Visiting Hawaii can be a life changing experience for you and your family. The warm tropical ocean and beautiful sandy beaches are welcoming and beautiful.

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No matter which Hawaiian island you choose to visit, there here are some of our best tips for making the most of your visit.

  1. Research activities before your trip to determine some of the activities in Hawaii you’d like to experience. Some of the most popular activities for travelers are: Snorkeling, Boat Cruises, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, and Hiking. Each island has different opportunities for surfing, hiking, snorkeling, etc. Some spots are suitable for beginners where others are recommended for people with intermediate or advanced experience. Always be aware of your own skill level and those of others in your group. Small children need to be continuously watched near the ocean.
  2. Check out the various accommodation options to find the best choice for your needs on the island you’re visiting. You’ll see a wide range of resorts and hotel choices — from ultra luxurious Ritz-Carlton properties, Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott properties — as well as lower budget options from AirBnb or VRBO or private vacation rental companies in Hawaii. Your accommodations are important so it’s best to start looking at least 6-12 months early to get the best price and options for your travel group.
  3. Determine your transportation options. If you’re staying in resort area that has everything you need, you might opt to use Uber instead of renting a car for your entire trip. There are major car rental companies as well as smaller local island rental car companies that may have cheaper and budget rental cars if that suits you.
  4. Most visitors to Hawaii aren’t yet aware that we have a serious sunscreen ban in effect. The state of Hawaii banned sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate and Maui County has its own sunscreen ban as well. We don’t allow chemical sunscreens to be sold or used in Hawaii, however many people are ignorant of that and continue brining in toxic chemical sunscreens that are harmful to marine life. Please kokua and pick up your favorite reef safe mineral sunscreen for your Hawaii vacation. If you need help finding where to buy Raw Love once you’ve landed, check out our retail store page for mineral sunscreen on Maui and mineral sunscreen in Hawaii.


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Q: What makes a sunscreen Reef Safe or Reef Friendly?
A: The ingredients used in the sunscreen determine whether or not it’s safe for corals and other marine life. Our mineral sunscreen’s active ingredient is zinc oxide.

Here are common sunscreen ingredients that are NOT REEF SAFE / Harmful sunscreen ingredients – AVOID THESE:


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For the best sun protection, remember these tips
  • Wear sunglasses, a hat, and wear UV protective clothing when possible.
  • Limit or avoid exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Maintain proper hydration by drinking plenty of water.
  • Seek shade when available.
  • Keiki (children) need more sun protection than adults so be sure that your children are getting full coverage and re-applying sunscreen throughout the day.
  • Use broad spectrum protection sunscreen, apply heavily to achieve full SPF benefits, and reapply after swimming and excessive sweat.
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1. Organic All in One Balm aka our Baby Balm

Created by a mama for mamas and babies, however it’s universal healing properties are ideal for all skin types. This ultra moisturizing balm is ideal from head-to-toe hydration in 1.5 ounce size.

Raw Love’s founder was dreaming of one magic product for all of her family’s sensitive skin care needs shortly after she gave birth to her daughter Ruby. This velvety smooth potion is perfect for diaper rash, cradle cap, sore nursing nipples and dry skin. Give your skin some love with this all-over gentle moisturizer!

  • Safe for all ages, face and body
  • Use it for dry skin, tattoos, baby massage, diaper balm, cradle cap, and more
  • Great magic melting makeup remover for long lasting eye, lip and face makeup!
  • Fragrance Free
  • Compact Size, TSA Carry-on Approved
  • Zero Waste/Plastic Free Container

Organic Balm Ingredients: Cocoa butter*, Coconut oil*, Olive Oil*, Jojoba oil*, Sesame Oil*, Beeswax*, Sunflower oil*, Carrot extract*, Tocopherol.
*Organic Ingredients

Raw Love Mineral Sunscreen Tube 3 oz

2. 3oz Sunscreen Lotion Tube

New Raw Love mineral sunscreen lotion has an ultra moisturizing formula using organic ingredients. It’s fragrance free and perfect for sensitive skin and children and babies.

