Does your sunscreen harm corals? If you use commercial sunblock, then it most likely does.
Oxybenzone, a chemical that bleaches sea corals and prevents new ones from populating an area, is found in most commercial sunscreens. This is a major conservation crisis we’re talking about, so it’s about time we do something about this. Ladies, it’s time to screen our sunscreen.
We’ve made a list of three locally available organic sunblocks that are good for the skin and the environment. We’ve got a win-win here.
3. Sun Bum
Sun Bum‘s organic sunblock protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, while enriching it with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging.
Available in Nothing But H20
2. Wawai’s Organics
Wawai’s Organics promises to protect the ocean, one wave at a time. Their organic sunblock only costs PHP280 for 40g. Visit them on Instagram at @wawaisorganics. They do nationwide shipping and pickups at Z Hostel, Makati.
1. Human Nature
Human Nature is a pro-Philippines, pro-environment, and pro-poor brand that offers Safe Protect, a reef-friendly sunscreen that has 100% natural formulation. A 50g bottle costs PHP299.75 while a 200g one costs PHP 649.75.
Available online and in all Beauty Bar stores