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Montauk and Vivesana? A very good match.

Wednesday, 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…

  
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No More Dirty Looks – A Review to Read Carefully

Thursday, 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…

  
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A Little Love from Marie Claire

Thursday, 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!

  
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LA Examiner: “Vivesana Sunscreens – Why They Just Might be the Best”

Thursday, 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.

  
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Keep ‘em Coming: another thumbs up from Daily Candy

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Here we are on another list. Next one to come…Check out the July Marie Claire. Live Healthy!

  
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An SPF Rockstar in Suncare? Fashion Magazine Makes us Blush

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Mineral sunscreens: The new SPF rockstars Suncare – fashionmagazine.com

Photography by Carlo Mendoza

  
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Well + Good, well, loves Vivesana!

Thursday, 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…

  
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Vivesana on NBC

Wednesday, 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!

  
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Nylon & Vivesana. What Fun…

Sunday, 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.

  
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Form and Function – Vivesana’s Two Newest Partners

Friday, 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!

  
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Green + Style = Ecofabulous

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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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…

  
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The Company You Keep

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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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!

  
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Haiti Relief Effort

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

We encourage all to give what they can to help. For our part, Vivesana will donate at least 50% of online sales to Haiti relief via Doctors without Borders from January 14-20.

  
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The Reviews Are In!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Basking in Sunny Praise: Where to Begin?

We’re blushing.  We’ve received scores – possibly hundreds – of reviews those with the most discerning eyes of all – the bloggers.

Here are just a few notable examples of the blogs and websites that have given their thoughts.



We’ll keep posting the reviews as we find ‘em.  Click on any of the links below to see what the experts have to say…

Ideal Bite, The Style Page, Livestrong, Beauty News NYC, The Greenists, Babble, Baby Gadget, Mamaista, Cool Mom Picks, Treehugger, Quiskaeya, Mogul Baby, Nonchalant Mom, TotsnobSmorgasbite, Beauty Snob, Re-Nest, DKmommyspot, Green Blog, Sustainability Digest, This Full House, Green Goddess Dressing, FindBuzz.com



  
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The Open Kitchen

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

We love it when restaurants open their kitchens up. Not only is it fun to watch the pros in action, it’s a good sign when a place feels confident enough in their ingredients and practices to pull back the curtain. No corner cutting, no unswept corners, no dirty tricks!
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Skin care is not so different. You feed your skin the same way fill your stomach. But when it comes to skin care, as consumers, we always felt like we were flying blind. Who knows what’s inside the pretty packages. Is it all made in an industrial vat somewhere? Maybe we’d read too many scary headlines.So, we pulled back our own curtain. Our products are our babies – we couldn’t be prouder of them, and we’re more than happy to share every last detail! Skin care consumers finally get an open kitchen of their own…What does all this mean? It means we’ll tell you not just what are ingredients are and what they do, we’ll tell where they came from. We’ll tell you where our packaging is made and how. We welcome comments. No more guessing…

  
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Homemade: a Sana Story

Sunday, January 4th, 2009


Grandma’s Sunday lasagna. A crayon-smeared birthday card from your son. The best stuff is homemade.

Sana began in a kitchen in upstate New York. First, just friends: farmers, teachers, chefs, parents — all reading, studying, mixing, and testing. Then the pros: chemists, doctors, pediatricians, checking the science and improving the formulas. The kitchen grew into sophisticated labs. The testing started in the bathroom, the tennis court, the ski lift, and the waves, and then moved to formal testing. But it was in our hands the whole time.

It was a leap of faith. The chemists wondered why we were re-inventing the wheel. It’s so much easier to do it the same way as everyone else, they said. Friends, family and co-workers scratched their heads skeptically. A few warned we were crazy. Isn’t that how all great movements start?

Creating from scratch forces one to understand everything, to examine assumptions, and to take full ownership of the final product. We did it because we weren’t comfortable with mass-produced alternatives. We’ll take a home-cooked meal over something processed in a mysterious vat, any day. We like our fresh, local, carefully chosen ingredients. Skin deserves a touch of homemade care, too.

And it’s not just the crème you rub into your skin. The company is homemade, too. We’re made up of families. We care about the same things you do.

  
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