Hell yeah MOTHER AUS SPF is cruelty free. The only people or things MOTHER AUS SPF has been tested on is willing and able human beings.
We wanted to know what happens if Zinc Oxide Nano Particles are absorbed? While there’s no definitive answer for this yet, there's speculation they may be absorbed into the cells and accelerate ageing both inside and out. While more research needs to be done, MOTHER AUS SPF likes to steer clear of Nano Particles and uses Non-Nano Zinc Oxide instead, to stay in the safe lane.
MOTHER AUS SPF only uses plant based oils and wax, free of any animal derivatives or ingredients, so yes! No beeswax here folks – we need these guys for the literal survival of the human race. They are responsible for the cross-pollination of plants, AKA helping the food we eat and air we breathe thrive, and their numbers are decreasing fast, meaning beeswax is a no-go zone for MOTHER AUS SPF.
MOTHER AUS SPF is free of any added fragrance; we decided to steer clear of using fragrance as it’s a common allergen and can contain up to 300 dangerous ingredients, which is a huge pass for us. You might still find it smells pretty good which is thanks to the coconut oil ingredient.
You bet. MOTHER AUS SPF is certified water resistant for 4 hours, so you can frolic in a body of water, take a bath, work up a sweat, or have a drink thrown at you, all without taking home a nasty sunburn.
After 4 hours a decline in SPF protection may occur, so reapply this baby. And if safety is your calling – reapply every 2 hours.
MOTHER AUS SPF has a shelf life of 3 whole years, for specifics – check the crimp of the tube for expiry information.
MOTHER AUS SPF is made, tested and filled in our homeland, Australia.
The manufacture of sunscreens is strictly regulated by the Australian Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The TGA's sunscreen regulations are among the strictest in the world. Which is good news for everyone - all batches of MOTHER AUS SPF are thoroughly tested to ensure that they are safe, manufactured by a TGA approved facility, that the SPF claims on the bottle are exceeded and that the quantity of approved active ingredients is present before they are released to the public.
Absolutely! Our planet is already in enough trouble, and we’ve chosen to stay in our own lanes re: contributing to this. Which is why, MOTHER uses Post Consumer resin plastics (PCR) to manufacture its tubes. We take the excess plastic out of the environment and reuse it in order to provide an endless closed packaging loop. Side note: our external packaging is also made from PCR or corn starch.
To create a protective barrier, you’ll need to get amongst MOTHER AUS SPF 20 minutes before sun exposure, to clean dry skin, and re-apply after any water sporting activities and exercising or sweating.
MOTHER SPF is oil based and water-free which means a little goes a long way - good news for your bank account, and your skin. Apply on clean dry skin as you would a moisturizer, before makeup.
MOTHER AUS SPF is a broad-spectrum physical sun protectant, meaning it’s perfect over skincare and under makeup. Like a protective sandwich filling keeping the good in and the bad out.
Yes, except that it will change your makeup wearing life for the better. It’s super hydrating meaning a smoother makeup application and will last the length of the day. Pro-tip: wait a minute or so before applying makeup for all of the oils in MOTHER AUS SPF to work their dewy magic.
Since MOTHER AUS SPF is all natural, fragrance free, formulated for sensitive skin and is irritant and allergenic free, it is safe to use MOTHER on tiny humans and reactive skin. As with any new product, we recommend patch testing first for super safety.
MOTHER AUS SPF is free of retinoids and retinol, BHA’s, fragrance, parabens, preservatives, and chemical UV filters, making it totally safe to use whilst growing aforementioned tiny humans. Always check with your doctor first before using new products when pregnant.
MOTHER AUS SPF is safe for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin. Our use of clean natural ingredients and expert formulation ensures this.
MOTHER AUS SPF has been formulated with high quality natural oils and will not disrupt the skins micro biome, keeping your sebum glads regulated and your skin happy.
Traditionally Zinc Oxide leaves a white cast, however MOTHER AUS SPF has been formulated with high end technology to prevent this from happening, plus the use of non-nano Zinc Oxide keeps application ultra sheer. MOTHER AUS SPF will blend into skin like an invisibility cape of anti-ageing.
Yes, MOTHER AUS SPF blocks both spectrums. MOTHER AUS SPF will protect you from UVB Rays - the ones that turn you a flattering shade of notification red, and protect you from UVA rays - the ones that speed up ageing, and liken you to your nannas driving gloves.