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Fairmont Kea Lani Offering Guests Locally-Sourced Reef-Safe Sunscreen

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Fairmont Kea Lani has partnered with a local skincare company Kuleana to become the first Hawai‘i resort to offer its guests locally-sourced, all natural, reef-safe sunscreen in complimentary beach and poolside dispensers.

Resort representatives say this recent step taken by Fairmont Kea Lani furthers its dedication to responsible and sustainable tourism practices.

“We are thrilled to offer industry leading sunscreen designed to mālama ʻāina, mai i uka a ke kai (take care of the land, from mountain to sea) as well as protect our guests while enjoying Maui’s abundant outdoor recreations,” explains Michael Pye, Fairmont Kea Lani’s general manager.

“Fairmont Kea Lani’s commitment to social responsibility is woven into the fabric of our company culture. With this new partnership, we celebrate the blooming sunflower fields and tropical coastlines of Maui. We are proud to share these natural wonders and the sustainable products Kuleana offers with our guests,” continues Pye. Kuleana’s “farm to face” natural beauty products are made with locally grown ingredients including Hawaiian macadamia nut and Maui sunflower oils, two skin nourishing emollients.


The oils are “cruelty-free, vegan, GMO-free and contain no synthetic fragrances or colors.” Made with an clear zinc oxide, the new reef-friendly Kuleana SPF 30 Sunscreen does not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate – two ingredients considered to be harmful to ocean reefs.

Kuleana Sunscreen also supports environmental nonprofits in Hawai‘i through its membership in the global organization, 1% for the Planet. “We are honored to partner with Fairmont Kea Lani as they share our same commitment and sense of kuleana – or responsibility – to practice sustainability and care for our island’s natural resources and our community,” said Joy Galatro, Kuleana marketing director.

On Friday, Nov. 16, Fairmont Kea Lani will debut the environmentally focused sunscreen to resort guests with a daylong celebration. On property, guests can enjoy informational and activities
highlighting Kuleana Sunscreen, including product demonstrations, ‘sunflower selfie’ photo opportunities and door prizes.


Additionally, a special Willow Stream Spa party in recognition of national healthy skin month will be hosted between 2 and 4 p.m. with product demonstrations of the sunscreen and the full Kuleana natural skincare system of beauty oils and cleansers now offered at the Spa; the public is invited to join the celebration.

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