  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30
  • Water Resistant (80 min)
  • 18.75% Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Only Active Ingredient
  • Fragrance Free
  • Compact Size, TSA Carry-on Approved
  • Reef Safe, Cruelty Free, Plant Based
  • Post Consumer Recycled Plastic Container (Saving plastic from going into the ocean or landfill!)

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (18.75%); Inactive Ingredients: Sunflower Oil*, Beeswax*, Jojoba Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Tocopherol (Non-GMO).*
*Organic Ingredients


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We know you care about choosing the best sunscreen for your families needs. We don’t mean to brag, but here’s a few of our Hawaii sunscreen testimonials from real customers who believe in Raw Love:

  • Best sunscreen for my sensitive skin.
  • The best choice for reef safe sunscreen. Protects us in all of our outdoor activities. Living in Hawaii the sun is relentless, but this keeps me protected and I know I’m doing something great for our ocean. The essential oils in it smell like you are at a day spa- it’s awesome! Allison
  • Bought some off you at the swap meet. It’s seriously the best product I have ever bought. Sean
  • I just ordered two more. Best sunscreen I’ve ever used. It’s nice not to be afraid of the sun anymore. Thanks! Eric
  • Best sunscreen I’ve ever used. I’m prone to sunburns being basically see through. I’ve found that anytime I use it for a day at the park to a full blown camping trip in the sun all day. It works amazing! We even used the product on our infant because we felt so comfortable with the quality and care of what it’s made from! Keep doing beautiful things! Annie
  •  This sun screen is by far the best I have ever used. Mike
  • This stuff is THE BEST! My son has bad eczema and very sensitive skin. We just spent a week mainland on the eastcoast, with a couple 5 hour beach days- including a day where most our party went home burned- and his skin wasn’t the slightest bit red. I only applied once, it worked so well. I like the consistency and ingredients list of this. Thanks for the great product! Rebecca
  • I love this sunscreen. I bought it in Maui last August. I have sensitive skin and I’m allergic to a lot of sunscreens especially on my face. Are use this daily on my face neck and décolleté and hand. I love this stuff. A little goes a long way. I have normal to dry skin. It does not leave you with that pasty white like some mineral sunscreens do. Tracy

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Raw Love mineral sunscreen is proud to be one the best organic Hawaii skincare products and the very first FDA approved mineral sunscreen.

If you’re on vacation in Hawaii visiting Maui or any of the islands, you’ll want to check our Retail Store page to find where you can purchase our organic skincare products. Reef safe organic mineral sunscreen is our core product, and we have several variations available to meet your needs, as well as a new all-in-one organic balm.

Unveiling Raw Love Sunscreen

Raw Love Sunscreen isn’t just your average sun protection—it’s a testament to the power of purity. Crafted with organic, locally-sourced ingredients, this sunscreen shields your skin from harmful UV rays without compromising on quality or safety. With non-nano zinc oxide as its active ingredient, Raw Love provides broad-spectrum protection while respecting marine ecosystems.

Benefits of Raw Love Sunscreen:

  • Skin-Nourishing Formulation: Infused with nourishing oils like coconut, macadamia, and kukui nut, Raw Love Sunscreen doubles as a moisturizer, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.
  • Reef-Friendly Formula: Conscious of Hawaii’s delicate marine life, Raw Love Sunscreen is free from oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals known to harm coral reefs.
  • Gentle for All Ages: Safe for the whole family, including little ones, Raw Love Sunscreen provides gentle protection for sensitive skin, making it an essential companion for beach days and outdoor adventures.

Discovering Raw Love Organic Baby Balm

For those tender moments when your skin needs extra care, there’s Raw Love Organic Baby Balm. More than just a baby product, this versatile balm is a multi-tasking marvel, catering to the needs of all skin types, from infants to adults.

