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Natural Sunblock

MANDA is an all-natural, physical sunscreen that’s meant to be seen. This high-performance paste blocks the sun like UPF clothing—if it’s visible, it’s working. Unlike lotion or spray sunscreens, you don’t have to ask friends to rub it in, wonder if you missed a spot, or guess when it’s time to reapply. MANDA’s recipe includes nutrient-rich ingredients like cinnamon and beeswax. But the key to its sun protecting properties is Thanaka—a root-derived curative used by the people of Myamar for centuries. Besides blocking the sun, Thanaka is used for its antioxidant-rich, moisturizing effects. It’s even biodegradable so it won’t harm coral reefs or other sea life. Use MANDA to cover sun-prone areas like your nose, cheeks, shoulders, and neck. Or put some on scars, moles, or other sensitive places. Its visibility is a benefit with kids, too—draw some designs and sunblock becomes fun. Whether you’re a hardcore surfer or an extra-prepared parent, this natural sunblock has you covered.

MANDA

Organic Sun Paste

Natural Sunblock

MANDA is an all-natural, physical sunscreen that’s meant to be seen. This high-performance paste blocks the sun like UPF clothing—if it’s visible, it’s working. Unlike lotion or spray sunscreens, you don’t have to ask friends to rub it in, wonder if you missed a spot, or guess when it’s time to reapply. MANDA’s recipe includes nutrient-rich ingredients like cinnamon and beeswax. But the key to its sun protecting properties is Thanaka—a root-derived curative used by the people of Myamar for centuries. Besides blocking the sun, Thanaka is used for its antioxidant-rich, moisturizing effects. It’s even biodegradable so it won’t harm coral reefs or other sea life. Use MANDA to cover sun-prone areas like your nose, cheeks, shoulders, and neck. Or put some on scars, moles, or other sensitive places. Its visibility is a benefit with kids, too—draw some designs and sunblock becomes fun. Whether you’re a hardcore surfer or an extra-prepared parent, this natural sunblock has you covered.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Reis
    Reis

    Hello Grommet fans! My name is Reis Paluso, Co-Founder and Creative Technician at MANDA. We are so stoked to introduce you to our organic, high performance sunscreen, MANDA Organic Sun Paste. As life long surfers and outdoor lovers, we created is the ideal sun care solution for active people in the world’s harshest environments.

  • Jan
    Jan
    7/27/2016 11:25 AM

    Is there an odor like with standard zinc oxide?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 11:31 AM

    @Jan due to the fact that our sun paste has cacao powder and cinnamon oil in it, the scent is something like Mexican hot chocolate. It might make you hungry ;)

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/27/2016 11:46 AM

    How does this product affect acne prone skin?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 11:53 AM

    @Patricia MANDA Organic Sun Paste is made with the most sensitive skin types in mind. All of our ingredients are made to nourish and foster your skin's optimum wellness. Furthermore, thanaka has been know to help acne prone skin with high levels of antioxidants and vitamin E. We've also had numerous customers who said they cannot use any other sunscreens beacuse they break out (which is likely due to the chemicals that are in your typical sunscreens). But with MANDA Organic Sun Paste, they have had no issues.

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    7/27/2016 12:26 PM

    Can this sunscreen be applied to lips?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 12:28 PM

    @Pamela YES YES YES! Consider it your new favorite lip balm for any outdoor activity in the sun :)

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    7/27/2016 12:32 PM

    @Reis Thank you! Ordering this now!

  • Jason
    Jason
    7/27/2016 12:42 PM

    Is this a greasy sunscreen? Can it be used under makeup (my wife)?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 1:01 PM

    @Jason we would describe it as a paste rather than greasy. It goes on as thick and does not run like a more traditional chemical sunscreen. We made it to last a long time so you can do what you love without having to worry about whether you are protected or not. In addition, you can control how thick you want it, depending on what you are up to.

    We've had numerous women report they use it as a primer under their makeup and have gotten rid of what they previously used before since nothing could match MANDA's SPF and ability to stay on.

  • Chris
    Chris
    7/27/2016 3:09 PM

    How well will it hold up in water like the pool or beach?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 3:43 PM

    @Chris our sun paste is made for performance. As surfers, we wanted to ensure our sunscreen would last longer than we could in the water. So needless to say, it stays on very well in any kind of water.

    Also MANDA Organic Sun Paste is a physical sunscreen meaning you can actually see where it is applied. Unlike chemical sunscreens which rub in, the tint and texture create a visual indicator as to where you are protected. If you can see it, you know it is working.

  • Jeanie
    Jeanie
    7/27/2016 4:14 PM

    Is the cinnamon oil from the bark (cassia) or the leaf? I'm overly sensitive to some spice oils. Is it really strong?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 4:25 PM

    @Jeanie that is a good question. While I do not know the specifics on which type of oil it is (but will find out ASAP), there is not a high concentration of the oil in our formula. The scent is very subtle - it actually smells more like chocolate.

    We have had many customers report that they cannot use any other sunscreen because their skin is so sensitive but our sun paste works great without irritation All of our ingredients are specifically selected to play a role in it's maximum SPF, ability to withstand a lot of activity and to nourish the skin at the same time.

  • Jeanie
    Jeanie
    7/27/2016 4:29 PM

    @Reis Okay thanks. Just curious if it's a natural oil or a fragrance oil, and if natural which one. I appreciate you looking into it.

