Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Think Local: Native Maui Sunblock

Native Maui's line of sunblocks were invented by a woman who has lived on Maui for 30 years. As an avid polo player, diver, windsurfer, boat captain and beach goer, she found herself in constant search of the best means to protect her skin. After many years of using chemical sunscreens, it came to her realization that 60 - 85% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Native Maui's innovative sunscreen formula contains Z-Cote, a finely milled, micronized clear zinc oxide, a natural mineral for SPF. Native Maui organic sunscreens gently replenish the natural oils lost by exposure to the sun, water and wind. A primary ingredient, organic shea butter, helps to preserve skin's elasticity and suppleness. Our products use only natural preservatives including organic Carnauba Wax, Hawaiian Beeswax, and Candelilla Wax to naturally waterproof. Our organic sunscreens are biodegradable, free of synthetic preservatives, 100% paraben-free, 100% non-toxic, and reef safe.


  1. Is Native Maui Sunblock still available? I picked some up while on the island during vacation and was looking at getting some shipped to me on the mainland, but the website and phone number on my bottle have been disabled. If it is available, do you ship? Do you know who I can contact directly from the company?

    Thank you,
    Heather Paulson

  2. Aloha Heather, thank you for your comment. I spoke with the owner of Native Maui and their website is down for redesign, but they are very much still in business! You should be receiving and email from, her shortly.