Daily sun protection for tough-to-cover areas like scalp and neck. Cleans, conditions and provides sun protection in one step. Moisture-rich cleaning with organic coconut oil to nourish skin and hair.

  •  Boosts daily UVA/UVB/UVC protection to hair and skin
  •  Smooth Castile-style soap with no synthetic detergents or toxins
  •  Protects hair from sun exposure to minimize damage and dryness
  •  Non-nano zinc oxide controls dandruff and actually slows hair loss
  •  Hypoallergenic and will not clog pores
  •  Biodegradable and safe for the environment
  •  Lightly scented with Florida citrus essential oil
  •  For all hair types (works best on short hair)



UV Defense Shampoo + Body Wash

Waxhead Sun Defense Body Wash

Cleanse, condition, fortify, and defend your face, skin, and hair with our UV Body Wash. Created using holistic biochemistry, it boosts UVA/UVB/UVC protection from daily, incidental sun exposure.

Unlike common body washes, it leaves a thin layer of protective zinc oxide and moisturizing oils on your skin and hair, working great on trouble areas like the top of ears, scalp, and hands.

As a shampoo, it not only adds shine and improves the texture of hair, it helps control dandruff, while the zinc oxide actually encourages hair growth and adds UV protection to the scalp of thinning hair.

NOTE Our Body Wash boosts UV protection for face, skin, and hair and helps protect areas difficult to cover with sunscreen, such as scalp and ears. However, if you’re planning to spend extended periods of time in the sun, please also use safe sunscreen.


Plant-based, vegan, certified organic and mineral ingredients, biodegradable, ocean safe, baby safe. Cruelty Free, Silicone Free, Sulfate Free, PABA Free, Paraben Free, Phosphate Free, Aluminum Free. NO petrochemicals. NO oxybenzone.



Uncommonly Safe

Developed through modern holistic biochemistry, our skincare products are purely beneficial for humans and the planet. Made with only certified organic and superior quality mineral ingredients.


Biodegradable Soap Scalp Sunscreen Sun Defense Body Wash

Why Choose Waxhead?

Because Biochemistry Matters

Waxhead products are designed using top-level biochemistry knowledge.

We use a complete holistic appreciation for how our formulations react with skin in the sun and how they affect our environment.


Because We Take Care of our Customers

We pretty much cherish our customers. When they have questions about skincare, we give our full unbiased info and opinions.

In the rare instances when they have problems, we do all we can to make them happy.



"Waxhead is one of the best sunscreens for kids."

Biodegradable Soap Scalp Sunscreen Sun Defense Body Wash


"Waxhead is one of the best Beach & Sport, Kid-Friendly sunscreens.”

Biodegradable Soap Scalp Sunscreen Sun Defense Body Wash


"Waxhead provides full protection and you won’t damage the oceans."

Biodegradable Soap Scalp Sunscreen Sun Defense Body Wash


Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Phillip Evans

Great idea for daily sunscreen; good product. Will buy again.

Added layer of protection

Using it as an added layer of protection for long days out, just wished it was suitable for swimming too! Too bad that it’s not. Hopefully they’ll come out with a version that is!

Great for fine thin hair

This product is great for my older fine thin hair. It gives body and a coat that thickens the strands. Using another product periodically helps though because when I exclusively use the Waxhead product my hair can look greasy.

Sandra B
No sunburn🌞

No burnt scalp!

Shawna Haidinger

I love this product and will continue to purchase it. I burn everyday I’m in the sun and I am sensitive to all other sunscreens I’ve purchased (it’s a lot). I still need to apply Waxhead sunscreen when I’m out for extended periods, but it also boosted that!

Uncommonly Simple Ingredients

Waxhead uses only clean, simple ingredients to protect your skin and planet. We combine modern holistic science and ancient ingredients used for thousands of years. Our products contain only superior quality, certified organic, edible-grade ingredients, and NO petrochemicals.


