About All Good Products
From botanical medicines to feel-good vibes, All Good was founded by meeting nature at the table and not adding much else. From our products to our packaging to our “corporate machine,” we’re committed to living and inspiring others to live in balance with nature. It’s our responsibility to be good stewards and take care of the habitats and communities that take care of us. Shop our range of skin, sun, lip, and health care products - Better for you and the planet.
“Organic” isn’t just for hippies and baby food anymore – it’s for all living things. We source organic ingredients to make products that promote good practices. Power to the plants.LEARN MORE
If you stand for nothing, you fall for everything. We make body and reef friendly sunscreen and we’re fierce advocates for protecting marine life and coral reefs.LEARN MORE
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best sunscreen to use on my kid? Break it down – what’s the difference between non-SPF, SPF 15 and SPF 20 lip balm? Are any of your sunscreens non comedogenic? I got sunscreen on my clothes and now they’re stained. What do I do? Do your mineral sunscreens and Sunsticks work in water or if I sweat a lot? What’s different about your tinted sunscreen line? What are the ingredients in your sunscreens? I’ve tried a lot of zinc sunscreens and some are pastier than others, does this matter? I have a new bottle of All Good Sunscreen Spray that won’t spray. Is there a trick to get it going?
We’re all kids on the inside. On the outside it’s just a matter of preference. Our Kid’s sunscreen line, as compared to our Sport sunscreen line, is extra nourishing for sensitive skin. Here’s the main difference: sunflower oil vs. jojoba oil. Our Kid’s Mineral Sunscreen has soothing calendula, chamomile, and sunflower oil instead of the jojoba oil used in our Sport mineral sunscreen. Some people like the jojoba oil, others prefer the added ingredients in the Kid’s… pick your (non) poison. We recommend a cute layer of sun clothes for little ones younger than 6 months, but you can also check with doc to ensure using a mineral sunscreen is safe for your baby.
Rule of thumb: SPF intensity should correspond to the amount of sun you’re exposed to. Headed to Arizona? Take SPF 20. Headed to the catacombs underneath Paris? Take non-SPF (and maybe an exorcist). Non-SPF balms are great for night-time and indoor use, SPF 15 balms are ideal for short sun exposure (short hikes, running in and out of tunnels), and SPF 20 balms are perfect for prolonged direct sun exposure. When in doubt, we go with SPF20. Better safe than sunburned.
“Non comedogenic” is just a fancy way of saying “this won’t give you comedones,” ie: clogged pores. Our sunscreen products follow the non comedogenic guidelines (they do not contain ingredients known to clog or irritate pores) but they have not been certified as non comedogenic. (Mainly because the certification process involves testing on animals and we aren’t about that).
First, don’t worry – there’s no crying in baseball and suncare. Second, examine the stain — what color is it? If you’ve ever gotten that weird orange-colored stain on your clothes after a day at the beach, we assure you that zinc sunscreen was not the culprit. It’s more than likely that the sunscreen that dyed your clothes orange included the chemical Avobenzone – a “gateway” ingredient commonly used in chemical sunscreens that we deem a BIG NO-NO. If your stain is white from zinc sunscreen or a light brown color from tinted zinc sunscreen varieties, assemble your ingredients and get to work. You’ll need: a dull-edged knife, baking powder, white vinegar, hot water and a little laundry detergent. What to do: Scrape off the excess zinc with the knife. Sprinkle a bit of baking powder over the stain and let it absorb the grease for a couple minutes before brushing off the powder. Soak the stained article in hot water mixed with detergent and gently rub out the stain. Transfer the article to soak in white vinegar for 15 minutes, and then put it through the washer/dryer as you normally would. Sunscreen, pasta sauce, butter… same stain-removal technique. You’re welcome.
If you’re in the water or just sweat excessively (no judgement – we feel you), you should re-apply sunscreen every 80 minutes (that’s for ALL sunscreens, BTW). For normal, every-day use, we suggest reapplying every 2 hours. For high-water situations, we’d suggest the Mineral Sunstick since it’s an oil and wax base and stays on better.
You mean, besides the color? The new All Good SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Lotion is just a darker cousin to our Sport Sunscreen Lotion. It still has the same Reef Friendly formula, it’s just tinted with iron oxides to blend with most skin tones (not just Casper’s). No matter the tint, container, name or application, all of our sunscreens are made with non-nano zinc oxide and other minerals that are free from all of the bad stuff.
