Why Physical Barriers Work
There are two basic types of ultraviolet rays that reach the earth’s surface—UVB and UVA.
UVB rays are responsible for producing sunburn. UVA rays penetrate more deeply into the skin and play a greater role in premature skin ageing changes including wrinkle formation (photoaging).
Waxy’s Original’s focus ingredient is Zinc Oxide, which is both a natural UVA and UBV protector.
Our Zinc Oxide is a non-nano physical sun protector, which means it lies on top of the skin (as opposed to absorbing into it). Think of it as tiny little mirrors, as it reflects sunlight, never allowing the rays to touch your skin. Even better, it starts working as soon as you slather it on.
Zinc Oxide is one of the safest ingredients for protecting the skin against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. It is safe enough to use on infants, which proves how gentle it really is on the skin. Due to our zinc oxide being non-nano, it is considered safer for the ocean!
Waxy’s Original protects your skin from exposure to the elements. Fun in the sun doesn’t have to involve chemicals.
Let’s break down the concept behind the brand name for you:
Waxy’s: as in the beeswax used in the product. There is also the nod towards surfboard wax and the theme of the beach!
Original: because we want to get back to basics with the original way people protected themselves from the sun – using a physical barrier (Zinc).
The first documented use of zinc occurred in India around 500 BC when it was used to treat open wounds. Because non-nano zinc oxide is not harmful to coral reefs, it is considered a good eco-friendly sunscreen to this day.
In the 1980s Zinc oxide became a popular ingredient in sunscreen lotions. This mineral is not only good for sun protection, but also for diaper rash, chapped skin, and other skin irritations. It’s an important part of what is now referred to as “mineral sunscreens.”