Did you know that A LOT of sunscreens are very damaging to the ocean and its coral reefs? Between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen washes off into our coral reefs every year and accelerates the process of coral reefs bleaching, as well being toxic to certain reef fish species.
Please be an eco-friendly swimmer (also when you go into waterfalls) and avoid the following ingredients in your sunscreen:
- Benzophenone-2 (BP2)
- Oxybenzone (a.k.a. Benzophenone-3)
- 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.
- Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide
Here you can find a more detailed list with explanations: https://stream2sea.com/ingredients-to-avoid
Stores like Joho, Holland & Barrett and Eco-Plaza carry Eco-Friendly, Ocean Safe sunscreens!