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At SunSessions we asked ourselves the true question: If we invested in the best natural ingredients to craft our zinc paste, would the customer care? 

Well, to our delight today's health conscious customer seeks out the best possible product on the market based on their principles. Our customers are mindful to the environment, animals and resources. 

our story
OUR
story

Our story is simple. We are a surf family of 4, mom, dad, girl, boy.

We travel the world to surf. Over the years we've exposed ourselves to all the harsh outdoor elements - wind, sun, cold, heat and thus endured Mother Natures forces. We understood that in order to be active outdoors we needed a clean, effective and resilient product that would safeguard our exposed skin from sunburn, windburn, frostbite, dryness BUT also soothe, hydrate and replenish - 

1 product that would serve us as an all in 1.

In our small country we experience all seasons and all weather types, from skiing up in the northern mountains, to surfing, sailing, windsurfing or swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, or cycling, running and trekking our barren deserts. We did our research, we contacted our local resources, farmers, chemists, environmentalists, and even vegans.

Our goal was to produce a physical mineral UVB/UVA skin barrier made to stick for long hours outdoors while enjoying our sporty lifestyle. 

Our conscious is finally clear. We crafted a skin protector using local and wholesome ingredients that we would use, our kids would use and be proud to have our friends use.

We now would like to share our SunSessions natural zinc paste with you.

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ingredients
OUR ingredients

We have used only the finest plant based organic and natural ingredients because we truly believe that Mother Natures does provide the most effective skin care solutions.

 

Our organic based zinc paste is our healthy alternative skin care product. 

  • environmentally clean – totally biodegradable

  • ocean & coral reef safe

  • people safe

  • extra water resistant and stays on for a few good hours

  • sweat resistant - does not leak down your face

  • great for all skin types,  sensitive skin and non irritable

 

Our zinc nourishes your skin while shielding you from the outdoor elements again we are a healthy alternative in a world of chemical based skin care products (that hopefully will go away!) the concentrated goodness every day.

Zinc Oxide (non-nano, non-coated)

Creates the physical barrier between your skin and the elements.

 

Organic Cacao Butter

Contains natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity. Excellent moisturiser - deeply hydrates and heals dry skin. Recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

Organic Olive Oil

The "age old" natural antioxidant.  Excellent skin moisturiser, replenishes the skins elasticity.

Organic Golden
Yellow Jojoba Oil

A healing oil due to its high percentage of iodine - soothes and heals dry flaky skin and chapped lips. Jojoba oil is used as a sealer to keep in moisture and protect the skin from the harsh external elements.

Organic Coconut Oil

Has natural SPF & rich in Vitamin E.  Nourishes & restores skin moisture by eliminating dead skin cells and strengthening deep skin tissue.

 

Local Pure
Yellow Beeswax

Is hypoallergenic. Forms the protective layer that acts as the barrier that blocks out irritants while allowing the skin to breathe – will not clog your pores. Beads off water and the zinc sticks longer in the water. 

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zinc oxide
Zinc Oxide 

Zinc and zinc compounds play an important role in human health. Zinc deficiency can manifest itself in many ways including growth retardation, decreased immune function, skin disturbances, gastrointestinal dysfunction and various blood disorders.

 

Zinc oxide has been used as a derma to therapeutic agent for hundreds of years, first as a component of calamine and then on its own in various preparations.

Zinc containing compounds are a great benefit to humans. Some zinc containing compounds are well known antimicrobials. Zinc Oxide is also very beneficial as a sunscreen or sun barrier.

 

Zinc oxide today is widely used as a topical therapeutic medication. It may well be the most commonly used topically applied drug of all time.

Zinc Oxide as a sunscreen:

The solar spectrum is divided into various wavelengths which are measured in nanometers. Our  interest is in ultraviolet Radiation or UVR, which is credited with the most biologically significant consequence of sunexposed conditions like sunburn and skin cancer.

 

UVR is divided into UVC /UVB /UVA

UVC – very toxic (carcinogenic) however virtually all filtered out by the ozone layer.

UVB – makes about 18% of the solar UV spectrum – the immediate sunburn.

