We are all too familiar with the countless images and videos of the plastic pollution in our worlds oceans that we see almost daily. But did you know that is not the only thing that is harming our marine environment? Complex chemicals in our sunscreen are washing off into the oceans and can be linked to coral bleaching.
Statistics state that there are currently between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen being washed off and then entering our coral reefs each year. This is a noticeable amount considering that you only need a concentration of 62 parts per trillion, which is the equivalent of a drop of water in an Olympic swimming pool, to cause toxicity in the ocean. – www.seagoinggreen.org
But we need to protect our skin from the suns rays right? Correct! We can all make a small switch to an oxybenzone-free, natural sunscreen and do our part for the coral reefs.
Siam Botanicals Mineral Sun Protection contains zinc oxide which creates a natural barrier, helping to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also contains apricot kernel and black cumin seed oils to provide additional face care benefits.