Key Features of Raw Love Organic Baby Balm:

  • All-in-One Moisturization: Say goodbye to dry, irritated skin with Raw Love Baby Balm’s deeply hydrating formula, enriched with shea butter and cocoa butter.
  • Soothing Relief: Whether it’s soothing diaper rash or calming sunburn, Raw Love Baby Balm provides instant relief, thanks to its healing botanical extracts like calendula and chamomile.
  • Eco-Friendly Packaging: Committed to sustainability, Raw Love packages its products in recyclable materials, minimizing environmental impact and preserving Hawaii’s natural beauty.

The Beauty of Choosing Organic

Opting for organic skincare isn’t just about pampering your skin—it’s a conscious choice that benefits both your body and the planet. By choosing Raw Love’s organic formulations, you’re embracing a holistic approach to skincare that’s free from harmful chemicals and synthetic additives. What’s more, you’re supporting local farmers and artisans, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of Hawaii’s economy.

Embrace the Spirit of Aloha

In the heart of Hawaii, where the sun kisses the ocean and the breeze whispers through palm trees, Raw Love Organic Skincare thrives. Inspired by the Aloha spirit, Raw Love embodies a deep reverence for nature and a commitment to sustainability. With every application of Raw Love Sunscreen or Organic Baby Balm, you’re not just caring for your skin—you’re fostering a connection to the land and the community that sustains it.

So, the next time you reach for your skincare essentials, remember the power of Raw Love. Let its pure, organic ingredients envelop you in a cocoon of nourishment and protection, reminding you of the beauty of Hawaii’s natural treasures and the importance of cherishing them for generations to come.

best hawaii mineral sunscreen for keikiOur stunning beaches and annual warm weather in Hawaii welcome visitors year-round to frolic and enjoy the ocean and its many adventures. Yet with delicate marine ecosystems, including vulnerable coral reef, protecting both your skin and the ocean in the Hawaiian islands requires consideration. Mineral sunscreens have gained popularity for their reef-safe properties, and among them, Raw Love Sunscreen stands out as the ideal choice for ocean lovers, families, kids, babies, and those leading active lifestyles.

Let’s delve into why Raw Love Mineral Sunscreen is your ultimate companion for sun protection in Hawaii…

The Importance of Choosing and Using Reef Safe Sunscreens in Hawaii

While viewing and observing Hawaii’s abundant marine life while snorkeling and swimming, including vibrant coral reefs, is a treasure and exciting for many, it’s also necessary to respect and preserve this environment. Conventional sunscreens, which are filled with chemicals as their active ingredients, are harming the ocean’s delicate ecosystems in tourist-heavy regions across the globe, including Hawaii.

Research studies indicate that oxybenzone and octinoxate contribute to coral bleaching and disrupt marine life. To help reduce this problem, Hawaii banned the sale of sunscreens containing these harmful chemicals in 2021 and Maui banned the sale of chemical sunscreens the following year, further emphasizing the need for reef-safe sunscreens in Maui and Hawaii.

Raw Love Mineral Sunscreen is a physical sunscreen or true sunblock because it uses natural minerals like zinc oxide to create a protective physical barrier on top of your skin, which reflects and scatters harmful UV rays off the body. Being all natural and using organic ingredients makes Raw Love a fantastic choice for your Hawaii mineral sunscreen. It is gentle on your skin and ideal for children or adults with sensitive skin.

So, next time you’re planning a day out in Hawaii, don’t forget to pack your Raw Love Mineral Sunscreen—yourultimate companion for sun protection in paradise.

Planning a Hawaii vacation? Protect your skin and the coral reefs. Choose Raw Love mineral sunscreen in Hawaii.

Reef Friendly Sunscreen FAQ

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What should I know about zinc oxide in sunscreen?

Zinc oxide is non-irritating and safe with sensitive skin types. Zinc oxide is used as a skin protectant and anti-irritant with a long history of being used to treat skin irritations and diaper rash. So it’s really perfect in sunscreens!

