Palm + Pine: Vegan, Cruelty Free, Plastic Free Sunscreen.

Palm & Pine is on a mission to clean up sunscreen, one bottle at a time. The brand launched in 2021 with two vegan, cruelty-free, plastic-free sunscreens.

The range is developed and manufactured in Europe, exceeding the highest standards of safety and certification in the industry. Palm & Pine’s daily SPF 30 lotion and SPF 50 tinted product (new tints for all skin tones) are formulated with zinc oxide and naturally-derived ingredients, such as shea butter, calendula, and echinacea. 

The products contain COSMOS-certified ingredients, that comply with the non-nano standard for zinc and titanium dioxide.

Substituting beeswax for sunflower wax (which creates a waterproof barrier for surf and sports protection), the products are fragrance free (to suit sensitive skin and children), AND they’re packaged in recycled aluminium (which can be recycled after use). After successfully raising €22k through crowdfunded pre-orders in 2019, Palm & Pine launched during a difficult time: the pandemic.

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The business was Founded by Sarah Muir, an ex digital marketing director, following some kitchen experimentation by her husband, Ross Kemp. “We relocated to western Portugal, and being from the UK we need a lot of sunscreen! My husband started to research the chemical ingredients, and then he decided to start making his own, using recipes from Google. Not recommended,” said Sarah.

“At the time, I was looking for a new career opportunity, and after some investigation of existing products and brands, I started to see an opportunity to develop a European brand that reflected our lifestyle and our concerns for ocean preservation, with fragrance free products that focused on high quality ingredients,” added Sarah.

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