Love Sun Body

Breakthrough Sunscreen & Application Technology

Last Funded April 2024


raised from 113 investors


A certified, safe alternative to unregulated natural products & questionable chemical sunscreens
There has been growing attention to the safety of sunscreens to our health & to the environment.
Patented 100% natural face and body sunscreen formulas.
Patented sunscreen applicator.

Our Team

During a visit to the beach, it became apparent how difficult it was to find a natural sunscreen that was highly effective, didn’t incorporate chemicals and wasn't thick or whitening. As a doctor who understood the research about sunscreen chemicals entering our bloodstream and posing health risks, I knew we needed a safer, healthier alternative.

Breakthrough Sunscreen & Application Technology

About Love Sun Body

Founded by Dr. Terry Zickerman after a revealing family conversation at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Love Sun Body embarked on a mission to create the safest, most effective natural sunscreen on the market. This journey led to the development of 100% natural, Cosmos Natural certified sunscreens and a patented sunscreen applicator, setting new standards in the sun care industry.

Our Mission

To protect and nourish the skin with safe, effective, and sustainable sun care solutions, while advocating for environmental health and safety.

Why Love Sun Body?

  • Certified Natural Products: EcoCert certified 100% natural origin to Cosmos StandardNatural certified 100% natural origin mineral sunscreen in the U.S.
  • Innovative Application: Patented technology for easy, effective sunscreen application.
  • Global Expansion: Distribution across Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and plans for the US market.

Our Product Innovations

Daily and Year-Round Sun Protection

Highlighting the importance of daily sunscreen use to prevent melanoma, age spots, and signs of aging, Love Sun Body encourages the use of sunscreen throughout the year, as recommended by dermatologists.

Partnerships for a Cause

As the official sunscreen partner of the Melanoma Action Coalition, Love Sun Body supports their efforts with samples and marketing support, emphasizing our commitment to fighting skin cancer. Learn more about our partnership.

Market Insights and Potential

The sun protection market is booming, with a projected annual growth rate of 4.58% from 2023 to 2028. The U.S. leads in revenue, highlighting the significant market potential for Love Sun Body's natural and safe sun care products. Our strategy is designed to tap into this growing demand, driven by increased consumer awareness and the need for healthier, natural alternatives.

Why use Sunscreen?

Sunscreen is essential due to the presence of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, originating from the sun and artificial sources like tanning beds. UVA rays, with lower energy, contribute to long-term skin damage and aging, potentially playing a role in certain skin cancers. UVB rays, possessing slightly more energy, directly damage DNA, leading to sunburns and a significant role in most skin cancers.

Skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell cancers, often result from exposure to sunlight's UV rays, with their occurrence linked to lifetime sun exposure. Melanoma, a more severe but less common skin cancer type, is also associated with sun exposure, though to a lesser extent. Man-made sources of UV rays have also been implicated in skin cancer.

UV ray exposure can result in premature skin aging, manifesting as wrinkles, leathery skin, liver spots, actinic keratosis, and solar elastosis. Additionally, UV rays can cause eye problems. Given these risks, the use of sunscreen becomes crucial for protecting the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation.

Who Should use Sunscreen?

The short answer is everyone! Men, women, and children aged 6 months and above are advised to use sunscreen daily. This applies to both those who easily tan and those who do not, as sun exposure can damage the skin over a lifetime, regardless of whether you experience sunburn. Sunscreen serves as an effective barrier against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on skin cells.

The only exception is babies under 6 months old, as their skin is highly sensitive. For infants, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure, and instead, use shade structures and sun-protective clothing as the best means of safeguarding their delicate skin.

Numerous Sunscreens Contain Harmful Substances. Is My Sunscreen Safe?

Chemical sunscreens feature active ingredients like avobenzone, octinoxate, and oxybenzone, which are absorbed into the skin, then absorb and convert UV rays into heat, releasing them from the body.

Mineral sunscreens, with active ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, sit on the skin's surface, reflecting and absorbing the sun's rays without being absorbed into the body.

The 2019 research report, published January 21, 2020, “Effect of Sunscreen Application on Plasma Concentration of Sunscreen Active Ingredients, A Randomized Clinical Trial” noted the plasma concentration up to 17 days after the last dose of commonly used sunscreen ingredients including octinoxate, homosalate and octisalate. Inactive petroleum-based ingredients in these sunscreens are also absorbed into the body, a fact many consumers may not be aware of.

