Collection: Sun Protection


Why is 3rd Rock Sunblock® Mineral Sunscreen's Protection Unsurpassed?


The Orange and Blue lines represent the "best of breed" mineral based sunscreens on the market today. The Green line is our revolutionary product – 3rd rock sunblock® sunscreen. As you can see there is no reduction in UVA protection for 3rd Rock and no degradation of protection in the presence of the sun over the entire UVA and UVB region. No other sunscreen can make this claim or provide the scientific and technical evidence we provide.

Endocrine Disruptor Free

Endocrine disruptors are chemical compounds that kill skin cells and often lead to damaging the function of the immune system. 3rd Rock—the world’s first 100% non-endocrine disrupting, non-toxic sunscreen—lets the immune system do its job like no other formula can by eliminating any possibility of even a trace of toxic substances coming into contact with your skin. What’s more, the use of whole leaf Aloe Barbadensis Miller gel (not reconstituted aloe powder) together with aromatherapeutic essential oils help fortify and accelerate the body’s immune response—even in the presence of direct sunlight.


Cytoprotection is a process by which chemical compounds provide protection to cells against harmful mutagenic agents. While super-antioxidants like beta glucan, gamma oryzanol and Vitamins C and E neutralize UV-induced free radicals that threaten cell integrity, cytoprotectants including Aloe Barbadensis Miller whole leaf gel help strengthen cell walls to fortify the immune system’s first line of defense. Working together, these multi-protective agents play an important part in maintaining healthy cells and tissues to ensure that no toxic cytokines can form.

Optimal pH

Cancer cells thrive in acid environments, but cannot live in alkaline media—proper body and skin pH has become a pivotal issue in proactive health care management. Every other sunscreen is water based and therefore acidic to begin with – leading to instability of the sunscreen formulation and it’s reaction with the skin. So it’s no wonder 3rd Rock’s alkaline pH formulation is being hailed by progressive dermatologists and other healthcare professionals as a breakthrough for providing glowing skin and body health.

What are the Health Benefits of 3rd Rock Sunblock® Mineral Sunscreen?

Long Lasting and Water Resistant - 3rd Rock Sunblock®Sunscreen formulations include chelated zinc oxide, beeswax with propolis and orange wax. This combination together with vegetable glycerine provides unrivaled water resistance over time.

Fully Biodegradable & Environmentally Safe - 3rd Rock sunscreen is not only biodegradable – it is food grade edible. It is not only safe for the environment and the reef – after solubilizing in water it actually functions as a nutritional source of food for microorganisms.

Absorbs Quickly into Skin and Spreads Smoothly - 3rd Rock sunscreen is 70% glycerine NOT 70% water –this allows for smooth spreading and rapid absorption into the skin. Glycerine is a humectant meaning that water is also absorbed onto and into the skin when applied.

Translucent Skin Tone - 3rd Rock has worked for years to perfect the product by reducing whitening and ghosting caused by Zinc Oxide. By developing a golden colored product, this has also helped to greatly reduce the unsightliness caused by other sunscreens.

No UV Ingredient Breakdown or Free Radical Formation - When exposed to sunlight, organic active ingredients in conventional sunscreens decompose on the skin’s surface, releasing free radicals that work to destroy cell membranes. 3rd Rock SunBlock’s chelated zinc oxide is inorganic so there’s no breakdown in the presence of UV light and it absorbs UVA better than any other brand…period.

No Prior Application Necessary - There’s no need to apply 3rd Rock before sun exposure. Just rub it on once you’re in the sun and you have immediate protection. Over time the glycerine-based formulations will seep into your skin and any unwanted whitening will disappear.

*Recommended to apply by first rubbing the lotion between your hands and then on the desired areas of your face and skin.


Infants and Kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that because an infant’s skin is very thin and sensitive, infants under 6 months should be kept out of the sun. However, if exposure is unavoidable and your baby is under 6 months, a non-chemical sunscreen should be used. “Non-chemical sunscreen” in this case refers to the use of Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide active ingredients. You should be asking the question, “If the products are potentially harmful to infants why wouldn’t they be potentially harmful to adults”? In fact they are.

UVA vs. UVB: UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin's thickest layer and can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling. UVB rays affects the top layers of your skin and play a key role in the development of a sunburn and skin cancer.

A sunburn continues to develop for 12 to 24 hours after sun exposure. Sunburn still happens on cloudy days. Clouds filter out some but not most UV rays, making it easy to burn on cloudy days if you’re not careful.

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How are 3rd Rock's sunscreens different and what patents do you have?


Take our patented zinc oxide complex which provides the world’s best UVA protection. Add Vitamins C and E for antioxidants. Aromatherapeutic essential oils to strengthen the immune system—even in the presence of sunlight. Add cytoprotectants to help your skin fight UVA damage from happening in the first place. Combine in a patented, first-of-its-kind manufacturing process and you’ve got a second skin of protection that one industry expert has likened to the "Holy Grail"..

It’s a new concept, a new category—the world’s first safe, effective and proactive suncare. 0% toxicity (no cell death or losses) + 100% natural = 3rd Rock safe! There’s no ingredient for the skin not to like in any 3rd Rock product, much less one that could harm it. From pesticide-free, sustainably grown Aloe Barbadensis-Miller gel directly from the whole leaf and therapeutic-grade essential oils to high-altitude beeswax, every ingredient that can be certified organic is. Our commitment to 100% hypoallergenic, non-toxic skin protection and care means no synthetics, perfumes, preservatives or alcohol. All ingredients are food grade edible. Even so, a healthy sunscreen is one thing. But a healthy, pH alkaline, proactive sunscreen that stops UVA and UVB and is more stable better than any brand ever?

That’s the 3rd Rock advantage!

Why does 3rd Rock Sunblock™ feel different than typical sunscreens?

Our non-toxic product is completely different than any other sunscreen on the market. One reason is that unlike all the rest that are 70% water-based (causing evaporation once put on your skin), 3rd Rock's formulations are 70% organic kosher vegetable glycerine-based, allowing for absorption of water from the atmosphere. This changes everything with respect to how you should apply our product to your skin -- your body's largest organ. For the best sunscreen experience and UVA protection on the planet:

Please shake bottle and squeeze a small amount, up to a quarter size onto your hand -- With our sunscreen, a little goes a long, long way. DO NOT LATHER ON! Rub between your hands to warm it up to body temperature -- This will allow for proper spreading. Spread a thin uniform coat; work our sunscreen lotion onto one portion of your skin at a time.

Why is the sunscreen so thick?

Our sunscreen is a glycerin-based product, which makes the sunscreen seem much thicker. However, a small amount of the sunscreen can go a long way. You do not need to apply the same amount of our sunscreen as you would with other sunscreens.

Can the products be used on infants?

Yes, all of 3rd Rock Essentials products are completely safe to use on infants.