Marine Friendly SPF50+ sunscreen
Alleviate concerns that the sunscreen you put on your skin washes off into rivers, lakes and our ocean, potentially harming our unique marine environment.
Now you can ensure the SPF50+ sunscreen you use, is marine friendly; ‘oxybenzone and octinoxate free’ offering maximum sun protection, with minimum eco-impact.
What does “Reef Friendly” mean?
Hawaii currently regulates two chemical ingredients found in sunscreens which are believed to cause coral bleaching—oxybenzone and octinoxate – the absence of which is what can be described “Reef Friendly”. It’s important to know that the term “Reef Friendly” is not defined or regulated by authorities, so all surf Life Saving sunscreens are formulated in compliance with Hawaii’s regulations and are free of oxybenzone and octinoxate. We will always continue to evolve our product formulations based on new studies, guidance and changing regulation from local and international authorities.
‘It’s estimated that every year, approximately 14,000+ tons of sunscreen ends up in coral reefs worldwide” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study released 2015.
Protect yourself and our unique marine environment.