Safe Sunscreen Ingredients for You and Better for the Environment
We have carefully selected a simple list of naturally-derived ingredients that are safe for your body (yes our sunscreens are safe for babies and children) and better for the planet too. The health of the environment is at the heart of every decision we make which is why we do not use chemical UV filters, we avoid nano-particles and our sunscreen is plastic free.
Non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen
Using non-nano zinc oxide as the only active ingredient in our sunscreen is incredibly important to us! Why? Because safer for both you and the environment than chemical UV filters, titanium dioxide and nano zinc oxide.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Moisturising, healing and non-greasy. What more do we need to say really.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Shea butter is obtained from the seeds of the Karite tree (Butyrospermum parkii) common in several African countries. This soft, pliant 'butter' is pressed from the seeds and then purified for use in soaps, cosmetics and toiletries. This product has been ethically produced and sustainably refined to yield a white and practically odourless butter, ideal for use in cosmetics.
A wax produced from the Candellila tree. This is a vegan alternative to beeswax.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is plant-based and gives our sunscreen its smooth yet non-greasy feel. It's 100% biodegradable and perfectly safe for use.
Made from plant oils such as coconut oil and castor oil, this ingredient is soothing on sensitive skin.
This is another plant-derived ingredient and is gentle and moisturising on the skin. This ingredient receives the highest score on the EWG scale.
14,000 tonnes of sunscreen end up in the world's ocean every year
Did you know that chemical UV blockers ( such as oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor) commonly used in sunscreens have all been found in marine life, surface seawater and sand? 14 million tonnes of sunscreen is estimated to enter the ocean every year (Downs et al. 2016).
What you won't find in our sunscreens...