People4Ocean Sun Care
SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen | 200 g
Protect, Nurture & Restore Skin Against Environmental Ageing
A 100% mineral, sheer golden and deeply nourishing SPF 30 sunscreen for face and body. Apply everyday to prepare, nurture and protect skin against UVA/UVB rays, blue light, dry climates and pollution. Suitable for sensitive skin and children from 6 months old. This sunscreen is lightly scented with our proprietary blend of essential oils.
- Delivers unstoppable-glide for effortless and even application.
- Solves the greasy, heavy, sticky feel of many mineral sunscreens thanks to non-comedogenic botanicals and micronised (non-nano) zinc technology.
- Allows all skin types, even oily-prone, to enjoy the safest sun protection, even under layered makeup.
- Removes the worry of chemical loaded, hormone-disruptive SPF alternatives and allows you to fully invest in a lifetime of healthy sun-proofed skin while keeping your body and our oceans toxin-free.
- Simplifies and out-performs conventional sunscreens by blocking the full spectrum of damaging rays (+ blue light) whilst neutralising free radicals with Beta-carotene, a potent anti-oxidant that gives this mineral sunscreen this golden colour.
- Australian made, Certified Reef-Friendly, Pregnancy & Baby safe.
SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen | 200 g
Active: Zinc Oxide 220mg/g Inactives: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Grape Seed Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Candellila Cera, Soybean Oil, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Safflower Seed Oil, Lavender Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Patchouli Leaf Oil, Vetiver Root Oil, Geranium Oil, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Carrot Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, Rose Hip Fruit Oil.
As an everyday cream with SPF • A good SPF routine is your best defence against premature signs of ageing. Apply every morning after cleansing face and décolletage. Shake or massage tube before use. Squeeze a pea-sized amount on your hand and apply to face and neck and décolletage. It’s best to start with a small amount to see how much product is ideal for your skin type. Add more if it doesn’t feel heavy. Allow to settle for a minute or two before applying other products or make-up.
As an Everyday Face & Body UV-defence • Apply evenly 20 minutes before sun exposure, avoiding contact with eyes. Insist on sensitive areas (face, décolletage, top of shoulders, hands & feet, back of ears and neck). Re-apply every 2 hours or more after swimming, sweating or towelling. Avoid sun exposure between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. wear protective clothing and a hat. Use sun protection daily and all-year-round, even on cloudy days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is zinc oxide the best UV filter?
We use zinc oxide as our only active ingredient, and here is why:
+ It is the only reef-safe UV filter available.
+ Zinc oxide provides excellent sun protection and has several advantages over synthetic actives. Zinc particles sit on top of your skin and act as a reflective barrier (exactly like a mirror) to block both UVAs & UVBs from penetrating your skin and causing damage and ageing.
+ It is the only FDA* and TGA** approved broad spectrum sun protection ingredient, and unlike any other active ingredient, its concentration in a product has no limitation. It is also the EWG (Environmental Working Group) nº1 ingredient for skin protection.
+ Zinc oxide is also effective for healing the skin. It can be used to heal wounds, reduce the tenderness associated with sunburns and soften chapped skin. It is sometimes used as an acne treatment - it is believed to reduce the appearance of blemishes and reduce skin irritation and inflammation, reducing the number and severity of acne breakouts.
* Food & Drug Administration (US).
** Therapeutic Goods Administration (AU).
What does reef-safe mean?
Many sunscreens contain ingredients that wash off our skins (or down the drain) to harm coral reefs, even at very small concentrations. Using a "reef safe sunscreen" means that no ingredients in that product will cause detrimental effects to marine life. That includes coral reefs but also marine mammals, turtles, fish and a variety of marine species. Remember that certain brands falsely claim to be "Reef-Safe" but actually contain chemicals harmful to ocean life, so always check the label for these toxic ingredients:
Why is P4O SPF30 sunscreen yellow?
We infuse our SPF30 sunscreen with carrot seed oil and carotene. Most people know carrots are good for the eyes, but carrot seed oil (Daucus carota sativa) is also beneficial for the skin. It is a strong antioxidant that is high in vitamins A, C, E and K, making it ideal for mature or sun-damaged skin. We add it to our sunscreen as it is a great emollient and highly nourishing.
How much sunscreen should I apply?
Sunscreen should be the last line of defence after clothing, a hat, shade and sunglasses. Research shows that sunscreens are effective when applied frequently and liberally. The Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recommends at least a teaspoon for each limb, front and back of the body and half a teaspoon for the face, neck and ears every two hours. You should apply one cupped adult hand (30 to 40 ml) of sunscreen for an adult body. When using an aerosol can, remember that some of the sunscreen may not land on your skin. This is also why we don't offer aerosol-type products.