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Our Story

It all started back in 2010 Designed in New Zealand by Martha and Olly Van Arts because they wanted to solve the problem of normal white sunscreen, where you slop on so much and reapply it all the time. They wanted something that was better for them & safer for their kids….Skinnies was born!

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Sustainable

Our top 4 actions

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Our driving sustainable goal is to not waste water, by not using water in our products we save over 10,000 litres per year.

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We have a long term plan of reducing our carbon footprint through moving from plastic tubes to sugar cane packaging that’s sustainable and captures CO2.

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We work with researchers to use ingredients with minimal aquatic toxicity considering our biodegradation impact in water ways.

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At Skinnies HQ we minimise electricity and energy, we use recycled paper, we file digitally (where possible), don’t use air conditioning and use keep cups for our coffee.

Innovation

Do less. Shine more.

Is what Skinnies way of life is all about! Our philosophy is to embrace the sunshine, as sunshine is correlated with happiness, positivity and healthiness. So, we’ve developed the world’s first waterless gel that’s like a concentrate, so you can make the most of the sunshine for longer.

Supercharge life through simplicity using less sunscreen and gain more outside adventure time and valuable relaxation.

Quality

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EMULSION

Thin emulsion sunscreens penetrate the dermal layer, absorbing and limiting UV coverage.

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SKINNIES

Skinnies Organogel™ protection sits on top of the skin & protects against full broad-spectrum UV

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ZINC

Thick zinc based sunscreens require heaped application for adequate UV protection whitening skin and reducing skin feel.

The Magic Inside the Tube

Skinnies Organogel™ forms a thin layer on top of the skin holding the UV actives in place. Unlike water-based sunscreens, there is no evaporation (or dry down), so with Skinnies the actives yield is higher

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Skinnies products are made to the highest standards in the world complying with AUS/NZ Standard 2604:2012 and are independently tested to ensure the performance of each product.

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