A sun-safe trip to the beach doesn’t have to compromise precious ocean coral. Discover reef-safe sun protection from LovelySkin.
You may have heard that certain chemical sunscreen ingredients can be harmful to coral and their delicate ecosystems, but that doesn't mean you have to get rid of your favorites. Sunscreens with mineral-based active ingredients (also known as physical sunscreens), block the sun’s rays, as opposed to their chemical-based counterparts that absorb rays. While active ingredients found in physical sunscreens like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can leave a white “cast” on your skin, they are shown to have less of a harmful effect on ocean coral.
If your current sunscreen contains the chemical sun blockers octinoxate and/or oxybenzone, you can still use it as an everyday sunscreen and to protect you and your family from sun damage on weekend outings. If you happen to be hitting up the beach—you lucky duck!—grab one of our selections below and keep your fun in the sun safe for you, your family, and the oceans.