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The thickest and toughest sunscreen you'll find. Stays on to defend and nourish skin through saltwater, sweat and surf.
- 3.7 oz pushup stick
- 4 edible-grade ingredients
- Exceptionally water resistant
- Protects, moisturizes and nourishes
- Keeps your skin healthy
Pat, dot, smear and rub on this sunscreen and you're good to go for hours.
True Broad-Spectrum + Blocks over 97% of UV rays. Stays on thru heavy physical activity. Won’t run or sting eyes.
Hypoallergenic + Biodegradable Formula. One stick covers over 100 applications and in recyclable tubes.
Exceptionally Gentle on Sensitive Skin. Whitish cast shows where it’s working (and where it isn’t).
NO Oxybenzone, Octinoxate or Benzene. Won’t damage gear, repel fish or stink up lures.
Matched to both human and marine bio-systems. Safe for people and reefs.
It costs more, but you'll use it all season. Plus you'll know your skin is protected.
Skin is nourished under the protection of 4 certified organic ingredients.
Sport Stick FAQs
Will this sunscreen make my skin white?
Yes, some. When used properly, zinc oxide gives skin a visible whitish hue. We offer tinted versions to provide a more skin-colored hue.
When will this sunscreen expire?
Technically 3 years from purchase, but the useful life of our sunscreens has no practical limit, since our active ingredient zinc oxide is a mineral and does not lose its sunscreen capabilities over time, EVER. However, the FDA requires all sunscreen products to list a 3-year shelf life (mainly because petrochemical active ingredients in common sunscreens degrade quickly, even on the shelf). Regardless, if you ever feel a Waxhead product has spoiled, just let us know, and we'll send you a free replacement.
How many applications does this product contain?
The answer depends on what areas you're covering. If face only, our sunscreen stick will deliver roughly 75-100 applications. If the entire body, about 20-30 applications.
Why does Waxhead cost more than other sunscreens?
Our prices represent a true cost to the world. We source our top-grade ingredients only from reputable, fair-trade, cruelty-free companies that are almost entirely US-based. We don’t purchase ingredients from countries with questionable labor or production practices. Learn more.
"Waxhead is one of the best sunscreens for kids."
"Waxhead is one of the best Beach & Sport, Kid-Friendly sunscreens.”
"Waxhead provides full protection and you won’t damage the oceans."
Ingredients used effectively for thousands of years
Waxhead uses modern holistic science and traditional ingredients to restore human’s healthy relationship with the sun.
Uncommonly Safe Ingredients
Waxhead uses only superior quality, minimally processed ingredients. Our sunscreens contain only non-nano, uncoated, French process Zinc Oxide, 100% certified organic edible-grade inactive ingredients, and absolutely NO petrochemicals. Although the FDA recognizes many active and inactive ingredients for use in sunscreen, very few meet Waxhead’s elite standards.
Uncommonly Effective Ingredients
Waxhead sunscreens provide true broad-spectrum coverage. Unlike common sunscreens containing petrochemicals or titanium dioxide, our zinc oxide formulas deliver the most effective protection across the entire UVA/UVB spectrum, defending the skin by absorbing and scattering UV radiation, protecting effectively against both sunburn and deep tissue damage.
Sport Stick Ingredient Details + Source of Origin
1. 25% NON-NANO ZINC OXIDE
Zinc oxide absorbs UV energy via bandgap absorption and reflects and scatters in the visible spectrum, preventing skin penetration and cell damage. The broadest spectrum UVA/UVB reflector that’s FDA-approved for sunscreen use, zinc oxide is also the only FDA-approved active ingredient for use on children under 6 months of age. Zinc oxide holds tight to its electrons when it absorbs UV energy, limiting the creation of free radicals that cause oxidative damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. We use non-nano, uncoated, French process Zinc Oxide as our sole active sunscreen ingredient, and all our sunscreens contain 25% - the most of any brand.
EWG Rating: 2
Origin > USA
2. CERTIFIED ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil has been a skin softener for 1000s of years. Our certified organic extra virgin coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut and is fairly traded and less processed than refined coconut oil. Due to its high content of saturated fatty acids, coconut oil is an excellent skin moisturizer, providing necessary hydration to keep skin nourished and help repair damaged skin cells.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > India, Philippines, Sri Lanka
3. CERTIFIED ORGANIC BEESWAX
A top moisturizer, Beeswax protects and repairs rough, dry or chapped skin by locking in moisture. Beeswax has emollient properties, softening and rehydrating skin while aiding in cellular reconstruction. It is also non-comedogenic: it won’t clog pores. Plus it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in the treatment of acne. We use only non-GMO, certified organic beeswax in our skincare products.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > Argentina, Turkey
4. CERTIFIED ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT
Vanilla beans are picked when their green tips turn yellow, then cured to produce their characteristic rich color, flavor, and aroma. Our certified organic vanilla extract is a good source of B vitamins and rich in antioxidants, and its antibacterial properties make it beneficial for the treatment of acne. The smell of vanilla is known to directly enhance brain activity and induce calmness.
