Frequently Asked Questions
Questions? We've got you covered
How does our sunscreen work?
Seasick contains zinc oxide particles that sit on top of your skin where they bounce back UVA and UVB rays. Non-nano zinc oxide is the safest UV filter available.
What is the SPF rating?
SPF 30. Seasick has been tested at Dermatest Lab, Australia's leading sunscreen and skin care evaluation laboratory and complies to the Australian and New Zealand Sunscreen Standard AS/NZS 2604:2012.
Who are the bad guys?
Oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor have been shown to cause complete coral bleaching and to disrupt human hormones, even at extremely low concentrations. Nano particles can be absorbed by algae and fish - please avoid sunscreens containing these ingredients!
How do I use it?
A little goes a long way! Our sunscreen contains no water therefore you only need to use a small amount. Warm a small amount in your palm and spread evenly across your face and body. Reapply as necessary. Watch this video on how to apply our mineral sunscreen for more details.
Sunscreen or sunblock?
There are so many conflicting views on what's a sunscreen and what's a sunblock. Read our blog on why we call our product a mineral sunscreen.
What's the difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50 sunscreen?
When you follow the instructions on the label, SPF30+ filters 96.7% of UV radiation. SPF50+ filters 98% of UV radiation. Both SPF30+ and SPF50+ provide excellent protection as long as they are applied properly.
How do I store it?
Store below 20 degrees and out of direct sunlight. If it melts, it might get a bit messy but it is still entirely safe to use. Seasick has a shelf life of two years.
Unless you introduce synthetic ingredients like emulsifiers or other similar stabilizers, a homemade natural salve may over time develop little grainy beads. They are harmless and a good sign that this is truly chemicals-free product! However you can get rid of the grainy beads in two easy steps:
1. Pop your tin in a warm water bath (hot but not boiling) to melt the sunscreen completely, give it a good stir.
2. Put your tin straight into the fridge and let it cool completely.
Your sunscreen will be nice and smooth again. Store in a cool place.
What do I do with my tin once I've used it all?
Our aluminium tins are reuseable and/or recyclable. You can refill them at Hopper Eco Shop or visit us at one of our market days (we'll even give you a discount on the refill!) or recycle it - please wipe it clean with a paper towel first.