Surfmud is a natural zinc-based tinted covering cream – made by surfers, for surfers and anyone who works outdoors in the sun.
We all know that sunscreen is a must when working or playing outdoors in the Australian sun, but are you aware that there are many sunscreens on the market that contain toxic chemicals.
This is why we have teamed up with Surf Mud to supply and promote a range of sunscreens that contain all natural ingredients that are safe and non-toxic for you and the environment.
– Australian Made
– Reef Safe
– Natural Ingredients
– Preservative Free
– Not Tested on Animals
We only recommend the use of Surf Mud sunscreen when swimming in your Recreation Ponds to prevent destabilising the natural bacteria filtration system. In fact most sunscreens contain antibacterial preservatives, which in a closed system Recreation Pond, can build up and destroy the beneficial bacteria that these bodies of water depend on to stay clear and clean. Oil is generally used as a carrier in most lotions and these are also detrimental to aquatic ecologies
The Haereticus Environmental Labatory have compiled a list of chemicals and attributes in personal care products (e.g., sunscreen lotions and sprays) that are found in a number of different aquatic and marine ecosystems that can have a detrimental effect on their existence. They call this list of chemicals and physical-attributes the “HEL LIST.
The HEL LIST includes:
- Any form of microplastic sphere or beads.
- Any nanoparticles like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
- 4-methylbenzylidene camphor
- Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
- Methyl Paraben
- Ethyl Paraben
- Propyl Paraben
- Butyl Paraben
- Benzyl Paraben
Have a look at lotions and research the ingredients to get a better understanding of what is in them and make good choices.