SPF 50+ Sun Gel

(41 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, reef safe 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.

Key Feature


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

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

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.

Reviews for SPF 50+ Sun Gel

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. Mark Kusionowicz

    Non greasy and easy to apply.

  5. 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!

  6. Robert

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

  7. Martin

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

  8. Anna

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

  9. 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 😊

  10. Robert

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

  11. Craig

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

  12. Craig

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

  13. James

    Very impressed with the products and brand.

  14. Andrew

    Like the products!

  15. Lee

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

  16. 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.

  17. James

    Love the brand mission, product is great.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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 !

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Steve

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

  28. 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.

  29. Nigel

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. Sal

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

  33. 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

  34. Rich

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. Russ

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

  40. Dave

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

  41. 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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Inside LifeJacket products

All LifeJacket products are reef-safe and 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