A beautifully smooth and creamy natural sunscreen that is safe for the whole family to use, stays on in water and is reef-safe.
This sunscreen uses zinc oxide as well as natural oils that naturally provide a barrier from the suns rays. Zinc oxide is a powdered mineral that sits on top of the skin, scattering, reflecting and absorbing UVA & UVB rays. Zinc oxide is an effective and safe way to protect your skin from the sun's rays as it provides broad UV protection and is not absorbed into your body (unlike petroleum-based sunscreen chemicals). It sits on the top of your skin where it needs to be, effectively providing a layer of armour against damaging UV rays. We use non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide that can not be absorbed into the bloodstream, or cause any damage to you or fish in the ocean.
Children really love the fragrances (unlike regular sunscreen), my daughter and her friends all really love the vanilla bean scent, one child said it smelled like white chocolate ;-)
It's available in either a 65gm jar, 150gm tin or a 65gm rub-on cardboard sunscreen stick (so you can keep your hands a little bit cleaner) - super handy to quickly apply onto fast moving children!
The vegan and sensitive option is nut and coconut oil free and has a light vanilla and lavender scent.
There are two types of sunscreen test. In vivo is the "old fashioned" but more reliable testing method. It involves 10 human volunteers who apply the sunscreen and their skin is tested for a change of colour (pigment darkening) after being exposed to the sun for a certain period of time.
In vitro is a laboratory test and the modern version of the above method. Several in vitro techniques have been developed, but at present there is no broadly accepted method.
Each country has their own methods and regulations. At present NZ has none and sunscreens are not required to get tested. If a sunscreen from NZ is to be tested is has to go to an Australian institute, which can be very costly.
At Nature Body we have basically done the in vivo testing method and have tested it on ourselves over several years. We have used only this sunscreen on our entire family for several years, from young baby to adult. Some of us are fair skinned and some of us more olive skinned. We have not gotten a sunburn once when the sunscreen was applied. In fact it's really obvious if we accidentally miss a spot!
We have a light tan on exposed skin at the end of each summer and rated the sunscreen as a SPF30+ (based on the % of zinc oxide in our sunscreen and years of use).
We recommend some common sense around the sun also (of course!)... seek shade as much as possible between 11am and 3pm and cover up with clothes and a hat. Re-apply this sunscreen every two hours, and after getting out of water. No need to wait 20 mins before going out into sun.
Ingredients: organic extra virgin coconut oil, sweet almond oil, beeswax, non-nano zinc oxide, red raspberry seed oil, organic cocoa powder, carrot seed oil, homeopathic remedy sol.