UVA – makes about 75% of the solar UV spectrum – this is photaging (skin ageing, yellowing of the skin, loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles, and melanoma).

 

NonNano Zinc Oxide this inorganic mineral is NOT absorbed by the skin. (nano zinc oxide is absorbed due to its nano particles)  Because of its  Non Nano state, this zinc oxide should not cause any adverse reactions to the skin such as allergies or irritation.

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jojoba oil
Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil is like the superfood of skincare! It’s packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to nourish and moisturize the skin. It’s also non-greasy and easily absorbed, making it the perfect addition to any skincare routine. Plus, it’s gentle enough for all skin types so whether you’re oily, dry or somewhere in between, Jojoba Oil has got your back. So go ahead, give your skin a little taste of the good stuff with Jojoba oil.

Sunsessions Natural Zinc utilizes only the highest quality jojoba oil harvested right in the Israeli desert.

  • Moisturizes and protects skin

  • Antifungal Properties

  • Antimicrobial

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Organic Raw Cacao Powder

Introducing the secret to truly indulgent and nourished skin: our raw cacao Powder! Raw Cacao powder delivers incredible amounts of nutrients to the skin. This potent antioxidant can cross the blood brain barrier aiding with cell repair and neutralize harmful free radicals. Raw Cacao powder protects the skin from harmful UV Rays and acts like a natural sunscreen.

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-Organic Cacao Butter
Olive Oil

Introducing the age old natural antioxidant: the luscious and luxurious olive oil! This golden elixir is packed with antioxidants and fatty acids that will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and radiant. It's like a trip to the Mediterranean for your skin! Rich in vitamin E, it helps to nourish and protect your skin from environmental stressors. Indulge in the rich, silky texture of olive oil and experience the ultimate in hydration for your skin.

At SunSessions, we use premium, cold-pressed virgin olive oil that is sourced and grown right in Israel. 


 

*Natural SPF value estimated at 8*

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Coconut Oil

We at SunSessions call it Mother Nature's “first aid kit”. Packed with nourishing fatty acids, coconut oil is known to deeply hydrate and protect skin. Coconut oil soothes sunburn, eczema and psoriasis and it also improves the skin barrier function while the polyphenols aid in fighting off the signs of cell damage and aging. 

Plus, Coconut Oil has antiviral and antifungal agents that help treat bites and itch. 

Indulge in the luxury of coconut oil and let your skin soak up all its amazing benefits. 

 

*Natural SPF value estimated at 8*

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Beeswax

Say hello to the buzz-worthy ingredient of our skin care line: Beeswax! This natural wonder is packed with vitamins and minerals, it deeply moisturizes and nourishes your skin. Thick and rich, beeswax adheres to your skin for long periods of time allowing the sweat and water to bead off which then allows the zinc to stick longer on the skin.

 

Sunsessions 100% pure beeswax bars sourced from beekeepers in northern Israel are rich in vitamin A which helps cell renewal, reduce wrinkles and age spots while moisturizing your skin without clogging your pores. 

 

Our unrefined, unbleached & hand poured beeswax gets its yellow or brown tone from pollen oil in flowers, propolis, tree bark and sap flowers. 

Indulge in the natural benefits of beeswax and let it work its magic on your skin.

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Raw Shea Butter

Next up, the ultimate treat for your skin: our raw shea butter. At SunSessions we use all natural Grade A ivory unrefined shea butter.  Raw Shea Butter is unlike any other tree nut product, its very low content of proteins prevents allergies usually caused by other nut products therefore making it perfect for all skin types. 

Loaded with vitamin A,E and F, raw shea butter contains antioxidants that help neutralize sun damage, prevent aging and maintain skin's elasticity. Plus, it's a natural anti-inflammatory, which means it helps to soothe and calm red, irritated skin and helps to relieve sunburned skin.

Indulge in the rich texture of raw shea butter (which is non comedogenic, so it won't clog your pores) and we promise your skin will thank you for this heavenly treat!

