Frequently Asked Questions

What is Skinnies?

Skinnies is a sunscreen revolution. It uses waterless Organogel technology, so it goes on clear, dries fast, isn’t white or greasy and feels amazing on your skin. #sunscreenrevolution

No water? why is this so great?

Normal sunscreens contain 50-70% water (which doesn’t protect you from the sunshine!). Having water as the main ingredient in sunscreen means you have to slop lots on, it’s white and greasy, you have to wait 15-20 minutes for the water to evaporate and you need to reapply often.

Skinnies is not diluted with water so it’s like a concentrate. It’s super effective and a little goes a long way.

Bonus fact: Skinnies doesn’t freeze at altitude coz there’s no water in it so it’s COOL for snow bunnies #faceshots

What is this Organogel?

Skinnies Organogel forms a thin layer on top of your skin holding the UV filters in place so Skinnies does what it should, where it should. There’s no wait time for dry down or evaporation. It provides instant broad spectrum UV protection.

How do you use it?

Skinnies is great for face & body. A pea size blob is enough to cover your face, neck and ears. Use Skinnies thoroughly and sparingly for instant long lasting UV protection.

The industry recommended amount of normal sunscreen for your whole body is a shot glass (30ml). A teaspoon amount (around 6ml) is good for the rest of your body - 5 times less than typical sunscreens!

Check the water resistance rating and reapply if you’re in the water for extended periods or if you towel dry yourself.

What’s in it?

Skinnies is made with minimal ingredients for maximum efficacy. All ingredients rate well on EWG and Paula’s Choice. There are no ingredients of animal origin so it’s safe for vegans.

We’ve opted for chemical UV filters as well as physical to make sure Skinnies protects you from UVA and UVB rays (it’s broad spectrum) and leaves your skin clear and not white.

Product specific ingredients are listed below, and any questions feel free to get in touch at

Bonus fact: Martha Van Arts, Skinnies Co-founder has a Masters in Environmental Engineering which means she’s super keen on Skinnies products being effective, efficient and environmentally friendly.

What’s not in it?

Skinnies does not contain: water, parabens, preservatives, alcohol, thickeners, emulsifiers, nano-particles, fragrances, mineral or paraffin oil, di-methicone or silicones.

By removing the water we’ve eliminated a lot of ingredients that cause skin irritation and Skinnies is non-comedogenic!

Is Skinnies good for sensitive skin and babies, and what about people with acne or eczema?

Yes! Skinnies is good for people with sensitive skin and babies and people with acne or eczema.

By removing the water we’ve eliminated a lot of ingredients that cause skin irritation and Skinnies is non-comedogenic!

We use Skinnies on our own babies, over their eczema and a lot of people tell us they can use Skinnies when they react to other sunscreens. We always recommend a patch test for sensitive skin types and especially for little people!

Skinnies is suitable for pregnant women and babies.

Bonus fact: Kids adapt faster than adults to using less sunscreen.

Is it natural?

Skinnies range of products are made with natural ingredients but are not 100% natural.

Is Skinnies tested on animals?

Absolutely not. For the record, we test on humans who are both willing and happy about it!

Bonus fact: when water resistance is tested, the people sit in a warm spa pool for up to 4 hours.

Is Skinnies tested to make sure it works?

Skinnies complies with all U.S. FDA regulations for sunscreen.

Skinnies products are independently tested for SPF efficacy, broad spectrum and water resistance.

Bonus fact: Olly Van Arts, Co-founder of Skinnies prides himself on personally testing every batch of Skinnies, including LOOKS!

Where is Skinnies produced?

Skinnies is made in Dallas, Texas in a U.S. FDA certified facility.

Skinnies is designed in New Zealand under the harshest sun conditions in the world and made in 2 global locations, USA and New Zealand.

Is Skinnies a friend of the environment?

Totally! We don’t use water in our products, coz we believe it’s one of the planet’s most precious resources. We manufacture Skinnies as close as possible to the market where it’s sold to keep carbon miles down. Packaging is minimal and recyclable. Ingredients are biodegradable.

Skinnies donates to water charities and melanoma foundations around the world.

We’re an environmentally friendly lot at Skinnies and encourage you to be as well. There are many ways our oceans are polluted and impacted, not least by rubbish & plastic, run off, emission and global warming raising the ocean temperature. This temperature change and rubbish causes most of the damage to coral reefs in our precious oceans.

Bonus fact: we LOVE answering questions about Skinnies.


Skinnies SPF30 Sungel
40 minutes water resistant
Everyday lifestyle product for face & body.

Active ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 3%, Octocrylene 10%.
Inactive ingredients: Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triacontanyl PVP.

Skinnies SPF40+ CONQUER
80 minutes water resistant
Pro protection for extreme and water activities.
Active ingredients: Octocrylene 10%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 5%, Zinc Oxide 3% 
Inactive ingredients: Beeswax, Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triacontanyl PVP.