SPF 50+ Sun Gel

(93 customer reviews)


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Stuff you should know

  • SPF 50+, UVA, UVA 5* Ultra (choose between 100ml and 200ml)
  • Our lightweight, non greasy and water resistant sunscreen is a game changer and won’t get in the way of what you’re doing
  • No more thick, white, greasy creams that smell of coconuts and get stuck in body hair
  • Used by professional athletes who say it doesn’t cause stinging or burning, particularly in their eyes
  • Clinically approved for sensitive skin – customers with eczema and psoriasis say it’s the best they’ve used
  • Other important stuff: water resistant and cruelty free
  • For full ingredients, scroll to the bottom of this page
Our tip: For face and body coverage on mid to high strength UV days when you'll be outdoors for a while
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Key Feature


Sunscreen for men. No more thick, white, greasy creams that smell of coconuts and get stuck in body hair. Welcome to LifeJacket; lightweight, non greasy, waterproof gels with heavyweight protection.

Key Feature


Engineered for your skin using first class ingredients and formulation technology. We left no stone unturned making products you'll want to use. It took us years to formulate the range. It can be yours in seconds.

Key Feature


LifeJacket's made and tested with you in mind: dark or light, sensitive, dry, oily or smooth. We've #GotYourBack, whoever you are. It's just down to you to protect your skin when it most needs it.

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Letterbox, gift and pocket-friendly packaging. Arrives on your doorstop swiftly and ready for action. Just what every practical person needs and wants.

Reviews for SPF 50+ Sun Gel

  1. James

    Perfect non-greasy SPF 50+ suncream. Top product from a great company!

  2. Nick

    Tested on skin and absorbs well. Will also purchase SPF 30 version

  3. Andrew Butcher

    I learned about Lifejacket products through my association with the Red Paddle Co. I trust Red Paddle 100% so any product they were prepared to recommend was of interest to me and I have been really pleased with all the Lifejacket products I’ve tried. I am out on the water and in the outdoors for several hours each day and need Sun protection that works. I also have sensitive eyes and skin so harsh chemicals wouldn’t work for me. I feel I need maximum protection and this gives me it. It’s become part of my morning routine before stepping out to apply it. It feels nice on the skin and doesn’t irritate in any way but above all…even in strong unbroken Sunshine it’s worked. Highly recommended…

  4. David Howes-Burrows

    A really super product non greasy, doesn’t leave any residue, the perfect everyday UV protection even when you can’t see the sun!

  5. Rob

    Good choice of sizes for general use and for carrying during day trips/cycling. Easy to apply and soaks into skin easily without feeling greasy. Also smells better than the usual suncreams.

  6. Keith

    In Leros Greece at the moment. Products all good, no greasy feel, no burn. Good price point. I would recommend LifeJacket.

  7. David

    Great product goes in easily and doesn’t leave greasy feel.

  8. Tom

    Absolutely love the product. Great looking branding and excellent quality sun screen. Made me excited about wipping out my sun screen to top up during a sunny round of golf!

  9. David

    I love the ethos, the products, the approach

  10. Andrew

    I have used the products daily. They are pleasant to use, no irritation and I feel protected. My skin looks and feels better. These are now my go to products. I spend every day in the outdoors and lately the Sun has been intense.

  11. Hugh

    Quality feel to the moisturiser, does its job well

  12. Declan

    There seems to be a very personal approach and passion from the company. They really do care about their customers.

  13. Elma

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

  14. David

    One of the few skin products that is non greasy and can be used during a round of golf without having to wipe off excessive grease.

  15. Michael

    Great products

  16. Freddie Anderson

    Great stuff, much better water resistance than the big name brands, feels a lot nicer on the skin too.

  17. 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!

  18. Richard

    I like the non greasy, easily absorbed formula.

