Surf Zinc (SPF 30), 50ml

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Description: Back 2 Nature's Active Zinc is a non-nano zinc based sun shield. The combination of natural minerals, oils & waxes nourish & protect your skin whilst exposed to the sun & effectively reflect out harmful UVA & UVB rays.

It contains NO parabens, alcohol, palm oil or chemical filters. Active Zinc is tested on surfers, not animals & is vegan friendly. Active Zinc is made to stay on for long hours, being sweat & water proof, ensuring it’s all land & sea adventurer’s best friend. Suitable for babies and all skin types

Ingredients: Non-nano zinc oxide (25%), *coconut oil (Mozambique), *shea butter (Ghana), *castor oil (India), raspberry seed oil (UK) , *soy wax (USA), carnauba wax (Brazil), vitamin E (UK), iron oxide. With a dash of love and gratitude towards nature.

( COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ) - Sustainably sourced from the indigenous country of origin where ever possible.

Packaging: Aluminium - fully recyclable.

About the brand: Back 2 Nature is a growing range of personal care products inspired by the importance and abundance that nature has to offer us. All products are handmade in small batches, with an abundance of love and gratitude towards nature, in beautiful Cape Town. The products are all 100% natural, vegan, cruelty free, plastic free and mostly organic. 

Brand from: Hout Bay, Cape Town

Product made in: South Africa

Further information:

SPF 30 

Active Zinc has a high sun protection factor of SPF 30. SPF 30 protects your skin for 97% of UVB rays. (SPF 50 is 98%). If your skin type takes 10 minute to burn, SPF 30 provides you with 30 times the protection of no sunscreen. That means 30 times longer before you start to burn, so in this case 300 minutes, provided that you have a generous visible layer applied to your skin.

Mineral vs Chemical

Active Zinc as a (non-nano) mineral sunscreen acts as an actual physical barrier that works immediately, blocking both UVA (sun rays that lead to premature aging & wrinkles) & UVB (rays that cause sunburn). Chemical sunscreens use ingredients like oxybenzone or octinoxate that absorb UV rays & break them down before they reach the skin, but need 20 or 30 minutes to bind to skin to be effective. These chemicals can also be found in the blood stream within 30 min.

Because its better for you & better for our planet

Back 2 Nature has specifically formulated a combination of natural ingredients that are 100% healthy for your skin & healthy for our Planet. We strive to keep our bodies & environment free from any harmful chemicals or preservatives such as parabens, oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate & methoxycinnamate, which are found in most conventional sunscreens. Such toxic chemicals contribute to coral bleaching & disrupt a variety of human & marine animal functions. We aim to leave nothing but foot prints on our coast lines & soil, giving ‘back to nature’ all the love, respect & protection it deserves.