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“No sunburn. No skin irritation!”— Harp
Uncommonly gentle, use it daily to nourish and defend sensitive and eczema-prone skin from the sun. It's broad-spectrum, water-resistant and fragrance-free. Use lotion on face and body.
6 edible-grade ingredients
Enhanced with natural Vitamins D + E
Protects, moisturizes and nourishes
Keeps baby's skin healthy
Free from: gluten, soy, oat, dairy, corn or nuts
WINNER Best Baby Sunscreen from The Bump
Shake bottle. Pat, dot, smear and rub on this sunscreen and you're good to go.
Matched to both human and marine bio-systems. Safe for people and all marine areas.
It costs more, but you'll use it all season. Plus you'll know your baby's skin is protected.
Skin is nourished under the protection of 6 edible-grade ingredients.
Yes, some. When used properly, zinc oxide gives skin a visible whitish hue. The ability to see the sunscreen on the skin is especially useful to parents as they need to see where baby's skin is protected and where they need to apply.
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.
The answer depends on what areas you're covering (and the age/size of the human being covered). For a typical 2-year-old, if face only, our 4oz sunscreen will deliver roughly 100-150 applications. If the entire body, about 50 applications.
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.
My child is now 15 months old and all I have used is Waxhead from 3 months on. We have never been sunburned from all of our lake days. No skin irritation. And I love knowing all the ingredients are easily read and understood.
I came across this sunscreen after reading the Environmental Working Group’s Sunscreen Report and wanting to choose safer sunscreens for my kids & family. This sunscreen was among the best rated in terms of safety of ingredients and UVA/UVB protection. Unfortunately it’s super greasy and doesn’t absorb well. There are sunscreen smudges all over the car seats & elsewhere from transfer off bare skin.
For zinc sunscreen, I found this to leave a little less mess behind than others I’ve used. Mind you, it’s still messy. I absolutely love the very limited amount of ingredients in this product and my toddler’s sensitive skin didn’t at all react. We were on the Gulf Coast of the US for a beach trip, and it was windy; no worries about losing a spray sunscreen to the wind! It’s also a little closer to the equator and therefore easier to roast under the sun, but I was so happy that he didn’t. Granted, I reapplied faithfully every 90 minutes, and we had a sunshade. He also wore a hat and rash guard. But everything exposed didn’t burn. This stays on really well in the water. The only issue is if a suit strap or rash guard rubs against it, or you have a spot where a repetitive motion is occurring (like the crook of your arm/top of forearm while building a sand castle), you’ll lose sunblock from this area sooner simply because it’s being rubbed off. The good thing is, because this is zinc, you can see those areas getting exposed and reapply accordingly. The same thing happens with all sunscreen, but I never thought about it quite so much until confronted with a visual. Bottom line is, this is the only thing I will put on my child for extended outdoor play, and I felt very confident in its performance and the ingredients.The one thing that bothers me is that I could discern no difference between the “regular” sunscreen and the “kids” version; I purchased both. As an environmentally conscious company, I think it would make more sense to market them as one “All-family” sunscreen in a bigger bottle; it would have spared the environment the additional plastic tube, plus it’s easier to do a run of one product than change your packaging setup for two (yes, I work in consumer packaged goods). I know it’s sometimes more profitable in the short term to sell “kids” and “adults” products because you get the consumer to buy both, but when you have something that’s this safe and actually works on every member of the family...I’d lean into that. It’s a better story and ultimately, better for the planet. I hope to see them evolve!
This product works very well as advertised. I applied it before going out on a very sunny day and did not get any sunburn. I did not reapply as directed, but I was still protected. The only problem with this product and the reason for losing one star is that it makes your skin white no matter what you do. This is OK for arms and legs, but I looked like a clown with a white face. It may not matter for babies, but it is a bad look for me.I will continue to use this on my body and look elsewhere for face protection.
This is THE best all natural sunscreen I have tried yet, and we have tried a LOT of them. It goes on smoothly and doesn't feel super sticky. We used it at our week at the beach and no burns! Thanks for making a great sunscreen!
Waxhead uses modern holistic science and traditional ingredients to restore human’s healthy relationship with the sun.
Waxhead uses only superior quality, minimally processed ingredients. Our sunscreens contain only non-nano, uncoated, French process Zinc Oxide, 100% certified organic edible-grade inactive ingredients, and absolutely NO petrochemicals. Although the FDA recognizes many active and inactive ingredients for use in sunscreen, very few meet Waxhead’s elite standards.