  19. Christopher

    I like the products and have already recommended them to others

  20. Daniel

    The sun gel protection is excellent. I was out on the hottest day of the year so far and zero burning. Very happy

  21. Phil

    Excellent products from a company dedicated to skin care.

  22. Seamus

    Great stuff. A week of cycling with rain and beating sun, and normally I burn to a crisp. This cream stays on, nongreasy and worked well all week

  23. Manuela

    Really good sunscreen, the only feedback I’d have is when the tube was still quite full, it would squeeze lots of product out as soon as I opened the lid.

  24. Henry

    Best sun protection products I’ve found and skin reair moisturiser is amazing

  25. William

    Very good product,easy to use pleased with my purchase.

  26. Gary

    Have used and appears to work well…

  27. Pete

    Great protection and does not get stuck in stubble etc

  28. James

    Awesome products, info leaflet and packaging! The products feel great, and do seem to have had a positive impact on my skin with less dryness and better sun protection when I’m out and about. The packaging was 100% recyclable and went through the letter box, and the included leaflet on the damage that the sun can do to skin was really interesting. Plus, the travel bag will be handy when I start flying places again! Will definitely be ordering from LifeJacket again.

  29. Peter

    As a postman, I’m very aware that I’m vulnerable to skin cancer so any product that helps protect me is welcome. This sun gel does the business, being easy to apply and non greasy. I’d recommend it. Great service too, it arrived within a couple of days of ordering. Thanks.

  30. Tony

    Expensive but the smell is pleasantly neutral compared to others on the market… I will recommend to others but many appear happy to use whatever’s in the cupboard or not to bother. What price do you put on your health?

  31. Chris

    Really nice product. No greasy feeling, I’m a builder and dust doesn’t stick to the cream . Love it

  32. Elma

    Came across these online while looking for suncare for my husband that doesn’t leave a white cast on his face. I’m obsessive about suncare, he’s not, so I’m constantly on the hunt for a high factor that blends in, doesn’t sting eyes and isn’t greasy. Finally found it. The company’s mission is very admirable but above all, they’ve put their money where their mouth is and backed it up with a product that will genuinely result in men being more likely to wear sunscreen when it’s as nice to use as this. I’ve picked up a few different products, all great and I’ll be switching to life jacket too. Can’t believe how well it blends in. It’s quality is similar to products far more expensive. Will definitely be a staple in our bathroom and travel bags for years to come.

  33. Paul

    I like the focus on skin cancer prevention with the commitment to supporting wider research. The service feels very personal and the range of products increases , were possible in response to feedback.

  34. JOhn

    Skin feels a lot smoother and less greasy.

  35. 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!

  36. Steve

    Cannot stand stinging eyes and sticky skin. Bingo both solved with the Sun Gel. It’s not a gel more a double cream consistency. Goes on easily and quickly absorbed. Protect your skin, have had and continue to manage skin cancers. This is the best I have used to date.

  37. Stuart

    Simple, easy to use sun protection – combining spf with such a good daily moisturiser is one less thing to worry about. I’ve already recommended to work colleagues and friends and my son has been pinching mine, too, so that’s a good habit started!

  38. 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

  39. Mark

    Smells great and rubs in easily

  40. Paul

    I had a lumb on my forehead which turned into a cyst – when they removed it they found skin cancer and went back in to remove more. Ther repairer has worked wonders with the scar and I feel comfortable with the sun protection.

  41. Mike

    Love this product! Most sunscreens with 50 SPF are thick and take ages to rub in, this is super light!
    Great product, great service, will definitely purchase again

  42. Vicky

    I bought this as a gift for my dad who doesn’t take care of his skin and often burns. This product is easy to use and long lasting which has encouraged him to wear it daily!

  43. Andrew

    Fantastic products from what I’ve tried, the customer service is great and I’m a big fan of their ethos.

  44. Andy

    Really impressed with the quality of both products and how good both feel on the skin; easily absorbed and non-greasy.

