Who Is Fred?

Part mad scientist, part environmentalist - Fred is a tinkerer, thinker, surfer and ginger.

Having skin that burns faster than a prawn on a hotplate, you would think it would make Fred want to stay inside. Nope, he loves the outdoors too much, so for years has bubbled his own home-grown sun protection made from goodies like beeswax and zinc, to make the day rays his friend. If this brew can keep him from looking like a smoked kabana, then it will keep pretty much anyone happy - with the confidence there aren’t any weird ingredients inside.

Fred is still in his tin shed lab everyday too, because there’s other Friendly Skincare stuff to be mixed. He’s just making sure it’s all kosher, halal and tip top, before letting all his mates give it a whirl.

What Is Fred’s Stuff?

Fred’s Stuff is all about Friendly Suncare. That means being able to live it up in the sunshine knowing you’ve put something good on your skin. All of my stuff is made with the friendliest ingredients available, offering an alternative to the creams on supermarket shelves.

Our friendly bronze zinc stuff is made from zinc oxide 30%, coconut oil, beeswax, wax microcrystalline, theobroma oil, coco-caprylate, and iron oxides.

All the good gear to keep your skin from getting burnt, while you enjoy some fun in the sun.

Hang on, Zinc Oxide sounds like it could be bad for you.

Yeah, it does. But, Zinc Oxide is actually a non-toxic mineral that has been used in medicines and ointments for a few thousand years, dating back to India in 500BC. Most importantly Zinc Oxide doesn’t get broken down by UV light or absorb into the skin like oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate, which are common ingredients used in regular sunscreens. In conclusion, Zinc Oxide is rad.

Why should I be friends with Fred?

He’s a friendly guy that has your best interests at heart. Fred loves nothing more than being outside, enjoying everything life has to offer while making sure no one get’s sizzled in the process. He’s also well-informed, knowing how to cut through the bullshit advertising from big companies and new-age nonsense from others. Fred’s got your back, and pretty much every other part of your skin too.

Is Fred a hippie?

Fred believes in scientific results to back up claims, following doctor’s advice and looking after yourself. He also loves the planet, connecting with people and thinks unicorns are flipping sweet. If that makes Fred a hippie then throw some flowers in his hair and bring on the free love. As long as he can still go surfing, and spend time outside with his mates without getting pink, it’s all good.

Where can I hang out with Fred?

At the beach, by the pool, at a music festival - Wherever the sun is out, Fred is keen to come along. You can hang out with him inside too, but he’ll probably be looking wistfully out the window, wishing you’d put him to better use outdoors.

You can pick Fred up at any of these locations around Australia: