SPF 30 Sun Gel

WHAT IS IT?
Our version of an SPF 30 sunscreen, available in 100ml and 200ml

WHY’S IT FOR YOU?
Our lightweight, non-greasy and water resistant Sun Gel is a game changer and won’t get in the way of what you’re doing. Turn your back on thick, heavy, greasy creams that smell of coconuts and get stuck in your hair. Our sunscreen glides onto the skin, absorbs quickly, doesn’t get stuck in hair and doesn’t leave any residue on your hands. It doesn’t compromise on high performance either: rated SPF 30, UVA, UVA 5* Ultra. Choose between 100ml and 200ml. Also available in pocket-friendly 10ml sachets (see Shop)

OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF
Fresh linen fragrance
Used by professional athletes because it’s lightweight, non-greasy and doesn’t cause stinging or burning, particularly in the eyes
Water resistant and cruelty free
Engineered using first class ingredients and formulation technology
For all skin types and clinically approved for sensitive skin
For full ingredients, see the ‘Ingredients’ tab on our website product page (next to ‘Reviews’)

YOU ALSO GET…
7-day unlimited access to the mole-checking app, SkinVision, on every order. Use the app to map, monitor and get instant feedback without leaving the house. Skin checking is just as important as daily skin protection. Upgrade to a 12m license for just £25 (a 50% saving for our customers). All details on our website.

(144 customer reviews)

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  • WHAT IS IT? Our version of an SPF 30 sunscreen, available in 100ml and 200ml
  • WHY’S IT FOR YOU? Our lightweight, non-greasy and water resistant Sun Gel is a game changer and won’t get in the way of what you’re doing. Turn your back on thick, heavy, greasy creams that smell of coconuts and get stuck in your hair. Our sunscreen glides onto the skin, absorbs quickly, doesn’t get stuck in hair and doesn’t leave any residue on your hands. It doesn’t compromise on high performance either: rated SPF 30, UVA, UVA 5* Ultra. Choose between 100ml and 200ml. Also available in pocket-friendly 10ml sachets (see Shop)
  • OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF
    • Fresh linen fragrance
    • Used by professional athletes because it’s lightweight, non-greasy and doesn’t cause stinging or burning, particularly in the eyes
    • Water resistant and cruelty free
    • Engineered using first class ingredients and formulation technology
    • For all skin types and clinically approved for sensitive skin
    • For full ingredients, see the ‘Ingredients’ tab below (by ‘Reviews’)
  • YOU ALSO GET… 7-day unlimited access to the mole-checking app, SkinVision, on every order. Use the app to map, monitor and get instant feedback without leaving the house. Skin checking is just as important as daily skin protection. Upgrade to a 12m license for just £25 (a 50% saving for our customers). Read more
Our tip: For face and body coverage on low to mid strength UV days when you'll be outdoors for a while
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OUR STORY

We created LifeJacket after several close friends experienced cancer at a young age. Skin cancer is the world's most common cancer. It is forecast to double over the next 20 years. Our vision is to stop the increase by inspiring you to protect your skin every day.

A HAPPIER YOU

Taking better care isn’t just about preventing skin cancer though. Your skin is under attack every day - all year round - from harsh weather, central heating, pollution, smoke and stress to UV. We believe year-round protected skin is healthy skin and healthy skin is a happier you.

GOOD COMPANY

Developed with industry experts, our products are used by everyday folk (like us), professional athletes, Olympians and our team of epic brand ambassadors. Make LifeJacket an everyday essential for your long-term skin health.

AS SEEN IN

Recognised for our commitment to skin cancer prevention, our work with charity partner, Melanoma UK, and our educational campaign, more and more people are noticing what we’re up to. This is long-term project but it’s always good to know we’re making waves.

Reviews for SPF 30 Sun Gel

  1. Miguel Guila

    Not sticky like other brands.

  2. Andrew Naylor

    It’s a good all round product – just slightly heavy for a 30.

