Reef friendly: Oxybenzone and Octinoxate free
With the introduction of Hawaii Reef Bill, effective January 2021, sunscreen products that include Oxybenzone and Octinoxate are banned as it damages the marine life.
We can proudly say that our TGA certified sunscreen products comply with the Hawaii Reef Bill and you can safely use our products!
Let’s dive into what Oxybenzone and Octinoxate are. These are two ingredients used in chemical sunscreens that helps protect our skin from harmful UV rays. While it protects us from UV rays, it tremendously destroys the corals and marine life.
According to Ocean Conservancy, a 2015 study showed that Oxybenzone starts causing serious damage to corals at concentrations as low as the equivalent of one drop of water in six-and-a-half Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Here's 3 things that you can do for the environment:
- Use Reef-friendly sunscreen products that does not have Oxybenzone and Octinoxate like Mula SPF50+ Sunscreen *wink wink*
- Do not litter the oceans, take the trash home with you after every beach trip!
- Educate yourself and support the local NGOs to save the environment.
Learn more about the harmful impacts of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate in Sunscreen products on:
Is Your Sunscreen Killing the Coral Reef?