Zero Waste Mineral Sunscreen and Hand Cream from EarthBits
I’ve been working on reducing our family’s waste for quite some time now. One area that I’ve only just started exploring is sunscreen. We are very sensitive to the sun and have skin cancer in the family so this is a product that I’ve been happy buying in plastic (we only use a couple of tubes per year as a family as we mainly avoid the sun when it’s at its hottest and cover up with cotton clothes) but I’m also curious to try zero waste options to see how they work too.
EarthBits is a plastic free online shop full of eco goodies for the family and the home and they sent me a bundle of products that included the following items from the brand AMAZINC:
- MINERAL SUN LOTION, SPF 50+ (AMAZINC)
- SUNBLOCK STICK FOR LIPS AND FACE (AMAZINC)
- RESTORATIVE HAND JAM (AMAZINC)
Let’s have a closer look at these zero waste skincare goodies:
MINERAL SUN LOTION, SPF 50+ (AMAZINC)
This is a zero waste sunscreen that is completely plastic free. It comes packaged in a beautiful recyclable aluminium bottle with screw cap. It’s vegan and made with minerals and natural oils to protect and hydrate your skin. It provides SPF 50+ protection and is suitable for all climates.
It’s quite runny, like a lotion, and easy to apply. You have to rub it in a bit to get it to sink in properly. It doesn’t feel sticky when applied but you can feel that you have something on your skin. It’s very hydrating and feels very protecting. It does make your skin a few shades paler than usual but that’s not something that bothers me. It hasn’t caused any skin reactions or breakouts for me which is always good news!
The sun protection comes from the zinc oxide rich formula which has been designed to block the harmful sun-rays. The hydrating natural oils are olive oil and almond oil which are great for nourishing your skin and providing lots of moisture. This sunscreen is available in 100ml and 150ml and suitable for the whole family, especially fair and delicate skin.
SUNBLOCK STICK FOR LIPS AND FACE (AMAZINC)
This handy pocket size stick is a sunscreen for your lips and face that’s easy to take with you. It’s made with a mix of Zinc oxide, Magnesium oxide and Lanolin to protect your skin from the sun and keep it hydrated.
Great for harsh and windy conditions as well as sunny days. The hydrating oils are olive oil and almond oil combined with beeswax to provide long lasting hydration. This product provides SPF 50+ protection and is water resistant.
The packaging is plastic-free and zero wast as it’s just a cardboard tube that can be recycled or composted. As this product contains beeswax, it’s not vegan but it is suitable for vegetarians. The thick formula makes it long lasting. I especially like it on my lips but also for quick applications on the go.
RESTORATIVE HAND JAM (AMAZINC)
My hands are always in need of some TLC. I’m constantly washing my hands and soaps and detergents are taking their toll on my skin. This zero wast hand cream in recyclable or compostable cardboard packaging is a wonderful treat for my hands. It’s thick and rich and nourishing!
This product was originally created as a treatment of climbers’ hands but works well on anyone of course! Perfect for dry and damaged skin. It’s a solid product full of natural ingredients to soothe, repair and protect damaged skin, even cuts and burns. If you are treating any cuts or burns, always wash the skin well before applying a product.
I use it on my hands but it can be used on any dry, damaged or chafed areas of skin. The product contains Cera Alba, Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and other oils and Vitamin E which is a great blend for damaged and dry skin. I like to massage the product into my hands while watching a bit of TV in the evenings when the kids are asleep as a little pampering session for my hands.
I’m really happy with these products from EarthBits. I also love how all the packaging is completely plastic free and eco-friendly too.
These products were sent to me for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.