The Journey

7 Health Tips for a Better Planet

There are probably millions of things you would like to “start” doing: get fit, volunteer, read more books, watch less Netflix, eat more greens, call your mom back, learn to play piano, save more money than you spend, spend less time on Facebook—as the list grows, our...

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We are celebrating with Hawaii and Bonaire this month! With the passing of Bill 2571, Hawaii has banned the sale and use of any sunscreen that contains the chemicals: oxybenzone and octinoxate. Bonaire quickly followed suit. These coastal communities have seen the...

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How to Translate Care into Action

We all have ideas and issues we feel passionate about, but sometimes we feel helpless to influence. It might seem like the vehicle for change is often being bogged down in bureaucracy or tied up in political channels, but your passion is needed and your voice can make...

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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”...

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Good News/Bad News on Oxybenzone

What a week in the reef-safe sunscreen industry! First, the good news – the Hawaiian legislature passed rules banning oxybenzone in sunscreens to protect their coral reefs yesterday. The governor is expected to sign the legislation in June. Then the bad news --...

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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 of the...

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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 ▪ Homosalate ▪ Octocrylene ▪ Camphor...

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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, nourishing...

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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 money and eat healthier. They want...

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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 ingredients, it's...

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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 products submitted...

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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...

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Can Mineral Sunscreens Really Prevent Sunburn?

The fast, easy answer: Absolutely. Ask any lifeguard from the 1960s how well zinc oxide worked when they didn’t have another option. The truth of the matter is that mineral sunscreens are the single most effective and safe products on the market – when they’re...

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Highs and Lows of Skin Care Product Testing

When I started Stream2Sea, I thought we’d have products showing up on store shelves by May because, well, that’s when people start buying our mineral sunscreen... but it didn’t play out that way. We probably won’t launch until late June. Because I'm keeping it real...

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Leaving No Trace in Ocean-Side Communities

One Diver’s Opinion - Guest Blog post by Michelle Montgomery When I moved to Key Largo in 2013, I was absolutely enamoured by the tightly woven relationship between our local reefs and the wellness of our community. Dive shops, snorkel operations, tour boats, fishing...

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6 Ways You Can Limit Your Impact Out on the Reef

There are so many ways we enjoy the ocean, aren’t there? Diving, snorkeling, boating, just sitting on the beach… For those of us who feel that magnetic pull, it’s easy to want to spend as much time as possible in, on or under the water. One of the things we should...

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Keeping it Real: Titanium Dioxide in Sunscreen

In my last blog post, I shared why we want our products to be "Eco-conscious" and I also mentioned that I hoped to share some insight on why we hand-picked the ingredients we're using. So this week I wanted to jump into why we chose to use Titanium Dioxide in our...

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Keeping it Real: What is “EcoConscious”

Ecoconscious: Marked by or showing concern for the environment. I used to spend a lot of time on the road working with sales reps and visiting various health food stores. One of my favorite things to do was educate the natural products reps and buyers on the...

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Eco-conscious Body Care

Safe for you, your family, and our planet.

We Support the Coral Restoration Foundation

We love CRF for the amazing work they do in restoring our reefs worldwide. They also educate their volunteers on the effects sunscreen and other skin care products have on the reefs.

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