Natural, mineral sunscreens act as a physical barrier
Mineral sunscreens act as a physical barrier by sitting on top of the cells of the skin naturally blocking out harmful UV rays.
it is therefore important to ensure you have a visible layer on at all times when exposed to the sun. If you can't see a visible layer, it may be time to re-apply. We have also created a variety of tinted formula's to give you that more ‘natural’ look.
Using only natural, plant & mineral based ingredients.
We have sourced the best, premium quality active ingredients for our sunscreen's of which include a non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide. We use plant based waxes and cold pressed oils, which also naturally contribute to the SPF of the sunscreen also keeping your skin hydrated and well nourished whist exposed to the elements. With added aloe vera and rooibos being rich in anti-oxidants, guarding off free radicals.
What does SPF mean ?
SPF 30 protects your skin of 97% of harmful UVB rays, whilst SPF 50 is 98%.
SPF ( Sun Protection Factor ) simply determines the duration of coverage. So if your skin type takes 10 minutes to burn, SPF 30 provides you with 30 times the protection of no sunscreen. That means 30 times longer before you start to burn, so in this case, 300 minutes, provided that you have a generous visible layer applied to your skin.
Globally over 14,000 tons of toxic sunscreen enter the ocean each year. Some of the ingredients that cause these sunscreens to be toxic are oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate.
We care about our Oceans and that's why we use natural, non toxic ingredients. We ensure that the key active ingredient, Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide, is uncoated and non-nano, where the particle size is +300nm per particle, ensuring it is unable to absorb or penetrate into any sea creatures, including you!
Are Natural Sunscreens suitable for acne-prone & sensitive skin?
Because zinc oxide & titanium dioxide is gentle on the skin and both non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging) and antimicrobial, it is a good choice for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Our natural sunscreens also do not contain any synthetic fragrances or colourants.
What are our sunscreen's tinted with ?
Our sunscreen's are tinted with premium quality, non-nano iron oxides and rooibos macha. Iron oxides are extracted from laterite soil which is rich in iron oxide and derived from a wide variety of rocks weathering under strongly oxidizing and leaching conditions.
We do not use any synthetic colourants to tint our sunscreen's, ensuring you always have a natural complexion whilst enjoying the sunshine.