Sunscreen Sprays

Sunscreen sprays can be flammable and are commonly inhaled when dispersed into the air. Additionally, when sprayed on the skin, the typical dosage only covers approximately 1/3 to 1/4 of the required amount.

A Solution for a Global Problem

Love Sun Body "Safe for Your Body & The Planet"

Over the course of seven years, Love Sun Body's dedicated research and development team worked to create 100% natural formulas and a groundbreaking sunscreen applicator. 

Love Sun Body manufactures the highest-quality natural sunscreens, ensuring the formulas are truly effective and 100% natural, entirely free of any banned or harmful chemicals, with no chemical filters or synthetic ingredients. Love Sun Body formulated the brand ethos "safe for your body & the planet."

Sheer Power Daily Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen

Sheer Power is our beloved 100% natural origin daily moisturizing mineral face sunscreen in a new lightweight, rapid rub-in formula. Love Sun Body Sheer Power is Cosmos-certified 100% natural origin mineral face sunscreen. It feels great on, all day long. It's suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Sheer Perfection Mineral Body Sunscreen

Sheer Perfection is our beloved year-round 100% natural origin mineral body sunscreen in a new rapid rub-in formula, so it’s easy to apply, lightweight and quick-drying. Sheer Perfection is America’s first and only Cosmos-certified 100% natural origin mineral body sunscreen. Sheer Perfection feels features non-nano zinc oxide with shea butter, jojoba esters, sunflower oil, glycerin and natural vitamin E.

Glow Natural Daily Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen & Moisturizer

Our certified 100% Natural Origin Daily Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen & Moisturizer that feels great on, with a natural look of a radiant, hydrated complexion plus antioxidants, broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. Four shades: Pearl, Sand, Tan and Cocoa.

All Love Sun Body formulas are clinically proven to be effective, even after 80 minutes in the water and are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Sunscreen Towel Applicator

The sunscreen applicator sheet is a solution to ineffective sunscreen sprays, where a consumer can self-apply sunscreen with sunscreen towels that are embedded with Love Sun Body's 100% natural sunscreen.

A breakthrough invention: Love Sun Body's revolutionary invention for self-application and easy delivery of sunscreen that we believe will be not only disruptive to the sunscreen spray industry but also present licensing opportunities with major sunscreen manufacturers given our IP protection in over 10 countries. Early market research indicates tremendous consumer interest:

  • 64% of participants positively rated the concept of the device.
  • This number rose to 77% amongst premium sunscreen users, the main benefit: applying to hard-to-reach areas.
  • 98% found the concept unique and 2/3 felt it was better than other sunscreen products.

The sunscreen towels will be sold in packages of 5 units and it will be priced competitively.

Launching in 2024.

Intellectual Property

Love Sun Body's facial sunscreen patent was issued last year by the USPTO on August 9, 2022, and Love Sun Body's body sunscreen patent was issued by the USPTO August 30, 2022.

The sunscreen applicator sheet has been issued patents in ten countries/providences/areas: Australia, Belgium, European Patent Office, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

The Love Sun Body logo is registered in fourteen Countries/Providences/Areas: Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, United States.

"Love Sun Body" is registered in fourteen Countries/Providences/Areas: Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, United States.

Expansion into Europe

Europe is projected to be the largest consumer market for natural cosmetics, and they also represent over 30% of the global sunscreen market. We see expansion into Europe essential to our growth strategy.

We are very excited about our launches at in the United Kingdom and Amazon throughout Europe.

Love Sun Body 100% Natural Mineral Sunscreens 

Love Sun Body is the only Cosmos Natural certified 100% natural origin mineral sunscreen in the U.S. We like to think that this makes us the most honest, trustworthy, cleanest and safest sunscreen available -- but it's not just us saying it -- the Cosmos Natural certification validates it. Given the lack of global regulation on natural cosmetics and the misleading marketing from many companies, Love Sun Body has pursued Cosmos Natural Certification as a way of proving to consumers and retailers that our products are truly 100% natural and environmentally responsible.

