ABOUT SUNBUTTER SUNSCREEN
GET TO KNOW THE SUNBUTTER TEAM
SunButter was established in 2016 by marine biologist team Tom Hiney and Sacha Guggenheimer, whilst working on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. The pair began by developing a natural high quality sun protection that wasn’t going to compromise their skin with harsh chemicals or have adverse effects on marine life and coral reefs. They hand made the original SunButter sunblock for the whale shark guides, photographers, spearo's, divers and fisherman.
KIND TO THE EARTH
Tom and Sacha’s passion to grow a socially and environmentally ethical company was driven by their travel and work as naturalists, lecturers and wildlife guides on expedition ships. Their connection to remote cultures and wilderness continues to drive them everyday in creating a strong for purpose business. Engrained in all their actions is their mantra,
"PROTECTING PEOPLE & OCEANS"
So what about before SunButter was even a twinkle in the pairs eyes, before the pair had even met?
TOM HINEY: SUNBUTTER CO-FOUNDER
Tom ditched his place at London's School of Economics to become a dive master and travel the world. He managed a conservation island in the Seychelles before becoming a naturalist guide, with a particular speciality in coral reef restoration 🐠
SACHA GUGGENHEIMER: SUNBUTTER CO-FOUNDER
Sacha jumped from engineering to marine biology, whilst always carrying a special spot in her heart for living a natural, healthy, organic lifestyle. Growing up, Sacha's Swiss mother instilled in her the powerful benefits of natural-healing by treating ailments from colds, to cuts, to skin allergies with herbal remedies 🌿
AND A NATURAL SUNSCREEN WAS BORN
The combined life experience of Tom and Sacha has made the perfect collaboration for product development of high quality natural sunscreen with a strong focus on giving back to the planet where it is most needed 🙏🏼🌏
The team are always working on their products, ensuring they are fit for purpose and doing good things for the planet!
Check out their *NEW FORMULA* sunscreen - now heat resistant and perfect for taking on those sunny holidays!
CONSERVATION & MARINE BIOLOGY
Both Tom and Sacha are experienced lecturers in the fields of conservation optimism, marine biology, ecology, litter prevention and small business.
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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SUNBUTTER?
If you’d like to read more about sustainable suncare, or if you are simply looking to learn more about living plastic-free and saving the reefs then check out our blog page.
Did you know that we have our own hashtag for Upcycling our tins? Find out more about how to reuse your SunButter tins with handy guides and inspiration on our Upcycling page.