We are very excited to stock Amazinc’s 100% natural sunscreen which contains minerals and is plastic-free. It’s a vegan-friendly lotion that is easy to apply, super-moisturising and offers high protection against the sun’s rays. Even better, it’s safe for marine life, corals and wildlife unlike chemical-containing commercial suncreams which are harmful to our fishy friends.
Water resistant, this natural sunscreen is great for kids. And, because it uses only mineral filters and natural ingredients, it is safe to be used on infants too. This size is great for travel too as you can carry in your hand luggage as it’s a 100ml.
This is also available in a larger 150ml size.
This Mineral Sunscreen is 100% plastic free and comes packaged in a recyclable aluminium bottle. The aluminium makes it light to carry and the screw top lid means no more suntan cream spillages in your bag.
What we love!
100% Natural ingredients
5* UVA Rating and UVA & UVB Protection
Coral and Marine Life Safe
Suitable for babies 0+
100% Mineral Filters & Natural Ingredients
If you’re like us, you want to know exactly what you are putting on yours and your family’s skin and into your environment. Amazinc!’s Mineral Sunscreen contains only:
Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Olive Squalene, Mineral Shield LIGHT (Zinc oxide – NON NANO, Magnesium oxide), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Hydrogenated Almond Oil, Rosmarinus Officialis Leaf Oil, Tocopherol
Softening and conditioning, almond oil helps an array of challenging skin problems including itchy and severely dry skin. It is light and penetrates the skin easily. AmaZinc! cold-prep their oil from 100% pure almonds before winterising it. Light amber in colour, it possesses a characteristic nutty aroma.
Very similar in composition to the protective layer of the human skin, jojoba oil is skin friendly, easily absorbed and therefore suitable for all skin types. Jojoba has anti-inflammatory properties and you can use it on a variety of skin conditions including skin infections, skin ageing and is great for healing wounds.
Olive Oil & Olive Squalene
These are used as the base for creating the sunblock paste. The big advantage of olive oil is that it doesn’t dry out and combined with beeswax it creates the ultimate protection against dry skin. It is non-toxic and will not irritate the skin. Olive oil ensures that AmaZinc! won’t dry out, keeps its protective properties and significantly extends the expiration date of AmaZinc! sunblocks.
Mineral Shield LIGHT (Zinc oxide – NON NANO, Magnesium oxide)
Amazinc! have used NON NANO zinc oxide in their sunblock as an active compound which provides mineral UV filters for the skin. NON NANO zinc oxide is very different to the NANO particles used in commercial sunscreens. NON NANO zinc oxide has been shown to cause no harm to marine and coral life whilst NANO zinc oxide poses a risk to both. Zinc oxide is even used to cure certain skin irritations due to its anti-virus capabilities, and it is both non-allergenic and non-toxic.
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil contains high levels of the powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E. This hard-working little vitamin is skin soothing, anti-inflammatory and protective so it is ideal for those of you with damaged skin or those who are prone to allergic skin reactions.
Hydrogenated Almond Oil
This has the same benefits as almond oil and because its hydrogenated, it has a smooth, soft and buttery feel like shea butter.
Rosmarinus Officialis Leaf Oil
Rosemary Oil can help protect skin cells from the damage caused to them by the sun and free radicals.
These provide deep hydration for skin as well as helping the skin to breathe, heal and regenerate wounds and external damage. It is highly recommended for treating any dry skin you may have after sunbathing. It is a natural and non-toxic conservation substance which helps to prolong the shelf time of Amazinc!’s products.
Why use a natural mineral sunscreen
Most commercial sun screens use substances that are dangerous for marine life, corals and wildlife in general. We think that it’s silly to poison our playgrounds, our mountains and our oceans with compounds that can harm it forever. Standard chemical sunscreens use substances like oxybenzone, that even in very low concentration harms marine life. They also contain NANO particles of zinc oxide or titanium oxide which aren’t any better. This sunscreen comes in a recyclable aluminium bottle too so you don’t have to worry about plastic waste either. Yay!
What is oxybenzone and why you should care about it
Oxybenzone is a chemical compound and it is the most common chemical UV filter used in sunscreens today. According to EWG, oxybenzone is found in 80% of chemical sunscreens on the market and it is estimated to be detected in 96% of the American population. EWG rated oxybenzone 8/10 on toxicity rating. Translated to regular English: Oxybenzone is one of the most toxic ingredients in the cosmetic industry. Read more about mineral sunscreen and AmaZinc! here.
AMAZINC! CARE ABOUT THE PLANET.
AmaZinc! develop and produce simple, natural and functional skincare that is gentle to your skin as well as to the nature around us. Their aim is to prevent any unnecessary harm to the environment and to inspire people to protect it.
Amazinc! started in 2015 as a vision of a completely natural sunblock that is not only functional, but gentle on the skin and the environment. Their values reflect those of a business created by bunch of surfers and snowboarders. They love to spend time in nature – whether it is in the ocean or up in the mountains and they want to protect what they enjoy!
The goal of Amazinc! skincare is to create range of products that are only natural – nothing more and nothing less. Products that they can produce and we can consume for years and years without damaging the environment and our planet.
We believe in kindness – to ourselves, others, our planet and the many wonderful plants and creatures we share it with. Our aim is to gather together the very best plastic free, zero waste and eco-friendly products out there to give you a helping hand on your journey to being more sustainable.
We only use suppliers who, like us, are eco-friendly, plastic free and ethical. The bees at the Vera-Bee hive personally research and test each and every product and we only stock the things we really love and think you will love too. All our products are palm oil-free, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly (the only non-vegan products we stock are the Beeswax Wraps and Shade sunscreen which contain beeswax). All our packaging is recyclable and we reuse as much as possible, including packaging from our suppliers and off-cuts from our fabrics.