Body Wash Ingredients

1. Artesian Spring Water
2. Certified Organic Saponified Coconut Oil
3. Certified Organic Saponified Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4. Non-nano Zinc Oxide
5. Certified Organic Jojoba Oil
6. Guar Gum
7. Citrus Essential Oil







Are Waxhead sunscreens safe for the environment, reefs, and fish?

Yes, all Waxhead products are safe for marine environments, reefs, and fish. Our products are biodegradable and contain none of the petrochemicals known to have feminizing effects on fish, coral toxicity or bioaccumulation issues.


Are Waxhead sunscreens water-resistant?

Our sunscreens have been tested, using approved FDA protocol, to be water-resistant for 80 minutes, the highest measure allowed to be listed.


Does Waxhead zinc oxide contain nanoparticles?

No, we do not use nano or micronized zinc oxide. We only use non-nano zinc oxide and the particles will not enter your bloodstream or interfere with fragile marine environments (because the particles are too big). They also leave a bit of a white covering on your skin to better protect you from UVA, UVB, UVC, and Blue Light rays.


Are Waxhead sunscreens safe for children?

Yes, all our sunscreens are safe for children and babies. Plus, zinc oxide is the ONLY active ingredient FDA approved as safe for use on babies younger than 6 months.


Are Waxhead products cruelty-free?

Yes, Waxhead absolutely does NOT use any animal testing. We test our sunscreens on humans using the federally mandated FDA sunscreen testing protocol in order to calculate our respective products’ SPFs for labeling.


What is the shelf life of Waxhead sunscreens? Do they expire?

In practice, 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 over time. The FDA requires sunscreen products to list a 3-year shelf life, mainly because petrochemical active ingredients degrade over time. Our primary inactive ingredients, coconut oil, and olive oil, are very resistant to oxidation, as they contain significant levels of natural antioxidants, and any of our products with Vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant) have a further defense against spoilage. Plus, zinc oxide acts as both an antimicrobial and antifungal preservative.


How does Waxhead Zinc Oxide provide UV protection?

Non-nano Zinc Oxide has the broadest UV absorptive spectrum and cannot be absorbed into the blood, unlike all petroleum-based sunscreen chemicals. Zinc oxide looks white because it does indeed reflect and scatter visible light, it behaves entirely differently in the UV spectrum of light, which is not visible to humans. Zinc oxide absorbs UV radiation via a process called band-gap absorption, then converting it into comparably harmless infrared energy, which it disposes of as heat.


Will Waxhead sunscreens make skin appear white?

Zinc oxide can turn skin white depending upon the amount applied and the natural skin tone of the user. At our products’ rated SPFs and application of 2 evenly-spread milligrams per square centimeter (the FDA recommended density), our sunscreens are more or less clear, but in practice, some users can experience a white hue on the skin when using our products. We also offer tinted versions of our sunscreens that use either certified organic cocoa or iron oxide to provide a skin-colored hue. (Iron oxide makes blood look red and is the primary tint used in mineral-based cosmetics.)


How is Waxhead different from other sunscreens?

Most popular sunscreens (even ones labeled “all-natural” or "healthy") contain unsafe ingredients, including petrochemicals as active ingredients, along with several other toxic inactive ingredients. Waxhead sunscreens use only zinc oxide along with other certified organic and completely safe inactive ingredients. EWG ranks each of Waxhead's products as #1.


Why do Waxhead sunscreens cost more?

Our high-quality, safe ingredients, our smaller economies of scale, and our dedication to safe and healthy biochemistry. Learn more here.


Are Waxhead sunscreens tear-free?

All our sunscreens and skincare products are tear-free. We use only non-nano uncoated zinc oxide along with other edible grade, certified organic inactive ingredients.


Are Waxhead sunscreens greasy?

They are significantly thicker and less greasy than common petrochemical sunscreens. About 10-15% of our customers consider our sunscreens “greasy” – compared to 60-80% of common sunscreen customers.