  45. Peter

    Still getting used to the product and haven’t used for sports yet, though can safely say protection wise they work very well.

  46. Jane

    I think the product is very good

  47. Robert

    Was recommended it by a friend as a good reef safe sun cream for surfing in the sun, and it was better than any I have ever used before.

  48. Matt

    Nice, good value goes on easily enough and not greasy, but i don’t know why its called a gel when its a cream.

  49. Kenneth

    Skin absorbs the products really well whereas others can be greasy

  50. John

    Quick delivery, great packaging, perfect product at reasonable price

  51. Stuart

    Superb products, superb customer service.

  52. Alex

    Excellent protection! Can really trust this Sun Gel and as a freckled individual, who spends most of the day working outdoors, this is vital! Can’t recommend this enough!

  53. Mark Griffin

    At last! I’ve found a sun cream that lives up to its claims of being light, easily absorbed, not greasy or sticky! You guys are true to your word. Your sun cream is a pleasure to use.

  54. 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!)

  55. Karen Kidd

    Designed with men in mind but we all use this great product. It’s easy to rub in, non greasy, very effective and doesn’t make you smell like a fruit salad. Customer service is excellent ( i love the little notes ) , packaging is good and delivery has always been quick. Great product, great service what’s not to like?

  56. Mark Kusionowicz

    Non greasy and easy to apply.

  57. Paul Cole

    As a 50 something with pale skin that’s sun sensitive, I can’t rate the sun gel and moisturisers highly enough. As so many have said, the gel leaves your skin smooth without the usual greasy feel of all other sun products, and unlike all others I have tried in the past it leaves your skin feeling moisturised when in the great outdoors. Really appreciate the science and the story too. You deserve every success with these products. Thank you!

  58. Robert

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

  59. Martin

    I like the ethos and the 50+ product worked well for my skin type

  60. Anna

    It’s the most effective, pleasant smelling& best consistency skin protection I’ve ever used!

  61. Neil

    Top product, easy to apply to skin and seems to do a fantastic job! Will be trying it out when I surf also, see how it goes 😊

  62. Robert

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

  63. Craig

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

  64. Craig

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

  65. James

    Very impressed with the products and brand.

  66. Andrew

    Like the products!

  67. Lee

    Very impressed in general with the products, the service, value propositions and even the packaging and presentation.

  68. Shane

    Fantastic products, easy to apply and can see the difference in my skin from using from just over a month. Knowing that your doing something positive to protect yourself from skin cancer was also a major reason for me to subscribe. I wasn’t aware that the risk of ne catching skin cancer were so high. Daily Protect & Daily Repair are now my go to products.

  69. James

    Love the brand mission, product is great.

  70. Craig

    Great customer service. Emailed Life jacket to see if product was suitable to use on my 4 year old daughter as well. Received a reply within 5 minutes.

  71. Steve

    Had a lump removed in late 2018 which the medical people said was linked to the sun.My daughter found you on the tinterwebnet thing: Impressed.

  72. Beverly

    My husband has Crohn’s and the drugs he is on increase the risk of skin cancer. LifeJacket has really good reviews so he has tried it and loves it.

  73. 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 !

  74. Jamie

    The ordering process was very enjoyable from the friendly LifeJacket team, as was the unboxing process, with a couple of free samples of their other products thrown in for good measure. I purchased the SPF50 Sun Gel and am very happy with the performance of the product. I work in the cosmetics industry and am really impressed with the texture which is light and non-greasy as advertised. The product is much easier to spread over the skin and therefore much nicer in use than other products offering that level of protection factor that I’ve used before. I’m also very impressed with the brand’s instructions for use, making it crystal clear exactly how much product should be used to achieve the desired level of protection. Great job LifeJacket!

  75. Paul

    Excellent experience from the beginning. Smart packaging with a nice note and some extra samples attached. I have a bottle of the sun gel in my gear bag for extra protection when enjoying some sea swims or stand up paddling. Another thing I find great is no stinging in the eyes when working up a sweat. I’m a pale faced, freckle skinned guy from the west of Ireland and I’m delighted to have found these products!