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 4:52 PM

    @Jeanie it is for sure a natural oil but will get you the exact kind as soon as possible.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    7/27/2016 7:19 PM

    NY [email protected] how much beeswax is in it? I'm sensitive to any product with insect ingredients

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 7:43 PM

    @Elizabeth while we cannot disclose the exact amount in our formula, we can say that there is a healthy amount. It is a vital ingredient because Beeswax allows our sun paste to last longer through water, wind and sweat.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

MANDA

Organic Sun Paste

Natural Sunblock

MANDA is an all-natural, physical sunscreen that’s meant to be seen. This high-performance paste blocks the sun like UPF clothing—if it’s visible, it’s working.

Unlike lotion or spray sunscreens, you don’t have to ask friends to rub it in, wonder if you missed a spot, or guess when it’s time to reapply.

MANDA’s recipe includes
nutrient-rich ingredients like cinnamon and beeswax. But the key to its sun protecting properties is Thanaka—a root-derived curative used by the people of Myamar for centuries. Besides blocking the sun, Thanaka is used for its antioxidant-rich, moisturizing effects. It’s even biodegradable so it won’t harm coral reefs or other sea life.

Use MANDA to cover sun-prone areas like your nose, cheeks, shoulders, and neck. Or put some on scars, moles, or other sensitive places. Its visibility is a benefit with kids, too—draw some designs and sunblock becomes fun.

Whether you’re a hardcore surfer or an extra-prepared parent, this natural sunblock has you covered.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Reis
    Reis

    Hello Grommet fans! My name is Reis Paluso, Co-Founder and Creative Technician at MANDA. We are so stoked to introduce you to our organic, high performance sunscreen, MANDA Organic Sun Paste. As life long surfers and outdoor lovers, we created is the ideal sun care solution for active people in the world’s harshest environments.

  • Jan
    Jan
    7/27/2016 11:25 AM

    Is there an odor like with standard zinc oxide?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 11:31 AM

    @Jan due to the fact that our sun paste has cacao powder and cinnamon oil in it, the scent is something like Mexican hot chocolate. It might make you hungry ;)

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    7/27/2016 11:46 AM

    How does this product affect acne prone skin?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 11:53 AM

    @Patricia MANDA Organic Sun Paste is made with the most sensitive skin types in mind. All of our ingredients are made to nourish and foster your skin's optimum wellness. Furthermore, thanaka has been know to help acne prone skin with high levels of antioxidants and vitamin E. We've also had numerous customers who said they cannot use any other sunscreens beacuse they break out (which is likely due to the chemicals that are in your typical sunscreens). But with MANDA Organic Sun Paste, they have had no issues.

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    7/27/2016 12:26 PM

    Can this sunscreen be applied to lips?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 12:28 PM

    @Pamela YES YES YES! Consider it your new favorite lip balm for any outdoor activity in the sun :)

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    7/27/2016 12:32 PM

    @Reis Thank you! Ordering this now!

  • Jason
    Jason
    7/27/2016 12:42 PM

    Is this a greasy sunscreen? Can it be used under makeup (my wife)?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 1:01 PM

    @Jason we would describe it as a paste rather than greasy. It goes on as thick and does not run like a more traditional chemical sunscreen. We made it to last a long time so you can do what you love without having to worry about whether you are protected or not. In addition, you can control how thick you want it, depending on what you are up to.

    We've had numerous women report they use it as a primer under their makeup and have gotten rid of what they previously used before since nothing could match MANDA's SPF and ability to stay on.

  • Chris
    Chris
    7/27/2016 3:09 PM

    How well will it hold up in water like the pool or beach?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 3:43 PM

    @Chris our sun paste is made for performance. As surfers, we wanted to ensure our sunscreen would last longer than we could in the water. So needless to say, it stays on very well in any kind of water.

    Also MANDA Organic Sun Paste is a physical sunscreen meaning you can actually see where it is applied. Unlike chemical sunscreens which rub in, the tint and texture create a visual indicator as to where you are protected. If you can see it, you know it is working.

  • Jeanie
    Jeanie
    7/27/2016 4:14 PM

    Is the cinnamon oil from the bark (cassia) or the leaf? I'm overly sensitive to some spice oils. Is it really strong?

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 4:25 PM

    @Jeanie that is a good question. While I do not know the specifics on which type of oil it is (but will find out ASAP), there is not a high concentration of the oil in our formula. The scent is very subtle - it actually smells more like chocolate.

    We have had many customers report that they cannot use any other sunscreen because their skin is so sensitive but our sun paste works great without irritation All of our ingredients are specifically selected to play a role in it's maximum SPF, ability to withstand a lot of activity and to nourish the skin at the same time.

  • Jeanie
    Jeanie
    7/27/2016 4:29 PM

    @Reis Okay thanks. Just curious if it's a natural oil or a fragrance oil, and if natural which one. I appreciate you looking into it.

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 4:52 PM

    @Jeanie it is for sure a natural oil but will get you the exact kind as soon as possible.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    7/27/2016 7:19 PM

    NY [email protected] how much beeswax is in it? I'm sensitive to any product with insect ingredients

  • Reis
    Reis – Special Guest
    7/27/2016 7:43 PM

    @Elizabeth while we cannot disclose the exact amount in our formula, we can say that there is a healthy amount. It is a vital ingredient because Beeswax allows our sun paste to last longer through water, wind and sweat.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.