Elements Of Our Ethos
Oils can irritate the skin and even create acne. They can also leave your skin feeling greasy as well as, the surfaces you touch slippery. Our formulas are oil free, leaving your skin feeling great as well as your surroundings.
Many sunscreens are filled with Chemical Sun Filters which pollute the waters and kill the reefs and natural habitats. These pollutants also affect marine life as they often are mistaken for food. Shade Sunscreen is reef safe and will not destroy the reefs or kill the marine life when used.
Chemical VS Mineral Sunscreen
Not all sunscreens protect the same way
Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, which work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and scatter damaging UV rays away from the skin. They are often referred to as physical blockers.
Chemical sunscreens contain carbon-based compounds, such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone, which create a chemical reaction and work by changing UV rays into heat, then releasing that heat from the skin.