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Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Gallon
This 100% non-toxic, certified organic, mineral sunscreen is thinner than our Vitamin Enriched Sunscreen. This gallon size (128 oz) is designed for Hotels, Schools, Lifeguards and large families.
A little goes a long way and whitish cast shows where it’s working (and where it isn’t).
- Uncommonly gentle on sensitive skin
- Goes on smoothly + Non-greasy + Hypoallergenic
- Won’t sting eyes + Biodegradable formula
- Packaged in 100% recyclable, HDPE plastic jugs
- Dot, spread and rub on skin
- See exactly where you’re applying it
Matched to both human and marine bio-systems to deliver the world’s safest, most comprehensive, most eco-friendly defense against the sun’s UV rays.
It costs more, but you'll use it all season, and it delivers the safest, healthiest, most comprehensive UVA + UVB protection you can find.
Skin is actually nourished under the protection of our Zinc Oxide Sunscreen made from just 8 certified organic and mineral sunscreen ingredients.
"Waxhead is one of the best sunscreens for kids."
"Waxhead is one of the best Beach & Sport, Kid-Friendly sunscreens.”
"Waxhead provides full protection and you won’t damage the oceans."
Uncommonly Simple IngredientsWaxhead ingredients are without equal, from top-grade non-nano zinc oxide to our collection of certified organic, edible-grade inactive ingredients. We combine modern holistic science and ancient ingredients used for thousands of years. They deliver the safest, most effective, most eco-friendly sun defense available, without any petrochemicals or other questionable additives.
1. 25% non-nano uncoated Zinc Oxide
2. Spring Water
3. Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4. Certified Organic Jojoba Oil
5. Vegetable Glycerine
6. Organic Shea Butter
7. Vegetable Emulsifying Wax (from coconut)
8. Vegetable Vitamin E (non-GMO sunflower seeds)
Will this sunscreen make my skin white?
Yes, some. When used properly, zinc oxide sunscreen gives skin a visible whitish hue. We offer tinted versions to provide a more skin-colored hue.
When will this sunscreen expire?
Technically 3 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 over time, EVER. However, the FDA requires all sunscreen products to list a 3-year shelf life (mainly because petrochemical active ingredients in common sunscreens degrade quickly, even on the shelf). Regardless, if you ever feel a Waxhead product has spoiled, just let us know, and we'll send you a free replacement.
Is this sunscreen tested on animals? Is it Vegan?
Waxhead uses absolutely NO animal testing. We test our sunscreens on willing humans using federally mandated FDA sunscreen testing protocol in order to accurately calculate our products’ SPFs for labeling. This Zinc Oxide Sunscreen is also vegan.
Why does Waxhead cost more than other sunscreens?
Our prices represent a true cost to the world. We source our top-grade ingredients only from reputable, fair-trade, cruelty-free companies that are almost entirely US-based. We don’t purchase ingredients from countries with questionable labor or production practices. Learn more.
How to Apply
Thick and tough, our sunscreen takes a little effort to apply. A little goes a long way and you can see exactly where you’re applying it.
Step 1: Shake bottle to mix
Our sunscreens lack chemicals to keep ingredients homogenized, so a bit of water may squirt from the bottle before the thicker cream appears. This is totally OK, and there’s nothing wrong with your sunscreen. Just shake the bottle, which should reduce (but not totally prevent) any water separation.
Step 2: Dot sunscreen onto skin in sections
Put sunscreen onto fingertips and apply it in small dots on sections of the face.
Step 3: Spread out over one area at a time
Once a section is dotted, continue to spread and thin out into an almost invisible layer across your skin.
Step 4: Rub in to reduce whiteness
After you’ve spread out the sunscreen, you can further rub in the cream to a thinner coverage and basically eliminating the white color on your skin. Our sunscreen will not fully absorb into skin like chemical sunscreens, even though after rubbing it can appear transparent.
We sunblock over 100 children every day, from toddlers to preschool. Keeps them protected from the sun and no reactions from sensitive skin.
I love this sunscreen - not only does it protect the environment but it works well. I use it for water sports - paddle boarding/sailing and now, everyday exposure. It is the ONLY sunscreen I've used that does not "melt" into my eyes. It also does not cause my skin to break out (I have sensitive skin) and is easy to apply. With so many options to choose from, I consulted Environmental Working Group's website (EWG.org) where they gave Waxhead the high score of 1. I use the gallon size to keep it economical. It's easy to fill silicone tubes to keep on hand.
I did a lot of research on different brands based off EWG ratings. This is the only brand with perfect ingredients at a manageable price. Seriously like the gallon is an unbelievably good price - I couldn't find another brand with equally good ingredients that even came close. When I bought the product, I reached out with a question and was provided excellent support! It arrived well ahead of schedule. I have used it a couple times now and it rubs in very nicely. No regrets about purchasing the gallon size!
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.