Tuff Stuff Tinted Covering Cream - Natural Zinc

Tuff Stuff really is, the toughest stuff. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts who face the harshest environmental conditions, our zinc covering cream is your reef-friendly skincare solution.

This formula uses only natural and nature-identical ingredients. It is broad spectrum and super water resistant to keep your skin protected and hydrated during any land or water-based activity. Compared to lighter everyday sunscreens, Tuff Stuff is a thicker formula and will not rub off with sweat or drip into your eyes while swimming.

Tuff Stuff offers the type of coverage you need for activities such as surfing, boating, hiking, working outside, or for those long days relaxing at the beach.  

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  • Description
  • Directions
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  • Ingredients
  • Testimonials

Our covering cream is tinted so you don't have to worry about looking like a 1980s lifeguard. Like all zinc oxide based products, there is a slight white cast to the product on your skin. As it is a "lifestyle" product, not a beauty product, the goal of Tuff Stuff is to provide dependable coverage, not to perfectly match your skin. The tint does contribute to a more blended and less obvious look on the skin and as Green Room expands, it is our goal to make more tones so that everyone can wear it as subtly as possible. Regardless of skin colour though, rest assured that a solid white nose is a thing of the past!

Zinc oxide, a mineral UV blocker, is the most reef-friendly ingredient in comparison to other UV blockers such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, ButylParaben, and 4-methylbenzylidine camphor. The metal tin is our choice of sustainable packaging as it can either be re-used indefinitely or completely recycled without any loss in material.

Big shoutout to the girls at Surf Sister in Tofino for their help in developing the concept! Those girls are on the beach and in the water all day long!

Check out our 'Everything You Need To Know About Our Tuff Stuff Natural Zinc' blog!


Directions: Tuff Stuff is easiest to apply when warm and soft. You can warm it up by keeping the tin in your pocket or by rubbing the formula in circular motions with your finger in the tin or on the back of your hand. Apply to face and lips with clean, dry fingers. Blend in and layer for more coverage. Keep product out of direct heat and sunlight. Remove with a gentle cleanser or an oil-based product (For Your Face works!). Wipe off and rinse with water. Follow with For Your Face. 



Weight: 20g (0.71 oz)



Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Cera alba (Beeswax), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter), Cocos nucifera (Coconut Oil), Ricinus communis (Castor Seed Oil)*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil)*, Iron Oxides, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)  * Organic


"My dad notoriously burns no matter how much sunscreen he wears when he goes fishing in Costa and when I got him to try your zinc, it was the first time ever he didn't burn!! He was so stoked and wants to get more when he gets back to Canada." - Sam

“I swear to god this is the best natural zinc I’ve ever used…” – Nessie

“I loooooovvveedd your zinc. It was so good in Mexico. It stayed on well, I didn’t break out, and I didn’t even a get a burn once.” – Tiff

“Don’t get me started on the zinc sunscreen. I can’t live without it.” - Ashley

“My skin doesn’t even feel dry from today. It’s like the zinc made a barrier.” - Jenny

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews

This stuff is the best for snowboarding! I use it to avoid the impending goggle tan and skin damage.

Get it quick

I have been buying greenroom products for the last probably 5 years and have yet to be disappointed by any of their things, tuffstuff is no exception. I love all of their products but am especially obsessed with this stuff. I spend ALOT of time in hot countries surfing with many hours spent in the water in questionable ozones and have yet to burn myself while wearing tuff stuff. Can say my partner has not been so lucky with other zinc he uses. It's literally incredible. Goes on smooth, offers many hours of sun protection and you can actually get it off at the end of the surf/day. Added points for the fact that you can be sun protected and not look like a Mime (IYKYK).

Absolute Best!

I’m a letter carrier and sweat a ton while working in the sun. Tuff Stuff stays on, doesn’t run in my eyes, gives me a bit of tinted coverage and works sooooo well. Thank you for this fabulous product!

Danielle Daviau
Nice travel product

This sunscreen will last throughout anything. It has a nice tint too.


I LOVE this product! I've tried so many different zinc sunscreens and have not liked a single one of them. This tinted zinc melts into my skin and provides wonderful coverage without the "white" effect that you normally get with zinc sunscreen. No need for makeup with this stuff! Also I never leave reviews unless I love a product and I just had to take the time to rave about this one! What else can I say other than I will be ordering this over and over!!!