Waxhead sunscreens provide true broad-spectrum coverage. Unlike common sunscreens containing petrochemicals or titanium dioxide, our zinc oxide formulas deliver the most effective protection across the entire UVA/UVB spectrum, defending the skin by absorbing and scattering UV radiation, protecting effectively against both sunburn and deep tissue damage.
Zinc oxide absorbs UV energy via bandgap absorption and reflects and scatters in the visible spectrum, preventing skin penetration and cell damage. The broadest spectrum UVA/UVB reflector that’s FDA-approved for sunscreen use, zinc oxide is also the only FDA-approved active ingredient for use on children under 6 months of age. Zinc oxide holds tight to its electrons when it absorbs UV energy, limiting the creation of free radicals that cause oxidative damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. We use non-nano, uncoated, French process Zinc Oxide as our sole active sunscreen ingredient, and all our sunscreens contain 25% - the most of any brand.
EWG Rating: 2 Origin > USA
Purer water supports purer skin. We use only Eldorado Springs artesian water, which is purer because the confining layers of rock and clay impede the movement of contamination. Eldorado Springs is one of the world’s purest natural sources of water, which is not chemically treated in any way. The location and unique geological environment of the source ensures consistently pure water, which has been consumed by humans for countless generations.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > Colorado, USA
Our certified organic extra virgin olive oil is obtained from the first pressing of the olive and left in its natural unrefined state. Olive oil conditions and moisturizes skin naturally and contributes to skin elasticity. Containing three major antioxidants (vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols), olive oil protects the skin from premature aging, restoring skin smoothness and protecting against UV radiation. Olive oil penetrates deeply into skin, cleansing without clogging pores.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > Italy, Spain
A top moisturizer, Beeswax protects and repairs rough, dry or chapped skin by locking in moisture. Beeswax has emollient properties, softening and rehydrating skin while aiding in cellular reconstruction. It is also non-comedogenic: it won’t clog pores. Plus it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in the treatment of acne. We use only non-GMO, certified organic beeswax in our skincare products.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > Argentina, Turkey
Vitamin E is a superb antioxidant known for its skin-healing properties and free radical quenching. It is a fat-soluble nutrient and antioxidant, defends against oxidative stress, improves skin elasticity, and prevents wrinkles, age spots and blemishes. Vitamin E can reduce the appearance of scars or burns by normalizing the color and texture of the skin, all while stimulating healing and growth of new skin cells. We use only Vitamin E oil from certified organic, non-GMO sunflower seeds.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > USA
Natural vitamin D is actually a hormone the body cannot create it on its own, producing it when sunlight converts cholesterol on the skin into vitamin D3. Topical application allows vitamin D3 to go straight into the skin without metabolizing in the body. Studies show that skin wounds need vitamin D3 to protect against infection and begin normal repair processes. It’s also an effective treatment for psoriasis, acne and eczema, while boosting skin elasticity and stimulating collagen production. We use only natural vitamin D3 (never synthetic).
EWG Rating: 5
Origin > USA
Thick and tough, our sunscreen takes a bit of effort to apply, but a little goes a long way, you can see exactly where you’re applying it, and once on, it delivers the safest, most effective, most eco-friendly sun defense available anywhere.
Our sunscreens lack chemicals to keep ingredients homogenized, so a bit of water may squirt from tube varieties before the thicker cream appears. This is totally OK, and there’s nothing wrong with your sunscreen. Just close the lid and knead the tube, which should reduce (but not totally prevent) any water separation.
Put sunscreen onto fingertips and apply it in small dots on sections of the body.
Once a section is dotted, continue to spread and thin out into an almost invisible layer across your skin.
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 the skin like chemical sunscreens.
Because we are thoughtfully committed to health, sustainable practices, and the environment. Choose Waxhead for your skin, your health, and your planet. The sunscreen you use matters and Waxhead is the best choice you can make for healthy living in the sun.
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.
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.
Regardless of marketing messages, it’s the actual ingredients that matter. We use only superior quality ingredients.
Our products are FDA-approved and contain certified organic, edible-grade inactive ingredients. See the roster of all our ingredients.
Instead of just eliminating oxybenzone or octinoxate, Waxhead sunscreens don’t contain ANY petrochemicals. Instead we use non-nano zinc oxide as our sole active ingredient.
This means all our products are truly reef safe, completely safe for marine systems, lakes, reefs and fish (and humans).
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.
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.
I’ve used Waxhead on my baby since he was 3 months old. We’ve never been sunburned on all our lake days. No skin irritation! And I love knowing all the ingredients.