  3. Dave H

    It’s a strong cream so appears to sit on the skin but does sink in. It’s not waterproof so as soon as you’ve been swimming you need to reapply. On the 5ml teaspoon recommended it quickly ran out. With that in mind price becomes an issue, I’d of needed 3+ bottles for a 2 week holiday.

  4. AP

    Great. Used in Croatia and was very impressed

  5. Simon

    Did its job

  6. Paul

    Took it with me in a golf holiday to Spain and it worked fantastically well

  7. Christopher

    Easy to apply, non-greasy, hasn’t caused any breakouts, haven’t had any sunburn.

  8. Stephen

    Light enough that I’m not conscious of wearing it

  9. Danny

    Really great product. Best thing was being able to excerise on holiday without any stinging in my eyes

  10. Pete W

    Worked well and dried very fast

  11. Simon

    Only used it a couple of times, so first impressions only, seemed to take a while to be absorbed into the skin compared to other sun tan lotions.

  12. Phillip Siggery

    Goes on well without having to rub to hard like some creams, didn’t get burnt.

  13. Dan Harrison

    Was a great product during sport, only stinged the eyes a bit with sweat!

  14. Scott B

    Good smell

  15. Alex

    Great general use sunscreen that doesn’t make me feel like I instantly need to shower

  16. David Hughes

    It’s not really a gel as such, just a cream.

  17. Nick

    Nice texture; not greasy; easy to apply; good suncare longevity after aplication

  18. Mark

    This is a great product, easily to apply because it’s not too gloopy, I have oily skin so this none greasy suncream works really well for me and doesn’t cause spots like other sun creams

  19. Geoff Abram

    Thought I would give the SPF30 a try as I am always one for trying new products and the fact that it seemed to be good for sports was perfect for my cycling outings. Having tried the product all I can say it is absolutely superb, tested whilst taking part in Etape du Tour in the Aples this year where I was out in absolutely baking sunshine for over 9 hours, absolutely no sunburn. Tested whilst on holiday in Cyprus in July, temp was over 35 degrees C, again absolutely no sunburn… Now an absolute staple part of my summer riding prep, brilliant product and would highly recommend.

  20. Dom

    Fine, but not as much a ‘gel’ as I thought. Can still feel a bit greasy, hard to apply.

  21. IH

    Wouldn’t really call it a gel, and found that a little misleading, however a great product with a clean fresh fragrance.

  22. Mark

    Easy to apply, rubs in very easy, non greasy and great protection

  23. Ijl2

    Great on skin and doesn’t feel greasy

  24. David Symon

    Awesome, felt great on my skin. And no stingy eyes lol

  25. Dan

    Love the design and packaging, you’ve even made the unboxing process fun and interesting! Plus the sun gel itself is great, easy to apply as it’s not too thick, and it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy!

  26. Stephen

    Great protection, lasts a long time and isn’t too sticky

  27. Ian

    Excellent product

  28. Stephanie

    Loved how light the product is yet it gives amazing protection

  29. Kevin

    Non greasy and easy to apply

  30. Kevin Atton

    Love the bottle shape, easily fits into bag and is very easy to apply. Rubs into skin very easily and I’m yet to burn when I’ve applied, despite running for nearly two hours in the recent 40 oC heat(!)

  31. Richard

    Gives good protection but takes a bit too long to become absorbed.

  32. Mike

    Easy to apply and not sticky on skin smells nice to. Really good product.

  33. Rod Chism

    Same again – see previous.

  34. George Georgiou

    Easy to apply, has protected me as far as i can tell!

  35. David White

    I really like this product, it is easily applied, lezz as Ed skin feeling nice, is non-greasy and does not have the usual coconut sun cream smell, as someone who is active and regularly undertaking multiple outdoor sports, this has become a staple in my kit bag.

