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WHY: Certain ingredients in regular sunscreens are toxic to corals and reef fishes. Choosing reef-safe sunscreen means you are giving the ocean eco-system a better chance at survival.
This sunscreen is designed perfectly for those of us who might forget a big white blob of cream on our nose when applying their sunscreen…no danger here! This one is natural skin tone tinted to blend well with most skin tones! Yes please! As well as being harmless to our reef eco-system, it also comes in a sugarcane resin bottle which is better for the environment than regular plastic. This is a good sized 3oz bottle and mineral sunscreen goes much further than regular sunscreen.
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Protect your body while preserving the ecosystems you love with this high performance mineral-based sunscreen.
NOTE: Applying a mineral sunscreen is different from what you might be used to! Apply in sections and remember that a little goes a long way. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming, sweating or immediately after towel drying and at least every two hours. Our tint is from mineral pigments which may stain clothing.
Usage: Apply liberally before sun exposure. Rub in well. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming, sweating or immediately after towel drying and at least every two hours. If skin is dry we recommend to combine sunscreen with a little bit of Stream2Sea body lotion to make sure the mineral sunscreen spreads evenly.
Active Ingredients: 8.8% Titanium Dioxide (Non-Nano)
Content weight: 3 oz
Stream 2 Sea was started by a chemist, an environmentalist and an explorer. They came together to create an eco-conscious skin care line that is healthy for our bodies AND for the waters of our planet.
What the Cosmetic Chemist said…
Biodegradability, aquatic toxicity and healthy attributes: these three concerns are hard to balance in any skin care product, especially when you consider the wide range of preservatives, additives and chemicals that are approved for use by the FDA despite having been deemed harmful to either the body or the planet. We have developed our formulas by consciously choosing each ingredient for its efficacy, integrity and non-harming influences.
What the Environmentalist said…
Fact: Over 6,000 TONS of skin care products enter coral reefs from tourist activities alone. This number doesn’t take into account the products entering our rivers, lakes and streams through run off, sewage, and more. While some brands in the market today claim to be “reef safe” and “ocean friendly,” many contain ingredients that are known to harm the fragile ecosystems and marine life of our waters. We have allotted a significant portion of our start-up costs to eco-lab testing so that we can state, with complete confidence, that we are the safest product on the shelves.
What the Explorer said…
We, as explorers of this awesome planet, have the ability to make educated decisions on the products we use to protect and care for our bodies. You shouldn’t have to be a chemist or environmentalist to know what ingredients are used or how those ingredients may impact our body or waters. You shouldn’t be misguided by false advertising either. So Stream2Sea has chosen to be totally transparent in our journey to bring our products to you, so that you not only understand what you’re using, but can help other Explorers understand as well.
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