Tuff Stuff Tinted Covering Cream - Natural Zinc

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Color: SAND

Box or No Box?: No Box


Our new & improved formula... & more of it!

Now available in two shades.

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 natural, plant-derived, and nature-identical ingredients. It is broad spectrum and 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.  


SAND: best for lighter skin tones

COCOA: best for medium to dark skin tones


Our covering cream is tinted so you don't have to worry about looking like a 1980s lifeguard. 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, 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!



Apply to face and lips with clean, dry fingers. Blend in to create a Tuff Stuff base and continue to layer for more coverage. For water sports especially, best practice is to have a visible thick layer on the high points of your face. Reapply after being in the water or every 2 hours. Remove with a gentle cleanser or an oil-based product (For Your Face works!). 


30g (1.1 oz)


Cera alba (Beeswax), Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Cocos nucifera (Coconut Oil), , Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Silica, Iron Oxides  * 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 34 reviews
The best sun protection

Tuff Stuff is my ride or die form of sun protection! With every other sunscreen I always end up burnt, but with Tuff Stuff - not a chance! Perfect size product and easy to bring along when travelling.
Amazing for keeping tattoos protected from the sun as well.

Ayla King
Life saver !!

I’m out surfing in Lombok Indonesia right now and when I tell you your tuff stuff has saved me, I am not kidding. I rubbed the leftover that was on my hands from applying it onto my bum just to use it up, thinking I didn’t really need it because I used a different zinc based sun screen for my whole body. And the ONLY place on the backs of my legs/bum that didn’t burn is the random spots I wiped off the excess tuff stuff !! So while I now have really weird burn patterns it really proved how well your zinc works !! And that I will be ordering so much more when the new formula comes out !! THANK YOU for helping protect my skin so I can do what I love !!

Maddison Saunders

Dooood yes. This tuff stuff saved my life in Mex for the last 2.5 months. I ran out and am so stoked for the restock 🥳🥳🥳


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).