Sunscreen should be safe for the environment and lawmakers agree! They want our oceans free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, two chemicals that are toxic for coral reefs. 

You probably never thought sunscreen could have an effect on the environment, but it does. Every year 14,000 tons of sunscreen washes off of people and into the ocean. Unfortunately, a lot of that sunscreen contains Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, chemicals that cause coral reefs to bleach.

In good health, coral reefs are usually bright blue, green, pink or orange. When they bleach, coral reefs turn white. That is not a good sign. White coral reefs mean their health is severely compromised, making them more likely to die off.

Coral reefs are home to 25% of all underwater creatures. We can’t just let them die! So we’ve said sayonara to the killer chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs. Thankfully, we are not alone in this. Some of your favorite beach destinations including, Key West, Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands have passed legislation banning the sale of sunscreens containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. We sea change and we’re loving it! 

When you wear our sunscreen on your next beach trip, swim with pride. Not only are you keeping your skin safe, but you’re keeping the reefs safe too!