SAVING YOUR SKIN, AND THE PLANET
As the summer sun beats down, the “slip, slop, slap” mantra that we all learned in school is at the front of everyone’s mind. However, many don’t realise that most of the sunscreens we use can be very harmful to aquatic wildlife if you wade out into the water wearing them. The Hawaiian state government recently passed a bill to ban the sale of oxybenzone-based sunscreens, in order to protect their precious marine environment. As Australians love our beaches and waterways so much, how can we do any less?
That doesn’t mean that you have to spend your summer days hiding in the shade, nor risk sunburn or skin cancer by going without, however. More and more environmentally friendly alternatives are hitting the market, including the latest from Ocean Australia. These ethically produced mineral sunscreens use a natural zinc oxide instead of chemical filters. The results are easier on your skin, friendlier to our oceans and waterways, and provide SPF 50+ protection, so you can have fun in the sun free from worry.
You can get your hands on Ocean Australia sunscreens at Priceline, Amcal and Guardian pharmacies across Australia, or direct from the company’s website.
OCEAN AUSTRALIA SUNSCREEN RRP $24.99
More info www.oceanaustralia.com.au