What Makes This Good Stuff
Kabana Bali Bloc SPF 30 Raw Cocoa Sunscreen Stick was created in response to customer requests for a very water resistant tinted sunscreen in a stick format. Bali Bloc is specifically optimized for people who participate in active aquatic sports such as surfing, kite boarding, whitewater, waterparks, snorkeling/SCUBA, and complies with the 80 Minute Immersion Very Water Resistant standard (click for the testing report). Bali Bloc is made with just four ingredients; which are 100% certified organic excluding the zinc oxide!
The formula is mocha tinted, due to the presence of raw certified organic cocoa powder, and has a delicious chocolate-coconut scent.
Bali Bloc is healthy, highly effective and safe for children and adults of all ages.
Bali Bloc is free of common allergens. It’s soy-free, gluten-free, corn-free and dairy-free. Please see the Ingredients tab above for a complete list of ingredients in the product.
It provides excellent Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
- Healthy – non-nano, not-micronized Zinc Oxide as its sole active ingredient; Zinc Oxide the only sunscreen active ingredient FDA-approved for children under 6 months of age.
- Safe – contains simply four edible-grade, 100 certified organic ingredients and is completely petrochemical-free
- Effective – provides 97% broad spectrum UV absorption across the entire UVA & UVB spectrum
- Unique formula – soy-free, gluten-free, corn-free and dairy-free.
- Naturally delicious chocolate-coconut scent
- Ecosystem approved – biodegradable formula is safe for reefs and the aquatic environment & packaged in 100% recyclable tubes
- Cruelty-free – never tested on animals – only tested on humans per 2011 FDA OTC Sunscreen Monograph regulations
- Dermatologist recommended
The average individual particle size of the Zinc Oxide USP we use is 0.260 micron (260nm) with Standard Deviation of 0.012 micron (12nm). This means that there are statistically zero particles smaller than 100nm, the cutoff for the nano classification. Most nano sunscreens on the market have particle sizes in the range of 10-20nm.
*Please note: the certified organic cocoa powder present in Bali Bloc may stain clothing.
What we particularly love about Kabana’s sunscreen is that it uses non-nano particles of zinc oxide that are also not micronized. For those of you who care to learn more about this complicated nano/micro particle-size issue, here is additional info
Kabana’s SPF testing data is available online (making them the only company to do so).
The Complete List of Ingredients in Bali Bloc
- 25% non-nano Zinc Oxide
- Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Certified Organic Cocoa Powder
- Certified Organic Beeswax