Why Hawaii Banned 80% Of Sunscreens (Including One You Probably Own)
Recently, Hawaii banned two chemical ingredients that are found in roughly 80% of households in the U.S. These two chemical ingredients are found in common sunscreens like Hawaiian Tropic, Coppertone, and Banana Boat. In this post, we talk about why Hawaii banned these chemicals... and why these chemicals are bad for both your health and the environment.
Why “Nano” Zinc Particles Are Misunderstood — According to Science
There's a lot of talk about nano and non-nano particles in zinc sunscreens. You may have even seen sunscreens advertised as “non-nano”. But what does the science say? Harmful, or no? In this blog post, we dig into the facts.
What is Ultraviolet Light? (And, Why Your “Mineral” Sunscreen Doesn’t Work)
There are a lot of misconceptions about UVA, UVB, and even UVC (which is really harmful for your skin, but rarely discussed). In this post, we'll explain 3 main things: What UV rays are, what this means as a surfer, and how to protect yourself.
Building a Sunscreen for Surfers: How Albedo Is Different
There’s a lot of sunscreen out there... so what makes Albedo different? Made for surfers, by surfers there are 3 key factors that make Albedo different. From unique triple-layered UVA & UVB protection to actually 100% natural, and everything in between, here’s how Albedo better protects your skin (and the environment).