How does non nano zinc work as sun protection?

An essential mineral, zinc oxide effectively reflects and scatters UVA and UVB rays from the sun, which means it provides “broad range coverage” for sun protection. You can see the protection layer created on your skin initially before fully absorbed—a creamy white barrier keeping your skin safe.

What does “non nano” actually mean and why does it matter?

A non-nano particle is larger than 100 nanometers whereas nanoparticles are tiny clumps/crystals of some substance with size ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers. One nanometer = one thousandth of a millimeter (a.k.a. ultra-small). Research has shown evidence that some substances may cause health risks when converted to nanoparticles. Consider avoiding skin care products with nanoparticles until further research is available.

What makes a sunscreen safe for corals and our environment?

Mineral-based sunscreens are safe for corals because they don’t contain chemicals that harm sea life. When chemical sunscreens wash off your body when swimming or in the ocean, they may harm aquatic life. Some commonly used chemical sunscreen ingredients cause coral bleaching and may be damaging coral reefs around the globe.

Raw Love reef safe sunscreen does not use any of these damaging ingredients in our sunscreens so they are safe for coral reefs and you.

Harmful sunscreen ingredients – AVOID THESE:

At a trade show, I heard from a woman that she had tried dozens of the best mineral sunscreens and none of them worked well for her daily face skin care routine. She told me she had looked everywhere, online and in retail stores, for the best mineral sunscreen for face and body because she really wanted better sun protection for her face — and she only wanted to carry one product that fit easily in her purse.

When I handed her a tube of Raw Love’s newest dreamy lotion formula mineral sunscreen in a tube, that is safe to take on airplanes, by the way, she lit up. It was exactly what she had been searching for.

So which is better? Our fragrance free mineral sunscreen tube or our mineral sunscreen tins with essential oils? You decide… but most people love both!

It turns out, she also fell in love with our original mineral sunscreen with essential oils which gives it a unique uplifting scent of aromatherapy plus awesome sun protection.

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Mineral Sunscreen Is Best for Kids

When it comes to buying a sunscreen, you have a plethora of options touting benefits. However we believe the best sunscreen for kids is mineral sunscreen.

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Why Mineral Sunscreen?

Mineral sunscreen or sunblock is a physical barrier sunscreen which differs from chemical sunscreens in its mode of action. Rather than being absorbed into the skin, mineral sunscreen forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, reflecting and scattering harmful UV rays away from the skin. This makes it an ideal choice for children and anyone with sensitive skin.

Among the myriad of mineral sunscreens available, Raw Love Sunscreen’s newest formulas are especially formulated for kids, babies and sensitive skin.

What makes Raw Love the best mineral sunscreen for children?

Natural and Organic Ingredients: Raw Love Sunscreen prides itself on using natural and organic ingredients, ensuring that your child’s delicate skin is nourished and protected without exposure to harmful chemicals commonly found in conventional sunscreens.

Zinc Oxide as the Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide, a mineral compound, serves as the active ingredient in Raw Love Sunscreen. Renowned for its broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, zinc oxide provides reliable sun protection without the risk of hormone disruption associated with some chemical filters.

Convenient Travel Size Sunscreen Sticks: Raw Love Sunscreen understands the challenges of applying sunscreen to wriggling children. With their convenient travel size sunscreen sticks, application becomes a breeze. Simply glide the stick over the skin for mess-free and efficient coverage, making it perfect for on-the-go adventures.

Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 35: Offering broad-spectrum protection with SPF 35, Raw Love Sunscreen ensures that your child’s skin is shielded from harmful UV radiation, reducing the risk of sunburn, premature aging, and long-term skin damage.

Water Resistant for 40 Minutes, Then Re-Apply: Whether your little one is splashing in the waves or running through the sprinklers, Raw Love Sunscreen stays put. With water resistance for up to 40 minutes, it withstands sweat and water exposure, providing continuous protection during outdoor activities. Remember to reapply after swimming or excessive sweating to maintain effectiveness.

