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Biodegradable Sunscreen and Natural Sunscreens

To be honest, it never really crossed my mind to use biodegradable sunscreen until I saw it at online. Then it made perfect sense to me, especially if it provides the protection we need, and helps the lakes, animals and oceans we visit.biodegradable sunscreen

As a former scuba diver, I know how important it is to protect the reefs and ecosystems that we dive in. We did everything we could to protect those reefs by not touching the coral, or by not wearing gloves in case we did touch the coral as the gloves would kill it immediately. I have even been know to collect garbage I found on the bottom of the ocean and bring it to the surface. My little way of helping to clean up the oceans.

Unfortunately, most regular sunscreens are made with chemicals that could hurt the reefs and ecosystems we enjoy. Also many people are looking for alternative products that are natural and are not petroleum based to protect their families from the sun.

Reasons to Use Biodegradable Sunscreen:

  1. Regular suncreen has many chemicals that can harm the skin of kids and the environment - Can cause rashes and other issues. For the most part Biodegradable sunscreen is safer as it is made with more natural ingredients.
  2. Kids are always putting their fingers in their mouth, reduce the number of chemicals they ingest.
  3. Reduce your chemical exposure
  4. Some attractions won't allow you to wear or use regular sunscreen as it can be detrimental to the attractions - for example, many of the ruins and temples in Mexico
  5. Better for the coral and fish life if you are snorkelling or swimming in the ocean or lakes
  6. Biodegradable sunscreens reflect the sun's light back instead of absorbing it through chemical reactions.
  7. If you have sensitive skin, it won't irriatate it like regular sun protection.

Here is a video on sunscreens and the oceans (the audio is great, but the video isn't so great):

Below you will find a number of different sunscreens that are biodegradable. If you have a favorite sunscreen that you use, please feel free to add it here. If you use any of the sunscreens listed here, please click on it and then at the bottom of the page, comment on how effective they are for you, or anything you would like to add about it.

Click to read our review of Loving Natural SPF 30 Click to read our review of Badger all Natural Sunscreen Click to read our review of Badger All Natural, All Season Face Stick

Loving Naturals

Badger All Natural Suncreen

Badger All Natural Face Stick

Click to read our review of BurnOut Eco-Sensitive Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 32 Click to read our review of Mexitan 100% All Natural SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion Click to read our review of Caribbean Solutions SPF 25

BurnOut Eco-Sensitive Zinc Oxide Sunscreen

Mexitan 100% All Natural SPF 50

Caribbean Solutions SPF 25

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Caribbean Solutions SPF 25 Biodegradable Sunscreen 6 Ounces

100% natural and biodegradable it is a great UVB & UVA block. It is marine friendly …...

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Badger All Natural, All Season Face Stick, Sunscreen, SPF 30, Unscented .65 oz (18.4 g)

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