I first heard about the sunscreen company Kinesys back in 2008 from a good friend, who has one of those great miracle survival stories regarding his bad bout with Melanoma. Besides being an effective product he told me, “the packaging is recyclable, and they don’t test on animals -what’s not to love?!” After trying the products for myself, I wrote an article about them for Marin Magazine and have been a customer ever since.
My kids love it because it’s easy to spray on -and it smells good. I love it because it works -and is not only made with all good ingredients, which means no parabens, preservatives, nanoparticles, nuts, nut oil, gluten, dairy, egg, soy, sulphites or colourants – but the bottles are made from 100% recyclable high density polyethylene (Bisphenol-A free), and instead of using an aerosol can, they use manual, finger-powered sprayers.
Their most recent addition to the product line, is a 100% mineral block with 25% pure zinc oxide. My oldest daughter is addicted, to the peppermint and rosemary scent -and as she points out “it has coconut oil.”
Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.