Australia is home to some of the oceans most biologically diverse and culturally significant marine eco systems. We are known the world over for our pristine beaches, and stunning coral reef fringes.
Winter at Julian Rocks. Photo courtesy of Scuba Diver Mag
We are also the sunburnt country, and the highest consumers of sunscreen. It is estimated Aussies purchase a whopping 30 million units of sunscreen annually. While it’s super important that we slip, slop, slap daily, the sunscreen you choose may have a detrimental impact on our coral reef. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
What is reef friendly sunscreen?
Reef friendly sunscreen is a term used to identify sunscreens that do not contain the chemical ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate (UV blocking chemicals), that have been linked to coral bleaching. It is estimated approximately 4,000 – 6,000 tonnes of sunscreen enter our reef ecosystems across the world annually. In 2018, Hawaii took steps to ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate taking a stand to protect their reef ecosystems.
Make a difference
Just as beauty does not have to cost the earth, nor should our suncare.
With this in mind, we are incredibly excited to introduce to our premium range of organic and sustainable products our coveted Reef Friendly Byron Bay Bronze Zinc.
Our newest addition has been carefully curated to deliver a premium product that protects and nourishes your skin all while working within our everyday ethos to reduce our footprint on our eco system.
Organic, natural and sustainably sourced, our luxe formula is non greasy and goes on clear, so it’s perfect for days on the beach or poolside or for everyday wear under your makeup as a primer. Dermatologically tested, it is suitable for all skin types and especially loved by those with sensitive skin.
Three - in - One
1. Prevention. Zinc oxide, a naturally forming element that acts a barrier between your skin and UVA and UVB light and does not impact our coral reef.
2. Hydration. The combination of organic avocado and coconut oil promotes skin repair, reduces inflammation, deeply hydrates and even out skin tone
3. Protection. SPF 30 provides protection for your skin, protecting our reef, and by making the decision to purchase this product you have committed to removing 1kg of ocean bound waste with Byron Bay bronze and repurpose.
Your purchase decisions are powerful. You can make a difference xx