Do you know what the world’s most productive and biologically diverse ecosystem is? Did you know that this ecosystem has experienced an unparalleled decline in the past decade? More and more research is pointing to the devastating effects chemical UV filters are having to coral reef ecosystems. Coral reef ecosystems perform many important ecological roles and maintaining their power and beauty is essential!
This is why here at Reef Safe, we developed a biodegradable sunscreen that is reef safe (certified by Friends of the Sea), vegan (certified by VegeCert) and organic (audited to NSF/ANSI 305-2021). All our sunscreens are compliant with Palau Senate Bill No. 10-135, SD1, HD1, Thailand National Park Act B.E. 2562, Hawaii Senate Bill NO. 2571 and the upcoming proposed Hawaii Senate Bill No. 132 SD2. The key ingredient in our sunscreens is zinc oxide, the only broad-spectrum UV filter approved as safe and effective by the FDA. Not only is our Reef Safe sunscreen safe for us but it is also safe for our aquatic environments! The zinc oxide we use is ZinClear which is made by Advance ZincTek in Australia using mainly solar power. With TSA approved sizes Reef Safe is the perfect sunscreen companion for your next holiday adventure!
Introducing to you... Reef Safe! The world's first certified 100% vegan and 100% organic mineral sunscreen.
There are two types of sunscreen, chemical (featuring active ingredients like oxybenzone and avobenzone) and physical (with active ingredients like zinc oxide). Chemicals absorb harmful UVA/UVB rays, but minerals like zinc oxide reflect those rays.
UV rays can burn our skin (ouch!) and also prematurely age it, causing fine lines and wrinkles or in some cases skin cancer. Even incidental sun exposure like a walk to the bus stop, hanging the washing on the line or sitting in a sunny spot for a quick coffee can let those nasty rays damage our skin. So imagine the damage after sitting on the beach for hours.
The FDA sunscreen safety review has confirmed Zinc Oxide to be the only broad spectrum active ingredient considered safe and effective, whilst chemical ingredients such as Oxybenzone or Octinoxate are toxic.
We have been in the sunscreen industry for 5 years now and we have spent 12 months developing ReefSafe to be the best sport sunscreen on the market. It is not slippery, doesn't get in your eyes and does not leave a whitecast.
Buy Reef Safe to stay protected from the sun and and harsh chemicals in other sunscreens.
The limited supply of Zinc to the surface Atlantic Ocean can explain the lack of an Atlantic Zinc remineralization signal and indicates Zinc might play a role in phytoplankton community composition and productivity
Zinc is a key micronutrient in the ocean, the subsurface water masses that supply nutrients to the surface ocean are depleted in Zinc.