Waste Not, Want Not!

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£8.75 GBP
Regular price
£9.75 GBP
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£8.75 GBP
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Product Type : Beauty


While other companies may throw away their less-than-perfect finished products, we prefer ours to go to welcoming homes!

Slightly Dented

Sometimes stock gets damaged in transit to us from the factory or if we're butter-fingered when getting orders packed, and so we are selling our slightly dented products off a little cheaper than normal.

'Bobbly'

Also, we have had some Shade™ come out a little 'bobbly'. This isn't a great skin feel as it's usually beautifully smooth to apply, but with a little TLC a loving home can make it quickly and easily gorgeous again - we just don't have the time to do this for you.

Shea butter is made up of many fatty acids, each with their own melting and solidifying pace. When manufacturing it is not always possible to quickly cool the batches in the same way as could be achieved when making the formula in small batches by hand, and when packed and then stacked, the cooling process can take a while, increasing the risk of the shea forming 'grains' (or as we affectionately call "Bobbles"). This is an interesting article which explains this phenomenon in more depth.

We're selling these at a discounted price because there's a little effort required on your part to get them back to silky smooth before you start using them again.

Please check out our dedicated Bobbly Sunscreen page for step by step instructions on how to make it perfect again at home. 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

'Whiffy'

These are the end of a batch which were made with a stronger smelling shea butter - a strong smelling shea indicates just how unrefined and organic it is - it has not gone through a refining process that strips it of its naturally-occurring healing properties, odour and most of its natural healing properties and vitamins that make it a remarkable butter. Although we always opt of unrefined, organic shea for Shade™, this was a particularly strong smelling batch from a women's cooperative in Burkina Faso!

We have been wondering what to do with these as they're not everyone's cup of tea, but although some customers didn't like the odour, others found it disappeared shortly after application so it didn't bother them. Now that we have our Waste Not, Want Not! page, we are selling them off very reasonably as they also only have 9 months left on the shelf life. The smell of the sunscreen does not impact the performance - please read our blog post 'The Three Variables of Sun Protection' to understand what can impact performance...!

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JC
12/06/2022
Jennifer C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Very Good Stuff

I love the texture of this natural suntan skin protection. It feels great on lips. I have been using it on my face for skin blemishes and spots and it has worked wonders. Great product!

12/16/2022

Not the Norm Ltd

Fantastic. We're glad you're enjoying the product, thank you so much for your review.

PK
06/12/2022
Pamella K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Safer Sun

This sun screen has been a god send my daughter has not had a reaction to this sun screen & we are now 100% enjoying the sun with peace of mind and avoiding all the nasties in most commercial said ‘sun protection ‘ which in my opinion causes ‘slow burn’ ( excuse the pun) consequences . You don’t get that with Shade ***

How do you normally ship and how long does it take?

All orders are normally processed and mailed within 2 working days of receipt, but we aim to send all orders within 1 working day.

We use Royal Mail services for all orders unless over 2kg in weight, when we will choose an alternative courier.

Generally...

  • UK-destined orders will take between 1-4 working days depending on the service you choose for delivery
  • EU orders will normally take up to 5 working days, depending on the destination country
  • All other international non-EU (USA, Canada, Rest of the World) will take between 4 - 10 working days
  • We ask all UK customers to allow up to two weeks for delivery
  • We ask all overseas customers to allow up to 25 working days for delivery.

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