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Maui Ocean Treasures, the world-class gift store at Maui Ocean Center, has teamed with mineral-based sunscreen pioneer Raw Elements to offer

a free gift with the purchase of $25 or more (while supplies last) of Raw Elements mineral-based products from Saturday, September 3, through Monday, September 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As a long-term marine conservation advocate, Maui Ocean Center is committed to promoting the County of Maui’s Ordinance No. 5306, which bans the sale, distribution and use of non-mineral sunscreens without a prescription as of October 1, 2022 throughout the islands of Maui, Moloka`i and Lana`i.

“With only one month until the new law goes into effect, we continue to educate our visitors and community about their sunscreen options and the positive impact they can have on our marine environments,” Maui Ocean Center’s General Manager Tapani Vuori said. “Our goal is to inspire everyone to live with Ocean Aloha™ and protect our ocean resources for future generations.”

The Aquarium of Hawai’i and its gift store carefully selected Raw Elements after seeking a mission-aligned sunscreen company that uses only non-nano zinc oxide as the active SPF agent in their products — a highly effective form of sun protection that cannot be ingested by coral polyps. The company also abstains from the use of fragrances, which can contain a multitude of reef-damaging chemicals.

Additionally, Maui Ocean Center will celebrate the mineral-based sunscreen ordinance from Saturday, October 1, through Friday, October 7, by offering each paid admission a complimentary Raw Elements sunscreen sample. Guests will also find two Raw Elements dispensers in highly visible areas of the aquarium for complimentary use. Be sure to follow Maui Ocean Center on Facebook and Instagram, along with 99.9KISSFM, for additional giveaways scheduled to take place throughout October.


About Maui Ocean Treasures

Maui Ocean Treasures, located at the heart of Maui Ocean Center, features 6,000-square-feet of exceptional Hawaiʻi-made and marine-themed treasures. The gift shop offers a world-class shopping experience for everyone from keiki (children) to kūpuna (elders). Maui Ocean Treasures is known for its diverse display of artful collectibles along with island spa luxuries, unique selection of books, home décor artworks, fine jewelry, locally made pantry food, house-made fudge, and much more. Admission to the aquarium is not required to shop. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit https://mauioceancenter.com/shop/ for more information.

About Raw Elements

Raw Elements USA® is an all-mineral sunscreen company and 1% For The Planet member that has pioneered the reef-conscious movement with its non-nano zinc oxide-based sunscreens. Raw Elements founded World Reef Day in support of its focus on sustainability, responsibility and education.