This heavy duty sunblock is designed to stay on for long periods of time in the water. It’s great for surf sessions in the bright Hawaiian sun, so we call it our surf stick. It has a higher concentration of beeswax than most sunblock formulas, which makes it more water-resistant and long lasting.
Traditionally, Hawaiians have used Naupaka leaf (which is a common plant that grows naturally on the beaches here) as a sun protectant. We infuse this plant into organic coconut oil, which we use as a base for our sunblocks. The fresh Naupaka leaves that we use are gathered carefully from special spots around the island of Oahu. They are then lightly crushed using a lava stone to break down the cell membranes and release the medicinal essence. The leaves are submerged in the coconut oil and lightly warmed by the sun and very low heat for up to two weeks. This infused oil is combined with natural spf oils such as olive oil, vitamin E, carrot seed, and red raspberry seed, lavender, and shea butter. Non nano zinc oxide is added for mineral spf protection and beeswax is added to bind the ingredients and make it water-resistant when applied.
This sunblock is great for active lifestyles and anyone who wants strong sun coverage without having to reapply frequently. It is very good for use on the face and areas that burn easily. It is made with all organic ingredients so it does not sting the eyes and is non toxic and good for sensitive skin. It does not contain any harmful chemicals so it is not only good for your body (as your skin is its biggest organ), but it is also friendly for the reef and ocean life.
We add tint to this surf stick by using organic cacao powder. This makes the sunblock tan in color so it will blend in with your skin tone.