Let's talk sunscreen!
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
Did you know that up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkelers into coral reef environments each year?
That’s a BIG problem because common chemical sunscreen ingredients such as Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3), Butylparaben and Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) can bleach and seriously damage coral reefs. (*Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. October 2015.)
So why is that a big deal?
Coral reefs are incredibly important because they protect coastlines from storm surge and spawn fish that keep our ocean environments healthy and diverse. Damage to our coral reefs poses a serious threat to marine life and is responsible for dangerous coastal erosion.
Help keep coral reefs safe:
Choose sunscreens that avoid ingredients such as Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3), Butylparaben and Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate)
Use FDA approved water resistant sunscreen which will stay on your skin and out of the water
Use sunscreen that has been tested biodegradable and is proven to break down in the environment
*Free of ingredients identified to have potential adverse impact to coral reefs.
We found the perfect option to keep your skin protected and the reefs safe!
Alba Botanica® sunscreens are made with biodegradable and reef friendly* formulas, so you, and the oceans, can feel good about what you put on your skin.
Sun protection is easily applied with this air-powered, earth-friendly, tropically-scented mist that can be sprayed on at any angle. Recommended as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen, it helps to protect against sunburn, skin cancer and premature signs of aging. Biodegradable formula is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. Free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, nano-sunscreens and Vitamin A. *Free of ingredients identified to have potential adverse impact to coral reefs.
broad spectrum protection
water resistant (80 minutes)
Skin Cancer Foundation recommendation
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