When it comes to sun care, a lot of international brands don’t measure up to Australian standards; our rays are too fierce. Salt & Stone is the exception.
Founded in LA in 2017 by snowboarder Nima Jalali, it is free of artificial fragrances, sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates or GMO's. Better still, all of its packaging is recyclable and made from post-consumer recycled materials while production is carried out under renewable solar and hydroelectric energy. Perhaps most impressive, however, is the number on its SPF rating: a solid 50. And in a country with such high skin cancer rates, that counts for a lot. Mindful of not wanting to weigh down your beach bag with unnecessary gear - you don’t want to be rifling away when your Grindr/Tinder pings - we’ve narrowed it down to three essentials: Salt & Stone Premium Protection Face Stick SPF50+, Salt & Stone Premium Sunscreen 50+, and Salt & Stone Natural Deodorant in Vetiver, because of all that sweat. If you remember, the Salt & Stone SPF 30 Lip Balm, will also keep an often neglected part of the body in acceptable shape. Throw in Triumph & Disaster’s Karekare Tonic sea salt spray, and your beach bag is complete. Don’t forget to reapply and if you need a beach read, MISTR recommends - we’re helpful like that - Craig Silvey’s new tome Honeybee.