Lonnie and Melissa moved to San Diego from the Midwest when Lonnie was still in the Navy. They settled in El Cajon and quickly fell in love with the outdoor culture. Opportunities for adventure and exploration were around every corner.
Trails just begging to be hiked or biked were everywhere! But Southern California also offered water sports we didn't have in the Midwest like open diving, surfing, and paddling in the beautiful Pacific not to mention the many lakes. And let's not forget that San Diego is one of the only places in the U.S. that you can surf and snowboard or ski in the same day! How cool is that? All of these quickly became staples in our lives. And naturally, being outdoors so much we used a lot of sunscreen.
From the beginning, though, Lonnie hated the oily feeling most sunscreens left on your skin. Melissa, on the other hand, gets dry skin frequently. But unlike lotion, most sunscreens feel like they block your pores and trap sweat in. But since Melissa works in the health and fitness industry, she's naturally a huge proponent of living proactively when it comes to good health habits. So in spite of it not feeling comfortable, she'd make sure they both wore it.
Then one day Melissa got the idea to make a sunscreen that would protect them but actually feel good at the same time. It also needed to be safe for the environment as well as the person wearing it. And of course not be tested on animals. This meant it couldn't be a spray or contain chemicals that disrupt the environment or the user's hormone levels. That, in a nutshell, is how the concept for Kovr All Natural Sunscreen was born.
Active Life Company was founded by Melissa and Lonnie for outdoor adventurers like themselves. They believe in living healthy, proactive lives and that means protecting your body's largest organ - your skin.
Most sunscreens on the market today are not designed with the earth or the outdoor athlete in mind. Spray-on sunscreens, while light, increase your carbon footprint. Sunscreen lotions are heavier, but most contain chemicals that disrupt hormone levels as well as bleach coral reefs.
Both usually feel oily and neither feels good once you start to perspire. So we created a natural sunscreen with the environment and the active outdoor lover in mind. Kovr sunscreen is all natural and designed to let your skin breath when you sweat. Good for your body, good for the environment.
Cairn Leadership training integrates physical challenges into an outdoor learning curriculum to bring out human potential. Through hiking, rock climbing, and outdoor adventure, they connect people to the environment outside. We love connecting with companies that share in our love of adventure and responsible conservation. And we share in the belief that nature empowers and teaches us valuable life lessons, we just need to be open in order to hear them.