Aloha, My name is Rosalyn. Mahalo for taking the time to stop by and learn a little about our history.
Little Hands Hawaii story began when my husband and I had our first daughter in 2011. I was standing in a health store reading all the “natural” sunscreen labels and wondering why I couldn’t pronounce half the ingredients. I could not find any sunscreens on the market that were safe for kids or our environment. Everything on the shelf was loaded with chemicals that were toxic to humans and marine life.
As a mother and registered nurse, I knew there had to be a better way to protect our skin. So, in my kitchen, I created a recipe with naturally sourced ingredients from the earth. A sunscreen that I could trust on my newborn.
I remember when I first started people looked at me like I was crazy. I would hear, "what do you mean sunscreen can cause cancer, it protects you from cancer?" Then, more research began to surface about the negative effects chemical sunscreens have on us and the environment. I wasn’t so crazy after all!
I started to formulate recipes and share our knowledge and sunscreen with friends and family members. After time retail outlets began reaching out asking to carry our sunscreen! Throughout the years we received great feedback that allowed us to cater our ingredients and packaging to fit the communities needs and wants.
After more research surfaced about the effects of chemical sunscreens on coral reefs, My husband, Mike knew he needed to be a part of the movement. He left his family-owned painting business in 2016 and joined LHH. His entire life growing up revolved around the ocean and surf, and he has seen firsthand the effects that chemicals have had on the reef.
Protecting our health, and natural resources and preserving our marine life is more than just a tagline; my Ohana and I breathe this. It has been a dream come true. I absolutely love knowing that you can trust what goes into our sunscreen and on your skin!