In 2016 marine biologist and conservation ecologist team Sacha Guggenheimer and Tom Hiney became aware of the negative impacts of chemical sunscreen pollution on our oceans, and in particular, coral reefs.
At the time, Tom and Sacha were working on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Feeling the squeeze between the need to wear sunscreen and the passion for protecting the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, the pair began to develop a natural, high-quality sun protection product.
Sacha and Tom wanted a formula that possessed the highest sun protection factor possible for their outdoor lifestyle, SPF50, without compromising their skin with harsh chemicals or having adverse effects on marine life and corals. So, this is how SunButter™ was born.
The original SunButter sunblock was handmade for the whale shark guides, photographers, spearo's, divers and fisherman of the Ningaloo Reef. Now, SunButter has expanded from handmade sunblock to Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration listed sunscreen, with an SPF50, 4-hour water-resistant, reef-safe sunscreen.
SunButter's passion is to grow a socially and environmentally ethical skincare company, driven by their mantra, 'Protecting people and oceans'.
SunButter is also proud to offset all carbon emissions including shipping orders, staff, manufacturing and travel through native tree planting in Australia and New Zealand with Green Fleet Australia.
+ Australian designed
SunButter is designed on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.
+ Australian made
SunButter is ethically made in a solar-powered facility in Victoria, Australia.
SunButter is ethically made in Australia by a local manufacturer who pays ethical wages and offers safe working conditions.
+ Eco-friendly ingredients
SunButter sunscreen is made with certified sustainable ingredients and broad spectrum UVA and UVB mineral blocker zinc oxide, which lends superior restorative and nurturing qualities for all skin types, even sensitive and/or weathered skin. The SunButter range is vegan, reef-safe, contains no nano particles, no sunspheres (Nano Plastic Particles) Certified, Therapeutic Goods Administration listed and registered, safe for all skin types including sensitive skin, babies and face application, and made in Australia in a solar powered factory. SunButter tins are also reusable, BPA free and recyclable.
SunButter is Therapeutic Goods Administration listed and registered, and no-Nano Plastic Particles Certified.
No animals have been harmed in the process of textile production or manufacturing and no animal textiles or animal by-products are used in SunButter products.
SunButter is a transparent brand. You can ask the team any questions about their design practices, sourcing and manufacturing.
+ Social enterprise
SunButter is a social enterprise that exists to create positive environmental change. SunButter donate 10% of profits or 1% of sales, whichever is greatest, to creating a better planet and future for all.
Shop the full SunButter eco-sun protection range here.