In this third interview with Craig Downs, we are talking about the importance of our oceans and why it matters that we do our best to protect them!
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.
In our first interview with Craig Downs we talked about the negative effects of chemical UV-filters. Today we are interviewing him about how to choose a safe sunscreen.
Craig Downs has been researching sunscreen ingredients for almost two decades. In our interviews he shares his insights about how chemical UV-filters negatively affect marine wildlife and our health.
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!
Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can come at the expense of the environment. In this article we share 4 Top Tips which make it easy to enjoy the holiday season without creating a negative impact on the planet. With a bit of creativity you and your loved ones can enjoy a sustainable Christmas.
The number of countries banning toxic sunscreen ingredients is growing. Learn more about which countries are banning chemical UV-filters, and how the sunscreen bans help to save corals and other marine life.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Did you every wonder what the difference is between chemical and mineral sunscreens? There are quite a few rumors out there on both. So we thought we’d talk about some facts. We at Suntribe will always pick a mineral sunscreen above a chemical one. Here are a few reasons why!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Suntribe is relaunching its line of mineral sunscreens in a new tube packaging sourced from sustainable sugar cane. In this article we explain how the sugar cane is farmed and what the characteristics of the biomaterial are.
In this guide we present 6 simple steps that can help you to eliminate plastic in your daily beauty routine, presenting safe and sustainable alternatives. Step by step you can establish a completely green beauty routine based on plastic-free toiletries!
Research shows that chemical UV-filters such as Oxybenzone can increase the risk of a birth defect called Hirschsprung’s disease. Read here why it is important to use safe mineral sunscreen during pregnancy.
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.
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 …
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to find information on natural cosmetics. To make life easier for you, we’ve come up with 6 tips on how you can easily make the change to natural cosmetics and learn more about natural skincare.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Hawaii passed a bill to ban two of the most hazardous chemicals used in sunscreens, oxybenzone and octinoxate. The bill was signed on the 3rd of June 2018, effectively banning sunscreens containing these chemicals from sales in Hawaii after January 1st, 2021.