  36. Dean Clay

    I play a lot if golf and other sprays/creams can be greasy and stain my clothing. I found this gel non-greasy, did not mark or stain my clothing and most importantly gave me great sun protection for the whole round. I also tend to sweat a great deal on hot days and the gel didn’t run and sting my eyes, which is a rea.lplus when playing golf!!

  37. Mark Wallis

    It’s non greasy and didn’t cause a breakout on my back unlike other products.

  38. John Howat

    Went on smoothly, offered excellent sun protection and was not greasy

  39. Michael

    Nice product, easy to apply, worked really well

  40. Giles

    Worked perfectly

  41. Sarah Bird

    Light, none greasy, great for sport and everyday sun protection

  42. Neil

    Good non greasy and works

  43. Tom

    Thought it was good

  44. Martin

    As with the moisturiser, easy to apply and non-greasy. It’s protected me well in the recent, intense heat both on the golf course and in the park.

  45. Kate Charlton

    We are on holiday in Colorado, the temperature is averaging 38degrees, we have all been protected very well, it smells nice and is Mon greasy, which stops my teenager complaining!

  46. Ryan Fawcett

    A lot of companies claim to be non greasy etc, your sun gel is everything that you claim it to be!

  47. Ryan

    Seems very good so far. I’m using it while I cycle and it doesn’t sweat off easily like others I’ve tried. Also isn’t as thick and greasy as some. I’ve only used it a handful of times so far, so may move up to 5* in future. Also the hand-written note with the package was very sweet.

  48. Liz Watmough

    Lovely consistency to apply, not greasy as promised, no strong smell which I prefer and gave me the protection I expected whilst out on the water paddleboarding! I am very prone to sunburn and this product ensured there was no burn in sight. It’s definitely not just for men, I absolutely love this product!!

  49. Tim Jordan

    If I’m honest I’ve not used it yet but didn’t want to give a bad score with no usage. I have high hopes however

  50. Dave

    1st class, from the ease of placing an order, communication regarding the order status to the unexpected but pleasantly welcome personal message inside. The product itself did the job as expected but where it further excelled was the lack of greasiness once applied, no marks on clothing. It was absorbed quickly with no need to wash off excess from my hands. Sounds like a small thing but it makes it more likely I’ll apply the product more often. Great information about the best ways to use the product too. All in all a big thumbs up.

  51. Adam

    Described as a gel but it`s a cream, and just not having the UVA stars on the packaging.

  52. Lawrence Killian

    Excellent for arms and legs in combination with the moisturiser on my face. Easy to use and extremely effective.

  53. Barry

    Applied nicely, is non-greasy and smells nice, and must importantly, it protected my skin from the sun

  54. Robin Martin

    This is a really great lotion so easily absorbed and non greasy it’s a pleasure to apply that is why I have just ordered some more.

  55. Gill

    My husband loves to consistency and how it applies to skin.

  56. Richard Spode

    Works perfectly for the need I brought it for

  57. William MacRae

    Perfect! Brilliant protection

  58. Andrew

    Works really well, excellent

  59. Patrick Egan

    Great protection easy to apply and works well with my skin

  60. Mick

    In truth would use this before playing golf. Only been out three times since using it, but it’s been excellent and one tube of it stays in the golf bag!

  61. Andy Turner

    I was handed a bottle of SPF30 by my good friends at Status Code 14 as I am ginger and genuinely burn just looking at the sun. I applied this to my upper body today and set out to dig up and re-turf my garden. I was out for 4 hours in the blistering sun and did not burn at all! This stuff is not just impressive, it’s exceptional!! It goes on really well, is non-greasy, smells great and absorbs really well. I did not even have to wash my hands post application.
    This sun gel will be absolutely perfect for the boys from ‘Status Code 14’ as they row across the Atlantic later this year!
    Well done Lifejacket, you have just gained yourself a regular customer!!

  62. Vicky

    Boys using it on holiday sailing at the moment

  63. stephen wilks

    not too greasy

  64. Steve Bucjland

    Feels like great quality (a lot like Panama Jack waterproof stuff from 15yrs ago). Lasts well through sweat too.

