The Suntribe Blog

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.

Interviewing Suntribe Ambassador Anne-Cécile La Coste
Interview

Interviewing Suntribe Ambassador Anne-Cécile La Coste

We are deeply inspired by our brand ambassadors – that’s why we would like you to meet them too! For this article, we have interviewed Anne-Cécile, bodyboarding world champion. Read the interview to find out what she loves about bodyboarding and the ocean, and what made her write her biography.

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Steps to become more eco-friendly whilst travelling
Sustainability

13 Steps to Become More Eco-Friendly While Travelling

We all love to travel. But it’s not a secret that travelling has an impact on the environment. Thankfully there are steps we can take to become more eco-friendly on our journeys. From reducing your waste, to shopping locally, we have gathered a few simple tips for you to enjoy your trips to the fullest and care for the planet at the same time!

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What Clean Beauty Means for Us
Sustainability

Why Clean Beauty is Important to us

What is Clean Beauty? Positive Environmental change, Positive for your own Health & Wellbeing, Simple & most of all Common Sense! Most of us have heard the term “Clean Beauty” but do we really understand what is means? We have joined forces with the beauty brand Sakrid to highlight the importance of this growing movement.

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What if you could calculate your plastic waste?
Sustainability

What if You Could Calculate Your Plastic Waste?

It’s plastic free July! In this article we are introducing Bower Collective’s plastic waste calculator. It’s a great tool to figure out how much plastic waste you are generating, maybe even unintentionally, and then to help you change to new, greener habits to contribute to the wellbeing of our beautiful planet. Check it out and see your plastic waste reducing within weeks.

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Spring Surfing in Sweden
Sports

Spring Surfing in Sweden

Once again we want to take you on a surfing journey with the Suntribe team in the surf mecca of Sweden. Cold spring winds, rocky paths, sheep and goats were part of the adventure. Have a look and get a feeling of a true Swedish Spring Surf trip!

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How to Switch to More Natural Beauty Products
Skincare

How to Make the Switch to More Natural Beauty Products

Did you ever wonder how to best switch to natural beauty products? In this article we tell you why and how you should swop conventional skin care for natural beauty products. The number of harmful chemicals in many cosmetics is alarming! For that reason we have put together a guide, helping you to switch to more natural products step by step.

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The Nordic Ocean Watch Story
Interview

Suntribe Interview – The Nordic Ocean Watch Story

Suntribe interviews Katrine Roed, one of the early founders of the Nordic Ocean Watch organisation in Norway. We traveled to the small Norwegian town of Hoddevika to meet with the wonderful people of NOW. After our stay with them we never thought about trash the same way, and can’t resist to tell their story to as many as possible.

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How to Protect Yourself From the Sun When Doing Sports
Sun Protection

10 Ways to Protect Yourself From the Sun When Doing Sports

In this article you will learn about 10 ways to best protect yourself from the sun when doing sports outside. You will get a few handy tips for your next sporty / fun activity during sunshine. Be it for your next football match with friends or a relaxed game of volleyball on the beach – be sure to have a look at this guide to know how you can look out for yourself.

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Skincare

What Does Cruelty-Free Mean?

Here you can find a summary of what the term cruelty-free really means what it takes to receive such a certification. We also write about the global differences for the cruelty-free definition and tell you what you need to know about European cosmetic products.

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Sustainability

6 Unique Sustainable Christmas Ideas For 2020

You want to go green this Christmas? We’re sharing tips and ideas how to celebrate Christmas in a planet safe way, and have a great sustainable Christmas with more unique and thoughtful gifts that will actually be used and won’t create unnecessary waste.

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How to protect your skin during winter
Skincare

5 Tips On How to Prevent Dry Skin During Winter

In this article we write about how you can best protect your skin from moisture loss in the coldest season of the year, so that you can enjoy every bit of it. Learn about the number one issues for dry skin and what you can do to prevent dry skin. We also write about the importance of SPF during winter and give you tips on how to keep your skin healthy.

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Julia Beyer - Inspiring Suntribe Cofounder
Interview

Karl Roos – Suntribe Cofounder

In this article, we interview one of our three co-founders, Karl Roos. We talk with him about Suntribe’s beginnings, and about his own journey as a founder. He tells us about his view of success and about the values that make up Suntribe.

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Julia Beyer - Inspiring Suntribe Cofounder
Interview

Julia Beyer – Suntribe Cofounder

In this article, we interview one of our three co-founders, Julia Beyer. We ask her questions about the start of Suntribe, about her own experiences as a founder, and about team life in a startup where your colleagues are your closest friends.

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The Ultimate Guide to Uncoated Non Nano Zinc Oxide
Sun Protection

The Ultimate Guide to Uncoated Non Nano Zinc Oxide

In this article we explain everything you need to know about Zinc Oxide in its nano and non nano form and what the benefits of zinc oxide can be. For example Zinc Oxide is great for acne prone and oily skin because of its antibacterial properties!

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Suntribe ® | Natural Zinc Sunscreen SPF 30 Plasticfree Reefsafe Organic Surf Sunblock Non-Nano
Sun Protection

Why SPF 30 is The New SPF 50

Did you know properly applied SPF 50 sunscreen blocks 98 percent of UVB rays, while an SPF 30 sunscreen blocks 97 percent of sunburn rays? As it turns out, the difference in protection is only one percent. Crazy, right? In this blog post, we delve into the facts and set the record straight.

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Tim Latte - Pro Surfer From The (Almost) Waveless Land
Interview

Tim Latte – Pro Surfer From The (Almost) Waveless Land

We finally caught our brand ambassador Tim Latte for a quick interview between his many trips. Thankfully he still got the time to tell us how on earth he managed to become a Swedish pro surfer. He certainly didn’t practise his turns the way surfers usually do, in the ocean …

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Why Daily Sun Protection is Important
Sun Protection

Why Daily Sun Protection is Important

One of the myths of sunprotection is that you do not need to apply sunscreen when indoors for example. Read this article to find out why you should wear sunscreen on a daily basis, how much you should apply and what type of sunscreen to use when.

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Surfing in Sweden
Sports

Cold Water Surfing in Sweden

This blog article is about Surfing in Sweden. We visit two of southern Swedens famous surf spots and try to understand the fascination for this sport in the cold north. Surfing in Sweden is usually a cold and windy endeavour, but for some, it’s an essential part of the northern lifestyle.

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6 Sunscreen Ingredients To Avoid This Summer
Sun Protection

6 Sunscreen Ingredients To Avoid This Summer

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.

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Chemical UV-filters May Disrupt Human Sperm Cell Function
Sun Protection

Chemical UV-filters May Disrupt Human Sperm Cell Function

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).

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5 Reasons Why You Should Pick a Mineral Sunscreen
Sun Protection

5 Reasons Why You Should Pick a Mineral Sunscreen

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!

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