EWG Rating: 1
Origin > USA
How to apply Waxhead Sport Sunscreen Stick
Thick and tough, our sunscreen takes a bit of effort to apply, but a little goes a long way, you can see exactly where you’re applying it, and once on, it delivers the safest, most effective, most eco-friendly sun defense available anywhere.
Step 1: Press and dot sunscreen onto skin in sections
Slowly push up the product from the bottom of the tube, then press sunscreen in small dots and stripes onto sections of the face and body. (Retract product back into stick container by smacking bottom against a hard surface.)
Step 2: Spread out over one area at a time
Once applied, spread into an even layer across your skin.
Step 3: Rub in to reduce whiteness
Further rub into a thinner coverage, leaving a slight whitish hue that will deliver complete coverage. Our sunscreens will not fully absorb into the skin like petrochemical sunscreens.
Push it slowly up from bottom. If you push the stick too far out, tap container bottom firmly against a hard surface. Sunscreen will slide down back into the tub.
Use stick to directly dot sunscreen onto the skin (this will help warm up sunscreen too), then spread and rub into skin.
Waxhead Sunscreen FAQs
Are Waxhead sunscreens safe for the environment, reefs, and fish?Absolutely. Our products are biodegradable and contain none of the petrochemicals known to have feminizing effects on fish, coral toxicity, or bio-accumulation issues. Most brands that claim to be reef safe are absolutely NOT safe for reefs or any marine life since they contain several petrochemicals, just not the few currently banned.
Are Waxhead sunscreens water-resistant?Waxhead sunscreens are all water-resistant. Our sport stick and field tin formulations are rated via FDA protocols for up to 80 minutes, the highest legally allowed, and our other sunscreens are designed to be as water-resistant. We will not market such ratings until we have official testing results.
Does Waxhead zinc oxide contain nanoparticles?No, we do not use nano or micronized zinc oxide. We only use non-nano zinc oxide, and the particles will not enter your bloodstream or interfere with fragile marine environments (because the particles are too big).
Are Waxhead sunscreens safe for children?Yes, all our sunscreens are safe for children and babies. Zinc oxide is the ONLY active ingredient FDA approved as safe for use on babies younger than 6 months.
Are Waxhead products cruelty-free?Yes, Waxhead uses absolutely NO animal testing. We test our sunscreens on humans using federally mandated FDA sunscreen testing protocol in order to accurately calculate our products’ SPFs for labeling.
Do Waxhead sunscreens expire?The useful life of our sunscreens has no practical limit, since our active ingredient zinc oxide is a mineral and does not lose its sunscreen capabilities over time, but the FDA requires sunscreen products to list a 3-year shelf life, mainly because petrochemical active ingredients degrade over time. Our inactive ingredients are relatively resistant to oxidation, and zinc oxide acts as both an antimicrobial and anti-fungal preservative. However, if you ever feel a Waxhead product has spoiled, just let us know, and we'll send you a replacement.
How does Waxhead Zinc Oxide provide UV protection?Zinc oxide is simply THE best active sunscreen ingredient, and by a wide margin. Covering the entire UVA/UVB spectrum by itself, it has the most consistently effective absorption capabilities, which never degrade. In contrast, petrochemical sunscreens need multiple active ingredients for complete coverage, which degrades quickly on the shelf, and even titanium dioxide needs significant help (from zinc oxide) to cover a large portion of the UVA spectrum range.
Will Waxhead sunscreens make skin appear white?Zinc oxide can give skin a whitish hue depending upon the amount applied and the natural skin tone of the user. We offer tinted versions that use either certified organic cocoa or iron oxides to provide a more skin-colored hue.
How is Waxhead different from other sunscreens?Most sunscreens (even ones labeled “all-natural” or "healthy") contain unsafe ingredients, including petrochemicals, along with other questionable or even toxic ingredients. Waxhead sunscreens use only non-nano zinc oxide along with other certified organic and completely safe inactive ingredients. Each of Waxhead's products are top-rated by EWG.
Why do Waxhead sunscreens cost more?Our prices represent a true cost to the world. We source our top-grade ingredients only from reputable, fair-trade, cruelty-free companies that are almost entirely US-based. We don’t purchase ingredients from countries with questionable labor or production practices. Learn more here.
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