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Sunfragma Melting Balm SPF 25

with 5* UVA - Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

Vegan ✔ 365 day guarantee ✔ Cruelty-free ✔ Paraben-free ✔

    • We've formulated an SPF 25 gel using plant-based solvents and best-in-class UVA and UVB filters (Tinosorb® S and Uvinul® A Plus) - taking an approach that maximises cosmetic elegance without using irritating ingredients.
    • Sunfragma plays nice - this product can be layered underneath our existing creams or used on its own for SPF protection. Sunfragma can be applied to face and body.
    • Sunfragma is formulated to soften at around 20°C and melt at around 30°C (just below body temperature). This gives it an effortless glide and doesn't require any tedious rubbing-in.
    • Sunscreen is sunscreen - we don't integrate SPF into our daily moisturisers because evidence shows that people reapply moisturisers less often than they would a sunscreen. Sun protection should do just that - we provide it as a separate product so you can reapply regularly.
    • Zero whitening - Sunfragma won't leave a whitening sheen like mineral creams do while corn-starch helps to provide a dry non-oily finish.
    • This product is also alcohol-free, making it great for sensitive skin - in fact it's great for anyone who doesn't like their skin to sting when applying sunscreen.
    • Vegan, paraben-free and definitely not tested on animals.

    Looking for SPF?  Layer this underneath a day cream with best in class Tinosorb® S and Uvinul® A Plus sun filters.  UVB SPF rating of 25 and 5 star UVA.

    Tinosorb and Uvinul are registered trademarks of BASF.

  • Apply 15 minutes before going into the sun. Make sure you apply generously. This product is formulated for normal wear but do reapply if you sweat a lot, if you get wet, or if you heavily towel your face or body. Avoid contact with fabrics. We recommend you avoid the midday sun (between 11am and 3pm) - seek shade and cover up. Overexposure to the sun is a serious health threat.
  • coco-caprylate (plant-derived oil), bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine (Tinosorb S), diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate (Uvinul A Plus), corn starch modified (plant derived thickener), hydroxystearic acid (plant derived thickener).

    Tinosorb and Uvinul are registered trademarks of BASF.
  • pHN/A (anhydrous)
    Packaging Amber glass jar, recyclable urea cap
    TextureBalm that melts at body temperature.
    Mean SPF26.4
    Critical wavelength375.3nm
    Boots star rating*****
    Sulphate / SLS-free

4.34 Average

35 Reviews


Very nice sunscreen - need very little. May appear greasy at first but I found it absorbs very quickly. Will definitely buy again.

Lyndsey Allen

Speedy delivery and great service. I got 40% off. Bought the sun cream balm - it's great, silky smooth on the skin. Can't wit to test it out in the sun. Lovely packaged products and great value.


Unfortunately the balm is way to oily and leaves the complexion to shiny


This balm is great for everyday use on my face under make up. It doesn’t pill when applied over other skincare and doesn’t leave my face shiny or oily. I would suggest however leaving a few minutes for the balm to absorb before applying foundation for the best results

Joanne Thorne

As a melting balm this feels quite greasy but absorbs quickly and under moisturiser it gives a lovely natural sheen to your complexion. As someone who has fair, freckly skin it's a must have.

Carron Ellerton

First time used way too much and left with shiny face. Second attempt, sun warm. Applied before dressing. No marks on clothes and didn’t burn

joanne paterson

This stuff is lovely. You only need a tiny bit and it feels wonderful on your skin. Also definitely stops you getting sunburnt .


A little oily but otherwise a beautiful product, which I hope works! I've used it a few times on my face and neck and it seems to have protected me against sunburn, but I need a bit longer with it to fully know. It feels lovely, my skin feels soft after, and tinted moisturiser glides on afterwards. However, because there is then quite a sheen that looks oily I wonder if I need to leave it a fair amount of time before applying anything else. I'd like to know how long you advise leaving it before applying tinted moisturiser or foundation etc


Clara Wilding

Lovely product, not heavy at all. Doesn't cause my skin to break out like a lot of SPFs do.

mary stephenson

I love the texture maintains dewy fresh faced looked doesn’t irritate or feel heavy on my skin as sunscreen usually would. Use underneath my moisturiser daily. Great layer to protect during morning run.(post run photo!) Wouldn’t mind higher spf level for hot summer suns

Robyn Barker

I was looking for a sun protection to wear everyday under my usual face cream and make up. This will last forever as you only need a very small amount. The only down side is that it can your face a little greasy. It also hasn’t made my skin any worse.