We’ve got a few kinds, so let’s break them down. Our Reef Friendly sunscreens use an active ingredient of non-nanoparticle zinc oxide; zinc oxide works as a physical barrier (as opposed to a chemical absorber) between your skin and the sun to protect you from UVA/UVB rays. We also add other safe, organic ingredients like buriti oil, aloe, and calendula to our sunscreen formulas to help the zinc apply smoothly to your skin. Our Kid’s Sunscreens have added chamomile for sensitive skin. To see a full list of ingredients, check out the product page of the sunscreen you’re interested in on our website. And of course, all of our sunscreens are Reef Friendly, which makes them human-friendly too.
Assuming they are both non-nano and have a similar SPF, then no – they’re exactly the same. We tested our various non-nano zinc sunscreen lotions in our fancy UV lab, and found that the visibility of the white zinc oxide (even after it was rubbed in) is not an indicator of how effective the product is. What it DOES indicate is how well the lotion was formulated to blend in with skin and disperse zinc oxide particles evenly.
It sounds like the nozzle is clogged, which can happen when the zinc cakes in the small nozzle during long periods of not being used. We recommend unclogging the nozzle by running it under warm water and inserting a thin needle into the nozzle itself. This seems to be working for other customers as long as the needle is thin enough to fit into the nozzle opening. If that doesn’t work, please email us so we can figure out how to help you.
What is the best sunscreen to use on my kid?
Break it down – what’s the difference between non-SPF, SPF 15 and SPF 20 lip balm?
Are any of your sunscreens non comedogenic?
I got sunscreen on my clothes and now they’re stained. What do I do?
Do your mineral sunscreens and Sunsticks work in water or if I sweat a lot?
What’s different about your tinted sunscreen line?
What are the ingredients in your sunscreens?
I’ve tried a lot of zinc sunscreens and some are pastier than others, does this matter?
I have a new bottle of All Good Sunscreen Spray that won’t spray. Is there a trick to get it going?
How long will Herbal Freeze work to relieve pain? I use All Good Goop for everything, but is it safe to use on my dog’s paws?
Even though Herbal Freeze is pain relief on demand, let’s start with a few things Herbal Freeze CAN’T help relieve: breakups, the current Administration, and those Sarah McLachlan PSA commercials. Everything else depends on your body and what type of pain you are seeking relief from. Most people feel pain relief almost immediately after applying All Good Herbal Freeze and find that relief lasts for a couple of hours. We recommend using it at night when your body is going into it’s natural “healing mode.”
Does a dog poop in the woods? Yep, you can use All Good Goop for your dog! It works great for raw paws, hotspots, and any other knicks and scratches. Just make sure not to apply too much since your pooch might lick it off… and we’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say it’s medically referred to as “loose movements.”
How long will Herbal Freeze work to relieve pain?
I use All Good Goop for everything, but is it safe to use on my dog’s paws?
Are All Good products safe for sensitive skin? Can I use your body lotions on my face and neck? Are your products safe for babies? Are All Good products gluten-free? I have a peanut / tree nut allergy – are All Good products safe for me? Are All Good products vegan? Do you use animal testing?
Our products are made with botanical ingredients that are intended to soothe, relieve, and safely protect your skin. That said, we’re experts on making skincare products, but YOU are the expert on your own body. If you know you’re sensitive to something, check the ingredients list first. If you’re unsure, we suggest you perform a skin patch test every time you use a new product. Just rub a little of the product on your inner arm (or other sensitive skin) and check for redness or rash in the morning. If it looks concerning, stay far, far away. If it looks normal, you should be fine to use the product. If you’ve got any questions about our products, feel free to drop our customer service a line (PSA: we have about as much medical street cred as George Clooney) – we’ll do our best to answer your questions.
You can use them on a boat, you can use them with a goat… and yep, on your face and neck too! All of our body lotions are formulated with ingredients that are not to be an irritant or clog pores, but they have not been technically certified as non comedogenic. “Non comedogenic” is just a fancy way of saying “this won’t give you comedones,” ie: clogged pores.
Ah, babies – those sweet little mysteries. We can’t tell you how to parent, but we CAN give you the facts: Per FDA guidelines, babies under 6 months of age should not use sunscreen. (They recommend keeping babies out of the sun or using clothing like a long-sleeved rashguard and a hat to protect them from the sun.) After 6 months, they should be okay to use sensitive sunscreen (again, that’s according to the people in lab coats.) They recommend applying the sunscreen to a small area first, just to make sure there aren’t any unforeseen allergies (new humans = go slow). Our All Good Kid’s Sunscreen formulas (all of ‘em: lotions, sprays, and sticks) are developed for sensitive skin and are made with organic and botanical ingredients. If you need info on a specific products or just want to share cute baby photos, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! All Good products’ ingredient lists are gluten-free! However, although our manufacturing lines are thoroughly cleaned between production runs, the facilities that manufacture our products are not certified gluten-free facilities, so we cannot 100% guarantee that there would be no risk for cross-contamination.
