Sunday, 23 June 2019

SPF that saves your skin AND planet Earth?

Yesterday I got my eyes opened after 50min long film about our planet's coral reefs' state. I not only shed quite a few tears but also got this new strength to make a difference. One of the things stated in the movie was using Coral reef-safe sunscreen. This added to stopping plastic usage and using less of coal as a fuel not only saves beautiful ocean creatures but also ensure that most of the reefs that are creating most of the oxygen are safe and alive.

"Four common sunscreen ingredients were shown to kill or bleach coral at extremely low concentrations (as low as one drop in 6.5 Olympic sized swimming pools). 
  • Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3) - Sunscreen ingredient that disrupts coral reproduction, causes coral bleaching, and damages coral DNA. Oxybenzone is found in over 3500 sunscreen products worldwide.
  • Butylparaben - Preservative ingredient shown to cause coral bleaching.
  • Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) - Sunscreen ingredient shown to cause coral bleaching.
  • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4MBC) - Sunscreen ingredient shown to cause coral bleaching. Allowed in Europe and Canada, not in the USA or Japan."

Thus finding an SPF not full of $hit is REALLY important unless you want to tell stories to your kids that one day there where these beautiful creatures in seas but because of peoples' ignorance they are extinct now.

I've been using this one from Lithuanian brand VIVI which base is zinc oxide which is totally safe for seas and reef AND also due to its ingredients it also treats pimples and inflammation! Is there anything better?

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