Clean coral & climate-friendly sunscreens

Prepare for summer with these brands in your beach bag.

Last year, the Washington Post reported how Hawaii is the first American state to pass a bill that bans the sale of sunscreens that harms their coral reefs. And guess what, even Hawaii Tropic is on the list. Why? Because the major part of these products contains chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate that mixes with the water and is then absorbed by the corals, causing bleaching. And then you might ask, what does actually bleaching mean, and why does it matter?

This video by TIME Magazine will explain it for you:

Therefore, we’ve gathered some tips on how you can pick an environmentally friendly sunscreen for your summer holiday. In addition to looking out for these harming chemicals, many products also contain parabens, perfume, and substances that are hormone disruptive. Bad for you, bad for the planet.

So, for starters, snorkelsandfins.com put together a list of sunscreens available on the market as we speak. Among them are Sun Bum, Thinksport, Blu Lizard, Raw Elements and Kokua Sun Care. Check out their entire list for details.

Also, the Nordic Ecolabel The Swan offers a list of brands available in the Nordic for the summer season of 2019. Pick your favorite, and cross your fingers for more sunny days in the following months ☀️