Go Green #8: Reef safe sunscreen

04.03.2019

Did you know that sunscreen can affect life underneath the surface of the sea? Read how you  make sure that your sunscreen does no harm. 

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What many don’t consider is how the products we use affect the sea water we swim in. Though now this ignorance shows in horrific discoveries: the coral reefs around the world suffer from great pollution, and much of it originates from sun care product. Many sun care products contain the suspected endocrine disrupting sun filters Benzophenone-3 and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate - and recent studies prove that these sun filters change the DNA of the corals and cause endocrine disruption that kills young corals. And not only does these sun filters compromise the wellbeing of the sea and corals – they also potentially put your health at risk. 

Koralsikker solcreme fra Rudolph Care

Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB-rays is important and despite the alarming discoveries you should never not use sunscreen – you should just opt for sunscreen that neither harms your nor nature’s health. This uncompromising philosophy is and has always been a part of Rudolph Care’s identity and therefore the suspected endocrine disrupting sun filters aren’t and were never a part of our sunscreens’ ingredient lists. For many years the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, which our entire sun series carries, has prohibited the two sun filters. Therefore, you can bring your Rudolph Care sunscreen with you on vacation – or snorkeling – with a clean conscience knowing that it won’t harm any corals. 

Pssst… if you against all odds need sunscreen on your vacation, and Rudolph Care is out of reach, the most important thing you can do is look for the names Benzophenone-3 and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate on the list of ingredients – on some products they may also be referred to as oxybenzone and octinoxate.

 

If you want to know more about Rudolph Care’s certified sun series for both kids and grown-ups you can expand your horizon by clicking here. 

Reef safe sunscreen from Rudolph Care
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