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Your go-to, never-fail, most diverse skin-safe sunscreen stick. Protect your face, your chest, your hands. Safe for your loved ones, from toddlers to teenagers. Carry it with you - completely free of toxins + petrochemicals (NO oxybenzone). The best sunscreen stick for your skin formulated from 25% non-nano uncoated zinc oxide. #ThriveInTheSun

  • Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen by Environmental Working Group
  • Baby safe + Reef safe + Biodegradable + Cruelty free
  • Water-resistant for at least 80 minutes
  • Dot, spread and rub on skin
  • See exactly where you’re applying it
  • Completely free of toxins + petrochemicals (NO oxybenzone)
  • Made with only 4 ingredients 

 

Uncommonly Safe Sunscreen

Our sunscreens are purely beneficial for humans and the planet. Developed through holistic biochemistry, we make them in the USA with only certified organic and superior quality mineral ingredients. They are reef safe, baby safe, cruelty-free, biodegradable, and completely free of toxins, allergens, and petrochemicals like oxybenzone.

Uncommonly Effective Sunscreen

Waxhead Sunscreen costs more and goes on thicker than common brands, but a little goes a long way and delivers the safest, most eco-friendly, most comprehensive UVA + UVB + UVC + Blue Light protection you can find.

 

 

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Best reef-safe sunscreen for scuba divers
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Uncommonly Simple Ingredients

Waxhead 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.

Sport Sunscreen Stick Ingredients

1. 25% non-nano, uncoated Zinc Oxide
2. Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil,
3. Certified Organic Beeswax
4. Certified Organic Vanilla Extract

 

 

 

 

 

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

Absolutely. Our products are biodegradable and contain none of the petrochemicals known to have feminizing effects on fish, coral toxicity, or bio-accumulation issues. Most brands that claim to be reef safe are absolutely NOT safe for reefs or any marine life since they contain several petrochemicals, just not the few currently banned.

 

Are Waxhead sunscreens water-resistant?

Waxhead sunscreens are all water-resistant. Our sport stick and field tin formulations are rated via FDA protocols for up to 80 minutes, the highest legally allowed, and our other sunscreens are designed to be as water-resistant. We will not market such ratings until we have official testing results.

 

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).

 

Are Waxhead sunscreens safe for children?

Yes, all our sunscreens are safe for children and babies. 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 uses absolutely NO animal testing. We test our sunscreens on humans using federally mandated FDA sunscreen testing protocol in order to accurately calculate our products’ SPFs for labeling.

 

Do Waxhead sunscreens expire?

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, but the FDA requires sunscreen products to list a 2-year shelf life, mainly because petrochemical active ingredients degrade over time. Our inactive ingredients are relatively resistant to oxidation, and zinc oxide acts as both an antimicrobial and anti-fungal preservative. However, if you ever feel a Waxhead product has spoiled, just let us know, and we'll send you a replacement.

 

How does Waxhead Zinc Oxide provide UV protection?

Zinc oxide is simply THE best active sunscreen ingredient, and by a wide margin. Covering the entire UVA/UVB spectrum by itself, it has the most consistently effective absorption capabilities, which never degrade. In contrast, petrochemical sunscreens need multiple active ingredients for complete coverage, which degrades quickly on the shelf, and even titanium dioxide needs significant help (from zinc oxide) to cover a large portion of the UVA spectrum range.

 

Will Waxhead sunscreens make skin appear white?

Zinc oxide can give skin a whitish hue depending upon the amount applied and the natural skin tone of the user. We offer tinted versions that use either certified organic cocoa or iron oxides to provide a more skin-colored hue.

 

How is Waxhead different from other sunscreens?

Most sunscreens (even ones labeled “all-natural” or "healthy") contain unsafe ingredients, including petrochemicals, along with other questionable or even toxic ingredients. Waxhead sunscreens use only non-nano zinc oxide along with other certified organic and completely safe inactive ingredients. Each of Waxhead's products are top-rated by EWG.

 

Why do Waxhead sunscreens cost more?

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 here.

 

When does Waxhead sunscreen expire?

Officially, our sunscreens "expire" 2 years after purchase date. However, this is based on FDA directives mainly concerned with the effective life of petrochemicals in common sunscreens. Our Waxhead sunscreens use non-nano un-coated zinc oxide as their sole active ingredient, and since this is mineral-based, our sunscreens' ability to perform its function of defending against UVA and UVB rays never diminishes. Our inactive ingredients contain significant amounts of naturally occurring anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which significantly slow any spoilage. In short, our sunscreens will work as long as they're owned.

 

How long does the Sport Stick last?

The answer depends on what areas you're covering. If face only, our sticks will deliver roughly 50-75 applications. If the entire body, roughly 20-30 applications.

 

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.

 

What function does the vanilla extract serve?

The main function of our certified organic vanilla is for aroma, which is akin to vanilla cupcakes. It also increases the ease of spreading (just a bit).

 

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.

 

Does your tinted facial sunscreen dry matte?

Our tinted tube sunscreen tends to dry with a dewey feel, not greasy, but not quite flat or matte. If you need a drier finish, please consider using a facial powder.

 

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.

 

How to Apply Waxhead Sunscreen

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.

Step 1: Dot sunscreen onto skin in sections

Slowly push up the product from the bottom of the tube, then apply sunscreen in small dots and strips onto sections of the face and body. (Retract product back into stick container by smacking bottom against a hard surface.)

Step 2: Spread out over one area at a time

Once applied, spread into an even layer across your skin.

Step 3: Rub in to reduce whiteness

Further rub into a thinner coverage, leaving a slight whitish hue that will deliver complete coverage. Our sunscreens will not fully absorb into the skin like petrochemical sunscreens.

 

 

 

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

REEF AND MARINE SAFE

CONSERVATION SUPPORT

NO TOXINS OR PETROCHEMICALS

GREEN PRACTICES

CLEAN INGREDIENTS

CRUELTY FREE

"Rated a 1 by EWG, Waxhead sunscreen is made with non-nano Zinc Oxide and stays on in extreme conditions."
- GREEN CHILD MAGAZINE

From the Thrive Lab

EWG Rates Waxhead Sunscreens #1 in 2020

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