"Its one thing to provide people with a natural sun protection that works, but to create something that is so easy to use, that it shocks people - that's been the greatest pleasure" - Brad - founder of ATG Health & artisan of No Funny Business Zinc Balm
Zinc Balm was created with the intention of being much more than your average SPF moisturiser. We wanted to create a product that was 100% handmade, reef safe, human safe, smelt fantastic, is easy to apply and contains only non-toxic, ethically sourced ingredients that people can trust.
Whats different about 'No Funny Business' Zinc Balm?
Its appropriately coined as it contains absolutely zero nasty chemicals! Its been 3 years since we launched this product and we are proud to say it's been all that we hoped for. Below are some of its best features:
- Easy to use application
- Offers significant sun protection when applied to the skin tone of most people
- Is very moisturising for the skin without being sticky or thick in any way
- Contains a rare flower extract called Helichrysum (aka 'sun gold')
- Doesn't damage our coral reefs
- Doesn't sting your eyes or run off the skin with sweat or water
- Instantly waterproof thanks to beeswax
- Can be used to heal sunburn and rashes
- Can be used as makeup foundation or primer
- Won't stain your clothes if used correctly
Giving back to the reef
Our founding mantra - 'To be nurtured by nature is a reciprocal relationship' is why we are involved with some amazing environmental conservation organisations and always on the lookout to support mavericks of change! Recently we have partnered with the Great Barrier Reef Legacy Charity in northern QLD, donating $1.00 for every Zinc Balm towards their cause. You can read more here.
How chemical sunscreens impact you & the environment
Rea our blog post which delves into the sun, vitamin D, Melanin & sunscreens to help paint the picture in laymans terms for everyday aussies - Click Here to read.
How long does it last?
Over 3 years we have sold just about every tin of No Funny Business personally and we ask people all the time, how long did it last. We always get a resounding "so much longer than i suspected, you just don't need to use much!" Based on 3 years of feedback we can tell you...
If you use the product everyday on your face, exposed arms and neck it should last you:
1 person = 12-14 weeks
2 persons = 6-8 weeks
3 persons = 4 - 6 weeks
4 persons = 4 weeks
Our sun protection inventions have not been lab tested to determine their exact SPF rating, which is why we don't make any claims. We prefer real people and real skin to tell us how effective they are, but just to be sure we use 30% non-nano zinc oxide and other wonderful ingredients that are well known for their ability to protect you from too much UV exposure. You can always read our testimonials for validation or consider our chosen ingredients and form your own opinion!
Tinted Zinc Balm Medium - 60g
About The Zinc & How To Apply
Benefits of Helichrysum
Based on customer feedback we have found that applying to skin colour will achieve approximately 2 hours of 30+ SPF equivalent sun protection.
To achieve a longer protection apply a second coat, to which you might see a slight opaque colour. This tends to disappear as well in 20 minutes, but the protection remains bound to the skin with beeswax.
Aside from having plenty of non- nano zinc oxide there is also additional sun protection offered from other ingredients which are proven to exhibit protection from UVA and UVB damage.
To apply: There is a knack! Once you have 'the knack' this sun protection is a pleasure to use. Simply warm a small amount between the fingertips, tap onto exposed areas, ensuring even coverage, and simply rub to skin colour.
Watch the 'How to' video here.