HONEY SHIELD - BORN IN JEFFREYS BAY 
"We surf almost every day using only Honey Shield for sun protection."

Ingredients



Raw Cape Honey and Beeswax

Legend has it that Cleopatra's main beauty secret was to bathe in milk and honey. Today we know that the enzymes in raw honey are antibacterial which helps prevent acne. Honey is also rich in anti oxidants which is an excellent treatment for wrinkles and aging skin. Honey unclogs pores and it is a natural moisturizer. This is the ingredient that gives our product its lovely smell and taste.

Beeswax is what makes our product stick under the harshest of conditions. Traditionally this is done by petrochemicals like petrolatum. What a lovely natural alternative!


Coconut oil

Coconut oil is anti bacterial, anti fungal, moisturizing and full of anti oxidants. It is one of the most versatile natural ingredients that can be used for anything from removing scars to freshening breath. The coconut oil we use is cold pressed from purely organic nuts and contributes to our product's lovely smell.


Canola oil (non-GMO)

Canola oil is rich in vitamin E and K, which helps to eradicate skin problems like wrinkles, fine lines, acne, blemishes etc. It is used as a base in many skin creams and lotions as it makes the skin supple and glowing.



Ochre

Ochre is fossilised clay. The pretty colours are caused by the iron oxide it contains. It is non toxic. Ochre has been used by primitive (and modern) tribes all over the world for sun protection and make up. The beautiful Himba people of Namibia uses a body lotion containing ochre and animal fat to protect them from the harsh African sun. Ochre was also mined by the early Egyptians and it is now believed that they mixed it with oils and used it as a sunscreen.


Zinc Oxide

The only "active" (if you can even call it that) ingredient in our products is non-nano zinc oxide powder. Zinc Oxide has been mined in India and used in medicines for over 2500 years. After all that time it is still regarded as safe. The American FDA even lists it as a food additive. Zinc oxide works by scattering and reflecting the sun's rays.