If toxic sunscreens are destroying our reefs around the world, imagine what the same chemicals are doing to your body. I know it’s not sunscreen weather in many parts of the country right now, so whether you’re packing to escape to a warm destination or currently reside on a warm weather state, this topic is an important one to have awareness about. Hawaii is the first state to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Now Key West is banning the sale of sunscreens containing these same chemicals. You can read more is the article source link below.


According to the National Park Service, 14,000 tons of sunscreen enter coral reefs every year. These banned chemicals are believed to be one of the factors contributing to the coral reef destruction. Other chemicals in sunscreens like Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, and Avobenzone, are also considered hormone disruptors, which means they can cause a lot of imbalance in your body.

My sunscreen of choice gets an Environmental Working Group (EWG) rating of #1 made by Beauty Counter.

There are also many others I would recommend depending on your budget and tolerance for the white residue some zinc sunscreens leave behind. Here are a few to choose from: Honest Sunscreen, All Good Sunscreen, Babo Sunscreens, Farmacy Green Screen, and of course always refer to EWG for a full list of sunscreen ratings to find the safest and most affordable sunscreen to keep yourself, your family and our environment safe.

Key West, the sunny city at the southernmost tip of Florida, voted this week to ban the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The law’s supporters see it as a crucial step toward protecting the city’s reefs, which draw visitors from around the globe.

Source: Key West Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals Believed to Harm Coral Reefs – The New York Times

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