Reduce the risk of irritation and allergic reactions when choosing mineral sunscreen for your kids may compared to chemical sunscreen products.

Choosing the best sunscreen for your family’s needs is an important decision because it is applied to the skin. Raw Love mineral sunscreen offers a safe and effective solution to protect your child’s skin from UV damage without exposure to harsh chemicals. With its natural ingredients, zinc oxide formulation, convenient application, and reliable sun protection, Raw Love Sunscreen is your best choice for keeping your little ones safe and sun-kissed all summer long.


As parents, we’re constantly striving to make the best choices for our children, especially when it comes to their health and wellness. When it comes to protecting their delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays, opting for reef safe baby sunscreens is not only a smart choice for your little one but also for the health of our oceans. With growing awareness of the environmental impact of chemical sunscreens on coral reefs, places like Maui County, Hawaii, have taken a bold step forward by banning the sale of non-mineral sunscreens.

Maui’s sunscreen ban, which prohibits the sale of sunscreens containing active ingredients other than zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, highlights the urgency of transitioning towards reef safe sunscreen alternatives. Not only do mineral-based sunscreens provide effective sun protection, but they also play a crucial role in preserving our marine ecosystems.

Raw Love’s mineral sunscreens offer premium mineral-based sun care solutions that are gentle on your skin and the environment. Our latest formula available in tins and sticks is specially crafted for babies, children, and sensitive skin. These new mineral sunscreen options embody our commitment to quality, safety, and convenience for our customers.

Check out Raw Love Mineral Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

Raw Love’s new fragrance-free, gentle formula is designed with the utmost care for delicate skin. With a broad spectrum SPF 35, it offers reliable protection against both UVA and UVB rays, ensuring your little ones stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.

Here’s what makes Raw Love Mineral Sunscreen stand out:

  • 22.5% Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Only Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide, a naturally occurring mineral, sits on top of the skin, forming a barrier that reflects and scatters harmful UV rays away from the skin, providing effective protection without penetrating the skin.
  • Skin-loving Ingredients: Raw Love’s formula is enriched with nourishing organic ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sesame Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, and more. These natural emollients not only moisturize but also soothe and protect sensitive skin.
  • Reef Safe and Cruelty-Free: Committed to environmental sustainability, Raw Love ensures their sunscreen is reef safe and cruelty-free. By opting for mineral sunscreens, you’re not only protecting your child’s skin but also contributing to the preservation of our precious coral reefs.
  • Zero Waste Packaging: With a focus on sustainability, Raw Love’s sunscreen gives you choices including plastic-free tin container sunscreen options, reducing environmental impact and promoting a zero-waste lifestyle.

Why Choose Mineral Sunscreens Over Chemical Sunscreens?

Mineral sunscreens, like Raw Love’s formula, offer several advantages over chemical sunscreens, especially for babies and individuals with sensitive skin:

  • Gentle and Non-Irritating: Our new mineral sunscreen formula is ideal for sensitive skin types, including babies and children.
  • Immediate Protection: Unlike chemical sunscreens, which require approximately 20 minutes to be absorbed into the skin before becoming effective, mineral sunscreens provide immediate protection upon application.
  • Broad Spectrum Protection: Zinc oxide, the active ingredient in mineral sunscreens, offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, providing comprehensive coverage against sun damage.
  • Environmental Friendliness: Mineral sunscreens are biodegradable and do not contain harmful chemicals that can leach into the environment, posing a threat to marine life and coral reefs.

Responsible parents choose reef safe sunscreens. Your purchase of Raw Love Mineral Sunscreen is a small impactful step toward protecting the precious skincare of your children while preserving the health of our planet. Thank you for prioritizing products that are gentle, effective, and environmentally conscious. The next time you reach for sunscreen, remember to opt for Raw Love’s reef safe options. Visit our retailer page to find our reef safe baby sunscreens near you. Mahalo nui loa!