Talks of reef safe sunscreen have been surfacing a lot lately. What is it? Why do we need it? Where can we buy some? This ultimate guide to reef safe sunscreen has everything you need to know.
While the nitty-gritty details of the sunscreen world can get a little chemistry-heavy, the effects of non-reef safe sunscreen can be seen by just about anyone who loves the ocean. I remember when I was little and I’d go snorkeling in Hawaii’s oceans, I’d see some bright spots of coral without even having to go that deep! Now, even when I venture out farther, the coral all seems to be a dull white or pale yellow color. This is the most obvious effect of the chemicals in non-reef safe sunscreen, but that is far from all (although there are also other factors that contribute to this issue).
There is still so much that we don’t know about the consequences of non-reef safe sunscreen. But this guide aims to educate everyone who reads it on the harmful effects of traditional chemical sunscreen, as well as the benefits of reef safe sunscreen.