  65. Gaz

    Goes on easy and non greasy

  66. Martin Brice

    A light cream that doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin.

  67. Patricia

    Very easy to apply absorbed by the skin immediately

  68. James Johnson

    This is genuinely non-greasy and light. Fantastic product

  69. Mark Saunders

    I ran the Barcelona marathon on 8th May and I used

  70. Simon

    It smells great and absorbs straightaway into your skin, i haven’t burnt while using this either. I also like the fact that it doesn’t feel greasy and that it just sits on your skin like some other products.

  71. Jamie Scrase

    Great product, my only wish is that it would be a similar texture to daily repair cream/gel. Also hurts your eyes if it you go for a sweaty jog just after applying to face.

  72. Mark Hughes

    Bought both the large tube and satchets. Great product , non greasy easy to apply. Satchets came into their own on an all day cycle event in Mallorca. Great product, will buy again and refer mates.

  73. JB

    Easy to apply all over my (shaved) head

  74. Timothy Preston

    The sun screen is of a thinner consistency than the moisturiser and does absorb into the skin. It does leave a little greasiness on the skin but that can be expected as it forms a barrier on the skin.

  75. Andrew Christie

    Love it! Applies nicely without greasy feeling skin after, smells good and I’m not sunburnt so I’ll assume it is working as it should! Like the company ethos too. Great stuff.

  76. John

    Non greasy and didn’t run into my eyes like other products!

  77. Paul B

    Total protection with no burning in Egypt.

  78. Fi

    It lasts even while running.

  79. Simon

    Great product…. used ever day on a holiday to The Dominican Republic and didn’t burn at all…

  80. Paul Baker

    Very successful for holiday in Egypt

  81. Andy Dalziel

    Gel absorbed into my skin and unlike other sun protection creams/gels, wasn’t at all greasy. Excellent protection from the sun whilst on holiday. Didn’t burn at all whilst in the sun.

  82. Jane

    This was a gift but from what I’ve been told they were very happy with the gift.

  83. Brian Carter

    Looks good, really gift was well received.

  84. David Rouse

    It goes on nicely, lovely scent and not at all greasy

  85. Steve

    This is a non- stinging and easily absorbed sun cream that goes a long way. I’ve used it every day whilst on holiday

  86. Jerry

    As a surfer I spend alot of time in the water,this is the best sunscreen I have found ,and I’ve try’d alot. Had problems with other sunscreens causing irritation to my eyes,this is great no problems at all,will recommend to my other surfing buddies.

  87. James

    Haven’t had full use yet, but so far so good. Like the branding and company purpose

  88. Guy

    Fab product. My only criticism is the containers are fiddly. Unscrewing and rescrewing with product in hand is simply not very practical. But LOVE the products generally

  89. andy

    For a guy the smell is good, non greasy, and felt great – so much better than other brands…

  90. Elma

    Very happy with the product, packaging and price point, have already recommended it

  91. Darrell

    I have already recommended it! The service is excellent and the products do what they say they do! I hate the feel of heavy or greesy creams that don’t let your skin breath – all the products I’ve tried have been unintrusive in that they are light and once rubbed in disappear!

  92. Christopher

    I like the products and have already recommended them to others

  93. Simon

    Having used it I’m impressed by its lightness (not sticky or oily) and Its absorption. You don’t feel as if it’s there, but it does give great protection from the sun. I’m not usually moved enough by any product to leave feedback, but I am by this. I will definitely be reordering.

  94. Russell

    Great suncream and not too greasy

  95. John

    Probably my biggest negative was trying to read the information on the containers. The writing was very small and the colours used did not help me>

  96. Andy

    These products do the job they claim to do really well.

