For Adventurers, By Adventurers
Who They Are
From scuba diving, to kayaking, swimming, camping, skiing, and hiking, Stream2Sea was built by a hard-working team of both cosmetic chemists, environmentalists, and explorers, led by Autumn Blum, an award winning chemist and an avid diver. When she took a look at the ingredients commonly used in our skin care routines, and their negative effects not only on our bodies, but on the planet as well, she realized that we could all do better–and set out to create eco-conscious skin care products and sunscreens made with the planet in mind.
Through their research and testing they found that certain ingredients in sunscreens are toxic to aquatic ecosystems, accelerating the process of coral bleaching and harming the biodiversity of reef fish species. Those who spend the most time in the ocean; swimmers, divers, snorkelers, fishermen, and other “aquaholics”, were unknowingly wearing toxic sunscreens, with between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen chemicals washing into our coral reefs every year. Stream2Sea knew to aid in this problem they needed to create a product without oxybenzones and parabens, two of the most harmful yet common ingredients in conventional sunscreens.
Stream2Sea developed their biodegradable, vegan, and mineral-based formulas by consciously choosing each and every ingredient based off of its efficacy, integrity, and non-harming attributes. They believe that you shouldn’t have to be a chemist or an environmentalist to know what ingredients are in your products or on your skin–and how those ingredients impact our oceans. They’ve dedicated themselves to total transparency in each step of their production, so that you not only understand what you’re using, but can help others understand as well why it’s important to make the switch.