It is important to remember that Shea is made up of a ton of super fats. When we produce our SunSessions products the shea is blended with additional ingredients. When the balm gets too cold, the fats try to re-solidify as tiny granules, so if you open one of our tins and see “grainy” texture … not to worry the product is still 100% OK.

 

Pro Tip: If you want to get rid of the graininess a few simple tip:

Place the closed tin in a freezer bag, boil hot water and pour into a deep bowl so the freezer bag can be fully covered when pouring the boiled water over the bag. Cover your bowl with a lid, leave it for 20 minutes. Let the water cool, remove the tin and your cream should be ready for use.

 

*Shea butter contains an estimated SPF of 3-4*

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Vitamin E

Introducing the secret to youthful and radiant skin: Vitamin E. This powerful antioxidant is like a superhero for your skin. It acts as a shield against harmful UV rays and protects your skin from environmental stressors, while also nourishing and moisturizing it for a smooth and glowy complexion. Vitamin E helps to nourish and moisturize your skin while also providing extra anti-aging benefits. Indulge in the benefits of Vitamin E and give your skin the protection it needs to look and feel its best
Indulge in the benefits of Vitamin E in our Zinc and give your skin the ultimate protection it deserves

 

Pro Tip: Lips exposed to the sun don't contain Melanin, a protective pigment our skin has, vitamin E helps protect and repair the delicate skin on your lips leaving them soft and kissable!

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Sea Buckthorn Oil

Known as the “wonder oil”, Sea Buckthorn Oil is the ultimate beach-worthy ingredient. Packed with antioxidants and anti inflammatory qualities, sea buckthorn oil promotes skin hydration, elasticity and cell rejuvenation helping heal minor skin irritations, burns and frostbite!
 

It deeply hydrates and nourishes your skin, leaving it looking and feeling soft and smooth. Plus, it's a natural sunscreen, providing extra protection from the harmful UV rays. Indulge in the luxurious benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil and take your sun protection game to the next level! Your skin will be ready for some fun in the sun

 

And the best part is, it’s non comedogenic and absorbs quickly making it perfect for all skin types. 

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Calendula Oil

Say hello to the ultimate soothing ingredient: Calendula Oil! Fun fact, Calendula oil is distilled from the Marigold flower which is one of nature's most healing herbs!


This powerful oil is packed with anti-inflammatory properties which helps to soothe and calm irritated skin. It's antifungal, antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties calm the skin and promotes healing, it also decreases the effects of skin disease such as psoriasis and eczema 

Plus, it's a natural sunscreen, providing extra protection from the harmful UV rays. Indulge in the luxurious benefits of Calendula Oil and give your skin the ultimate soothing and protection from the sun. Your skin will thank you for this heavenly treat.

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Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Introducing the ultimate skin defender: Red Raspberry Seed Oil! This powerful oil is like a superhero for your skin. Packed with antioxidants and natural sun protection properties, it helps to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, while also nourishing and moisturizing it for a smooth, soft, and glowing complexion. Plus, it contains linoleic acid which rebalances the skin's natural oils and it is non comedogenic (which means it won't clog your pores). Indulge in the benefits of Red Raspberry Seed Oil in our sunscreen and give

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SunSessions for the seasons. Protect your skin against windburn.

You may think your skin is safe from the elements once swimsuit season is over and the air cools down but that's not the case. Most people know that the sun can still harm your skin in the winter, but there is another environmental factor to watch out for, that is the wind…

 

Your skin has an outer layer of molecules called lipids: these keep your skin hydrated and protected from the sun, cold, and wind. When the air is cold, your skin contains less moisture and as a result the elements can break down those lipids and harm your skin more easily. The combination of wind friction on an exposed area of the skin and ultraviolet exposure which occurs even on cloudy days - can cause redness and skin irritation commonly known as WINDBURN 

 

Windburn is especially common among people involved in winter sports such as skiing, skating and sailing. The increased movement and possible glare from the sun cause more wind friction and sun exposure which can lead to very uncomfortable chafing. A windburn may feel like a sunburn and because sunburns are still possible in winter the two irritations may coincide. 

 

Be prepared for the winter seasons with our SunSessions Natural Zinc Paste and Lip Butter. 

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