Back 2 Nature Surf Zinc is a non-nano zinc based sun shield. The combination of natural minerals, oils & waxes nourish & protect your skin whilst exposed to the sun & effectively reflect out harmful UVA & UVB rays. All ingredients are 100% natural, organic where ever possible & sustainably sourced. It contains NO parabens, alcohol, palm oil or chemicals. Surf Zinc is tested on surfers, not animals & is vegan friendly. Surf Zinc is made to stay on for long hours, ensuring it’s all ocean & outdoor adventurer’s best friend.
Surf Zinc has a high sun protection factor of SPF 30 with broad spectrum coverage. SPF 30 protects your skin for 97% of UVB rays. (SPF 50 is 98%). If your skin type takes 10 minute to burn, SPF 30 provides you with 30 times the protection of no sunscreen. That means 30 times longer before you start to burn, so in this case 300 minutes, provided that you have a generous visible layer applied to your skin.
MINERAL VS CHEMICAL
Surf Zinc as a mineral sunscreen acts as an actual physical barrier that works immediately, blocking both UVA (sun rays that lead to premature aging & wrinkles) & UVB (rays that cause sunburn). Chemical sunscreens use ingredients like oxybenzone or octinoxate that absorb UV rays & break them down before they reach the skin, but need 20 or 30 minutes to bind to skin to be effective. These chemicals can also be found in the blood stream within 30 min.
Because it’s better for you & better for our oceans.
Back 2 Nature has specifically formulated a combination of natural ingredients that are 100% healthy for your skin & healthy for our oceans. We strive to keep our bodies & environment free from any harmful chemicals or preservatives such as parabens, oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate & methoxycinnamate, which are found in most conventional sunscreens. Such toxic chemicals contribute to coral bleaching & disrupt a variety of human & marine animal functions. We aim to leave nothing but foot prints on our coast lines & give ‘back to nature’ all the love, respect & protection it deserves.
SURF ZINC INGREDIENTS
NON-NANO ZINC OXIDE (25%)
Country of origin: USA
We use uncoated, non-nano zinc oxide. Ensuring it’s safer for sea life & for your skin. Non-nano zinc oxide sits on the surface of your skin, rather than smaller particles that can block your pores. Zinc oxide is a broad-spectrum active ingredient, acting as a physical barrier by reflecting out UVA, UVB & even UVC rays. Zinc oxide is nonirritating, non allergenic & non-comedogenic.
ORGANIC, VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Country of origin: Mozambique
Virgin coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4, which blocks 75% off UV radiation. Virgin coconut oil naturally has antibacterial, anti-aging & anti fungal properties.
UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER
Country of origin: Ghana | sustainably sourced
Raw shea butter has a natural SPF of 4-6. It’s a natural healer for dry skin, pigmentation & scaring. It also has incredible anti-inflammatory properties.
ORGANIC CASTOR OIL
Country of origin: India
Castor oil has a natural SPF of 5-6. It also helps in fading scars & pigmentation
& aids the regeneration of new skin cells.
Country of origin: Brazil | sustainably sourced
Carnauba wax is hypoallergenic & acts as an emollient, having the quality of softening & soothing the skin. The wax contributes to a high water resistancy.
Country of origin: USA | Eco-certified | Non-GMO
Soy wax also contributes to water resistancy. It is rich in Vitamin E & acts as a wonderful moisturizer for your skin.
POMEGRANATE SEED OIL
Country of origin: UK
Pomegranate seed oil has a natural SPF of 15. The oil is an excellent source
of polyphenols & rich in Vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals.
RED RASPBERRY SEED OIL
Country of origin: USA
Red raspberry seed oil is rich in omega 3 + 6 fatty acids & antioxidants. It provides SPF 8 UVA & SPF 28-50 UVB
protection. It also helps heal eczema and psoriasis as well as prevents stretch marks.
Country of origin: RSA
The natural minerals of iron oxide give our Surf Zinc a
natural skin tone to ensure that when applied does no leave the skin white from the zinc. Keeping your cool vibes!
- Delivery anywhere is South Africa.
- Free shipping on all orders over R999.00
- A flat rate of R99.00 applies to orders under R999.00
- Automatic parcel tracking on all orders.
- Delivery time varies between 48 and 96 hours depending on destination address. Overnight shipping option coming soon! :)
- All orders are shipped using secure packaging.
- No orders are shipped on weekends or public holidays :(
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Returns & Exchanges
We want you to be stoked! If you are not happy with your purchase, you can return the product to us and we will either repair, replace, credit or refund you. We are happy to refund any purchase provided that the goods in question are returned in the condition they were in when delivered to you.
Our Refund policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. Refund requests received after 14 days but within 30 days, will qualify for a The Store Gift Card and can be redeemed online or in store. To log a return or exchange click here.
- it is undamaged and unused, with the original labels and stickers still attached;
- it is in the original packaging, which must be undamaged and in its original condition with all seals still intact (if applicable).
- it is not missing any accessories or parts;
- it is not listed in section 2 - Products not eligible for return; and
- you log a return on the Website within 14 days of delivery to you.
Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. We do not accept returns for:
- gift cards;
- intimates, lingerie, swimwear, bodysuits or underwear (You can return unworn bikini tops if all original swing tags are attached);
- jewelry for piercings;
- customised products
When the package arrives back at the warehouse, the items are inspected before the refund or exchange is authorised. This process can take 1-2 days. If the refund is approved, you will receive an email confirming that your money is on its way.
Refund to your original payment method or EFT can take 1-5 working days to process, and may take an additional 2-3 working days to reflect in your account. Contacting us will unfortunately not speed up this process.
Refund to Gift Card is immediate at time of processing.
If the exchange is approved, you will receive an email confirming your exchange order and we’ll start preparing the delivery.
If your return does not meet the requirements and is rejected, we will get in touch and let you know why and to arrange to have the item couriered back to you.
Payment & Security
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