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This collection of eco-friendly sunscreens contain a range of protection factors from daily creams with low UV protection to mineral sunscreens of SPF50+. Find the right sun protection for your lifestyle, with all sunscreens made with natural ingredients and packaged in recyclable tin or cardboard. Using sunscreen helps to protect your skin against harmful UV rays which can lead to skin damage and potentially skin cancer. By using a natural sunscreen, you can ensure you do not add potentially irritating chemicals into your skin either.

Which sunscreens are best for the environment?

Natural suncreams that do not contain any chemicals yet still protect your skin from UV rays, are the best sunscreens for the environment too. Brands like AmaZINC! and Shade use natural ingredients which do not harm marine life or coral when it gets into our oceans and waterways.

What is a reef-safe sunscreen?

Reef-friendly sunscreens contain natural ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are not absorbed by coral. These ingredients block UV rays by sitting on top of your skin rather than being absorbed, whereas traditional suncreams contain some harmful chemicals like oxybenzone which can increase a coral’s susceptibility to bleaching.

What ingredients are in natural sunscreen?

Natural sunscreens contain eco-friendly ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which are harmless to your skin. Alternative sunscreens contain chemicals and artificial ingredients which can irritate skin and cause skin conditions. Ingredients to avoid are oxybenzone and octinoxate with some studies showing side effects from using these suncreams.

How does eco-friendly sunscreen protect your skin?

Eco-friendly sunscreens physically block UV rays from getting to your skin as they sit on top and bounce the ultraviolet radiation off your skin. These natural sunscreens are not absorbed into the skin and so you avoid any chemicals entering your bloodstream.

It is important to protect your skin through daily application of sunscreen. A natural sun protection will help to block UV rays and reduce the risk of wrinkles, damaging skin cells, and skin cancer. No matter the level of sun protection you are looking for, this collection of eco-friendly sunscreens will have the right protection for all weather conditions.