RESPECT THE REEFS
We all know that sunscreen is important for protecting our skin from harmful UV rays. The TropicSport sunscreen and skin-care line takes that a step further by offering products that also protect ocean reefs and their inhabitants from harm. Instead of chemicals like oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone and octocrylene—which can cause coral bleaching and death and disease in fish—TropicSport’s mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which sit on top of the skin and act as a physical blocker to deflect UV rays. The SPF 30 sunscreen is available in a variety of sizes and configurations, including a new face stick ($12.99) and containers that can be clipped onto bags, boats and other spots ($9.29-$17.99) so you’re always prepared. And for an often-forgotten area there’s a new SPF 15 coconut-flavored lip balm ($5.99). Pick up TropicSport products locally at Beach Stuff in Fort Myers (239-481-8177).