Category: Blog


Blog Author: Liza Lindeque

Slnko Zinc recently had the privilege to visit Bali and what an epic destination this is.  The pictures and surfers tales of “sick waves” simply don’t do it justice. The island of Bali is certainly one of the world’s most beautiful getaways.  It feels like the sun never sets on the island and you can enjoy the ocean for hours.  No wonder there are around 3.2 million people visiting Bali each year.

Having said that, sunburn can easily ruin your Bali vacation.  However, the simple application of Slnko Zinc, a broad-spectrum sun protection cream, can forestall the agony of UV burned skin.  A broad-spectrum sun protection cream is important for an island as close to the equator as Bali.  Those UV rays reach your skin in a much shorter time than when you’re in areas like Europe.  There’s also less variation in UV intensity all year round, so you need to put on Slnko Zinc whatever time of year you decide to visit Bali.

Speaking of sun and surf, there’s plenty to do for everyone on the island.  If you’re a surfer, spots like Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin and Impossibles will keep you busy for hours.  If you’re traveling with your family, the kids will love the coral rock pools and strange island creatures that roam around freely.  Feeling more adventurous, then the local markets and hiking trails will keep you busy.  For those of you who enjoy different cultures, here is something I’m sure you didn’t know about the Balinese.  They usually have one of the following names:  Wayan, Made, Nyaman or Ketut.  These names simply mean Firstborn, Second born, Third born and Fourth born.  It doesn’t matter whether the child is a boy or a girl!

So that’s Bali in a nutshell.  Put it on your Bucket List and don’t forget to take your Slnko Zinc so that you can play outdoors for longer!



Blog Author: Liza Lindeque

Jeffreys Bay

The home of the best right-hand point break, Supertubes and host to South Africa’s most prestigious surfing events. J-Bay is renowned for its world class waves and also hosts the annual Winter Fest. This is an extreme sports festival with something for everyone! The J-Bay Winter Fest blows your mind by highlighting the culture of Jeffreys Bay which features:

  • Extreme sports
  • Endurance events
  • South Africa’s biggest bands

SLNKO does J-Bay

The SLNKO team could not resist taking a trip to check these attractions out.  One thing you need to understand is that Winter in J-Bay is unlike any normal Winter.  The weather is beautiful and the beaches are packed. Remember, you still need to protect your skin with SLNKO zinc! There is no better way to enjoy the outdoors for longer, than with SLNKO zinc.

SLNKO on rocks

SLNKO does J-Bay

 Surfing Contest

This was our main attraction which meant that we got to spend some time with our SLNKO Ambassador, Etienne Buys.  Etienne is on the ASP World Surfing Tour International judging panel. He carries his SLNKO zinc everywhere he goes!  In his line of work, he follows the sun and the surf. It’s always summer for his skin and SLNKO zinc is a permanent fixture on Etienne’s face!

Etienne and SLNKO

Etienne and SLNKO

Another SLNKO Ambassador spotted at Winter Fest was young Ethan Lindeque. He is a Junior Inflatable Boat Racing team rider and avid surfer.  He was seen in the local supermarket alongside multiple World Champion Surfer and legend of the waves, Kelly Slater.

Ethan and Kelly

Ethan and Kelly

Unfortunately our SLNKO team had to head back to Cape Town. The sun is still shining in J-Bay so get your SLNKO zinc on and head out. Go watch the epic finals of the surfing contest this weekend and play outside for longer with SLNKO zinc.


Put SLNKO Zinc on and go outside!

Get outdoors – It’s crucial to your health.

As we have just passed the Equinox on the 21st June, the countdown to Summer is now on! The outdoors beckons. Heed that call and you’ll reap physical and mental health benefits.



Wild and Crazy Kids Love Colour.

Kids Love Color!

Color is back, whether you are a black and white personality or consider yourself conservative, there is no more hiding away from colour.

This summer marks the beginning of a Colour Celebration like you have never seen it before.

There are more and more colour festivals popping up in every town around the world, and Slnko is right there to join in the fun.


