PSA: You should a hundred percent be using reef-safe sunscreens. Why, you ask? Well, for one, our coral reefs are in a not-so-great shape right now. Thanks to the sunscreens we slather on our body and face while spending the day at the beach and swimming in the ocean. Wanna know what makes sunscreens so deadly? It contains chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate that are the main culprits and potentially harmful to aquatic life. And not being an alarmist or anything, but according to studies, up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen gets washed into coral reefs every year. Yeah, that’s a lot of dead and dying corals.
With that in mind, we dived deeper to find reef-safe sunscreens that are not only good for our bodies but great for ocean bodies too. So if you wish to rethink your current sunscreen selection, keep scrolling for the six best sunscreens to ward off damaging rays and protect the environment.
Have you ever slathered on sunscreen only to have redness and leave your skin completely dried out? It’s legit the worse. Thankfully, this moisturising lotion is infused with the goodness of avocado and uber-nourishing ingredients that will keep it hydrated while providing top-notch protection without being a threat to coral reefs.
No residue, no stickiness, and super coverage- just a few of the things that make this a great SPF both for your body as well as your face. This double-duty vitamin c-infused formula will not only protect your skin from the harmful UV rays but will also help brighten it while evening out your skin tone.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive sunscreen that’s perfect for beach days, outdoor runs, and pool days, then may we introduce you to your new BFF? This reef-safe sunscreen is not super pricey and it’s water-resistant as well as sweat-resistant so you don’t have to reapply it every 30 mins in the scorching heat. Stock up on this sunscreen before you hit the beach!
Non-tacky, non-sticky and non-whitening, this sun fluid from Earth Rhythm is as lightweight and sheer as they come. Just a few of the things that make this SPF fluid great for your body as well as your face. This double-duty vitamin c-infused formula will not only protect your skin from the harmful UV rays but will also help brighten it while evening out your skin tone giving you dewy-looking skin.
This sunscreen is legit going to be the MVP of your skincare stash as it can be used both for your face and body. This is lightweight and has a sheer formula that applies easily. Our fave part? This sunscreen helps fight free radical damage that can speed up the ageing process and stays water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Calling out folks with hella reactive and acne-prone skin, this sunscreen is basically made for you. Infused with vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant that’s gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, it protects against those UVA/UVB without irritating your skin or causing inflammation. The best bits? It’s water-resistant and non-sticky making it perf for your next beach vacay.
Don’t forget to give your skin the much-needed hydration by layering it with this uber-nourishing formula and then top it off with your go-to sunscreen.
Add these to your cart to protect your skin and our oceans.
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