  76. John

    The products are just what I have been looking for in my Daily Lifestyle being on and off the water so much and the Harsh environment we live in I feel Safer every day from sun and wind damage

  77. Christopher

    Great product, does not leave an oily residue when dry and a good price point. Like the packaging and the feel of the suncream, all in all 10 out of 10.

  78. Guy S

    Seriously good protection. Not greasy or oily, not horribly fragranced – it does exactly what it should and leaves the skin feeling nice too. The service from the team is second to none too, very personal and always there to answer questions. Great products guys well done.

  79. Steve

    Great Products and excellent customer service, not greasy and is absorbed well:-) Steve

  80. Steve Lyne

    As someone who is astutely aware for the need of sun protection I jumped at the chance to try these products. I do not sun bathe but need a daily SPF 30 where the moisturiser fits the bill and SPF50 if the sun is out. The cream is luxurious rather than “thick” and absorbs into the skin quickly. The team at LJ are great and personable with any of your questions.

  81. Nigel

    Great product, easily absorbed, non-irritating and excellent UVB and UVA protection

  82. Guy

    Serious sun protection. Lifejacket has really got me thinking about the impact of being out in the sun all day. The effect it has on my skin. This higher factor gel is perfect. I have found that some higher protection creams are so thick and sticky. This gel is perfect, it’s not thick and it absorbs well. It smells great and gentle on the skin. A true Sunny day essential.

  83. Seth

    I have never taken the sun that seriously as I am darker skinned but know that is not the right approach. Came across LifeJacket so decided to give them a go for an upcoming holiday. Exceeded my expectations.

  84. Sal

    Not oily, not greasy, non-fragranced. A product for guys which suits me down to the ground.

  85. Ben

    Love the team at LifeJacket. Personal care and attention to detail, answered a couple of questions I had before buying and then it arrived promptly. Spot on

  86. Rich

    Great product, love the non greasy/oily feel. Very effective and easy to apply.

  87. Adem

    As a fairly hairy dude (with sensitive skin) most high factor sun creams are very difficult and uncomfortable to apply- the LifeJacket factor 50 was much lighter and easily absorbed compared to other products I have tried in the past.
    I tend to stay out of direct sunshine when I can but playing sport etc this is not always possible- LifeJacket gives me that effortless protection when I need it.

  88. Chuckie

    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. The result is that I choose to wear sunscreen more often than before, even when the sun doesn’t seem that strong.

  89. Mat

    LifeJacket got me thinking about the fact I probably don’t protect myself like I should. I’m always a bit nervous about using new products on my face (as I have psoriasis) but I’m now three sun filled days in and no problems at all!
    Really nice product, clean / non-greasy and I’m not burnt so guess it’s working! I’ll be buying again.

  90. Paddy

    This is the first suncream I have worn which didn’t run into my eyes while playing sport. Thank you LifeJacket! Top class product with a noble mission.

  91. Russ

    The perfect product for outdoor sport. Quickly absorbed and great protection. Well done guys!

  92. Dave

    Used this recently on a holiday to Koh Samui, felt well protected and didn’t get burnt, even at UV 11!!

  93. Rich

    Top service, product / packaging excellent. Bought for my dad to protect his face during games of golf and he loves it. No stinging eyes, no grease.

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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, Octocrylene, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, 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

Used and loved by

Our mission is to halt skin cancer amongst men and to do this we need to offer high performance products men enjoy using. So far, the feedback has been positive…..

“The Lifejacket products that I have used are easy to apply and very effective. I play golf on a links course and have been well protected by factor 30. A very good buy for golfers who are out in the elements for 3/4hours.”

Ian, Cardiff

“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. LifeJacket are my go to guys for all things sun related.”

Duncan, London