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.

List of Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid in 2021
Sun Protection

11 Toxic Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid in 2024

In this guide we will help you understand why there needs to be a switch from conventional to natural sunscreen for your own sake (and the sake of nature). We’ll let you know which components to avoid and share a few tips that will come in handy on your next clean sunscreen hunt.

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

The Difference Between SPF 30 And 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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Suntribes Interview with CleanSea
Interview

Suntribe´s Interview with CleanSea

CleanSea runs regular cleanups on the West Coast of Sweden to preserve marine life by freeing it from plastic pollution. We had the chance to talk to them in person and ask them a couple of questions about their work, their achievements and their dreams. 

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The Ultimate Guide To Retinol How It Transforms Your Skin and Why It is Safe
Skincare

The Ultimate Guide to Retinol: How it Transforms Your Skin And Why it’s Safe

If you have been diving into the world of skin care you have most probably come across the name Retinol. In this guide we will explain what exactly Retinol is, how it can improve your skin and why it is safe. We will take a good look at some of the most common questions and share a few insights as to why we have chosen to include it in our new Suntribe Natural Night Cream as well.

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Interview with the Living Ocean
Interview

Interview with The Living Ocean

This is an interview with Yong Mi, founder of The Living Ocean foundation. She has launched many inspiring projects to preserve marine life and tells us about her own turtle hatchery and how they educate local communities on sustainable solutions for our oceans.

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Surfing in Mexico
Travel

Surfing in Mexico

Finally we have realized our dreams of traveling to the country promising perfect waves, food, dancing and the occasional rodeo. In this post you can read about our surfing and living adventures in this part of the world. Enjoy!

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Debunking Sunscreen Myths
Sunscreen Facts

Debunking Sunscreen Myths

We can all agree on one thing – sunscreen is a must-have! However, there are quite a few sunscreen myths out there and we are debunking some of the most common ones with this article. Let’s find out some sunscreen facts!

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News

Sustainable Surfing: Eco-Friendly Products for Your Next Surf Trip

Discover the ultimate guide to eco-friendly surfing essentials with our curated list of sustainable products for your next surf trip. From recycled surfboard bags to reef-safe sunscreens and wooden surfboards, we’ve got you covered. Learn how to make conscious choices that minimize your environmental impact while enjoying your favourite waves.

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What are PFAS and how to avoid them
News

What Are PFAS and How To Avoid Them

PFAS, also known as “forever-chemicals” have been making headlines lately. They are man-made chemicals that have been linked to serious health effects and can be found in a wide range of consumer products, including some sunscreens. To keep you informed and give you tips on how to avoid them we’ve put together this article with everything you need to know.

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The Dangers of Synthetic Fragrances
Skincare

The Dangers of Synthetic Fragrances

Scent is a very powerful thing, it has the ability to bring memories back to life! However, not all scents are created equally. They either come from essential oils or from synthetic fragrances. Just because a product smells good, doesn’t mean it really is good for you. We’ve put together an overview for you so you can be aware of what scent is all about and what to watch out for.

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Why Hydration is Important for Your Skin
Skincare

Why Hydration is Important for Your Skin

We all know that staying hydrated has numerous health benefits and is one of the key components to keeping our bodies functioning well, but what role does it play exactly in regards to keeping our skin happy? In this guest article from sustainable waterbottle brand S’wheat you can read all about the connection of happy skin and healthy hydration.

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Interview

Interviewing the World of Windsurf Girls – WOW

World Of Windsurf Girls (WOW) is a unique collaboration between 3 extraordinary waterwomen of which we had to privilege to interview two: Elena & Helle. You can find them leading the way on the Olympic iQ Foil circuit and PWA World Cup Tour aiming for Olympic Gold.

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Interview

Interviewing Suntribe Ambassador Morgane Loiseau

Morgane Loiseau from the French Basque Country is a real surfer at heart & one of our Brand Ambassadors. She mostly surfs longboard and bodyboard but she’s always up for trying new things. In this interview you’ll read about what motivates her, some of her history and of course about her favourite Suntribe product.

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The Natural Sunscreen Revolution - Founder Story
Sun Protection

The Natural Sunscreen Revolution – Founder Story

“The Suntribe Story started back in the early 2010’s when I lived in Australia. I believe Suntribe worked for me as an entrepreneur because I fully understood and was passionate about what I was trying to achieve. If you find yourself in a balance and spending your time in a way that you think is meaningful, then usually the money will come as well.” – Karl Roos

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Plastic The Hidden Beauty Ingredient
Skincare

Plastic – The Hidden Beauty Ingredient

Plastic can make up to 90% of the ingredients used in cosmetics. We find that shocking! Read on to find out more about plastic as a hidden beauty ingredient. In this post you’ll learn what you need to know about microplastics and how to avoid them in your own personal care products.

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4 Things You Need to Know About DIY Cosmetics
Skincare

4 Things You Need to Know About DIY Cosmetics

Doing your own DIY Cosmetics is an exiting and adventurouse project! However, there are a few things you should know before starting on the journey. In this article we’ve put together 4 things that will help you get a basic understanding of what you need to keep in mind before starting. You’ll even find two simple recipes which you can try as soon as you’ve finished this post. Enjoy reading and then let’s go!

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Suntribe's Collaboration with One Tree Planted
Introduction

Suntribe Collaborating with One Tree Planted

Almost everybody is aware of the importance of trees for our lives. That’s why for every purchase of one of our products packaged in an aluminium tin we plant a tree! Read on to find out why planting trees is so important and why we chose to work with One Tree Planted.

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Ellie's Top Tips for Learning to Kitesurf
Sports

Ellie’s Top Tips for Learning to Kitesurf

Ellie is a professional kitefoiler and is going to share her top tips for everyone who wants to start kitesurfing or kitefoiling Besides tips like knowing your gear well and not giving up easily, Ellie shares insight into her life as a kitesurfer and let’s us know why it’s so worth it to learn it!

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10 Tips for How to Find a Balanced Lifestyle
Sustainability

10 Tips for How to Find a Balanced Lifestyle

Life shouldn’t be about stressing yourself out to have some restful times after a long week of work. It’s about creating a lifestyle that’s healthy for you. We at Suntribe believe that everybody should create a work-life balance that makes them happy in the long run. For this reason, we have interviewed some of our team members and put together 10 tips for you on how to find a balanced kind of life. Hopefully, this will inspire you!

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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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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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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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Skincare

What Does Cruelty-Free in Cosmetics 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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Karl Roos - 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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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

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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Introduction

Introducing The Suntribe Blog

In this post we introduce what the Suntribe blog is all about. Riding around in Tuc-Tuc’s while spreading the good word about natural sunscreen. Travelling across the world and meeting the characters that make the world go the right direction. Read more here.

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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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Suntribe ® | Surfing
Sports

Oliver Hartkopp – The Surfing Viking

Meet Oliver Hartkopp, 2x Danish surfing champion and general good vibes man. Suntribe had the pleasure of having a talk, taking photos and even making a video of Oliver’s conquests in Sri Lanka.

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