Country of origin: USA | Eco-certified | Non-GMO
Where does it come from: We use a non-gmo eco certified soy wax which is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated.
Properties as a sunscreen ingredient: Soy wax contributes to the water resistency of the Surf Zinc. It is rich in Vitamin E and also acts as a wonderful moisturizer for your skin.
VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Country of origin: Mozambique | Organic | Sustainably sourced
Where does it come from: Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Properties as a sunscreen & benefits for your skin: Coconut Oil has a natural SPF of 4, which blocks 75% off UV radiation. 75% protection is about 45 minutes of sun exposure. Virgin coconut oil is used as a carrier oil in our sunscreen and naturally has antibacterial, anti-aging and anti fungal properties. Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer for your skin.
UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER
Country of origin: Ghana | Sustainably sourced
Where does it come from: Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the Karite tree, also called the Shea tree. This tree is endemic to Africa.
Properties as a sunscreen & benefits for your skin: Shea Butter has a natural SPF of 4-6. Shea butter is a natural healer for dry skin, pigmentation and scars. It also has incredible anti-inflammatory properties.
Country of origin: India | Organic
Where does it come from: Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). Castor is indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India.
Properties as a sunscreen & benefits for your skin: Castor oil has a natural SPF of 5-6. Castor oil also helps in fading scars and pigmentation. It works by moisturizing and nourishing the skin that aids regeneration of the skin cells and helps promote the growth of new skin, which helps to lighten the complexion and reduce the dark spots and pigmentation.
COLD PRESSED POMEGRANATE SEED OIL
Country of origin:
Where does it come from: Pomegranate seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. Pomegranates are native to Iran and the Himalayas of which spread out into the Mediterranean region. Properties as a sunscreen & benefits for your skin: Pomegranate seed oil has a natural SPF of 15. The oil is an excellent source of polyphenols and rich in Vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals.
CARROT SEED OIL
Country of origin: India
Where does it come from: Carrot seed oil is derived from the dried seeds of the wild carrot plant (Daucus carota) of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family.
Properties as a sunscreen & benefits for your skin: Carrot seed oil has a high SPF of 40. The benefits of carrot seed oil include antifungal, antibacterial and anticancer qualities, due to the bioflavonoids it contains.
NATURAL EARTH PIGMENT
Country of origin: RSA | Organic
Where does it come from: The natural earth pigments used in our Surf Zinc come from the Kalahari Sands. It essentially is natural earth pigments extracted from minerals in the sand.