that not everyone realised they needed to be wearing SPF50+ on their face every day (and as a result of the podcast, are now doing so). We figured, since Ultra Violette have created the best face sunscreens, we deserved a body version, too.

To hear from Ultra Violette's co-founder Ava Matthews, listen to Episode 6 below:

Why Is This Body Sunscreen The Best In The Biz?

Most of us are familiar with the trial and error that is finding a good sunscreen. They can be greasy, smelly, stingy and gluggy - all the things you definitely don't want to slather on your body before hitting the beach. But not Extreme Screen. Extreme Screen will make you want to bathe in it. You'll want to reapply it. You might even tell your friends about it. Yep, it's that good.

If you're anything like me, and you've been using your Ultra Violette face sunscreen all over your body prior to now, you can now get this SPF50+, 4 hour water resistant sunscreen in a mess-free twist-top 150ml tube. Oh, and it has a subtle shimmer through it, which gives your skin a natural-looking glow.

What Are The Benefits Of Extreme Screen?

  • Extreme Screen provides broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB damage

  • Helps to shield the skin from both burning & ageing rays in a lightweight formula

  • The formula feels light, blendable & non-greasy on the skin, and doesn't leave a white cast

  • Despite having a lightweight formula, it's very hydrating & absorbs well into the skin

  • It smells nothing like sunscreen, and more like a faint, pleasant scent of coconut

  • The formula is also full of Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to hydrate, cool & soothe your skin

  • And I want to mention again, the tiny amount of shimmer really makes this formula 5-star

What's The Deal With Sunscreen Application?

Unfortunately, despite the fact that we're the most at-risk of skin cancer, Aussie's aren't applying enough sunscreen. Don't get me wrong, they're applying sunscreen, but they're either using too little, or not reapplying regularly enough.

So, how much sunscreen should you apply? The answer is a teaspoon for each body part. For example, a full teaspoon on each leg, a full teaspoon for your back etc. Or around 30mls for your whole body (equivalent to a shot glass).

Although Extreme Screen offers 4 hours water resistance, we'd still recommend reapplying every 2 hours as you normally would to ensure you are maximising your sun protection. And just because you're wearing SPF50+, that doesn't mean you can ditch your hat or the shade in lieu of laying in the sun. Be sunsmart people, it's cool now.

So, if you've been on the hunt for a non-greasy yet hydrating, scented yet non-sunscreeny, and protective yet lightweight sunscreen formula for your body, you've come to the right place. Extreme Screen might just be your new SPF BFF.

Oh, and it also comes in a cute 'lil handbag-friendly mini for those days you're caught off guard without protection.