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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.
Not only do we love the fact that this sunscreen is mineral based, reef friendly and water resistant for 80 minutes, we also found out that ALL Stream 2 Sea’s plastic bottles are made from sugarcane resin which is more environmentally friendly than regular plastic. A big thumbs up for that. This tube is a travel friendly, throw it in your purse 1oz size.
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This Mineral Sunscreen for Face SPF 20 is high-performance and mineral-based. It has been rigorously tested for biodegradability and aquatic toxicity.
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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