Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

IS YOUR SUNSCREEN SAFE?

 

The chemical additive known as OXYBENZONE, used as a product stabilizer and UV protectant, may be gradually bleaching and killing the world’s coral reefs.

 

 

What Does Oxybenzone Do?

Results of extensive environmental research published in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology revealed that oxybenzone in the ocean is a major contributor to widespread coral bleaching. The chemical is wreaking havoc on the undersea environment and accelerating issues, like warming oceans, that were already resulting in coral destruction.

 

Aside from the environmental repercussions, some scientific evidence suggests that oxybenzone stays in the body as a toxin, and may lead to hormone disruption in both men and women.

 

 

3 Tips for Choosing a Sunscreen 

1. Stick to sunscreens with all natural active ingredients (usually zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, if not both)

     
    2. Make sure the formula provides broad-spectrum protection. Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays, both of which are damaging in their own way 
     
    3. Choose biodegradable. Keep the environment in mind by choosing a sunscreen that is reef friendly and biodegradable

     

     

    Sunology is an Alternative Sunscreen Without Chemical Active Ingredients

    At Sunology, we’re committed to making sunscreen that is as gentle as it is effective, and to keeping the reefs protected from devastating chemical toxins. Mineral sunscreens like Sunology with natural active ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide shield the skin from UV radiation by deflecting, rather than absorbing, the sun’s rays—effectively eliminating the need for UV absorbing chemicals like oxybenzone. Our unique formula is infused with a concentrated blend of essential oils and provides SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection, so your skin gets a little nourishing treat as it’s protected.