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TIPS TO LIVING A LIFE LESS PLASTIC

HOW TO NAVIGATE A PLASTIC-WRAPPED WORLD by SunButter Ambassador Alice Forrest :: In a world where our clothes are shedding tiny fibres that can cross cell barriers, our food is full of plastic pieces and chemicals, plastic is literally raining from the sky, and even our sunscreen contains teensy tiny plastic balls, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed, disempowered and depressed. But in a world where we have reusable solutions for all the single-use items, scientists and pioneers are creating new alternatives, the internet exists (with many fellow humans striving to live plastic-free and sharing their knowledge), and Sunbutter sunscreen gives us awesome skincare, it’s also really easy to feel hope and to be part of the solution.   As a marine biologist, I’ve spent years studying the...

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Do you really need sunscreen in winter?

The days are short and there's little sunshine breaking through the thick layer of winter cloud. You ask yourself, do I really need sunscreen on todays hike/run/swim/surf/climb etc... ? We don't get burnt as often in winter, why? The UVB rays, which carry the most energy are the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn, and tend to damage the skin's more superficial epidermal layers. They play a key role in the development of skin cancer and a contributory role in tanning and photoaging.   The intensity of UVB rays varies by season, location, and time of day and is weakest in winter, which is why we feel we can escape being sunburnt 💪🏻🔥 ! However, in high altitudes and on reflective surfaces such as...

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GIVE BACK THROUGH US AT CHECKOUT

Giving back to the environment is at the heart of our business. We started SunButter with 3 main goals: 1. Raise awareness of chemical sunscreen pollution ✅ 2. Provide a solution to reduce chemical sunscreen pollution ✅ 3. Donate profits back to our planet ✅ That is why we have been 1% for the Planet members since we were a micro business, donating 1% of turnover to connect dollars to doers. BUT WHY NOT GIVE YOU OUR DONATION CHOICE?  "You are the master of your fate, you are the captain of your soul", you are the judge of your donation. When you get to checkout you can now choose to give $5 from your order to one of 3 charitable partners. Just enter their unique code:   CODE: ProjectHiu We will donate...

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DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF SUNSCREEN

"Natural" "Mineral" "Chemical Free":: What does it all mean?  Let's break it down. There are two types of sunscreen, PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL.  \ PHYSICAL SUNSCREEN is often referred to as "mineral" or "natural" and are the zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide UV blockers. They are called physical because they sit on top of the skin and reflect the suns rays like a mirror. These blockers are referred to as natural because they occur in nature and aren't made in a laboratory. They do not penetrate the skin, giving broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and have the lowest toxicity concern of any of the UV blockers known today (EWG). Physical sunscreen is the best choice for sensitive skin as it is less...

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