  97. Danny

    I first discovered Lifejacket Sun Creams via a promo by Red Paddle Board, after ordering a small 30+ and 50+ I found them to be exactly as described, the highlighs for me were; Non greasy application, no need to wash hands after application and they do not run into and sting my eyes when sweating doing outdoor activities unlike other creams.
    I have subsequently bought a Rash Vest which not only looks great but fits well and gives me all the protection I need on my SUP.
    It is also quite exciting recieving your new purchase, what will be in the box/bag, personal note from Jono, never had one of them from Bezos!

  98. Andrew

    Love you stuff… perfect to tuck away on my paddle board

  99. Owen Kieran

    The product is good, it is easy to apply and soaks in quickly. My only improvement would be to have a clip lid as opposed to a screw top. When applying I’ve had some leakage from the bottle when laid down. Other than that I can’t fault it

  100. Kris

    Purchased as traditional sun lotions make my skin greasy and spot prone.

    Highly recommend Lifejacket, applies like a sun lotion but completely non greasy & pleasant scent.

    Stops me getting scorched as well!

  101. Nigel

    Always looking for a good waterproof sun gel, well I can stop looking, this stuff is just the best, it rubs in brilliantly, protects my skin from the sun and smells ace, what’s not to love. Will definitely be having some more. If I use all this it means one thing, the weather is great.

  102. Phillip

    Excellent moisturiser and sun cream. Good on and absorbs really well, 100% non-greasy. Package fits through the letterbox too.

  103. Jonathan

    Great value, service and personalised feedback

  104. Tom

    You’re awesome , your mission is so personal but so relevant whilst being so under appreciated by men. Thank you for persevering in getting your message out to the masses through such excellent products.

  105. Jane

    I think the product is very good

  106. Andrew

    This product left my skin feeling great, not at all greasy and soaked in really well. Definitely recommend!

  107. Jane Bothwell

    Very good product and it is NOT greasy,
    which for my personal use ( Golfer ) is very important

  108. Matthew

    A product that offers the protection I need, that is deigned for men, is easily absorbed and non-greasy – what’s not to like.
    I had originally bought for use when on my bike but now use it all of the time. Will definitely buy again and will definitely try other products – would happily recommend.

  109. Marie

    love the bright modern packaging.

  110. Gordon

    Not only are the products up there with the best, the packaging is great as it can be used for other things (like going camping or a day hike). Also the hand written note makes it a more personal experience

  111. Paul

    I find this sun gel is great for everyday use, I have facial hair and this evaporates off and doesn’t leave me looking like Santa, highly recommend. Look after your skin fellas.

  112. John

    Quick delivery, great packaging, perfect product at reasonable price

  113. Matt Bennetto

    I have a life long hate of putting on sun cream, especially if I can’t wash my hands, this is different, feels great not greasy , very impressed- would recommend, the sun seems to be getting stronger, finally I am using the right protection.

  114. Tony

    Great sun protection, & unlike every other sunscreen I have used, this one doesn’t sting your eyes when when you get a sweat on. Well done Jono & team.

  115. Greg

    Great company ethos, I believe in the mission and I’m really impressed with the service too. The products have been well thought out and formulated too so it’s a nice change form being just all about the image. I also like to support smaller businesses and will happily recommend good experiences to others to help them grow

  116. Jonathan

    Love what you guys are about – from your mission, to the products, to the service. Well done.

  117. Scott

    Great mission with super products and a real personal feel to the shopping experience. Support the team, do good and look after yourself. What’s not to like?!

  118. Richard

    The moisturisers feel great…not sticky which is essential in Japan’s hot and humid spring / summer. Also smell great…very subtle but nice and fresh. The sunblocks work much better than any of the sprays / lotions I can buy here. Non-sticky, stay on during exercise but also wash off easily enough with soap and a body towel (essential when trying to follow up exercise in the sun with a soak in a hot spring!)

  119. William

    You always have to do better!

  120. Peter

    Your mission to combat skin cancer

  121. Peter

    Very good products & customer service

  122. Robert

    Great sun gel absorbs into the skin quickly and lasts hours perfect for the golf course and long coastal walks

  123. Craig

    Good brand and products, so what’s not to like. You’re looking after yourself and supporting a sustainable brand as well.

