Sunscreen Information

Raw Love Sunscreen is a reef safe sunscreen made with certified organic ingredients.

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Raw Love Sunscreen Ingredients

  • cold-pressed unrefined coconut oil
  • raw shea butter
  • zinc oxide (non nano)
  • sesame oil
  • beeswax
  • jojoba oil
  • vitamin E oil
  • carrot seed oil
  • pure essential oils: lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus
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Raw Love Sunscreen uses 100% all natural plant-based ingredients using organic farming methods. The beeswax works as a water resistant agent on your skin when doing active things like like running, diving, gardening and so on! It is suitable for any water activity and suitable for any age. We have hand-selected ingredients to give your skin and or tattoos the moisture, antioxidants and glow that you deserve!

Our sunscreen’s main active ingredient is Zinc Oxide — one of only 17 active ingredients currently approved by the FDA for use in sunscreens.

Zinc oxide particles sit on the outermost layer of your skin, the stratum corneum, where they scatter, absorb, and reflect ultraviolet radiation, protecting your living skin below. Zinc oxide is unique among sunscreen ingredients in that it is truly a broad-spectrum blocker, protecting from UVA, UVB, and even UVC. We’ve determined that zinc oxide is the safest, most effective active sunscreen ingredient available.

Water resistant and FDA approved, our natural sunscreen formula provides beneficial antioxidants while moisturizing your skin.

Raw Love Sunscreen offers full broad spectrum sun protection with SPF 35 using non nano zinc as the only active ingredient.

The best sun protection is to limit your exposure and cover your skin. The second best protection is Raw Love!

New to organic zinc based sunscreens?

Less Is More!

Please note, this is not your average drugstore sunscreen! The consistency of our organic mineral sunscreen is different than runny lotions found at most stores. There are not many formulas containing even the smallest amount of zinc on store shelves, so many people are not familiar with how to apply natural sunscreens. We don’t want anyone to be surprised — with Raw Love mineral sunscreen — a little goes a very long way!

How to apply mineral sunscreen:

  • Use a small amount by gathering it on your fingertips or palm. 
  • Loosen it up by rubbing your fingertips around the sunscreen tin in a circular motion to warm it; this makes mineral sunscreen easier to apply.
  • Apply gently in broad circular motions to cover your skin until evenly distributed.
  • Do not lather on loads of your sunscreen, as it will be difficult to rub in, and you will most likely be wasting product.
  • It should not look white or chalky after applying. If your sunscreen is thick and white, please apply less, or rub it in more, smoothing it to expand its coverage over more skin.

If your skin turns a slight shade of white after applying it, just rub it in clear! Our customers quickly learn how much / how little to use for best results. You will be amazed just how long your sunscreen lasts while you’re outdoors!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SPF of Raw Love Sunscreen?

UVA-UVB / Broad Spectrum SPF 35.

How often should we apply Raw Love Sunscreen?

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours and after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, and immediately after towel drying.

Is Raw Love Sunscreen ideal for water activities?

Yes, the beeswax in Raw Love Sunscreen works as a water resistant agent on your skin when diving, surfing, paddling, swimming, and so on! Created by a passionate water and reef enthusiast, this reef safe sunscreen is suitable for any water activity!

Does Raw Love ever expire?

Raw Love Sunscreen has a three year shelf life. Get out in the sun and use it. 🙂 

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What should I know about zinc oxide in sunscreen?

Zinc oxide is non-irritating and safe with sensitive skin types. Zinc oxide is used as a skin protectant and anti-irritant with a long history of being used to treat skin irritations and diaper rash. So it’s really perfect in sunscreens!

How does non nano zinc work as sun protection?

An essential mineral, zinc oxide effectively reflects and scatters UVA and UVB rays from the sun, which means it provides “broad range coverage” for sun protection. You can see the protection layer created on your skin initially before fully absorbed—a creamy white barrier keeping your skin safe.

What does “non nano” actually mean and why does it matter?

A non-nano particle is larger than 100 nanometers whereas nanoparticles are tiny clumps/crystals of some substance with size ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers. One nanometer = one thousandth of a millimeter (a.k.a. ultra-small). Research has shown evidence that some substances may cause health risks when converted to nanoparticles. Consider avoiding skin care products with nanoparticles until further research is available.

What makes a sunscreen safe for corals and our environment?

Mineral-based sunscreens are safe for corals because they don’t contain chemicals that harm sea life. When chemical sunscreens wash off your body when swimming or in the ocean, they may harm aquatic life. Some commonly used chemical sunscreen ingredients cause coral bleaching and may be damaging coral reefs around the globe.

Raw Love reef safe sunscreen does not use any of these damaging ingredients in our sunscreens so they are safe for coral reefs and you.

What are harmful sunscreen ingredients?

Avoid these sunscreen ingredients:

  • Oxybenzone / Benzophenone-3 – Sunscreen with several suspected human health effects.
  • Butylparaben – Preservative with several suspected human health effects.
  • Octinoxate / Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate – Sunscreen with several suspected human health effects.
  • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor / 4MBC – Sunscreen with several suspected human health effects. Allowed in Europe and Canada, not in USA or Japan.
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Remember these tips

for the best sun protection:

  • Wear sunglasses, a hat, and wear UV protective clothing when possible.
  • Limit or avoid exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Maintain proper hydration by drinking plenty of water.
  • Seek shade when available.
  • Keiki (children) need more sun protection than adults so be sure that your children are getting full coverage and re-applying sunscreen throughout the day.
  • Use broad spectrum protection sunscreen, apply heavily to achieve full SPF benefits, and reapply after swimming and excessive sweat.