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continue on last blog post, I will guide you to become a smart consumer.
But, before you scroll down this article today.
I want you!
to go through your pouch or household and find a sunscreen that you have and come back.
Place your sunscreen somewhere near you and continue reading.
Are you ready?
There are two types of sunscreen that can protect the skin. Mineral sunscreen or a chemical one.
- Mineral sunscreens typically include ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which create a physical barrier to protect the skin from the sun. Both Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide have been proven safe for use on skin and the coral.
- Chemical sunscreens use one or more chemicals including oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Chemical sunscreens actually penetrate the skin and get into the bloodstream. They are the coral keeling sunscreens.
I want you to grab your sunscreen and check your sunscreen toxicity rate from the chart below.
If your sunscreen shows higher toxicity rate, please make sure to throw them out for you and the corals and go purchase coral friendly sunscreens with Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide.
READ YOUR INGREDIENTS and become a smart consumer today!
(Oxybenzone Free campaign aims to raise awareness of the damaging effects of oxybenzone sunscreens, to reduce Oxybenzone pollution and keep our corals alive. Show us your support @Oxybenzonefree and do what you can!)