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Is Waxhead Sunscreen broad spectrum?

Yes, absolutely. And unlike many other brands, our products protect against both UVA and UVB rays equally well, because zinc oxide, our sole active ingredient, covers all parts of the UV spectrum e...
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What does “TRULY” Reef Safe mean?

The ugly truth is many products labeled “reef safe” are not reef safe at all. In contrast, a TRULY Reef Safe product:   1) uses ONLY mineral-based active ingredients, primarily zinc oxide or titani...
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Is Waxhead Sunscreen waterproof?

Some of our products are exceptionally water-resistant, and some are relatively less water resistant. Our sport stick and field tin formulations are rated via FDA protocols for up to 80 minutes, th...
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What is the shelf life of Waxhead Sunscreens?

Technically 2 years from purchase, but the useful life of our sunscreens has no practical limit, since our active ingredient zinc oxide is a mineral and does not lose its sunscreen capabilities ove...
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Do I need a high SPF sunscreen?

  Short answer - No Products with SPF 50 and higher don't really protect the skin's surface much better than one with 30 SPF, and they create a false sense of security by masking damage that occurs...
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Why do Waxhead Sunscreens cost more?

Some of our customers ask us “why do Waxhead sunscreens cost more than others?” Well, the answer revolves around ingredients and economics.   1. Ingredients Our ingredients aren’t like those in typ...
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What is Chemical Sunscreen?

There are two basic types of sunscreens — chemical and physical. Each work differently to block the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens protect skin by absorbing the sun’s rays. They do this by seeping...
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What is Physical Sunscreen?

There are two basic types of sunscreens — chemical and physical. Each work differently to mitigate the effects of the sun’s UV rays. Physical sunscreens utilize minerals zinc oxide or titanium dio...
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How do I Apply Mineral Sunscreen?

Mineral Sunscreens (sometimes called physical sunscreens) are quite different than the common sunscreens we grew up with. Top mineral sunscreens* are much healthier and more effective at keeping su...
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Why are Petrochemicals Harmful?

The simple truth – petrochemicals weren’t meant to interact directly with humans or animals. The list of reasons is long and growing. Here are just a few of the most obvious. Petrochemicals penetra...
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How to Remove Sunscreen Stains

General Sunscreen Stain Removal Tips 1. Tend to the stain as soon as you can. 2. Cold water is usually best for rinsing a stain. 3. Read clothing labels and heed their directives. 4. Don’t rub the ...
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