We wish making a good natural sunscreen was as easy as putting Zinc into a moisturiser, but it’s not. Good broad spectrum sun protection using only Zinc without being too greasy is very complicated. Stability, a good reflective film, naturally preserved…all of these things took us 4 years of work to achieve. But it was worth it and this is why:
- Zinc is a physical barrier that doesn't break down in the sun.
- Zinc oxide acts like a reflective umbrella on the skin.
- Suitable for all ages from babies to adults, and all skin types, including very sensitive skin.
Our sunscreen suits:
- People that are sensitive to sunscreen with UV filters.
- People that find reapplication every 2 hours difficult and inconvenient.
- People that want a natural sunscreen that is not greasy.
Like many things in life, a little extra time can result in a lot of extra benefit. Smear on some Natural Sunscreen, allow 30 seconds for it to warm to body temperature and then rub it in clear.
|Water||An easier way to make a natural sunscreen is to mix Zinc in with Oils. But we wanted something that went on cool like a moisturiser, and wasn't oily. So it took a lot of time (3 years) to make a natural sunscreen with water in it like a moistursier.|
|Zinc Oxide||Sits on the surface of the skin and reflects and scatters UV A and UV B radiation like a mirror. It rubs in clear as the zinc contains holes that make it see through.|
|Jojoba Oil||A non clogging moisturizing oil.|
|Galactoarabinan||Moisturising polysaccharide from Larch trees. Also supports SPF through ensuring zinc is dispersed evenly.|
|Beeswax||Helps keep the cream thick and stable enough to ensure Zinc stays dispersed.|
|Coco Caprylate||A light coconut based emollient (moisturiser)|
|Sorbitan Olivate & Lecithin & Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate & Cetyl Phosphate & Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, & Oleic Acid||We needed a number of different emulsifiers to make sure the Zinc disperses properly in the cream. If the Zinc clumps, then the SPF would not be as high and consistent. Although the ingredients have complicated names, they are all “natural”. That is that they are all plant derived.|
|Glycerin||Glycerin is a humecant (attracts water) that is used in many moisturisers. We generally do not use Glycerin, but needed to in our sunscreen because Zinc can also absorb water.|
|Sodium Chloride (salt)||Helps keep the cream stable.|
Avoid contact with eyes, wear cool sunnies instead. Also wear protective clothing and avoid prolonged sun exposure. To keep your skin well fed and watered we suggest MooGoo MSM Cream after sun exposure. All natural products should be patch tested before use. Store below 30ºC.