Further questions that might concern you...
What material is used to pack the product?
If you are ordering from Amazon they send in cardboard with a paper void fill. If you are purchasing directly from us, we will send in a small cardboard box, with 100% biodegradable and compostable 'Eco Flo' starch void fill or 100% biodegradable, compostable bubble wrap.
How many applications approximately are in a 100ml tin?
This is very hard to say, similar to the "How long is a piece of string?" - there are many variables - is it for one person, several people, just the face and arms or whole body? We think this size is suitable for a couple for a long weekend, but how long is spent in the sun and how many people are sharing it, whether it's all-over or just small surface areas are factors that need consideration. The cream does go a long way, but will need reapplication several times per person and especially if being used when in and out of water or sweating.
Is Shade™ 'reef safe'?
Shade does not contain any of the ingredients in the HEL list, which are:
Any form of microplastic sphere or beads; Any nanoparticles like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide; Oxybenzone; Octinoxate; 4-methylbenzylidene camphor; Octocrylene; Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA); Methyl Paraben; Ethyl Paraben; Propyl Paraben; Butyl Paraben; Benzyl Paraben; Triclosan.
Although we haven't yet sought certification from the Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, we have not yet been able to find any research that claims the non-nano zinc oxide in Shade we use is be damaging to coral or marine life,, all the studies point to nanoparticles as a threat. So although we as the manufacturer don't as yet make a 'reef safe' claim specifically, many people who advocate its use in the sea believe it is safe.
Does Shade™ dry to a powdery finish or is it greasy?
It doesn't dry to a powdery finish, and most people don't find it greasy. It has a high oil content for sure, but most people find it rubs in well without leaving a greasy feel. If in doubt, there is a small 15ml tin which is perfect as a tester.
Is the tin made of aluminium?
Yes, the tin is made of aluminium, which is recyclable. Stability tests have demonstrated that there is no leaching from the tin into the product.
Will you ever make a tinted or vegan version of Shade™?
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