Kids love colour – Why choose Slnko Neon Colours

Slnko Zinc is part of this celebration of colour and gives you a choice of 4 Neon colors to brighten your world.

You can now wear any of the  4 Neon Colors to your next party and while you will be protected during the day, we will make sure you don’t go unnoticed at night with our luminous pigment that will light up under those lights as soon as the sun sets.

This is a fun element that has not been seen before. We promise heaps and heaps of fun with Slnko, Celebrating all the colors of the rainbow.

Watch some of us Celebrating color in Lisboa at the Electric Colors Festival


Kids love colour – 100% natural

So if you are a colour hippie and want to do something different at your next colour celebration, get your tube of Slnko Neon zinc now.

Colour Hippies all over the world have joined this celebration of colour; we see them from Utah to Lisboa, Africa and Australia.

The powder you use at these Festivals are 100% natural (most of the time in anyway)a good reason to combine this with an all-natural Sun Protection.

Slnko Zinc is also free of all Parabens, the perfect alternative for colour fanatics with Sensitive Skin or Allergies.



You can purchase any colour zinc right here. Make sure you have all the right colours and when you are done with having fun with our Neon Zinc, you can simply wipe it off with a dry cloth.


For Any Questions on Slnko Zinc, click here or if you simply want to chat to us mail us here.





Why choose Zinc Oxide over normal sunscreen

Using contemporary Sunscreens may protect you against some of  the harmful rays of the sun, but exactly how much of the sun is it blocking out?

We measured Zinc Oxide against a conventional Sunscreen and would like to share our findings. more



This weekend was a double whammy for Slnko Life.

Not only did we launch the long awaited Neon Zinc Block Out, but Slnko Zinc also got a first prize in the Ice Block Long-haul Inflatable Boat Race held at the Emerald Casino in Vanderbijlpark.

Inflatable Boat Race

Team Slnko was represented by Stefan Lindeque and Tony Ingram, both 3 x World Champions in their division.

We are proud to have them on our team, holding the Slnko Banner high! Watch out for these two at this year’s Trans Agulhas 2014 where you will see Slnko competing in the world’s toughest inflatable boat race!

Slnko Launch: Neon is Back Baby!

Neon Zinc was huge in the 80’s and most of us remember Allan Donald with his green nose giving a great performance.

Well, the Neon is back and so is Neon Zinc.

With summer in the US, Kids have taken to this new craze.

We wanted to bring you this and more, so we added Luminous Pigment and now your Slnko Neon Zinc will glow under those UV lights.

This is the perfect accessory for your next party while you wait for summer to arrive.

Slnko Launch: Let the countdown to summer begin!

This Saturday we celebrate Equinox; this is the countdown to summer. Every morning when you awake to a bright new day, the day will be longer and the night will be shorter.

I don’t know about you, but this lifts my spirit just thinking that I am in the countdown to summer.

Slnko Launch: A surprise for you in your Slnko Zinc!

You know how bad Zinc Oxide smells? Not to worry, we have fragranced Slnko Zinc with a lovely Fragrance that smells like summer.

We are really proud to bring you a product that helps you play outdoors for longer while protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the African Sun.

It is so much more than just wearing boring old sunscreen.

It’s a total Block Out so cover up and remember to have some fun in the sun!





Tomorrowland is here!

The Biggest party of the decade is back, and it is in Cape Town South Africa.

Definitely the biggest dance music festival in the world! Festival Tomorrowland 2014 offers two July weekends of music madness and the Tomorrowland 2014 line-up will feature unbelievable music artists and DJ’s for everyone attending.




Neon is back this summer! In full blast! We Bring you Slnko Neon Zinc for your face and Body.

This tube is all about having the ultimate amount of fun, in and out of the water, day or night.

Neon is back this summer. more


The benefits of Zinc Oxide are endless! We have formulated, tested and produced a high quality sun block. Simply by adding Zinc Oxide and other non-chemical based ingredients to our formula. We strive to achieve the most water-resistant, powerful sun care product on the market. Dermatologists recommend that sunscreens need to be used on a daily basis. What better ingredient to use than Zinc Oxide? more