It’s getting closer to summer, and even if sun protection is key all year around, we tend to spend way more time in the ocean in the warmer months – YAY! But all that salty sun time can come with the less exciting sidekick of sunburn if we’re not cautious. Supermarket shelves offer a myriad of sunscreen and zinc options – however if you have even longed to have your Gidget skin naturally protected from the sun keep reading, as I have just the product for you :-)
Meet the makers of Sun & Earth Natural Zinc – a grassroots family from the hinterland of Byron Bay who believe that spending time outside and in the ocean is essential for wellbeing! Joel & Anita felt there was a lack of locally produced ethical zinc on the market, so they started making natural zinc from wholesome ingredients, ethically sourced from local farmers and certified organic, fair trade sources.
So what is the main difference between Sun & Earth natural zinc and supermarket zincs and sunscreens? As they wear off, petrochemical sunscreens actually accumulate in the environment, leaving a toxic legacy. Rather than forming a chemical screen, Sun & Earth zinc forms an effective UV physical barrier – like a shield between your skin and the sun – naturally blocking the harming UV rays. Sun & Earth zinc is made using only natural ingredients, many you would find in your kitchen, so it is basically edible! And you actually might be tempted to when your sun protection smells like chocolate like this one! We gave it to our Gidgets to test at our Surf&Yoga Escape and they loved it.
Gidget tip – as long as the zinc is visible you are being protected from UV damage! Just remember to put a visible layer on before getting salty (I recommend grabbing a chunk and warming it up in your hands a bit before applying to get a nice think layer), and remember to reapply once the zinc has rubbed off!
Order it here if you would like to protect your gidget skin naturally (and want sun-protection that smells like chocolate :-))