Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA and UVB Protection with Zinc Oxide
Naturally Better Sunscreen ®
A natural sunscreen lotion base made of NSF certified organic ingredients. Our premium quality SPF 30 lotion uses non-nanoparticle zinc oxide which is the type/size you don’t have to worry about. Zinc oxide sits on the surface of your skin and provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
“Zinc oxide is EWG’s first choice for sun protection.” – Environmental Working Group
No Oxybenzone, no octinoxate or any other chemical sunscreen, making it coral reef safe.
This formula is certified organic by NSF, it is made in the USA in an FDA certified facility, and then professionally SPF tested (rated at 30) and water-resistant tested (rated at 80 minutes) post production for verification.
Doesn’t zinc oxide leave a white shadow?
Yes, but the white shadowing affect can be greatly minimized with proper application. All sunblock/sunscreens that truly use non-nano zinc oxide have some white shadowing. In fact, it is inevitable because that is how mineral sunblock works. This is part of the tradeoff for using this natural and proven effective sunblock that provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Chemical sunscreens are popular with some because they are practically invisible, readily available, and go on super-fast, but there is a tradeoff – there are some health concerns associated with the common ingredients in these. We think of chemical sunscreens like fast food - you’re grateful for the convenience but you know there are consequences
Zinc Oxide vs Chemical Sunscreens like Oxybenzone
A physical sunscreen works differently than chemical sunscreens. Zinc Oxide is a mineral (physical) sunscreen that works by sitting on top of the skin to reflect, deflect and scatter damaging UV rays away from the skin.
Chemical sunscreens contains carbon-based compounds, such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone. These ingredients create a chemical reaction that changes UV rays into heat within your skin.
Zinc Oxide pros:
- Provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
- Protects your skin from the sun upon application, no waiting time
- Lasts longer in UV light
- Better for sensitive skin
- Better for your skin
- Longer shelf life than most chemical sunscreens
Zinc Oxide cons:
- Zinc Oxide sits on top of your skin so it can rub off, sweat or rinse off easily, so you may have to reapply more frequently
- True non-nano zinc oxide will leave a little white shadowing on your skin, which makes it unappealing to darker skin tones
- Not ideal for physical sport due to sweating
- Thicker than most chemical sunscreens, not as easy/convenient to apply
Natural Sunscreen Lotion with Zinc Oxide - SPF 30 - 4 oz
Active Ingredient(s): Zinc Oxide 20% (non-nanoparticle zinc oxide)
Inactive Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Beeswax*, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil*, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter*, tocopherol.
*Certified Organic (Certified to NSF/ANSI-305 by QAI)