"I grew up on a farm in the middle of nowhere in northern California. I am currently living on the Big Island, Hawaii. I am a woodworker, jeweler, esthetician, and ocean dweller. My love for living in the sun and near the ocean, coupled with working in ecotourism, has fueled my research into skincare lines that not only protect your skin but as well protect the environment. Growing up in Northern California, I did not have the tools or knowledge to grasp the adverse effects of chemical sunscreen and the multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry. I am lucky to now have the tools to educate and encourage others to protect our Oceans, their health, and wallets. These realizations are what fueled my decision to become an Esthetician. I am endlessly testing products, and finally, the frustration is over! Amavara (a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen that checks all the boxes) embodies the grassroots movement and is committed to transparency and overall quality.
I am proud to work alongside Amavara in the shift towards protecting what we love and educating as many people as we can!"
- Zoey Kemp - Esthetician & Ocean Dweller @pepp.nips