Today, the health of the ocean is being threatened from multiple avenues. Whether it’s pollution, global changes or shifts in the ocean’s acidity levels, we must take action!
With the coral reefs under immense stress due to overpopulation, tourism and chemicals in the waters, doing your part is crucial.
“Just recently the largest reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef, experienced devastating and prolonged effect on the reefs as much as 22% of the reef had significant coral mortality. Coral reefs are found in 109 countries around the world and in 93 of those countries, they have seen significant degradation in the last few decades, making this a truly global problem”. –4Ocean
Wearing sunscreen that is organic and safe for the environment is a great way to lessen your carbon footprint. We have compiled a list of 5 different sunscreens that are eco-friendly products and safe for coral reefs and other ecosystems.
- One of our simplest sunscreens, just 5 ingredients and no added scent! Water & sweat resistant for at least 80 minutes of swimming or activity.
- Broad spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays using the safe mineral Zinc Oxide – No oxybenzone, octinoxate, or other chemical active sunscreening agents.
- 100% Certified Natural and 94% Certified Organic. Unscented with an antioxidant-rich Sunflower Oil base.
- BPA & phthalate-free tube from #2 recyclable plastic. Biodegradable and safe for coral reefs and other ecosystems.
- No animal testing.
- One of EWG’s top rated sunscreens, all natural, soy, gluten and nut free with certified organic ingredients and physical broad spectrum protection.
- Extremely versatile, large coverage area sunscreen that is safe for face and body, gentle enough for children and provides extra protection against wind and salt.
- Raw Elements Face + Body contains 97% certified organic ingredients and 100% certified natural ingredients so hydrating that it doubles as a great organic moisturizer.
- Packed with biologically active antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, your skin stays protected long after environmental exposure.
- Raw Elements formulas are very water resistant (up to 80 minutes), reef safe and biodegradable, allowing you to adventure without worry that the product will run or sting your eyes.
- HYPOALLERGENIC SENSITIVE SKIN FORMULA: Tear free, 20% Natural Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum, UVA & UVB For Face & Body
- NON TOXIC, CORAL REEF SAFE, AND ECO FRIENDLY: Rated # 1 on EWG, Water resistant & sweat resistant up to 80 minutes, tear free, non comedogenic
- KIDS SAFE SUNSCREEN: For babies over 6 months this baby sunscreen is loved by people of all ages, also perfect for everyday year round use, made in the U.S.A.
- NO HARSH INGREDIENTS: Highly effective, vegan, non-nano, no parabens, no phthalates, hypoallergenic, cruelty free, no artificial fragrances or dyes
- RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS & BOTANICALS: Infused with white tea, jojoba, hyaluronic acid, arnica, chamomile, and lavender
- MADE FOR INTENSE SUN EXPOSURE – 22.5% Zinc Oxide and 6% Titanium Dioxide – Leaves a visible shield against sun exposure!
- 100% ALL NATURAL Formula – Hypoallergenic, No Harsh Chemicals, No Nanoparticles
- BIODEGRADABLE SUNSCREEN! With GREEN TEA, a powerful antioxidant – NO chemical fragrances, NO chemical preservatives (parabens) or emulsifiers
- REEF FRIENDLY! Labels say “Biodegradable” and “Eco-Friendly” for acceptance in eco-nature parks
- 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE!
- Physical sunscreen, free of biologically harmful chemicals, no avobenzone, oxybenzone, or UV chemical absorbers
- Highest SPF 50+ (per FDA 2012 rules-any sunscreens boasting higher are falsely marketing)
- Highest level of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection (per FDA 2012 rules)