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Here you will find our latest EcoConscious bodycare news available, including recent media and press releases regarding our skincare product development and aquatic toxicity testing.

All inquiries from journalists and members of the media should be addressed to autumn@stream2sea.com

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Deeper Blue Read your sunscreen labels

“The scuba community is a great outlet for education and change,” Stream2Sea founder Autumn Blum remarks. “Divers are trained to train and they’re very vocal ocean advocates.” Autumn Blum has just been telling me about how useful divers are as vectors of environmental education. Autumn’s business philosophy is both pragmatic and conscientious, underwritten by a standard she calls the triple bottom line: every decision must be good for the product, good for people, and good for the planet.

Sources – NAUI Green Diver Initiative Eco-Conscious Divers Need to Choose Their Sunscreen Wisely

Divers greatly impact the waters in their choices of personal care products and particularly their sunscreens. Often they may think that as one person, their choice is just a drop in the bucket, but when it’s many people all making uninformed choices, it adds up. In the long run, the pristine, beautiful environment divers so deeply cherish is gravely affected.

Vitamin Retailer: July 2016

Vitamin Retailer recommends Stream2Sea sunscreen to their readers for a healthy choice in their summer care products and all year round.

Better Nutrition: Best of Natural Beauty Award Winner for 2016

Better Nutrition’s Best of Beauty pics cut through the maze of natural beauty and personal-care products on store shelves with their guide to get-gorgeous creams, serums, cleansers, scrubs, shampoos, eye shadows, and much more!  “This is one smart sunscreen!”

Scuba Diving International: Some “good” diving practices can be fatal to coral reefs

As divers, we focus on good diving practices: we take care of our equipment, we practice good buoyancy control, we continue our training, and more. On the surface, we ensure we have good personal practices while we are exposed to the sun; we know we need to use sunscreen, and many believe the higher the SPF, the better.

Country 102.5: Earth Day 2016 Part II

While just 24 hours, Earth Day provides us the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the effort devoted and contributions made to our planet all 365 days a year by individuals and companies alike. One such company is Stream2Sea. We spoke to founder Autumn Blum about their earth-friendly products and devotion to the cause.

Alert Diver: Sunscreen Pollution

A SERIOUS AND INCREASINGLY CLEAR THREAT TO CORAL Fortunately, demand by concerned consumers is leading to increased availability of less harmful sunscreens.

Scuba Diver Life:  Top Four Reef Safe Sunscreens

  It’s marine damage, caused by the seemingly harmless task of applying sunscreen, that was the inspiration for the creation of a number of less-damaging products…  
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BaySoundings:  Eckerd students push limits on aquatic toxicity research

Along with freshwater fish and coral larva, Eckerd students looked at the impact of shampoo ingredients on Caenorhabditis elegans, a nematode that mimics life processes of more advanced species.

WFLA.com and News Channel 8: Eckerd College helps local company make sunscreen safe for marine life

Slathering on sunscreen before hitting the beach or the water is part of life here in Tampa Bay. What we may not know is that certain ingredients in sunscreen have been proven highly toxic to corals and marine life. According to NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, even at low concentrations benzophenone-2, or BP-2, can quickly kill juvenile corals. This chemical has been used for decades to help protect against damaging effects of UV light. Aside from going into the surf wearing sunscreen, other body products containing BP-2 wash into waterways through bathroom wastewater and can bleach coral or even kill it.

Scuba Diver Life:  Top Five Reasons You Should Use Stream2Sea

Divers know our reefs are under threat, but you can help protect them (and yourself) every time you apply sunscreen by using Stream2Sea. Here are the top five reasons it should be your sunscreen go-to.
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Cosmetic Design: Stream2Sea Sun Care Takes Safety Testing to the Extreme

Company founder Autumn Blum is overseeing meticulous product testing on delicate zebrafish and coral larvae “so that we can state, with complete confidence, that we are the safest product on the shelves,” she says. 

83 Degrees Media: Eckerd College alum launches eco-friendly sunscreen, cosmetics line

Each summer, boatloads of sunscreen are sold to beach-goers throughout the country. But where do the contents end up? Often, in the oceans. Studies have shown that the chemicals found in many sunscreens or skin care products that contain sunscreen can contaminate, and even kill coral reefs (some can also cause problems for humans).

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