COMMITTED TO MAKING THE MOST PROTECTIVE, LONGEST-LASTING, AND RESPONSIBLY MADE SUN PROTECTION IN THE WORLD.
New scientific studies suggest that the sunscreens we grew up with are poisoning us, our children, and the places we love. Active ingredients commonly found in chemical sunscreens, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, have been shown to disrupt the human endocrine system, cause birth defects, and contribute to coral reef death.
Born from a love of being in the sun and the near-death of a family member from skin cancer, MANDA is on a mission to provide organic, food-grade sun care solutions that actually work. As lifelong surfers, athletes, and outdoor lovers, we know that good sunscreen needs to last in all conditions. As fathers and health nuts, we won’t put anything on our skin that we wouldn’t feed to our kids.
Simply put, each product is developed to exceed the performance expectations of any hardcore athlete or outdoor enthusiast yet is safe and gentle enough for babies and toddlers.
INSPIRATION- In a world inundated by technology, which inherently develops synthetic and chemical solutions, we lost sight of how effective nature can be in solving everyday problems.
By examining local traditions and applying them to modern-day necessities, we are developing premium natural solutions to promote longevity in life and our environment, thereby allowing us to do what we love longer.
THANAKA - From the wood of a small tree in Myanmar, Thanaka has been used for over 2000 years by Burmese people to protect and beautify the skin. Pulverized on a stone slab and mixed with water to form a paste, this natural cosmetic is most commonly applied topically. It is here where Thanaka begins to work it’s magic. Read more aboutthanaka
PAW PAW (PAPAYA) - Coined as the "Tree of Life" by ancient Mayans, papaya is the inspiration for our Organic Paw Paw Salve. This nutrient-rich fruit is packed full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants, making it an amazing topical solution that moisturizes, soothes, heals, and repairs the skin.
INGREDIENTS - Our products utilize only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients to protect and foster your skin’s optimum wellness. We leave out the synthetic chemicals and stabilizers that many other skincare products use, and stick to only food-safe, organic ingredients that you are more than familiar with. Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, so we may as well feed it right!
PERFORMANCE - Being surfers, one of the main requirements we had when developing our flagship sunscreen, MANDA Organic Sun Paste was once applied, not having to worry about it for as long as possible so that we can maximize our time doing what we love. Since then, we’ve maintained that same ethos through all our products.
Simply put, our formulas are designed to perform against harsh conditions.
ENVIRONMENT - Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. One million species of fish, invertebrates, and algae are estimated to live in and around the world’s reefs. Reefs provide beautiful, natural playgrounds for all ocean goers, especially surfers and divers.
Ingredients commonly found in chemical sunscreens, such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, can awaken coral viruses. The coral then becomes sick, expelling their life-giving algae. Without these algae, the coral “bleaches” (turns white), and prematurely dies. Each year an estimated 8 million lbs. of sunscreen washes off ocean-goers into coral reef environments.
MANDA Organic Sun Paste & MANDA Organic Sun Creme are reef safe.