Are Waxhead products vegan?

Because we use certified organic beeswax, our sunscreens are not technically vegan. However, they are certified organic and cruelty-free.


Are Waxhead sunscreens ok for the lips?

Yes. All our sunscreens use only top-grade non-nano zinc oxide and certified organic, edible grade inactive ingredients. For our vanilla sport stick, this includes vanilla extract, beeswax, and coconut oil. Just like our lip balms, our sunscreens are thick and tough and take a bit of time to spread and rub in on the lips, but once on, it would deliver the safest, toughest, most eco-friendly lip protection you'll find anywhere.


Are Waxhead containers made of plastic?

Yes, our sport sticks and tubes currently use #4 recyclable plastic. We are working to source a more eco-friendly container, and in our search have found that both compostable and biodegradable plastics may actually have a higher carbon footprint than high-grade conventional plastics. Once we find a definitively improved material, we will make the shift to the new material. Also note that our 0.5 oz field tins, in both vanilla and cocoa tinted, contain the same formulations as our sport sticks, but contained in a reusable, pocket-friendly tin.


Are your sunscreens moisturizing?

Yes, our tube sunscreens contain certified organic extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and vegetable vitamin E. Our sticks and tins contain certified organic coconut oil and beeswax.


Will beeswax in the product clog pores?

Beeswax is actually fairly non-clogging, a 2 of 5 (with 5 being BAD for clogging) on the comedogenic rating system. Beeswax is very good at helping skin retain moisture and allows our sunscreens to stay effective longer once applied. The most clogging ingredient in our sunscreens is coconut oil, which is a bit more clogging than jojoba oil and olive oil, but we include it for its antioxidant and other properties that support healthy skin, especially in the sun.




1. Shake the bottle before use.

2. Wet face, skin, and hair with water.

3. Massage Body Wash into a white lather over the entire body and scalp.

4. Rinse to leave your skin soft and refreshed.

5. Pat dry. It’s also great at taking off Waxhead Sunscreen at the end of the day.




We are thoughtfully committed to health, sustainable practices, and the environment. We blend modern science and old school sense to design eco-friendly tools to help humans thrive in the sun without worrying about skin cancer or toxins. Choose Waxhead for your skin, your health, and your planet. The sunscreen you use matters and make no mistake, Waxhead is THE best choice you can make for healthy living in the sun.

Ingredients matter.

Regardless of marketing messages, it’s the actual ingredients within a sunscreen formulation that matter. Waxhead ingredients are without equal, from top-grade non-nano zinc oxide to our roster of certified organic inactive ingredients.

Waxhead far exceeds ingredient ban standards.

Instead of just eliminating oxybenzone or octinoxate, Waxhead sunscreens don’t contain ANY petrochemicals, meaning they’re TRULY reef safe. In environmental terms, user-borne petrochemicals, many from products labeled as reef-safe (which is an unregulated term), account for an oil spill the size of the Exxon Valdez every three years.

Waxhead products nourish skin.

Our products don’t just avoid harming skin. They actively nourish it, with certified organic ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil, natural vitamin E and vitamin D, shea butter, and beeswax. After a day of wearing Waxhead in the sun, your skin actually feels good.

Our eco-friendly apparel.

We make our clothing from fabric of 100% recycled plastic fibers, without any added dyes. Our fair-trade production processes use 65% less energy and reduce greenhouse emissions by 35%.

We take care of our customers.

Actually, we pretty much cherish them. When they have questions about sunscreen, whether we make it or not, we give them our full unbiased info and opinions. In the rare instances when they have problems or complaints concerning our products, we do all we can to make them happy.

Buy Waxhead, protect our coasts.

Besides making human-friendly, eco-friendly products, we give a portion of our profits and our time to support well-run coastal and oceanic conservation and cleanup organizations. We consider this vital to help preserve fun sunny days for generations to come.

Read more about Why Waxhead here.

The Waxhead Promise







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