YOUR SPF SHOULD PROTECT YOU - AND THE ENVIRONMENT!
BIG news for our friends out west today! According to CNN, Hawaii is about to be the first state to ban sunscreens containing Octinoxate and Oxybenzone in an effort to protect its fragile coral reefs. Reporter Andrea Diaz says, “Research studies have found that chemicals found in some popular sunscreen products are harmful to ocean ecosystems. And now, after state lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday, Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate.”
Luckily, here at Bare Republic, we’ve always been reef-friendly* (*Hawaii Reef Friendly Sunscreen Oxybenzone & Octinoxate Free) and we’re proud to see policies like this put into place to protect our planet. Some say that we’re all a product of our environment, and we strongly believe that. As a result, we demand a product that can protect our skin without compromising the very spots we like to play in. Bare Republic’s biodegradable, sunscreens are formulated without oxybenzone and octinoxate, parabens, synthetic fragrances, or anything else we wouldn’t want to put on our skin or leave behind in nature.
“About 14,000 tons of sunscreen enter the world's reefs every year,” according to CNN. At this rate, it is imperative for us to make conscious consumer decisions in order to protect the reefs. Here’s to making a change that we hope will result in a powerful movement!
Feel confident in your skin and planet this summer and #GOBAREOUTSIDE To learn more please visit: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/health/hawaii-bans-sunscreen-chemicals-trnd/index.html