Many companies use the phrase “natural” even when chemical ingredients co-exist with natural ingredients in a formula. The unregulated use of “all-natural” devalues the notion that a product is completely natural. Having Cosmos Natural certify that our formula is of 100% natural origin – may prompt explanation – but it gives us an opportunity to educate consumers and ensure they know that our product is sourced and produced responsibly, with an understanding of where our ingredients come from and are truly 100% natural and free of any harmful chemicals. Cosmos Natural certification is one of the toughest set of requirements for natural cosmetics in the world. 

Certified 100% Natural Origin Sunscreen

Love Sun Body sunscreens are certified 100% natural origin, ensuring traceability to the source for each ingredient. They are formulated with non-GMO, non-toxic ingredients, free from synthetic chemicals or petroleum-based ingredients.

Our sunscreens feature non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide filters, rubbing in easily without the typical white coating associated with mineral sunscreens. They are water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, clinically proven safe around the eyes, and surpass both FDA and stringent EU regulations.

Love Sun Body manufacturing process and cleaning products used during production are certified non-toxic and safe for humans and the environment. Packaging is minimally designed, recyclable, and our labelling claims are scrutinized for accuracy.

Recognized as #1 for safety & efficacy by EWG, our hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, vegan, and cruelty-free formulas are all proudly Made in the USA. This is why Love Sun Body is synonymous with being safe for your body & the planet.

Chemical Sunscreens are Killing Our Coral Reefs and Marine Life

Coral bleaching and how higher water temperatures and chemical sunscreens are killing our coral reefs. Research shows that some of the chemicals found in sunscreen and other personal health products also threaten the health of coral reefs.

The study conducted on sunscreen chemicals destroying coral reefs was published in The Journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. The Study found that the chemical oxybenzone has toxic effects on young coral that causes endocrine disruption, DNA damage and death of coral, among other problems.

Studies revealed that up to 10 chemical sunscreen ingredients were harming the coral reefs around the globe.  It was reported that it takes only 1 drop of these chemicals in an Olympic size swimming pool to affect the toxicity levels. Studies also indicated these chemicals may harm marine life such as disrupting reproductive systems of fish.

Ultimately, several countries, the state of Hawaii and cities like Key West voted to ban chemical sunscreen ingredients for harming the coral reefs. 

The FDA Has Declared the Minerals Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as the Only Safe Sunscreen UV Filters.

According to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration after a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds.

The study published Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that seven active ingredients in different sunscreens enter the bloodstream at levels that far exceed the FDA's recommended threshold without a government safety inspection.

This study evaluated absorption of the active ingredients avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate, and octinoxate. The prior study evaluated absorption of avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule. Without further testing, the FDA does not know what levels of absorption can be considered safe.

Effect of Sunscreen Application Under Maximal Use Conditions on Plasma Concentration of Sunscreen Active Ingredients, JAMA, May 6, 2019

Shedding More Light on Sunscreen Absorption, US Food and Drug Administration, January 21, 2020

After multiple studies revealed potential health risks from active chemical sunscreen ingredients, the FDA no longer considered these active chemical ingredients as GRASE (or generally regarded as safe and effective) and state more research is needed to confirm their safety.

A Truly Green, Sustainable Company

At Love Sun Body, we are united by our sustainability strategy that is built around pillars that put health and a green initiative at the heart of our work, "Safe for your body and the planet".

Sustainability and Traceability is No Longer an Option. It is a Necessity.

When it comes to sustainability and traceability, all aspects of our operations come into play: sourcing ingredients, packaging, labeling, manufacturing and waste reduction … all in the name of protecting the climate, the forest, waters and people.

All of our products are biodegradable, all of our packaging is recyclable, minimized and is environmentally friendly.  We are actively sourcing new, even more environmentally friendly packaging for our future product development.

Our Manufacturing Incorporates Natural Cleaning Ingredients

At Love Sun Body, we seek to leverage our reach, scale and expertise to effect real change in sustainability issues. Our green activities and initiatives include recycling, manufacturing, socially responsible investments (SRI) that focus on conservation of natural resources, manufacturing, implementation of clean air, and other environmentally conscious business practices.

Our manufacturing facility is state of the art and adheres to CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations enforced by the FDA) standards. The facility has the most advanced technology and exceptional quality control. The facilities team of accomplished scientists’ test and manufacture all Love Sun Body’s revolutionary formulas.

Many people use sunscreen only during the summer months and do not use sunscreen again until the following year.