Sasha Hamstead

I'm not sure about this product in the range. I want to love it, but there is no getting away from the fact it make your skin feel and look greasy. If i put on less of the product then I'm not able to cover the face, and if I try the thinnest film it never sets just a greasy face. So sorry, don't want to leave a bad review. On a positive note it doesn't sting the eyes or leave a white film. It's a difficult product to get right.

Yasmin Fryer

This glides beautifully on to the skin with no sticky residue. A little goes a long way! Definitely a great base!

Katherine Brown

I really like this product. It feels super moisturising without being too heavy for my oily, acne prone skin. It hasn’t broken me out (I’ve been using it for 2 weeks.) It’s great for everyday wear but I’ve yet to experience any sunny, hot days so don’t know how it’ll cope in the summer. If you apply it and leave 20 minutes before applying makeup, it sits under it well. As it’s a balm, you only need a tiny amount and it melts to spread really easily over your whole face and neck. I wish the SPF was a little higher (30) though.

Rosa Suárez

Very nice on the skin, and does not leave me white. Great to use on a daily basis. As it is 25 and not 50,i will need something higher for when the Spanish sun is hitting hard. The shine goes with a bit of powder, or just using less. I intend to keep using it.

sacha topliffe

Love this! you only need a small amount so a little goes a long way. its not too greasy either which is fantastic when applying makeup. would definitely recommend and will definitely repurchase.

Rhiannon Ritchie

Really nice feel, light and keeps my skin moisturised all day.


Oh my - facetheory does it again... my sensitive oily skin loves this. Melts in and doesn't clog my pores, natural and perfectly priced. A little is all you need. So now ordering for my Mum and sister .... after all got to share the love. :-)


I like that the texture (even though it is a bit greasy) and the fact that it doesn't make your face all white and gets on my clothes. However, I really don't like the smell. Smells like I'm putting vaseline in my face.

Angela Williams

I was very hopeful for this product but have been very disappointed. The texture is somewhat heavy and greasy and it does not sink in for a long time and transfers onto clothes easily. The description stated that it sits well under makeup but I found that my makeup tends to slide off on top of it. It does have a pleasant smell and feel and is in an unusual presentation in a nice glass container. I wouldn't buy it again.

Leigh campbell

I have made my own balms in the past as I couldn’t get any good ones and this is wonderful , so soft and rich .. no horrible synthetic smell .. the warmer it is the softer it gets .. I love a balm feel on my skin .. and a little goes a long way and this actually sinks in well after a few minutes and my skin and make up feels lovely and it’s protected .. I’ve taken it to Spain already and loved it ..

Nicola Joyce

Lovely soft texture that smoothes nicely over makeup


First ever sunscreen that doesn’t break me out and doesn’t leave an oily or shiny finish. Love it.

Fiona Stone

I bought the Sunfragma Melting Balm looking for a natural SPF to add to my kit and have been really impressed with the way it melts effortlessly into the skin. Having fair freckley skin which burns easily it’s really important for me to wear SPF that works and so far the few days I have used it, it’s kept my skin well protected.

Karen Braden

A little of this feels like it goes a long way: it has rather an oily texture and stays on the surface rather than absorbing.

Sasha Falkovskaia

love the way it feels and have been going out in the sun recently and haven’t burnt even though i usually do! i feel as though i’m well protected


I use this on my décolletage area as it gets a lot of sun exposure. Its quite an oily balm but feels lovely on the skin and really moisturises as well as protecting.


I got the sunfragma product as I was looking for a facial SPF without too many chemical ingredients, and I’m very impressed with how it works. It feels oily on your hand but it absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel oily on my face at all, even underneath moisturiser. It doesn’t work as well beneath the eyes though, as it interacts with mascara a tiny bit. But this is no biggie as an eye cream with SPF will counteract that. I’ll be using it on my face and body all summer. It also doesn’t smell much, which is great.


This suncream is AMAZING. I have super sensitive hormonal pore clogging skin and have always had massive issues with sun cream. This feels like a gel glides on doesn’t clog and is the most amazing base for makeup. My mineral powder foundation sticks to this like a dream all day even after swimming! I will be purchasing this for the foreseeable really really love it! Thank you!