SunButter Skincare is your go-to Australian zero waste, ethical, natural, reef-safe skin and sunscreen brand.
It was founded in 2016 by a marine biologist and conservation ecologist who were learning about the negative impacts of chemical sunscreen pollution on our oceans, and in particular coral reefs.
At the time, they were working on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Feeling the squeeze between the need to wear sunscreen whilst swimming with whale sharks and their passion to protect the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, the pair began to develop a natural high quality sun protection. A formula that possessed the highest sun protection factor possible for their outdoor lifestyle - SPF50, but was not going to compromise their skin with harsh chemicals or have adverse effects on marine life and corals.
This is how SunButter™ was born. The original SunButter sunblock was handmade for the whale shark guides, photographers, divers and fisherman of the Ningaloo Reef. Since 2019, SunButter has expanded from handmade sunblock to launching Australia's first reef safe sunscreen packaged in reusable and recyclable tins and Australia's first vegan surf zinc. All SunButter products are listed with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and comply with Australia's world leading sunscreen standards.
The SunButter team's passion to grow a socially and environmentally ethical skincare company is driven by their mantra, "Protecting people and the planet"; a promise to our planet and our customers for us and our future.