Big Blue Cosmetica Mineral Zinc Cream
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Reef-safe zinc cream for the eco-conscious! High level protection from the sun's harmful rays with non-nano zinc oxide, water resistant, non-greasy and highly nourishing for skin. Proudly tested on people (not animals!) under the harsh Aussie sun.
This all natural formula contains up to 25% photo-reflective mineral zinc oxide for the un-tinted version (which comes in a 120mL screw top tin), and a minimum of 10% zinc in the darkest of the tints (which are in handy little compostable push up tubes). Zinc is great at scattering UV light, acting like tiny mirrors on the surface of our skin, and is also naturally highly soothing. Tinted versions all contain a blend of natural colourants including raw organic cocoa powder, organic Sri Lankan turmeric, zeolite and iron oxide clays. These ingredients all have their own numerous benefits to skin, and smell absolutely divine as well.
Perfect for the face or body with a lightweight, super nourishing, non-comodegenic macadamia oil and raw unbleached Victorian beeswax base. The beeswax is naturally soothing to skin and gives it a good water-resistant quality, but reapplication after swimming or excessive sweating is important for maximum efficacy, and wearing appropriate clothing and sunglasses is always a good idea especially during peak UV times.
A little goes a long way so take care to not apply too much and rub in well. All the creams provide a light sheer coverage when appropriately rubbed in - you should be able to see the zinc particles when you look closely at your pores but the cream should blend in with your natural skin colour. Suitable for daily use.
AS LOCAL AS CAN BE*
CHECK THE INGREDIENTS!
macadamia ternifolia seed oil, zinc oxide* (25%), santalum acuminatum (quandong) infused in helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, cera alba (beeswax), organic tapioca*.
Tinted versions contain a blend of: Fair Trade organic Peruvian theobroma cacao (cocoa) powder, zeolite, iron oxide (red clay), carbo activatus (activated charcoal) and organic Sri Lankan curcuma longa (turmeric),
*denotes imported ingredient.
About the names and colours:
I wanted to name these tinted creams after different Australian native tree species, and was disappointed to learn that many of their scientific names are derived from the last names of European colonial scientists who 'discovered' them. This didn't sit right with me, so instead I decided to give them some of their older names, and researched the names that Aboriginal people held for these species. My hope is that if more Australians speak the languages of First Nations people that it will deepen our connection to and appreciation of this land, as well as our respect for the original custodians who cared for it for so long pre-invasion, and whose cultures continue to teach respectful care for our natural home.
As Professor Jakelin Troy says in this really fantastic article I urge you to read as well, "Country will care for you if you care for it".
The article is called 'Say My Name' and can be found here
BANDA is the Cadigal word for angophora hispida, the flowering gum or dwarf apple, and is a warm toned tint suitable for fair/olive complexions.**
MELALEUCA is the scientific name for a genus of flora that includes the paperbark tree, and comes from the Greek meaning 'black/white' potentially from the strikingly stark contrast on the bark after bushfire season. The colour is suitable for those with a fair complexion but pink/red-undertone.
YARRA is from eucalyptus yarraensis, our native grey gums that grow along the Yarra River, so named from the Wurundjeri word for rushing water. This is a rare example of both the colonial name for the river, and the scientific name for the tree, coming from an Aboriginal language. The colour is a warm toned brown similar to the colour of cinnamon powder.
WADANGGARI is the Cadigal word for banksia ericifolia, commonly known as the banksia tree. The colour is suitable for darker skin with a warmer/olive undertone.
ACACIA is the name of a genus native to Australia, including the wattle tree, and also common with Africa. It was an old Greek name for the 'thorny Egyptian tree' and the colour is suitable for darker skin with a cool/pink undertone.
This is a natural product with a limited shelf life. Please use within 24 months of purchase and keep away from direct sun and excessive heat to prolong product life. Take care when opening on very hot days, product may remelt in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius.
Once empty - KEEP THE TIN ! You can return it for a $2 refill discount, contact Leanne@moppyandeco.com.au to find out how) or alternatively find a way to repurpose or recycle it.