Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Unscented | 2.6 OZ.

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Zinc oxide

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Did you know that many leading sunscreens contain chemical ingredients which could have detrimental effects on coral reefs1? At ATTITUDE, we are Ocean Lovers, and we care about protecting marine life just as much as your skin! Embrace the sun and the sea with ATTITUDE SPF 30 face & body mineral sunscreen – fragrance-free.

Our reef-friendly, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free non-nano zinc oxide formula for face and body offers complete broad spectrum sun protection to filter both UVA and UVB rays. It is formulated with hydrating, fast-absorbing and protective ingredients like avocado oil and jojoba seed oil. Our easy to apply mineral sunscreen will reflect the sun’s rays and keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

*Available in tubes without boxes, to avoid overpacking.
**The packaging may differ slightly from the visuals on this page.

  • Newly developed, this Face & Body Mineral sunscreen is specially crafted with plant and mineral-based ingredients such as jojoba seed oil and avocado oil to hydrate the skin.
  • Made with non-nano zinc oxide, a physical filter.
  • Broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen: offers both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested: suitable for people with sensitive skin.
  • ECOLOGO® Certified: sustainable and biodegradable mineral sunscreen.
  • PETA Certified: 100% vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
  • Ocean Lovers stamp: sunscreen made with ingredients that are have a minimal impact on coral reefs and ocean life2
  • Non-greasy formula: lightweight and easy to apply.
  • Free of chemical ingredients such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate and Benzophenone-3 (BP-3), potentially harmful ingredients for our health and marine life according to the EWG.
  • Free of 4MBC and Butylparaben, known as potential endocrine disruptors according to the EWG.
  • Free of PEGs such as PEG-100 Stearate and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil, contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals according to the EWG.

1https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/may/03/hawaii-becomes-first-us-state-to-ban-sunscreens-harmful-to-coral-reefs

2https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/may/03/hawaii-becomes-first-us-state-to-ban-sunscreens-harmful-to-coral-reefs

Key ingredient: Zinc oxide (20%). *Use: Helps prevent sunburn.

Ingredient list:

  • Aqua/water/eau (solvent)
  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride (skin conditioning)
  • Polyhydroxystearic acid (emulsifying)
  • Cetearyl alcohol (emulsifying)
  • Glyceryl stearate (emulsifying)
  • Cetearyl glucoside (emulsifying)
  • Ethylhexylglycerin (skin conditioning)
  • Glycerin (humectant)
  • C10-18 triglycerides (skin conditioning)
  • Behenyl alcohol (emulsion stabilizing)
  • Sodium chloride (viscosity controlling)
  • Xanthan gum (viscosity controlling)
  • Caprylyl glycol (emollient)
  • Sodium gluconate (perfuming)
  • Persea gratissima (avocado) oil (emollient)
  • Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (emollient)
  • persea gratissima (avocado) oil
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil

*Our products are constantly evolving, hence, please refer to the product packaging for our most accurate ingredient list.

Apply a thin layer, then spread with fingers all over face 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.

Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming, towel drying, perspiring heavily, or washing.


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Made with non-nano zinc oxide, a safe and effective sunscreen according to EWG experts, this hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested sunscreen forms a physical barrier that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

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Ocean Lovers

All of our sunscreens formulas are reef-friendly. They are made from natural and ingredients and do not contain ecotoxic chemical filters such as octinoxate or oxybenzone.

Frequently asked questions

Our liquid sunscreens are formulated with water and glycerin base, while our plastic free sun sticks contain oil, butter and wax. Our liquid sunscreens have a texture that provides a moisturizing feeling to the skin, while our sun sticks are more nourishing. To choose the right sun product for your needs, it is important to consider your skin type. People with dry skin or those looking for more nourishing protection may prefer our sun sticks, while those with oilier skin may prefer our liquid sunscreens.

SPF indicates the amount of UVB rays blocked by a sunscreen. SPF 30 will block 97.4% of UVB rays, while SPF 50 will block 98%. As you can see, the difference is relatively small. Although the numbers increase, your degree of protection isn’t significantly better. In fact, the difference between SPF 30 and 50 is minimal—SPF 50 only blocks an extra 0.6% of UVB radiation.

Percentage of blocked UVB rays

  • SPF 15* 93%
  • SPF 30 97,4%
  • SPF 50 98%
  • SPF 60 98,3%

*Health Canada recommends a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15.

And very high SPFs don’t come without risks. They give people the impression that they are extremely well protected, so they tend to spend more time in the sun. However, the SPF value is not a time-dependent protection, but rather indicates the proportion of blocked sun rays. This is why we have to re-apply sunscreen every two hours, regardless of its SPF, to efficiently protect the skin.


For more information, read our article "The Truth About High SPF Sunscreens: Are They Really Better?"

While titanium dioxide is often used in mineral sunscreens, it only provides partial UV protection. Zinc oxide, on the other hand, offers broad-spectrum coverage (UVA and UVB). According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), zinc oxide is the soundest sunscreen choice.

For an efficient and non-whitening product, it’s important to ensure that there is a high enough concentration of non-nano zinc oxide. *For more information, read our article here.

Yes, all our sun care products have a broad-spectrum sun protection factor of 30* and therefore protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays. The zinc oxide that we use in our sunscreen products is considered an excellent component to block UVA and UVB rays effectively. Also, the best way to protect yourself from UVA and UVB rays is to apply adequate sun protection, wear covering clothing, hats and sunglasses, and limit the amount of time you are in the sun.

Everyone is exposed to the harmful effects of the sun. However, some people are more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful effects because of their skin type, genetic and hereditary disposition, and their skin’s reaction to the sun. While it is true that very dark skin contains more melanin and has a better defence mechanism than light skin, UVA and UVB rays can have negative effects on all skin types. Having dark skin can give a false sense of protection from the sun, but beware! Dermatologists therefore recommend using a sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 30 for all skin types.

Our sunscreens are partially water resistant because some of their ingredients, including zinc oxide, naturally repel water.

However, we prefer not to label our sunscreens as such because after they are exposed to water, they will no longer provide protection that is as effective.

Therefore, we recommend reapplying our sunscreen at least every 2 hours, and after swimming or excessive sweating.

Nanoparticles are tiny molecules that have been nanonized (ground into fine particles). They could therefore enter the body through the outer layers of the skin. There are still many studies to be done to determine the direct impact of nanoparticles on health. But in the meantime, many scientists are playing it safe and not using nanoparticle ingredients in products that come into direct contact with the skin. In mineral sunscreens, nanoparticles minimize the formation of a white film after application and allow for a more transparent application, which is more appealing to consumers. Sunscreens containing nanoparticles are therefore easy to apply, non-whitening and lighter. According to the experts at EWG, the safest choice is a non-nano zinc oxide mineral sunscreen to create a physical barrier1. 1.https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/nanoparticles-in-sunscreen/#.WwqMgy8ZNPU

There are two types of UV filters: chemical and physical.

Chemical filters use active ingredients that get absorbed by the skin to block UV rays and protect the skin.

Physical (or mineral) filters create a physical barrier on the skin to block UV rays.

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), zinc oxide is considered to be the safest physical filter.