August 04 2011
The Surfrider Foundation announced today that it has partnered with ECO Skin Care Inc., as its exclusive sunscreen partner.
In recent years public concern over the environmental impacts of sunscreens has grown. It is believed that the UV absorbing chemicals found in many popular sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octymethoxycinnamate, may pose a danger to marine life, including corals. Unlike many other sunscreens ECO Sunscreen uses only 100% natural ingredients, and was given a 0-1 rating (Safest) by the Environmental Working Group .
“Our organization was founded by, and continues to be supported by watermen – people whose lives and livelihoods are connected to oceans, waves and beaches,” said Matt McClain, Surfrider Foundation’s Marketing Director. “We are excited to be partnered ECO Skin Care and to be using their sunscreen products.”
In support of our marine environments, ECO Skin Care will be donating up to 3% of their net revenue to the Surfrider Foundation to help fund ongoing educational and activist efforts.
“We have always held the Surfrider Foundation in high esteem in defending our marine environmental world and feel that they set the standard for ocean awareness and activism. This partnership gives our company an incredible platform from which to raise the public’s awareness as to the serious environmental issues posed by traditional chemical UV absorber based sunscreens on sensitive marine environments,” said Rick Sample, CEO of ECO Skin Care.
“Preservation of the earth’s ocean environments has to be done on an individual basis. We all have our part and responsibility to do what we can do individually, so collectively we all protect the ocean. No longer can we hide behind the feeling of, ‘I’m just one person and I’m not going to matter.’ We all need to do our part whether it’s picking up trash we see or even in choosing the type of sunscreen we use,” said James Urioste, EVP of ECO.
ECO Sunscreen is non-toxic, biodegradable and water-resistant. ECO Sunscreen has three distinct formulas; Body, Baby and Face, and can be found locally at Whole Foods, Mother’s Markets, Henry’s and nationally at West Marine.
About ECO Skin Care
ECO Skin Care’s vision is to help foster a healthier world as a result of using natural and organically sourced, chemical free ingredients to produce safe and effective consumer products. ECO Skin Care represents breakthrough sunscreen technology from Australia. The Australians suffer more skin cancer incidences per capita than any other country globally. As a result, the latest in formulation science emanates from there. ECO’s All Natural Sunscreen has been ranked among the safest and most effective sunscreens by the Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org). Using only natural and organically sourced ingredients, ECO Skin Care is biodegradable, water resistant & non-toxic making ECO the evolution of choice for persons concerned about their impact an the planet and the environment they share.