Partners and Sponsors of The Melanoma Action Coalition and Member Organizations

Love Sun Body has partnered with the Melanoma Action Coalition and are proud to be their official sunscreen partner. Love Sun Body supports their fundraising and awareness events and programs of their members with samples and marketing support. See the complete list of members.

The Global Sun Protection Market

The Global Sun Care Market

According to Statista: (Sun Protection Worldwide (Statista))

  • The Sun Protection market worldwide generated a revenue of US$10.83bn in 2023. It is projected to experience an annual growth rate of 4.58% (CAGR 2023-2028).
  • Among all countries, in the United States leads in terms of revenue, generating US$1,983m in 2023.
  • Despite its reputation for rainy weather, the United Kingdom is experiencing a surge in demand for sun protection products, as its citizens become increasingly aware of the importance of protecting their skin from harmful UV rays.

Furthermore, doctors and physicians are also advising sun care to protect skin against harmful damage caused by UV rays. Spurred by these factors, the global sun care market will witness significant prospects for growth between 2024 and 2030, driven by a shift towards new product development to create healthier, natural alternatives by companies that will ascertain the market’s growth in the coming years.

Use of Investment Proceeds

Love Sun Body's capital raise is for marketing, expansion and new product launches. Expanding Love Sun Body's marketing will attract new customers and expand Love Sun Body's target market. An advertising agency will create, plan, and handle all Love Sun Body's advertising and other forms of promotion and marketing. Marketing will be through online video commercials and static advertisements, directing traffic to, Amazon in the US, Canada and Europe and all of Love Sun Body's retailers US and international retailers.

Additional samples for retailers and melanoma non-profit partners has been a successful way to for Love Sun Body to add additional clients. Love Sun Body will expand sampling for new retailers, and our melanoma organizations partners.

Upcoming new product launches in Love Sun Body's pipeline include 100% organic body care, including shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and moisturizers.

Love Sun Body's future product development will further expand the brand into clean beauty skincare and cosmetics, with products that are designed for use 365 days/year. The global natural cosmetics market is projected to hit $47B by 2024.

Product Line Extensions

Expansion into skincare & cosmetics:  Love Sun Body's mission is to be the first and only Cosmos Natural certified skincare and cosmetics globally. Love Sun Body's additional sunscreen products in development to expand and complete our assortment. These projects are targeted for launch in 2024.  

Build on digital success: Invest more in the digital activities that are driving sales while expanding resources and the team to strengthen and optimize Love Sun Body's digital marketing and e-commerce business.  

Founder and CEO

Dr. Zickerman's graduate studies focused on biology, chemistry, physics and business. After receiving his doctorate, he worked in finance in New York City over 20 years as a Senior Vice President for over 10 years including UBS and Smith Barney and in institutional sales and research for Citi Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley. With his work and oversight, we believe Love Sun Body has created the world's safest and highest quality sunscreens, with no compromise on efficacy and safety, using 100% natural ingredients that are certified to ensure traceability and sustainability.

Board Members

Dr. Brian Brazzo is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brazzo is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon. His practice is devoted to the most advanced techniques in ophthalmic plastic surgery.

Kevin Gallagher was the President of Croda’s Global Personal Care & Actives business. In this capacity, he had P&L responsibility for Croda’s Global Personal Care & Actives businesses around the world. In addition, he was President Croda Inc. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of Croda International Plc. Throughout his 37-year career at Croda, Mr. Gallagher has held diverse roles in R&D and Quality Management, Sales and Marketing.

Featured Investors

Love Sun Body shareholders include UBS and Morgan Stanley executives, fund managers, medical doctors specializing in plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, anesthesiology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, doctor of pharmacy, private domestic and international investors.


Love Sun Body has an experienced team of beauty industry experts and business leaders shaping and building the future of the company.  Love Sun Body had tremendous support and partnership from our award-winning PR agency, RED PR.  The company has notch accounting and legal partners -- including two firms focused on protecting our intellectual property.  Love Sun Body's US and Europe sales team each have 20 years' expertise in selling, marketing and merchandising products to retail customers. Love Sun Body's head of marketing has over 14 years' experience driving growth and profitability amongst several industry startups and emerging brands like T3, Temptu, Living Proof and BIOEFFECT, with over 12 years' experience building multi million-dollar businesses within the world of home shopping at HSN and QVC.