6 Sunscreens that Protect You and the Ocean

by HULA , August 1, 2019

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Sunscreen is not just a vital part of going to the beach anymore, it is an everyday necessity. With the rising popularity in sunscreen, people are caring more about what goes into their sunblock. There is also a rising concern on what the chemicals from many sunscreens do to the coral reefs. Countries like Australia have already banned the use of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate (found in many popular brands) because of their harmful effects on the coral. If they are bad for the reefs, imagine what they do to your face! Here are some brands that are safe for your skin and the ocean:



Sun Bum Face 50, $13
Sun Bum Face 50, $13

This sunscreen brand is highly recommended by tattoo artists to protect your ink from the sun’s harmful rays. It is also just a great all over sunscreen. It is  paraben free and comes in varying formulations so you can find your perfect fit. It is also extremely cost effective (each large bottle is under $15!)



Volition Prismatic Luminizing Shield, $35
Volition Prismatic Luminizing Shield, $35

This sunscreen is strictly for the face and is for those who want a summer-time glow. The vegan formula melts beautifully into the skin and offers a subtle sheen to the face. Perfect for no-makeup days!



Derma - E Natural Mineral Sunscreen, $20
Derma – E Natural Mineral Sunscreen, $20

Derma – E is a brand that is trusted to heal sensitive and dry skin through their line of moisturisers. Their natural sunscreen is equally trusted to save your skin from the sun and provide organic nutrients to your skin. 



Pacifica Mineral Sunscreen Spray, $16
Pacifica Mineral Sunscreen Spray, $16

This spray sunscreen makes everyday protection a snap! Pacifica is a leading brand in affordable, vegan and cruelty free skincare and beauty, and this sunscreen is no exception. It is water resistant which is an ideal element as ingredients won’t get into the water as much as an average sunscreen. Plus, it smells like coconut!



Alba Botanica, $4-$6
Alba Botanica, $4-$6

This sunscreen is extremely affordable and extremely effective. It is completely vegan and eco-friendly. The formula is bio-degradable and it has aloe in it to soothe the skin.




Coola Face Sunscreen, $36

Coola is a Sephora certified ‘clean’ brand for good reason. It has a cruelty-free, vegan and gluten free formula and comes in recyclable packaging. It has antioxidant rich ingredients that feed the skin barrier and keep skin nourished.



Sources: Byrdie, Snorklesandfins