Our product ingredients do not include any peanuts or other tree nuts. However, most of them do contain some combination of coconut oil, shea butter, and buriti oil. Though production lines are cleaned thoroughly between production runs, we do not produce our products in certified peanut-free and tree nut-free production facilities.
Most of our products are vegan, however we do incorporate beeswax into a handful of our products (Lip Balms, All Good Goop, SPF 50+ Sunscreen Butter Tins and Sunscreen Butter Sticks, and our SPF 30 Coconut and Unscented Sunsticks). Our beeswax is sourced from a fellow B-Corp that treats its bees ethically and sustainably. Beeswax or not, all of our products are Leaping Bunny Certified, meaning that we (and the companies we source from) do not conduct product testing on animals.
No way, Jose — we test on actual humans! We’re all about cruelty-free cosmetics and partner with membership affiliates like PETA and Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (Leaping Bunny) to encourage consumers and companies to say no to animal testing. It’s the 21st century, people – let’s just test on humans or robots. Paging the Terminator.
Are All Good products safe for sensitive skin?
Can I use your body lotions on my face and neck?
Are your products safe for babies?
Are All Good products gluten-free?
I have a peanut / tree nut allergy – are All Good products safe for me?
Are All Good products vegan?
Do you use animal testing?
Do All Good Products expire? How can I re-use the packaging from my All Good product? What does “OTCO” on your labels mean, and how does it relate to USDA Certified Organic? Where can I find All Good products? Are All Good Products plastic-free?
You know what they say, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Like all good things, our organic and botanical products have an expiration date. On products like our mineral sunscreens and All Good Goop, look for the symbol of an open cap with a number, followed by “M”. This means it is good for X number of months after opening. To keep your products fresh, we suggest you store them in a cool, dry place and avoid direct sunlight. It’s skin care, not a cactus. If you have a question about the quality or expiration of a product, get in touch – we make great pen pals. email@example.com.
Congratulations, you are officially our favorite customer. Any of our products that come in jars and spray bottles can be washed out and reused. Some ideas for jars: spice jars, herb jars (ya, you know the kind), office supply holders, containers for lunches, kids crafts – great for anything small, loose and portable. Some ideas for sprayers: water for plants, DIY surface cleaner, spritzer for hot days and hikes, water-soluble paint for your kids (sorry in advance).
Long answer: Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) is the certifying agency that ensures products meet the standards of the national certifications: either USDA’s National Organic Program or NSF’s body care specific organic standard. Short answer: Made with good stuff.
Time to do your best Inspector Gadget impression. Our entire product line is on our website (ie: the place you are now), but to find our products in real life, click through to our store locator page and search for stores in your area. To check stock of a specific product, we suggest you call the store directly before heading in.
Single-use plastics suck. As a company, we are committed to sustainable practices and do our best to rid our product line of unnecessary plastics. Many of our products come in glass or metal containers that can be cleaned out and recycled (or better yet, reused!), and our lip balm and sunstick tubes are made from a minimum of 50% recycled plastic (in the industry, we call that post-consumer recycled… AKA, PCR). As of 2020, our sunscreen sport and kids tubes will be the highest percentage of PCR we’ve found – we’re switching to 100% PCR caps and 65% PCR product tubes. And the search for alternatives continues every day — we’re currently working with innovative companies to find more environmental and cost-effective alternatives for our product tubes. We’re on the hunt so if you see something you dig, drop us a line – we’re all ears.
Do All Good Products expire?
How can I re-use the packaging from my All Good product?
What does “OTCO” on your labels mean, and how does it relate to USDA Certified Organic?
Where can I find All Good products?
Are All Good Products plastic-free?
Why are chemical sunscreens bad for coral reef ecosystems? What is the difference between reef safe and reef friendly? I found a “Reef Friendly” sunscreen. How can I fact-check it? Do tinted sunscreens stain clothing? Are your products safe for pregnant or lactating women? Do All Good SPF products have a UVA/ PA+ protection rating? For all the nerds out there, the FDA requires that broad spectrum sunscreens pass critical wavelength >370 nm testing, which ours do. Zinc Oxide, the only active ingredient in our sunscreens, is a broad spectrum sunscreen agent, which means it protects both against UVA and UVB radiation. We conduct in-vitro testing with third-party labs to verify our product’s SPF ratings. What’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays? How do you protect against both?
