When you travel, you want to be able to see all the ocean sights. And, you want to look at them again on your next visit. Unfortunately, the modern lifestyle and beach sunscreens have taken its toll on the oceans and reefs. Until Now.
Enter Coral Isles sunscreen, the optimal blend of protection and water resistance without the chemicals detrimental to the reef. So, now you are a planet protector, the next step is to pick a sunscreen that does the job but leaves a minimal mark on the ocean or land environment.
Sunscreen Labs, the maker of Coral Isles, has 25 years experience making sunscreen. Coral Isles is a broad spectrum, 80-minute water resistant, fragrance-free sunscreen. They started by removing oxybenzone from their formulas a few years ago. Recently, they removed zinc or titanium dioxide nanoparticle blockers from their lotions. Thus the recipe now might be the best to protect the coral reefs. Their website carries a list of articles and research showing how these compounds endanger the reefs and sea life.
David Erickson, president of Sunscreen Labs, noted “The bleaching and dying of coral reefs is a global crisis. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on earth.” He further stated while they only occupy a small fraction of the ocean floor, they are home to a quarter of all marine species. Another benefit of sunscreens that don’t contain these harmful chemicals to the environment is they are more comfortable on the skin. So the skin stays more healthy.
Whether it’s a spray or a liquid, putting on something during sun exposure doesn’t work. 20 minutes beforehand is the pre-fry rule. And, in the case of sprays, trying to put it on in the open just ensures most of the sunscreen goes into the environment, not the body parts that will be exposed to the sun. So, if you are going to use a spray, apply indoors before sun exposure and where the spray can’t expand into the environment. For that reason, many people favor lotions for outside and potentially windy applications.