  124. Andrew

    Like the products!

  125. Simon

    Very happy with both products (Daily Protection Moisturiser and the SPF 30 Sun Gel)

  126. Rebecca

    It’s excellent quality

  127. Derek

    It’s the first product I have found that isn’t greasy and sticky. It gets absorbed into the skin. Not just on it.

  128. Sarah

    Great company and love the product

  129. Phill

    Happy with the products. I think it’s important to look after my skin. Most of our friends work in the outdoors. Very impressed with the presentation to British Mountain Guides last year. It highlighted to me the importance of using suntan / moisturising cream. Thank you !

  130. Kam

    Great smelling product, brand focusing male USP and great customer service.

  131. Mac

    Great product

  132. Gareth

    I have sensitive skin and eczema, and these products do NOT have a detrimental effect!awesome

  133. Tim

    The product is superb

  134. Deano

    Fantastic sun cream. Absorbs excellently. Doesn’t leave streaks through hair and gives great protection without smelling over powering. Good value. Brilliant service. 5/5

  135. Iain

    Really good product. Absorbs quickly non greasy – and doesn’t run into the eyes when you sweat… very important on the bike!

  136. GUY

    First time I’ve ever been excited to wear sunscreen! Gel works great and goes a long way. Packing and branding is brilliant, flying the sun protection flag for men. Love that all the products are crafted in the UK. 🇬🇧

  137. Dave

    Feels great, not greasy

  138. Paul

    Honestly, this is so much better than gels I have used in the past. Goes on easily, no need to rub and rub and rub, just leave it a minute and it is “gone”. Incredible

  139. Calvin

    Finally!!!!! A product for guys. Cheers LifeJacket

  140. Rod

    Game changer. I typically hate putting suncream on as it leaves my hands greasy but this doesn’t. I’m a convert.

  141. Sophie

    I originally bought this for my husband who comes up with every excuse not to use sun creams. He loves it and I actually use it myself. He is also quite hairy and thinks works fantastically for him.

  142. Chris

    Great sun protection – easy to apply, rubs in easily & nice smell!

  143. Duncan

    I’ve only used the sun protection and that worked well. Not at all greasy, which was great. Haven’t tried the moisturiser yet but looking forward to giving it a go.

  144. George

    I have recently bought a bottle of high sun gel. As a man this product is perfect!

    It’s very easy to apply (even on my hairy chest), it smells good, and I love the packaging. The bottle is pretty flat so it fits in my spongebag easily and all the advice and stories on the Life Jacket website is invaluable.

    It’s far superior than all the other sun creams I’ve used and I’ve got a strong feeling I’ll be a life-long customer. Thanks a million!

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Skin science

A burning issue for men

Almost twice as many men die from skin cancer compared to women. Male skin cancer cases have exploded over the past 20 years and they’re forecast to double over the next 20 years.

It's chemistry

UVA rays penetrate your skin damaging the proteins that give your skin structure, causing ageing and wrinkling. UVB damages the outer skin causing sunburn. Together they're a cause of cancer.

Putting your jacket on

Real skincare should protect you from both harmful UVA and UVB rays. Rays touch your skin all year long, even in the winter. Apply skin protection all year round and stay healthy.

Inside LifeJacket products

LifeJacket products do not contain oxybenzone or oxtinoxate.

Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Propylheptyl Caprylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Bis Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Decyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Tris-Biphenyl Triazine, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Phosphate

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We make high performance products people enjoy using. So far, the feedback has been positive…

“These guys have come up with a terrific product which appeals to me, and many other men who have in the past shied away from using sun creams. Easy to apply, works really well and the branding is superb.”

Simon, London

“I was keen to try the Life Jacket sun gel as I always struggle with normal sun protection due to my sensitive, eczema prone skin, but this is noticeably different. It causes me no irritation and no greasiness on my hands.”

Chuckie, Hertfordshire