The short answer: Because nano-particles shed from your skin, get into water, and eventually clog the pores of coral reefs (Reefs, they’re just like us!). Here’s the long answer: There are a variety of different chemical sunscreen ingredients (aka “The Awful Eight”) that have been found to cause bleaching, deformities, DNA damage and ultimately death in coral when sunscreen washes off beachgoers or is discharged into wastewater treatment plants and deposited into bodies of water. We stay far far away from those ingredients and proudly all of our mineral-based sunscreens aren’t harmful to reefs and marine life.
It’s the same thing, just with a different name. (It’s just like how Americans call it the “John” and Brits call it the “Loo”). To curb the confusion, the Safe Sunscreen Council is working to propose legislation that standardizes how terms like Reef Safe and Reef Friendly are used.
There’s this little phenomenon out there called “greenwashing,” where companies will claim they have eco-friendly products because a portion of the product is made sustainably. When it comes to sunscreen, a lot of companies produce chemical sunscreens that are touted as “Reef Safe” because they don’t contain Oxybenzone and Octinoxate (the two chemicals banned in Hawaii), but they contain several other “Awful Eight” chemical sunscreen ingredients (Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, PABA [Aminobenzoic Acid], Enzacamene, Octisalate, Homosalate, Avobenzone). That’s like baking a cake without butter but with loads of sugar and calling it “healthy.” The only way to know if something is truly reef friendly is to check the ingredients. If it contains ANY of the Awful Eight ingredients, it’s no good for reefs.
Let’s put it this way – MOST things stain white colored clothing (hence the shelves of bleach at the market). So we recommend not rubbing your face on light colored clothing, towels, furniture if you’re wearing tinted sunscreen. If you do happen to get our zinc-based sunscreen on something, please follow the steps relayed in a previous FAQ, “ARGGG! I got zinc sunscreen on my clothes… how do I get it off?”
First of all, congrats on your little bundle of joy and best of luck getting the zzz’s when you can (it’s a good thing they’re so cute… ). We strive to use the purest ingredients we can find with the intention of making products that aren’t harmful to anyone, including pregnant women, lactating women, and their littles. That said, we recommend you consult with your doctor or pediatrician if you have any questions about using our products while pregnant or lactating.
Ah yes, the bureaucratic side of skin care. We haven’t adopted the PPD system (or PA+) testing system since it’s still not commonly known or understood in the US (kudos to YOU for being on top of things!). The PPD/ PA+ testing system scans for UVA ray protection and is used primarily in Europe and Asia. Going forward, we may choose to complete PPD testing on our sunscreens, but by current FDA (Federal Drug Administration) standards, all of our sunscreens pass UVA and UVB broad spectrum testing.
Can we get a translator up in here, please? SPF(sun protection factor), UVB (ultraviolet b rays), UVA (ultraviolet a rays). Now that we’ve settled that, let’s move on. SPF technically only measures protection from UVB rays – the radiation primarily responsible for sunburn (think of “B as in burn”). UVA rays are related to other forms of sun damage like immune suppression, skin aging, and free radical generation, ie: the stuff that does long-lasting damage and can lead to skin cancer. (Think of “A as in AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!”).That’s why you want to look for products labeled “broad spectrum” to protect against multiple types of ultraviolet rays. All of our sunscreen products have been tested and determined efficient broad spectrum sunscreens in compliance with FDA standards. That means they adequately protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. Now go frolic and be free.
Why are chemical sunscreens bad for coral reef ecosystems?
What is the difference between reef safe and reef friendly?
I found a “Reef Friendly” sunscreen. How can I fact-check it?
Do tinted sunscreens stain clothing?
Are your products safe for pregnant or lactating women?
Do All Good SPF products have a UVA/ PA+ protection rating?
For all the nerds out there, the FDA requires that broad spectrum sunscreens pass critical wavelength >370 nm testing, which ours do. Zinc Oxide, the only active ingredient in our sunscreens, is a broad spectrum sunscreen agent, which means it protects both against UVA and UVB radiation. We conduct in-vitro testing with third-party labs to verify our product’s SPF ratings.
What’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays? How do you protect against both?