I was excited to try Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen. I had no idea there aren’t any other sunscreens that are safe for the ocean ecosystems. I hadn’t thought a lot about it, but it still surprised me to learn that. While I’m barely swimming in the ocean now (For some reason, there aren’t any oceans in the Mojave Desert), I occasionally swim in open water. Ironically I have more on the East Coast lately despite living on the west coast and 2 hours from the Pacific Ocean.
About the brand Stream2Sea:
Stream2Sea was founded in 2015 in Wauchula, FL. The CEO & Founder Autumn Blum made a dive trip and realized the products on our bodies can be toxic to the ecosystem or even to us. Stream2Sea is the only mineral-based sunscreen that has been proven safe for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae. It has also passed the stringent HEL Labs Protect Land + Sea certification. S
Stream2Sea is committed to making a difference. It is a woman-owned company that makes everything from mineral-based sunscreen, to shark-free squalene, to plant-based, chemical-free sanitizers. It also does not contain any ingredients that are suspected of harming our planet. Finally, the CEP and Founder Autumn Blum have testified before Congress, influencing notable bans on toxic ingredients in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Virgin Islands, and other tourist locations.
About Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen:
- SPF45 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Mineral Actives
- 80mins Water-Resistant
- Non-Greasy, Lightweight, Sheer Protection
- Available in Active, Tint, Kids, and Shimmer!
- Eco-Packaging, 100% Recycled Plastic
- It is the ONLY sunscreen tested and proven safe for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae.
- NO Oxybenzone, avobenzone, octocrylene, octinoxate, parabens, DEAs/ MEAs/ TEAs, SLS or SLES, phthalates, dyes, cinnamates, benzophenones (BP-2), or camphor derivatives
- Active ingredients: 19% EcoSafe Zinc™ (Non-Nano). The zinc used has passed rigorous aquatic safety testing. EcoSafe Zinc™ is non-nano, naturally-coated, USP grade, and Cosmos certified.
Whew, these are a lot of features!
My Experience with Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen:
I am always looking for a new sunscreen to try. I don’t swim much in the open ocean now, but I do appreciate brands and companies that are eco-friendly and working towards a better future. I had no idea there weren’t more sunscreens safe for ocean wildlife.
Applying the Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen is easy. It doesn’t come out too thick. However, you need to rub it in a little more than the average sunscreen. Not a big deal, and it didn’t take them long. While using the Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen in the pool, it stayed the entire time I swam. I didn’t need to worry about reapplying (I’ve been swimming for about 75 minutes lately). It didn’t feel slick or greasy, and it just stayed put. My pores also felt like they could breathe.
I’ve also used the Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen for running and felt the same way. I don’t want an extra layer of gunk while swimming that clogs my pores because it’s easy to overheat. I don’t feel that Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen does that, and my skin can breathe. I’ve used Stream2Sea for most workouts in the last month, and I haven’t burned (which says a lot because the Mojave Desert sun is intense). In all, I’m a big fan.
Whew, Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen is expensive. For 2.5 fluid ounces, it’s nearly $30.
Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen Conclusion:
I like the Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen, and I’ll continue to use it. Of course, I want to help the planet, but it’s an expensive product. In all, it works. I’m happy to help the environment in the best way possible, and I feel good about using the pricut and supporting a woman-owned company.
You can purchase Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen here and see all swimming posts here.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Stream2Sea Mineral Sunscreen?
What is your favorite sunscreen?