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Natural Sunscreen in a Tin
These travel-friendly 2oz tins are the thickest and toughest sunscreen you'll find. Stays on to defend and nourish skin through saltwater, pool water and sweat. Avoid single-use plastic with these reusable tins. 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. — Stays on thru heavy physical activity. Won’t run or sting eyes.
Hypoallergenic + Biodegradable Formula. — One 2oz tin covers about 50-75 face applications and in recyclable tins.
Exceptionally Gentle on Sensitive Skin. — Visible hue 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.
Uncommonly Safe — Matched to both human and marine bio-systems. Safe for people and reefs.
Uncommonly Effective — It costs more, but you'll use it all season. Plus you'll know your skin is protected.
Uncommonly Clean — Skin is nourished under the protection of 4 certified organic 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."
Ingredients used effectively for thousands of years
Waxhead uses modern holistic science and traditional ingredients to restore human’s healthy relationship with the sun. We use 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. Our zinc oxide formulas deliver the most effective protection across the entire UVA/UVB spectrum.
4 Total Ingredients
1. 25% Non-Nano Zinc Oxide
2. Certified Organic Coconut Oil
3. Certified Organic Beeswax
4. Certified Organic Cocoa Powder
Ingredient Details + Source of Origin
1. 25% NON-NANO ZINC OXIDE
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
2. CERTIFIED ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
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
3. CERTIFIED ORGANIC BEESWAX
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
4. CERTIFIED ORGANIC COCOA POWDER
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.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua
Will this sunscreen make my skin white?
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.
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.
How many applications does this product contain?
If face only, one 2-ounce sunscreen tin will deliver roughly 50-75 applications.
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 Waxhead Sunscreen Paste
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: Let your fingertips warmup the sunscreen
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.
Step 2: Dot sunscreen onto skin in sections
Put sunscreen onto fingertips and apply it in small dots on sections of the body.
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 into 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!
Works great and smells good too
I’m allergic to something in sunscreens and haven’t been able to figure out what after trying soooo many products. This works. And, the tiny doesn’t make you look pasty. Love it. Very easy to apply as well. Not grimy and sticky like others.
I love the non-tinted version and use it every day. It is so pure and effective so I was looking forward to trying the tinted version. It probably works just as well but the color was horrible. It looks like death or a pink hued muddy cement! Just awful. Only get it if you don’t mind looking like a corpse.
Very tacky, uncomfortable to wear in heat. Very strong coconut smell.
contents a little hard for application. Could be softer for usage
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.