Session Savers, Stream2Sea Honored at ECRM Sun Care EPPS 9/6/2016
Session Savers Sunscreen, a San Diego-based supplier of on-the-go sun care products, has been named the winner of the 2016 ECRM/Drug Store News Buyers Choice Award for its eponymous line of sunscreen products.
The award was presented during ECRM’s 2016 Sun Care EPPS held July 10 to 13 in Orlando. Wauchula, Fla.-based Stream2Sea was the finalist with its biodegradable line of sun care products.
The two companies were selected from dozens of entries in the award program, samples of which were displayed in the ECRM hospitality area during the EPPS meetings. Buyers cast their votes based on product innovation and packaging.
Session savers is a TSA-approved single-use sunscreen kit, which contains 10 single-use applications in a unique dispenser pack. Each package contains a colorful little chain used to attach one or more applications to backpacks, baby bags, and golf bags.
“Traditionally, sunscreen has always been a utility item presented in the usual bottle, stick, and most recently the spray can,” said John Burton, president of Session Savers. “Manufactures have always reached out to kids and sports markets, but have been limited to putting their brand label or licensed property label on a standard bottle. With Session Savers, sun care enters into the novelty/gift/souvenir category as well, all the while promoting healthy skin for kids and adults anywhere anytime.”
The company has licensing endorsements from companies such as Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal, and Hasbro.
Stream2Sea sun and body care products are formulated with powerful antioxidant blends to protect skin and hair from sun damage. Along with standard human safety and SPF tests, its products have been proven readily biodegradable in both salt and fresh water. In addition, the company’s products have passed the most comprehensive series of aquatic toxicity tests using real-world concentrations on organisms. On top of this, the products are packaged in sugar cane resin tubing to reduce their carbon footprint.
“We’re all responsible for what happens in our world,” said Autumn Blum, formulator and CEO. “With a growing awareness about the chemicals used in sunscreens and bodycare products, we need to know how our choices can affect not only our health, but also our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams.”