About Us

Wear sunscreen. Well, cover up first and then wear sunscreen. 

Our company was born out of a major discrepancy: only 11% of the US population wears sunscreen on a daily basis1 but one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime2, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States.3

Among this population is our mom, Sue. Seeing our mom's struggle with skin cancer throughout her life inspires us to wear sunscreen every day and take sun protection seriously. 

However, when we started to see that most sunscreens have ingredients that are hormone disrupting4 and bad for the environment5, not to mention that a recent sampling of sunscreens showed cancer causing benzenes were added to the mix6, we knew there had to be a better way. On top of that, most mineral sunscreens were hard to blend in and left us looking like mimes. 

Enter Sun Puddle: the sunscreen company dedicated to finding a better way to helping people wear sunscreen every day and spreading awareness about the harmful effects of sun exposure.

Oh yeah and what's a Sun Puddle? A Sun Puddle is a bright, warm spot on the floor or other surface created by the sun streaming through a window. The opposite of a shadow, and the little spot your pet likes to sit in to stay warm.7

We hope that you love our products and know that this is only the beginning. Our company is dedicated to developing even better sunscreens than the limited offerings on the market, and we commit to supporting organizations that are working to help to raise awareness about the effects of sun exposure and encourage regular skin checks with your doctor. 

Wear sunscreen. 


Our dog, Chip, in a sun puddle. 


1. Survey conducted online by Dynata on behalf of RealSelf from March 13–19, 2020, among 1,997 U.S. women and men ages 18 and older.

2. Stern RS. Prevalence of a history of skin cancer in 2007: results of an incidence-based model. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Mar;146(3):279-82.

3. Guy GP, Thomas CC, Thompson T, Watson M, Massetti GM, Richardson LC. Vital signs: Melanoma incidence and mortality trends and projections—United States, 1982–2030. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015;64(21):591-596. Guy GP, Machlin S, Ekwueme DU, Yabroff KR. Prevalence and costs of skin cancer treatment in the US, 2002–2006 and 2007–2011. Am J Prev Med. 2015;48:183–7.

4. EWG, "The trouble with ingredients in sunscreens" http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/

5. Save The Reef. "Your Reef Safe Sunscreen Guide" https://savethereef.org/about-reef-save-sunscreen.html

6.Good Housekeeping. "Everything You Need to Know About the Recent Sunscreen Recalls" https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/anti-aging/a37273260/benzene-in-sunscreen/

7. Urban Dictionary. "Sun Puddle" https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sun%20puddle, by Sharktopus October 21, 2010