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Raw Elements 2016 - A Video Expression

Brian Guadagno

Raw Elements 2016 - A Video Expression

Raw Elements USA Mission: Deliver the safest, most effective sunscreen on the planet. As a career Ocean Lifeguard I am very aware of the damaging effects of chemical sunscreens. Our team challenges itself every day to find new, innovative ways to pioneer change. We are committed to make a difference & have positive impact in all that we do. With your support we are making it happen. Thank you!-Brian, Founder / CEO & The Entire Raw Elements Team   Special thank you to our ambassadors John & Brenna Dornellas for this amazing production.


Chemical Sunscreen Filters May Now Disrupt Sperm Function

Brian Guadagno

Chemical Sunscreen Filters May Now Disrupt Sperm Function

Yet another research study has brought up serious concerns regarding chemical UV filters in our sunscreens. The most recent study by University of Copenhagen, being presented at The Endocrine Society's 98th annual meeting Boston, highlights the dangers. Commonly used US ingredients including avobenzone, homosalate, meradimate, octisalate (also known as octyl salicylate), octinoxate (or octyl methoxycinnamate), octocrylene, oxybenzone (also called benzophenone-3 or BP-3) and padimate O were found to disrupt human sperm function.   "This effect began at very low doses of the chemicals, below the levels of some UV filters found in people after whole-body application of sunscreens," Niels Skakkebaek MD,...


What & Why We Call Natural & Chemical

Brian Guadagno

What & Why We Call Natural & Chemical

It is very challenging to determine the appropriate use and definition of the word chemical and natural in food and personal care products. We hope this blog post will bring some clarity as to how we at Raw Elements USA choose to do so. It is our believe and practice to be be forthcoming with intent and use appropriate terms in the appropriate context and never be misleading.  We have science and chemistry, in the world of science and chemistry any and all matter is made up of chemicals. This is even true within our bodies. There’s no arguing or denying that....


Does Your Sunscreen Match Your Lifestyle?

Brian Guadagno

Does Your Sunscreen Match Your Lifestyle?

By Wilkie Does Your Sunscreen Match Your Lifestyle? Do you eat healthy, work out, care about the environment, and make conscious decisions regarding the products you purchase? If your sunscreen isn't free of carcinogens, hormone disruptors, toxins, parabens, allergens, irritants, harsh preservatives... you may be unknowingly tainting every aspect of your life. And if your sunscreen isn’t staying on your skin when you sweat or go in the water, it may not meet the needs of your active lifestyle. Learn what some of the sunscreen terminology and ingredients are all about and if they work for you: Avobenzone Avobenzone is...


Cutting Through The SPF Label - How To Choose & Use Sunscreen Effectively

Brian Guadagno

Cutting Through The SPF Label - How To Choose & Use Sunscreen Effectively

Cutting Through The SPF Label A Practical Field Guide To Choosing & Using Sunscreen Effectively                                                     by: Brian A. Guadagno - CEO, Raw Elements USA 2015 will ensure all sunscreens on the US shelves will carry the newly required FDA labeling changes. Along with labeling changes, the manner in which sunscreens are tested and are required to perform in regards to broad spectrum protection has changed. Additionally, The Sunscreen Innovation Act has been passed which...