Hi beautiful people, my name is sky Bambie from Hubient talents.
Something that is not often talked about but can make a great difference, is how the sunscreen you choose can be harmful to the environment.
Now for this article I will not be focusing on packaging, even though I always recommend recyclable or biodegradable packaging rather than single use plastic. But I will be discussing the harmful chemicals used in a lot of sunscreens.
The term reef friendly sunscreen is becoming more and more popular every year but the term ‘reef friendly’ cannot be taken as fact as it is not regulated. So, do not blindly trust products with this description. It’s always important to check the active ingredients on the back of the product.
Why reef safe sunscreen is important
Ingredients in sunscreen disrupt coral reproduction and growth development causing coral bleaching. Up to 6,000 tons of sunscreen are estimated to wash up into coral reefs around the world every year.
Ingredients to avoid
- 4-methylbenzylidene camphor
Some great reef friendly sunscreen brands
Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion
Kokua Sun Care Zinc Sunscreen SPF 50
Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen SPF 30
Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Lotion
Ethical Zinc Natural Clear Zinc Sunscreen SPF50 Nourished Life
Best Overall: Thinksport SPF 50 Sunscreen
Best Organic Sunscreen: Badger Clear Zinc SPF 40 Sunscreen
Signature Sunscreen SPF 50+
SPF30 SHEER UNTINTED SUNSCREEN | 60 ML
This is just another way to help do your part to protect the planet we live on. Share this article to friends or family that you know love the sun!
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