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“Stays on during my ultra-sweaty runs!”— Jen
Our 2oz, pocket-size field tins contain the thickest and toughest sunscreen you'll find. Stays on to defend and nourish skin through saltwater and sweat. Tinted with Cocoa Powder.4 edible-grade ingredients
Note: Items on this page are perfectly usable, but each is irregular in some way - containers with slight cracks, sunscreens melted into the top, misshapen containers, product that dried too much with cracks or bubbles on the surface, and so on.
Pat, dot, smear and rub on this sunscreen and you're good to go for hours.
True Broad-Spectrum + Blocks over 97% of UV rays. Won’t run or sting eyes. Stays on thru heavy physical activity.
Biodegradable Tinted Formula. One tin covers over 48 applications and in recyclable or reusable tins.
Exceptionally Gentle on Sensitive Skin. Tint shows where it’s working (and where it isn’t).
NO Oxybenzone, Octinoxate or Benzene. Won’t damage gear, repel fish or stink up lures.
Matched to both human and marine bio-systems. Safe for people and reefs.
It costs more, but you'll use it all season. Plus you'll know your skin is protected.
Skin is nourished under the protection of 4 certified organic ingredients.
We've added certified organic cocoa powder to conceal the typically white appearance of zinc oxide sunscreens. When used properly, zinc oxide sunscreen gives skin a visible hue.
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.
One 2 ounce tin of sunscreen paste will deliver roughly 48 facial 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.
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
Coconut oil has been a skin softener for 1000s of years. Our certified organic extra virgin coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut and is fairly traded and less processed than refined coconut oil. Due to its high content of saturated fatty acids, coconut oil is an excellent skin moisturizer, providing necessary hydration to keep skin nourished and help repair damaged skin cells.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > India, Philippines, Sri Lanka
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
After cocoa butter has been extracted from the cacao bean, the remaining solids are ground into a fine cocoa powder that’s light to medium brown in color, which works perfectly as a tint. Cocoa is a rich substance, high in minerals and nutrients, including flavanols that decrease effects of UV rays and reduce skin roughness. Cocoa also enhances skin elasticity, density, and hydration, while stimulating blood flow. We use only fair-trade certified natural organic cocoa powder.
Origin > Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua
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.
Rub your fingertips around the sunscreen in the tin. The warmth of your body will warm up the sunscreen and make it easier to apply.
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 color on your skin. Our sunscreen will not fully absorb into skin like chemical sunscreens, even though after rubbing it can appear transparent.
* Thanks to surfing_with_ami for sending us this video!
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.
"My kids loved the “chocolate” smell and we didn’t burn. If you're looking to reduce plastic in your life, you'll love the metal tin. It screws together well and had no leakage."