We all know how important sunscreen is for your skin. It protects against harmful UV rays, sunburn, and wrinkles. Sunscreen is great for your skin- but, it’s not so great for the environment. Did you know that when you wear sunscreen in the water, and it washes off, it leaves behind a chemical residue? And that chemical residue is detrimental to marine life and coral reefs. You’re protecting yourself by putting on sunscreen, but you may be damaging the environment.
Thankfully, tons of eco-friendly sunscreens out there are great for your skin AND the environment. Protect yourself and the world around you with these 7 eco-friendly sunscreens:
Thinksport Sunscreen SPF 50
Thinksport sunscreen is reef safe and sun safe. This sunscreen has a low toxicity score and is completely free of any harmful chemicals, meaning it’s safe for you and the environment!
Human Nature sunscreen is eco-friendly, and all nature and is made in the Philippines! The natural formula is designed to protect against harmful UV rays without leaving that chemical residue that damages coral reefs.
Life Basics SPF 30 All Natural Sunscreen
This all-natural, vegan sunscreen is made in Australia. It contains calendula, rosehip oil, and green tea to nurture the skin without damaging the environment.
True Natural Face & Body Sun Sport Stick SPF 30
A good sport stick sunscreen is necessary, and True Natural’s is 100% mineral-based and biodegradable. It’s made with natural coconut oil and will leave you smelling nice and fresh all day long.
People4Ocean (P4O) SPF 30 Sunscreen
This eco-friendly sunscreen brand was created by marine biologist and coral gardener Louise Naima Lang. It’s completely free of any toxic ingredients harmful to coral reefs. With every sunscreen sold, $1 is donated to the Great Barrier Reef conservation.
Ao Organics Hawaii SPF 30+
Ao Organics Hawaii combines a sunscreen AND a tanning oil in one, so what’s not to love? It’s reef safe and great for your skin, and everything is packaged in reusable containers!
Badger SPF 35 Sport Sunscreen Cream
It’s always important to use a sunscreen that will protect you from harmful UV rays, and this Badger sport sunscreen will do just that. It’s eco-friendly, water-resistant, non-GMO, and biodegradable. Need I say more?