The Importance of Being Earnest
Vivesana means “live healthy”. Vivesana began with doctors, teachers, artists, farmers, chefs, athletes, lawyers, moms, dads and little kids who take that motto to heart. We wanted safe, natural and effective products. We wanted labels we could trust. We wanted companies to have broader goals than the bottom line.
We set out to create our dream products – carefully developing combinations of high quality organic ingredients while steering clear of unnecessary fillers, unpronounceable chemicals, and irritating natural ingredients.
Simplicity is Golden
Our guiding principle was that good skin care formulation, like good cooking, is all about freshness, quality and simplicity. We digested thousands of the latest studies, but from kitchen to lab, we made sure to preserve a homemade touch.
Safer, Inside and Out
Looking at the retail shelves, all we saw was shiny plastic from around the globe. We set out to find something better. We found local, safe, responsible packaging without sacrificing a shade of personality or elegance.
All the while, our goal has been to improve the world around us. Sana found worthy non-profits to work with and support. We ensured that every aspect of our practices was responsible and sustainable.
Every once in a while, you shoot for the stars and you hit them. Read about our innovations to learn how we did it. Go to our philosophy and practices to see exactly what we’re about. Join the movement!
July 6th, 2011
Style Bomb knows what to wear to the beach, and not just when it comes to suits and flip flops. Don’t forget to check out Vivesana at White’s in East Hampton on your way out…
June 23rd, 2011
There are lots of “experts” There are a precious few skin care mavens out there who really know what they’re talking about when it comes to skin safety and beauty. No More Dirty Looks is undoubtedly one of them. We’re as proud of their review as any…
June 23rd, 2011
Thanks to Marie Claire for recognizing you don’t always have to give up look and feel with a natural sunscreen. Live Healthy!
June 23rd, 2011
It’s always nice to find ourselves in the glossy pages of a major publication, like, say, this month’s Marie Claire (see above). Of course, all that takes is some good p.r. work. It can be more gratifying to get a more substantive review. Check out last night’s LA Examiner, which suggested Vivesana sunscreens are “if not the best, one of the best sunscreens” the beauty editor, April Aldana, has ever tried. Yes, we’re blushing.
June 21st, 2011
Here we are on another list. Next one to come…Check out the July Marie Claire. Live Healthy!
June 9th, 2011
Well + Good
The smiling reviews keep coming. We don’t know what to say…we’re just happy everyone’s happy! By the way, sunscreen number three is on its way. We’re very happy with it! We’ll keep you posted…
June 8th, 2011
Chatting about Vivesana
NBC Philadelphia: Green Your Beach
A nice little chat among friends at NBC 10 in Philly…just in time for the return of the Ultra!
February 27th, 2011
And, for those who like to actually read the words, “Pick a pure sunblock. I have searched everywhere for a clean, synthetic-free, non-greasy sunscreen. Vivesana SPF 40 is great because it doesn’t leave a white finish and won’t make me break out – and as a bonus, it leaves a beautiful finish. Vivesana Solar to Polar Ultra moisturizing sun care for face and body, $29, spiritbeautylounge.com”. Thanks guys.
May 28th, 2010
What do the Studio and the Takoma Park Co-op have in common? They don’t share a style or a coast, but they do share an overarching, all-consuming drive to carry the best quality products they can find. As it happens, they also began carrying Vivesana yesterday afternoon. We’re thrilled to be working with both of them, and love what the variety of approach says about Vivesana – stores from across the spectrum meet when it comes to strong, safe, stylish and effective sun care. Hurray!
May 2nd, 2010
The lovely people at Ecofabulous just made us blush. Read what they had to say about the Vivesana approach to sun care. We think they’re doing great work, too!
And read on, to see what scores of other reviewers have had to say…
February 6th, 2010
Vivesana announces its newest retail partner, the Hippocrates Health Institute of West Palm Beach.
Standing apart as one of the most prominent wellness centers in the country, the Institute embodies many of ideals Vivesana strives to meet. Live Healthy!