A single day cream can contain millions of microplastics. Starting from October 2023, the EU finally starts banning 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Greenwashing” in the Beauty Industry: What it is and How to Avoid it. In this overview you can learn about the dangers of greenwashing and tips on choosing truly eco-friendly products and brands. Don’t be fooled by clever marketing!
“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
HEV light is part of the sunlight spectrum and is present in any digital device with a screen. Regardless of the time of day we’re exposed to it 24/7. Let’s take a look at why we should protect our skin from it!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.