Sustainable Sunscreen

Paulien Eeckels

9 Jun
Beauty

4 Sustainable Sunscreens That Are Great for Your Skin and the World

Dear ladies and gentlemen… wear sunscreen. If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT”. This first sentence from an essay from 1997 is still accurate as f*ck. You cannot understate the importance of sunscreen. Even if you don’t get sunburned easily, you still have to protect your skin against other dangers of the sun.

Be careful with the sunscreen you pick, though, because there are a lot of sunscreens out-there that may be more harmful than you’d think. Most sunscreens contain Oxybenzone (in America), chemical and mineral UV filters, and lots of other harmful substances which can be very bad for your skin and the ecosystem of the sea. Luckily, there are brands out-there that care about us and our world! So, we’ve listed our favorite sustainable sunscreens for you.

Caudalie

Caudalie has definitely done its research. After years of investigating they created a sustainable sunscreen that’s great for both your skin and sea life. They banished most harmful controversial filters from its products. Caudalie has made a compromise and their products still contain 4 other filters. Most sunscreens contain 6 to 7 filters. Also the logo “Ocean Protect” guarantees Caudalie’s commitment to protecting the ocean. And before you think they’re being hypocritical and still using plastic packaging, they don’t! All their bottles are made out of plastic of vegetable origin or recyclable plastic.

Sustainable sunscreen

Claudalie

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Suntribe

Suntribe

Suntribe has a new range of sustainable sunscreens, called the ‘Zinc Sunscreens’. These products are biodegradable with natural and organic ingredients, safe for coral reefs, cruelty free, water and sweat resistant, approved for use in sensitive aquatic environments and it’s certified broc spectrum protection – UVA and UVB. This sunscreen was created by surfers, they were sick and tired of not finding a high performing sunscreen that was also safe for nature, so they simply made one themselves!

[Comfort Zone]

[Comfort Zone] is a brand that always pays attention to the safety of the skin and the environment. They are a proud member certified B corporation – a certification that shows high standards of environmental and social performance. And now they added to their range, an innovative sun care formulation. It was designed for those who practice water sports, this so-called water soul SPF30 eco-friendly sunscreen is fully water-resistant and fragrance-free. Above all, the packaging is made entirely of recycled plastic and being CO2-compensated.

Sustainable sunscreen

[Comfort Zone]

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Garnier Ambre Solaire

Garnier Ambre Solaire

Garnier is a brand that cares about every generation and future generations. Since 2006 they have been supporting the ECL (The Association of European Cancer Leagues). This way they want to help creating awareness around the danger of excessive exposure to the sun. While doing this, they also keep innovating their Garnier Ambre Solaire range to minimize its impact on the environment. They try to use as much recycled and recyclable material as possible for their packaging. But they realized that it’s also the formula of the sunscreen itself can be harmful. So, they created a formula that contains 100% organic UV-filters that respect the ocean while it protects your skin. The Garnier Ambre Solaire range has been updated with sunscreens for sensitive skin, UV Water (transparent fresh protection spray) and a self-tan collection.

Photo credits: Caudalie, Suntribe, [Comfort Zone] & Garnier

 

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