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A sustainable, performance driven, organic sunscreen that protects our skin and the environment.
A sustainable, performance driven, organic sunscreen that protects our skin and the environment.
A sustainable, performance driven, organic sunscreen that protects our skin and the environment.
643 backers pledged $41,952 to help bring this project to life.

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Manda Organic Sun Paste

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We live in a culture obsessed with chemicals. We are taught that complex formulas with synthetic ingredients are the most advanced solutions to our problems. At MANDA, experience has shown us the opposite.

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 for longer.

Comprised of eight, all natural, organic ingredients, this highly-waterproof/sweatproof mineral Sun Paste is uniquely formulated to perform in extreme conditions. Simply put, it is exceptionally effective and so safe that you could eat it.

MANDA Organic Sun Paste is the ideal sun care solution for active people in the world's harshest conditions. Our Sun Paste is formulated for outdoor lovers by surfers, climbers, hikers and athletes. Our goal was to create a premium product designed to stay on longer and protect us through wind, water and sweat.

But we didn't stop there.

Once we achieved our ideal formula, we looked for ways to maintain and improve our product while making it even better for our skin and the planet.

MANDA is proud to be the first sun care product to introduce the use of the timeless curative: Thanaka.

This powder, ground tree bark from Myanmar, is a distinctive feature of Burmese culture and is the inspirational ingredient behind MANDA Organic Sun Paste.

For more than 2,000 years, Thanaka has been used for wide array of skin applications.

Currently, Thanaka is not being used in conjunction with any sun care products in the US.
Currently, Thanaka is not being used in conjunction with any sun care products in the US.

Read more about thanaka here

There are two types of sunscreen: physical and chemical. Chemical sunscreens absorb into your skin causing it to act as a filter in processing the sun's UVA and UVB rays. This generates free radicals which cause skin damage, irritation, aging and ultimately skin cancer.  

Physical sunscreens deflect or block the sun's rays. With zinc functioning as a shield, blocking out UV rays, MANDA Organic Sun Paste simultaneously fostering your skin’s optimum wellness.

Physical vs. Chemical
Physical vs. Chemical

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies. Do you want your skin to filter the sun's powerful rays or do you want to block it out completely? We'd prefer not to make our bodies work harder than they have to.

With no harmful chemicals or ingredients, MANDA Organic Sun Paste is non-toxic, reef safe and kid safe.

MANDA Organic Sun Paste utilizes only high quality, all natural ingredients to nurture your skin. We use only food safe ingredients, all that you are more than familiar with.

Read more about our ingredients and how they help your body here.

Exceptionally waterproof/sweatproof and made to last, our unique formula stays on your skin keeping you outside, doing what you love for longer. MANDA Organic Sun Paste also has a tint which acts as a visual indicator letting you know exactly where you are protected.

No matter the activity, MANDA Organic Sun Paste is made to perform
No matter the activity, MANDA Organic Sun Paste is made to perform

 

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. 

Chemical ingredients commonly found in our competitor's sunscreens, such as Oxybenzone, are disrupting coral's ability to protect itself. They awaken coral viruses causing the expulsion of their life-giving algae. Without these algae, the coral “bleaches” (turns white), and prematurely dies. 

MANDA Organic Sun Paste is reef-safe
MANDA Organic Sun Paste is reef-safe

Another common effect of sunscreens, that many fail to realize, is the environmental impact of mining for their mineral ingredients. Mining for minerals, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, cause erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and chemical contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water.

By choosing nature’s best solution for sun protection, Thanaka, we have further offset our footprint on the environment by reducing the amount of zinc used in MANDA Organic Sun Paste

MANDA Organic Sun Paste is a more sustainable choice.
MANDA Organic Sun Paste is a more sustainable choice.

 

It's simple. Pay more, get less with everyone else...

With our 50g tub, you get up to 5x's more than any of the competition. And with our 15g tub, you still get more than any of the competition.

 

Our formulation is done and we are ready to pull the trigger on the first production round of MANDA Organic Sun Paste. This is where you come in... 

By helping to fund our campaign and allowing us to bring this product to the world, you can help be that catalyst for positive change in the sun care market!  Your choice matters, thank you for your support!

 

 

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Check out our website: mandanaturals.com

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Risks and challenges

There are a lot of moving parts which always have challenges, especially when it comes to timelines. But we have done our best to make sure all the loose ends are taken care of. We have established relationships with all 3rd party partners and are ready to go. Once this project is funded, we are confident that we will be able to produce and deliver our exceptional product on time.

We will keep everyone abreast of any developments and do our absolute best to fulfill the rewards on or before the posted dates.

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    MANDA ANNUAL BOARD MEMBER RETREAT

    Be an honorary guest for our 2016 annual MANDA board member retreat. You will join the MANDA Crew as we head to the Pacific Northwest. Headquartered at the Leatherman compound, two hours west of Portland, we will explore the Oregon coastline - surfing, fly fishing, hiking and testing new MANDA products.

    Trip includes:
    - 5 days / 4 nights at a coastal cottage on an organic farm
    - Daily locally guided surfing sessions
    - One day Deschutes River guided fly-fishing trip
    - Test pilot for new MANDA products
    - Leatherman factory tour with a special MANDA Crater c33SX surf knife
    - Eat like a king! Straight from the property farm we will be making home cooked meals, wood fired pizzas, bbq, and sipping on some of Oregon’s finest micro brews.

    **All expenses included from Portland (PDX)**

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