Radiation Reflector A Bit Hippy Sunscreen SPF40 100g
We all love some sunshine but we know that too much sun isn’t good for anyone, unless you want to end up with skin like our Guru (he says he's only 104 but we think he looks more like 144!). We've created a natural, Zinc-Oxide based sunscreen so you can cover up without clogging your pores.
We don’t use UV filters and that our natural SPF 40 actually reflects UV rays away from the skin!
Okay, so here it gets a bit complicated but stay with us and we'll try to explain as best we can. Imagine UV Radiation is like rain and you want to stay dry. There are two ways you can do it:
You can keep the rain off your skin by covering your body with dry towels which absorb the rain. UV filter sunscreens work in a similar way by absorbing UV radiation. They tend to be clear and use other penetration chemicals to help it rub into the skin quickly and easily.
Just like how towels reach a certain point before they get drenched and stop working to keep you safe from rain, these sunscreens tend to get 'drenched' from absorbing UV energy and tend to wear out. This means they need to be reapplied often to maintain SPF.
You can also reflect the rain off your skin using an umbrella. Because the umbrella doesn't absorb any rain like a towel, you don't need to worry about replacing the umbrella. It withstands long periods of rain.
This is similar to how sunscreens with white zinc work. They refelct those bad boys (UV rays) away from your skin. The only downside of white zinc is it appears white on the skin (the kind that surf lifesavers and cricketers wear across their noses).
SO HOW DOES OURS WORK?
Well, we have chosen to use Clear Zinc which rubs into the skin clear. It may cost a little more but we personally prefer to use this on ourselves and the rest of our hippy bunch. Clear Zinc absorbs UV rays, but doesn't break down or wear out like UV filter sunscreens over time, so it helps reflect UV rays off the skin.
Our sunscreen is naturally UVA and UVB broad spectrum. We spent a long time on the formula because we wanted to make sure it was the least oily and greasy formulation without adding any toxic chemicals into the mix.
Suitable for hippy bubs to rockin' grandmas. We would love for you to road test our sunscreen next to a regular sunscreen at a picnic, the beach or anywhere you will be getting lots of sun and let us know how it went.
You may find it is a little difficult to get the first pump out. This is because it is quite thick as we have chosen to use Clear Zinc instead of UV filter chemicals. You can think of it like a thick shake (it always takes a little more effort to get the first sip through the straw!) So to get that first pump out, give the bottle a little shake and a few pumps then repeat.
Put sunscreen onto the skin and smeer lightly. Wait a moment to allow the cream to warm up to skin temparature as your skin and then rub in clear. Reapply after prolonged swimming. Use only as directed.
Active Ingredient Zinc Oxide 24.96 %w/w