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
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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 15 reviews

My friend let me borrow this for my trip and it’s literally so good!!!! Used it for swimming, just walking around and even for a nice little even skin tone during the day! I will absolutely be grabbing myself some when I’m home 🙏

No breakouts - not greasy! It’s so good!

The best stuff ever!

My skin has never been happier since replacing my face makeup with tuff stuff. I’ve also never met a sunscreen that doesn’t make me extremely greasy and cause me to break out all over my face. It is truly the best stuff ever!

Can’t get enough

This product is great for long days outside, sweating, playing on the water! From outdoor festivals to paddle boarding to hiking this product has your skin covered. The best way to combat wrinkles is the prevent them and this sunscreen has your back. It also travels well and is compact and liquid free!

Perfect for every day and travel

Absolutely love Green Room. Have purchased numerous products for ourselves and a few friends. Environmentally friendly, and super convenient for everyday use, on a boat, RV, or travel in general. Both our friends and we have used this on a regular basis, including paddling in the ocean. Works like a charm, and stays on. Taking it to Australia with us, when we head out in October, along with other products, including travel tins and soap saver bags.

Best sunscreen for surfing and everyday

This sunscreen is amazing - I put it on before I go out surfing and it's still on and protecting me (but not cake-y feeling) at the end of the day. Just wash it off with soap and water or a bit of lotion.