Whats in the name?

About HIPPO SWEAT

In the wild, hippos secrete a two part compound from behind their ears that turns red once it hits oxygen, and it used to be though that hippos would sweat blood out of their heads.  After some years of research, it has been discovered that the substance was not blood, but two compounds that are unique to hippos. Hipposudoric acid and norhipposudoric acid are both used by hippos as an antiseptic and a sunscreen of sorts to keep their skin healthy, and free of disease causing bacteria and sunburn.  We strive to keep our product as natural as we can in order to do the most for your skins’ well being.

 

Hippo Sweat was started for the sole purpose of being an awesome, all natural, yet long lasting form of skin protection from long days in the sun.  We were inspired after a trip to Bali where the warm water and hot sun was no match for the local sunscreen compounds.  After years of experimenting and research we found the combination that suited our goal of a very durable yet skin friendly formula.  With the support of our families, friends, and the local community, we have been able to roll out two other products all based in the idea that natural products work just as well if not better than their synthetic counterparts, and they don't leave nearly the carbon footprint.


DREW SCHUSTER Born and raised in San Diego, Drew grew up skateboarding all over the many neighborhoods of the city while spending weekends at the beach surfing.  Eventually, the call of the ocean was too strong and Drew found himself on his surfboard more often than he was on his skateboard.  His love of the ocean and experience working at Whole Foods Market helped foster a desire to create a sun protection product that was both good for the body and good for the soul.  When he’s not working, Drew can be found anywhere the sand meets the ocean, from La Jolla to Point Loma. 

DREW SCHUSTER

Born and raised in San Diego, Drew grew up skateboarding all over the many neighborhoods of the city while spending weekends at the beach surfing.  Eventually, the call of the ocean was too strong and Drew found himself on his surfboard more often than he was on his skateboard.  His love of the ocean and experience working at Whole Foods Market helped foster a desire to create a sun protection product that was both good for the body and good for the soul.  When he’s not working, Drew can be found anywhere the sand meets the ocean, from La Jolla to Point Loma. 

TROY MARCIKIC Troy comes from San Diego where he was raised on soccer, surf, karate, and swimming.  In that order.  He went to college in Santa Cruz where he really dove into the world of surfing when he wasn’t in the pool competing for UCSC.  He also began teaching surf lessons for legends like Richard Schmidt at breaks all around Santa Cruz.  He had his own clothing line for a couple years in San Diego and is always looking forward to the next adventure.  Troy likes improvisational hand planning, jumping off cliffs, and guacamole.

TROY MARCIKIC

Troy comes from San Diego where he was raised on soccer, surf, karate, and swimming.  In that order.  He went to college in Santa Cruz where he really dove into the world of surfing when he wasn’t in the pool competing for UCSC.  He also began teaching surf lessons for legends like Richard Schmidt at breaks all around Santa Cruz.  He had his own clothing line for a couple years in San Diego and is always looking forward to the next adventure.  Troy likes improvisational hand planning, jumping off cliffs, and guacamole.