Physical, non-toxic compounds where the original standard for sunscreens years ago. These compounds worked to create a physical protective barrier on top of the skin, and they worked extremely well against harmful UV-A and UV-B rays from the sun.
Today’s sunscreens take advantage of the advent of chemicals that absorb into the skin, and when combined together, work to prevent the absorption of UV-A and UV-B rays. These products took over the market due to their ease of use and perceived cosmetic benefit. Unfortunately, these chemicals are largely untested in the actual absorption rate in humans and the toxic effect they may be having on people, specifically children and pregnant women. However, what is undisputed is that they are extremely toxic to our living reefs around the world.
Our SPF 30, REEF Friendly sunscreen uses a blend of non-toxic physical sun blockers, has broad spectrum protection form UV-A and UV-B, no chemical filters, no oxybenzones, and is paraben free.