Shade™ perfectly blended a combination of just four natural, moisturising and sun-resistant ingredients to make our safe and highly effective sunscreen. 72% organic, sustainably-sourced, unrefined, fragrance-free and non-Nano, Shade™ is a perfect mineral-based broad spectrum sunscreen for every body - even those of you who are unable to use any other sunscreens.
One of the best features of Shade™ is what we have left out of the formula - there are no toxic chemicals, no unnecessary fragrances, no liquid polymers or microplastics that could damage your health or wreak havoc on the environment!
Application: Apply generously at least 15 minutes before exposure to the sun, and then reapply regularly at least every 2-3 hours or after exposure to water or after sweating.
Suitability: Suitable for all skin types of all ages.
Shade™ is an entirely natural product and so you may find some tiny little specks in your Shade™ which have come naturally with the unrefined beeswax or shea butter. The coconut oil is very well filtered but we do sometimes find naturally-occuring bi-products of the manufacturing process of the oil in our supplies (i.e. tiny weeny bits of the nut!). Although we endeavour to remove as much as we can, this is a time-consuming task which is done by hand, and we cannot guarantee all 'impurities' will be removed.
Zinc Clumping Effect: You may also see your cream turn from a smooth surface to a rather mottled looking surface if you don't use it up quickly. This again is a natural occurrence and is when zinc oxide crystals attract one-another because of their polarity, and hang out together in a 'clumping' effect. If this occurs, simply rub the cream into your skin really well when you apply it.
Shelf Life: Once opened, use Shade™ within 12 months, otherwise it has a shelf life of three years. We make small batches of Shade™ regularly each week to maximise life of the product from manufacture to customer.
- Unrefined Shea Butter*
- CoconoilTM Virgin Coconut Oil*
- Zinc Oxide 99.9% (pharmaceutical grade highest purity available.
- 100% Pure Unrefined Natural Beeswax
*Certified Organic Ingredients
Testing: Sun Test - ISO24443 (2012) v1.0 In vitro. A Cosmetic Study to determine the In-Vivo Sun Protection Factor of a Sunscreen Formulation – ISO 24444 (2010).
Result: UVAPF Mean of 24.77, giving a PA++++ UVA grading