Our love for MOTHER nature extends past our sustainably sourced, reef friendly and certified organic ingredients. MOTHER SPF is made in Australia with 100% solar power. Our tubes are made out of recycled plastics (which would normally end up in landfill) and are 100% recyclable. MOTHER SPF comes in organic cotton reusable bags and is delivered in compostable mailing bags made from corn starch.
Not only is our priority to protect you, but also MOTHER Nature - OUR HERO!
Given the current climate crisis, we have no business or intention adding to the planet’s issues. Our tubes are made via a closed loop, Post Consumer Recycling system. This means that all of our tubes of the good stuff are made from the recyclable plastics that end up in landfill and are safe to use again. They are then washed, dried, made into pellets, crystallized, and later made into another form AKA given new life and purpose at MOTHER AUS SPF, and resulting in a never-ending loop of sustainability.
This not only reduces plastic in landfill, but on our streets and in our waterways, too. In addition (yes, it gets better), recycling these plastics calls for less resources to deplete energy and water that could be used for far more important causes. To top it all off, our tubes are filled in Australia using 100% solar power.
With every order of MOTHER AUS SPF, your PCR tube will come in a reusable canvas cotton sack that is both cute to carry, and put other things in (AKA snacks, sunglasses, love notes to friends) and is also a pal to our planet.
Cotton is one of the most sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable option which is why MOTHER AUS SPF is so keen on it. Plus it is resource-friendly to grow and process, making it the obvious choice for us.
Our mailing bags are 100% biodegradable, home-compostable materials made from 70-80% PLA (completely biodegradable co-polymer) and 20-30% PLA (a fancy term for corn starch). Our mailing bags break down within 90 days in a compostable environment, and if you’ve not yet made it on the composting train, not to worry, because they will still break down in landfill and leave no waste or methane gas behind (contrary to traditional plastic bags which take 400 years to break down and release nasty stuff on their way out).
Our mailing bags are also waterproof, so no worries mate if it starts to rain and you need to perch your postal bag atop your head for shelter, and all of our marketing materials are made from 100% recycled card and vegetable ink, and our courier (Australia Post) is carbon neutral.
Our commitment to making the earth a better place doesn’t, and will never stop at the product itself. We are passionate and focussed on doing all that we can to support our planet in ways that are possible and available to us at all times! If you have any questions, don’t be shy to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to chat all things sustainability.
MOTHER SPF is made, tested and filled in our homeland, Australia. Well TBH the founders are based in Australia, and we’re pretty happy here so we didn’t exactly have to jump through hoops for this one.
Our manufacturer is a short drive away from the MOTHER SPF team. We wanted to be as close as possible to our manufacturer to ensure they meet the standards fit for a queen I.E our #MOTHERMATES. Oh and they use 100% solar power (win win)
Now on a serious note, 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 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. Yes, you are in good wrinkle free hands here!
100% NATURALLY DERIVED
Our skin absorbs at least 60-80% of every single thing we apply onto it, which travels into the bloodstream and can do all kinds of rogue things from there. Plants contain nutrients that share distinct molecular and structural similarities and have the same natural regenerative abilities as the oils and nutrients in our body. This bio-match allows the ingredients to work synergistically with your skin (not against it)
Organic ingredients can have 69% higher antioxidant levels than non-organic ingredients - this superior quality equals a much higher performance and reduces the risk of free radical damage. Not to mention, the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilisers or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have an unforgiving affect on our planet.
Our Zinc Oxide is mined from within Australia. Minerals get a bad rep in the market for being associated with child labour (unfortunately in some cases they are). So we can ensure no blood diamond conditions here folks! Only fair work act conditions.
NO ADDED WATER
Water is the beauty industry's most used ingredient and by 2025, it's estimated that 1.8 billion people will live in areas that are dealing with water scarcity. We had no interest in adding to this and do not use water as a filler in MOTHER SPF as most brands do. We are 100% oil based and filled to the brim with concentrated ingredients, giving you, your bang for buck!
REEF SAFE FORMULA
We do not use any chemical UV filters which studies show they have been found to contribute to the declining health of coral, resulting in coral bleaching, which essentially means it’s stressed TF out and is susceptible to disease and even death. Not such good news for our entire ecosystem! The great news is MOTHER SPF is formulated sans ANY chemical UV filters, and uses non-nano Zinc Oxide.
NO ANIMAL TESTING AND VEGAN
A big, fat, huge YES!!! The only people or things MOTHER SPF has been tested on is willing and able human beings. Also another big YES for being vegan. MOTHER SPF only uses plant based oils and wax, free of any animal derivatives or ingredients.