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Protect and stay fresh with natural cycling skin care

Heading out for a ride? Protect your skin in all weathers with our guide to the best skin care products for cyclists.

By Hannah Mepham

5 Minute read

Do you cycle to work? Perhaps you go on family bike rides or use your bike to compete in triathlons or BMX sports? No matter how or where you cycle, it is important that all UK cyclists protect their skin.

Here we reveal the best cycling skin care products for keeping skin fresh and comfortable. Natural and organic, our products are packed with high performance plant actives to support your active lifestyle.

What skin care products do cyclists need?

The best skin care products for cyclists to use are those that use soothing and protective ingredients to help prevent: 

  • Sunburn
  • Skin chafing
  • Helmet irritation
  • Saddle soreness
  • Insect & mosquito bites
  • Muscle aches and strains

Choose a sunscreen which protect the skin whilst you cycle and use a gentle shower product and soothing after sun to cleanse, cool and rehydrate skin after your ride.

Best sunscreen for cyclists

Offering high-factor facial sun protection, Sports+ SPF30 Sun Cream is our best sports sunscreen for cyclists in the UK.

Naturally water repellent, cyclists can trust this 100% mineral sports SPF30 to keep their face and neck protected for up to 3 hours whilst they work up a sweat.

When applied correctly:

  • SPF30 protects against 97% of skin-burning UVB rays
  • UVA filters protect against deep-reaching sun rays during cloud-cover

Presented in a no-spill 50ml pump that’s small enough to fit into your saddle bag, you’ll love the way that its fresh Eucalyptus fragrance keeps skin feeling cool as you cycle.

To protect exposed legs, arms and hands, choose Scent Free Sun Cream SPF30, a high-factor sunscreen that’s ideal for protecting skin against sun damage and prickly heat when cycling.

Best deodorants for cyclists

Our collection of organic roll-on deodorants is perfect for keeping armpits fresh as you cycle.

Available in a choice of herb-fresh fragrances, these natural deodorants don’t just mask body odours, they use Zinc Ricinolate to stop B.O. from becoming airborne.

Naturally non-pore clogging, Green People’s refreshing roll-on deodorants are also the best choice for cyclists who are prone to prickly heat.

Best cycling balm for chafing

Skin chafing is common when cycling and our 30ml One Balm pot is the perfect natural cycling balm to store in your frame bag.

A soothing skin balm, it creates a light barrier layer between skin and the pads in your Lycra cyclewear to help protect against skin chafing and saddle soreness.

Rich in soothing plant actives which assist in calming inflamed skin, this cyclist’s skin balm is also a great natural balm for triathlon participants who need a balm to protect against helmet irritation and to soothe dry skin.

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Best body wash for cyclists

Our favourite sports body wash for cyclists is our Energising Shower Gel. This natural body wash for cyclists contains Yucca which gently but effectively cleanses the body without stripping natural oils.

Lightly fragranced with Mint & Eucalyptus, this post-ride body wash provides a fresh, cooling wash and can also be used as a shampoo.

Alternatively, if you prefer a sweet citrus scent, our Moisturising Shower Gel is great for refreshing in the shower after a long cycle ride.

Best after sun for cyclists

Green People’s soothing after sun products all feature an Aloe Vera core and can be used to soothe and replenish skin on the face and body.

Our Hydrating After Sun can be used on both the face and body and features Peppermint to bring cooling relief to skin after cycling.

Best massage lotion for cyclists

A sports massage is a great way to help ease cyclist pains and strains. You can also help to avoid the discomfort of cycling injuries and massage pains by using a massage oil at home.

To ease sore joints with a massage oil after cycling, choose Time to Ease, a muscle-relaxing massage oil that blends Eucalyptus and Peppermint with warming Black Pepper Fruit Oil and Ginger Root Oil.

A Magnesium body lotion may also help to ease discomfort experienced after cycling.

Time to Restore Magnesium Lotion combines Zechstein Magnesium Chloride with CB2-Skin Biofunctional™ and a blend of ten essential oils that encourages relaxation after a long bike ride.


Do you need help choosing the best skin care for cycling? Our UK customer care team can help and can be contacted on 01403 740350.

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