Meet the Founder of Coural Care - Courtney Michael

Meet the founder of Coural Care - Courtney Michael

Hello beautiful people!

I’m just going to cut right to it - when I was 19 years old, I was diagnosed with melanoma which is the most deadly form of skin cancer. As someone with very fair skin, who lives in Southern California, AND has a history of skin cancer, I am definitely someone who needs to wear sunscreen every day but didn’t.

The natural sunscreens never worked with my makeup, usually had a weird smell, and were a workout to rub in; the ones filled with toxic chemicals may have been a bit easier to put on but were absolutely horrible for my body and the ocean. I mean, these kinds of sunscreens are bleaching coral reefs so they definitely are doing bad things for my body and I am not okay with that. Chemicals found in most sunscreens, like oxybenzone, are compared to synthetic estrogen and completely disrupt your hormone function. I knew there had to be an alternative and when I didn’t like any of the options available on the market, I decided I needed to make my own - and that’s when Coural Care was born.

Throughout the development process, the sunscreen had to be organic, plant based, reef safe, AND cruelty free. I was not willing to budge on any of those values and even though that made this process way more difficult, I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

I would never sell anything that I didn’t love and am so beyond excited to finally launch my product. Not only did I have skin cancer but I also have acne scars, mild eczema, and mild rosacea so I am quite a good test subject. After trying the product for months and actually seeing my skin improve, I could not be more excited to share this with you.

This is a passionately driven business but the only way this will really make a difference is with you. That’s the reason there’s a “u” in Coural Care. You are the one that has the power to make a difference.

The little actions we take really do add up to make a bigger impact - and it starts with you. So are you ready to action?

Thank you for joining me on this journey as we come together to protect our ocean while we protect our skin.

Follow my journey on instagram and youtube! I appreciate your support more than you know - xo


Read Next: We Keep it Real →