People4Ocean Sun Care
SPF 50+ Zinc Stick | Egyptian Blue 25g
In need of a zinc stick that won’t wipe-out when you do? This BLUE SPF 50+ zinc stick is extremely waterproof and contains all natural and plant-based ingredients. From backyard cricket to wild surf sessions and everything in-between, it combines the reef-safe and UV-blocking powers of zinc and water-repelling waxes to keep you fully protected during extreme outdoor sports and aquatic activities. High performance and zero-waste, it is designed to provide enhanced broad-spectrum protection and endure the sun, wind, waves and perspiration. Suitable for children (6+ months), and sensitive skin areas such as the face, scars, and tattoos.
Made in Australia, this product in unscented and encased in a biodegradable paper tube. Every sale contributes $0.25 towards reef conservation projects.
How to use: Carefully push tube from the base and apply. When finished, place cap back on without pushing product back down into the tube. Keep out of direct sunlight and avoid handling with wet hands.
Zinc Stick • Waterproof • Natural • Pregnancy-safe • Vegan • Sensitive Skin • Reef-Safe • UVA/ UVB PA+++ • Zero Waste
ACTIVE: Zinc oxide (200 mg/g). INACTIVES: Coconut oil, Candelilla wax, Tocopheryl acetate, Castor oil, Theobroma oil, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Titanium dioxide (80 mg/g), Silica, ultramarine blue, MICA.
Apply generously to sensitive areas (face, scars, tattoos) 20 min before sun exposure for long-lasting protection during outdoor activities. Re-apply every 2 hours or after swimming or towelling. Avoid prolonged exposure and wear protective clothing. Warning: Only use as directed, externally. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if any sign of irritation. Do not apply to diseased or damaged skin. Store below 30˚C and out of direct sunlight.
SPF 50+ Zinc Stick | Egyptian Blue 25g
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 broad spectrum 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 sun 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).
How does SPF50+ differ from SPF30?
No sunscreen actually blocks 100% of UV rays. SPF50+ sunscreens offer similar levels of UVB protection as SPF30 sunscreens but offer extra UVA protection. SPF50+ sunscreens allow 1/50th of ambient UV radiation through but filter out 98% of UVB radiation. SPF30 sunscreens admit 1/30th of ambient UV radiation, but block out 96.7% UVB.
How much sunscreen should I apply? And how often?
How much: 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.
How often: Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure (the best is to apply it at home before going out in the sun), and reapply every 2 hours or more after swimming, sweating and towel drying.