A recent study revealed that a day cream by Olaz contains millions of microplastics. Time to give you an overview of what microplastics are and how you can avoid them in your cosmetics!
At the Suntribe blog we share our thoughts on the things that matter most to us in life: safe sunscreen, surfing, outdoor living and preservation of the natural environment. Follow our journey through the blog posts below.
Last autumn one of our co-founders went on a roadtrip by electric scooter from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela, discovering the most beautiful beaches and living adventures while charging her battery in the most random places.
This article provides a guideline on how to identify safe and toxic ingredients. It features the six most toxic UV-filters that you should avoid in your sunscreen products since all of them are linked to either health or environmental risks.
Read why we use Zinc Oxide as the only UV-filter in all our sunscreen products. Hint: It is both safer and more effective than all other approved UV-filters. This includes Titanium Dioxide, the other mineral alternative to chemical UV-filters.
The state of Palau puts a ban on sunscreen chemicals that have been shown to endanger coral reefs and human health. The law comes into force in 2020 and will prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing Oxybenzone and other chemicals.
A study from Copenhagen University indicates that 13 out of 29 tested UV-filters may interfere with sperm cell function by mimicking a hormone that plays a pivotal role in the fertilization process. This adds to the scientific literature investigating EDCs (endocrine disrupting chemicals).
There’s many reasons why you should go for a sunscreen with a mineral UV-filter, starting with the fact that they’re safer for you and the ocean, protect you immediately and from a broader range of UVA and UVB rays. Plus, they don’t necessarily turn you into a ghost anymore!