Māmalu Sunscreen was born out of a need for effective sun protection that was safe for people and the environment. Growing up on the island of Kauaʻi I have personally seen the shocking decline of our coral reefs. Studies shows that over 6,000 tons of sunscreen enter our Hawaiʻi oceans every year. Once these chemicals are in the water, they decrease corals’ defense against bleaching, damage their DNA and hurt their development. As you can imagine these chemicals are very harmful to our bodies as well.
As a mom to an active toddler, staying out of the sun just isn't an option. Thatʻs where Māmalu Sunscreen comes in! We use high quality ingredients that heal and nourish your skin while providing powerful sun protection so you and your family can feel confident during all your outdoor activities. Our delightful scents are inspired from growing up in Hawaiʻi and I hope give you a taste of the islands wherever you are. We use locally sourced ingredients when we can such as organic Hawaiian beeswax and essential oils handmade on the Big Island. Sustainable packaging is also important to us so our sunscreens come in recyclable metal tins and are shipped in compostable bubble wrappers.
If you are on Kaua’i you can purchase Māmalu Sunscreen at a number of local retailers: Backdoor Surf Hanalei, Ripcurl Surf Hanalei, Healthy Hut Market & Cafe (Kilauea), Salt + Sea (Kapaa, Lihue, and Koloa), Aloha Āina Juice Cafe (Lihue), Blü Umi (Hanapepe).
We hope you love Māmalu Sunscreen as much as we do! Please consider following us on instagram @mamalusunscreen to stay up to date on deals and special offers. Wholesale options are available, please use the Contact Us page for any inquiries.