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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, nourishing oils and processed ingredients with a small carbon foot-print.  Before selecting, I check its compatibility with the Whole Foods standard, EcoCert, Environmental Working Group and of course the Material Safety Data Sheet.... Continue reading...
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 money and eat healthier. They want to  live better, recycle more diligently or go back to school to finish their degree. Whatever the self-promise may be, the vast majority of people lose sight... Continue reading...
The Importance of Choosing Your Sunscreen Wisely

The Importance of Choosing Your Sunscreen Wisely

By Autumn Blum for the Coral Restoration Foundation Hundreds of thousands of divers, snorkelers, fishers and water-lovers visit coastal reefs each year, all with the potential to directly impact our reefs with their personal care and sunscreen choices. A study published by the Environmental Health Perspectives Journal in 2008 showed that common sunscreen ingredients promote viral infections in coral, and estimated that up to 10 percent of coral reefs are... Continue reading...
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 ingredients, it’s not the same as the lovely organic tomato you might purchase from Whole Foods. Organic Sunscreens Aren’t Always Telling the Whole Truth Simply put, “organic” sunscreen ingredients can be labeled... Continue reading...
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 products submitted are chosen https://www.thegrommet.com/stream2sea We are stoked! Stream2Sea was selected as a Grommet. A Grommet is an innovative, unique product that is created by a maker... Continue reading...
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 28-60 days, but our question remains what kind of damage can be done to the environment or our bodies during that time? Toxicity and biodegradability are totally different issues. For instance,... Continue reading...

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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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