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To be truly reef-safe, read the label!

To be truly reef-safe, read the label!

Our “Ingredients to Avoid” list is one of the most visited pages on our website. We’ve tried very hard to make this page easy to understand and even created a free card with the biggest “no-no” ingredients still commonly found in sunscreens labeled as “reef-friendly”...
Looking for reef safe sunscreen?  Choose wisely!

Looking for reef safe sunscreen? Choose wisely!

  Sunscreen is probably on your list as you plan your outdoor excursions this spring – and hopefully you’re looking for a product that is “reef-safe.” (If not, check out the latest report from the International Coral Reef Initiative.) But just because the front...
Education and Understanding Sunscreens

Education and Understanding Sunscreens

The truth about UV blockers, SPF ratings and the difference between UVA and UVB rays The UV blockers in most sunscreens contain harmful chemical-based ingredients such as: ▪ Oxybenzone ▪ Avobenzone ▪ Octinoxate ▪ Cinnimates ▪...
What is a Chemical-Free Sunscreen?

What is a Chemical-Free Sunscreen?

Does your product contain ‘chemicals’? Chemical-free sunscreen – Everyone is asking about it right now.  I’ve been formulating natural skin care products for nearly 20 years.  Every ingredient I use is consciously chosen: sustainably sourced botanicals,...
Going Green with New Year’s Resolutions

Going Green with New Year’s Resolutions

“I’ve made my ‘Going Green New Year’s Resolution,'” becomes an epic fail.  Why does it happen?  It’s inevitable. It happens every January 1st. Most everyone makes New Year’s resolutions committing themselves to lose weight, make more...
Organic Sunscreen What Does it Really Mean?

Organic Sunscreen What Does it Really Mean?

When most people think of organic sunscreen, they think natural, wholesome and safe. But, you might remember from high school chemistry that “organic” can also mean carbon-based chemicals. So what’s the big deal? When talking about organic sunscreen...
EcoConscious News

EcoConscious News

Happy Earth Day! We have some great news to share: We were selected by The Grommet Stream2Sea mineral-based sunscreen won ‘Best in Beauty’ Award The Blue Wild Expo this weekend – come see us there! The Grommet Launches Stream2Sea  Less than 3% of...
Biodegradable Sunscreen: What You Need to Know!

Biodegradable Sunscreen: What You Need to Know!

Just because a sunscreen is biodegradable does not mean it is a safe sunscreen for aquatic ecosystems, particularly if it contain oxybenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate and other harsh ingredients. Biodegradability means that the product will eventually break down within...