Today we’d like to introduce you to Skyler Brady.
Hi Skyler, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hi I’m Skyler and I love to be outside so I wear sunscreen every day, and was tired of choosing between wearing really white, thick sunscreens that were healthy and sunscreens that rubbed in but were made with a ton of sketchy chemicals.
So I came up with a sunscreen that is healthy but actually blends in and doesn’t give me acne or irritate my really sensitive skin.
I decided to call it Ginger Armor because I’m ginger and it’s my armor.
It was really important when developing it to use ingredients that were healthy enough where I’d feel safe and proud to recommend them and for them to be sustainable and good for the environment.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
The road has not been smooth, but when is it? There were a ton of challenges because I didn’t want to compromise healthy ingredients for ones that aren’t healthy but are easier to blend-these are the ingredients most sunscreens have and a current struggle is communicating to people how important it is to know and trust what they’re putting on their skin. A lot of people think they are too busy to know and it’s costing them, their loved ones, and our earth.
Multiple times in development it was recommended to me to cut a corner here or cut a corner there because it would have been a lot easier to use chemicals, silicones, fillers, fragrances and water to dilute the formula and sell ‘more’.
But this is a passion project of mine, I wear Ginger Armor everyday and I care about what I do to others and the planet, so keeping true to that kept me focused on Health and Quality, not only on it being really easy to use and selling.
Even getting the bottles to be all aluminum was a unique challenge because almost nobody else is doing it but it makes a huge difference in protecting the actual sunscreen as well as being sustainable for our planet. That added six months of testing and testing fees but had I done single-use plastic, it would have been free and no additional testing would be needed.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I sell an all-natural face sunscreen and moisturizer for men and women. I’m trying to be known for providing a solution to a problem a lot of people don’t know they have. Skin cancer is the #1 cancer in the US and also the most preventable. People brush their teeth every day, 2x usually, but it’s not as normalized to put on sunscreen. Imagine how much more gum disease there would be and how bad people’s breath would be if they didn’t brush their teeth everyday. Not taking care of your skin is why skin cancer is the #1 most prevalent cancer and why wrinkles, saggy, leathery, discolored skin is so common.
I’m most proud of my formula because it’s made up of healthy ingredients but it also blends into dark and light skin tones so everyone can use it every day. On top of that, its high quality and Eco-friendly aluminum packaging keep the contents and environment safe. Lastly, that it’s really affordable when you consider that it’s not diluted, like most other products and one bottle lasts you eight months if you use once every day on your face.
GingerArmor is a small business that makes it all here in small batches in California using quality ingredients and is owned by a Ginger, me, who actually uses it every day also sets us apart.
The fact that we donate 1% to the planet and actually care about the earth and people’s health also sets us apart.
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
I’m a pretty open book with people who are close to me. I guess it depends on what we’ve discussed and what they have picked up.
- FREE 2-3 day SHIPPING on all orders
- $19.99 4 in 1 sunscreen, moisturizer, after shave, lip balm. Super portable. (SOLD OUT-available by 11/30/201)
- $19.99 sustainable sunglasses made from recycled ocean plastic, polarized, black (SOLD OUT- available by 11/30/201)
- $44 4 in 1 sunscreen, moisturizer, after shave, lip balm. 8 month once/daily supply. (Available Now)
- $4.99 4 in 1 sunscreen, moisturizer, after shave, lip balm. mini-glass version. individually gift wrapped. (Available 11/25/2021)
- Email: Sky@GingerArmor.com
- Instagram: @GingerArmor
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GingerArmor/
- Twitter: @GingerArmor
- Youtube: @GingerArmor