Reef-Conscious Sunscreen
Reef-Conscious Sunscreen
Reef-Conscious Sunscreen
Reef-Conscious Sunscreen

Wawai's Organics Ph

Reef-Conscious Sunscreen


WAWAI'S REEF-CONSCIOUS SUNSCREEN 
Lightweight + water resistant + grease-free 
SPF30 

INGREDIENTS 
Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Zinc Nano Oxide, Beeswax 

The product's active ingredient is zinc oxide—  the only FDA-approved ingredient that provides broad spectrum protection against UVB, UVA2, and UVA1. Unlike other sunscreens that claim to be "reef safe," this sunscreen is water resistant, and does not contain any additives, synthetic fragrances, or colouring.  And the best part? Where most other reef-conscious brands come in plastic bottles, this sunscreen comes in a reusable and/or recyclable tin. 

Free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, synthetic dyes, and synthetic fragrances. 

Our mission has always been to test what's out there, and find what works and what doesn't, so we can be a one-stop resource for tools and alternatives that actually work. We only carry products we ourselves use.

One order is inclusive of one can of Wawai's Organics Ph Sunscreen. Please see product and shipping information in the tabs below.

 

Ocean pollution is not always just plastic. Most sunscreens contain chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, (among other things,) which are known or strongly suspected to cause endocrine disruption and other damage to marine wildlife (i.e. corals, fish, and invertebrates). Studies have found that these cause bleaching, deformities, DNA damage as well as death in coral when they're washed off beachgoers or discharged by wastewater treatment plants into bodies of water.

While it's important that we protect ourselves from the sun, we should not do it at the expense of our coral reefs. Wear protective clothing and choose a sunscreen that does not contain harmful chemicals, even if you're only going to be using it in the city. Always remember that all drains lead out to the sea.

Wawai's Organics Physical Sunscreen:

  • wide spectrum
  • no animal testing
  • no oxybenzone
  • no octinoxate
  • no synthetic dyes
  • no synthetic fragrances
  • no plastic packaging
  • handcrafted
  • product of the Philippines

TO USE:
Use the same way you would properly use any and all sunscreens smooth over face and/or body and allow to dry at least 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin. Reapply every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.

This sunscreen can be used daily and worn under makeup. It has hydrating properties, and can be applied in place of a moisturizer. If you have dry skin and intend on still wearing moisturizer with your sunscreen, apply the moisturizer first, and the sunscreen afterward for better sun protection.

TO STORE:
Store in a cool dry place. This product contains natural oils. We recommend refrigerating the product when storing for long periods of time (e.g. one year).

We accept payments through the following gateways:
- PayPal
- G Cash
- Bank of the Philippine Islands 
- Security Bank

You will be provided payment options and instructions during order check out.

Please expect items to be packaged in used / reused / recycled / old / donated / secondhand paper bags, shoe boxes, or cloth bags. We try to minimize our carbon footprint where we can, when we can, and as much as we can. We refuse to procure any new packaging materials for our products, and solicit all of ours via Buhay Zero Waste Preloved, an online decluttering and dumpster-diving platform we run. All of our packaging materials are donated to us by other people and are not borne out of our own consumption. 

Pick up
Please select the PICK UP option during checkout. Our pick-up location is within Salcedo Village, Makati City. The specific address will be provided to you during checkout. You may also book with a courier service (i.e. Grab / Lalalmove / Angkas / Mr. Speedy) of your own choosing to pick the items up, if you are unable to pick the parcel up yourself.

Shipping
We now do bicycle deliveries within the Makati / BGC central business districts! This shipping option will be visible upon checkout if your delivery address is within the areas we service.

Nationwide shipping is still currently unavailable though, as our logistics partners have suspended operations over the COVID-19 quarantine period. We will update this notice and make the necessary announcements once nationwide shipping is a viable option once again.

You will be provided pick up and shipping options during order check out.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Ocean pollution is not always just plastic. Most sunscreens contain chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, (among other things,) which are known or strongly suspected to cause endocrine disruption and other damage to marine wildlife (i.e. corals, fish, and invertebrates). Studies have found that these cause bleaching, deformities, DNA damage as well as death in coral when they're washed off beachgoers or discharged by wastewater treatment plants into bodies of water.

While it's important that we protect ourselves from the sun, we should not do it at the expense of our coral reefs. Wear protective clothing and choose a sunscreen that does not contain harmful chemicals, even if you're only going to be using it in the city. Always remember that all drains lead out to the sea.

Wawai's Organics Physical Sunscreen:

  • wide spectrum
  • no animal testing
  • no oxybenzone
  • no octinoxate
  • no synthetic dyes
  • no synthetic fragrances
  • no plastic packaging
  • handcrafted
  • product of the Philippines

RECOMMENDED USE & STORAGE

TO USE:
Use the same way you would properly use any and all sunscreens smooth over face and/or body and allow to dry at least 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin. Reapply every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.

This sunscreen can be used daily and worn under makeup. It has hydrating properties, and can be applied in place of a moisturizer. If you have dry skin and intend on still wearing moisturizer with your sunscreen, apply the moisturizer first, and the sunscreen afterward for better sun protection.

TO STORE:
Store in a cool dry place. This product contains natural oils. We recommend refrigerating the product when storing for long periods of time (e.g. one year).

PAYMENT GATEWAYS

We accept payments through the following gateways:
- PayPal
- G Cash
- Bank of the Philippine Islands 
- Security Bank

You will be provided payment options and instructions during order check out.

PICK UP & SHIPPING

Please expect items to be packaged in used / reused / recycled / old / donated / secondhand paper bags, shoe boxes, or cloth bags. We try to minimize our carbon footprint where we can, when we can, and as much as we can. We refuse to procure any new packaging materials for our products, and solicit all of ours via Buhay Zero Waste Preloved, an online decluttering and dumpster-diving platform we run. All of our packaging materials are donated to us by other people and are not borne out of our own consumption. 

Pick up
Please select the PICK UP option during checkout. Our pick-up location is within Salcedo Village, Makati City. The specific address will be provided to you during checkout. You may also book with a courier service (i.e. Grab / Lalalmove / Angkas / Mr. Speedy) of your own choosing to pick the items up, if you are unable to pick the parcel up yourself.

Shipping
We now do bicycle deliveries within the Makati / BGC central business districts! This shipping option will be visible upon checkout if your delivery address is within the areas we service.

Nationwide shipping is still currently unavailable though, as our logistics partners have suspended operations over the COVID-19 quarantine period. We will update this notice and make the necessary announcements once nationwide shipping is a viable option once again.

You will be provided pick up and shipping options during order check out.

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