It makes me feel very, very badly that I’ve never thought about reef safety when I’ve made my sunscreen choices; after all, if we all enjoy the bounty of the ocean, we should also do everything within out power to also protect it. Just in time for summer comes a fantastic duo from MyChelle, a leader in the natural beauty market, debuting its two mineral-based, broad-spectrum sunscreens, the Sun Shield Clear Spray SPF 30 ($18) and the Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF 50 ($12). Each provides UVA and UVB full-spectrum protection and are formulated without marine-toxic ingredients such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Butylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate and 4- methylbenzylidene camphor. Plus its products are packaged in 100% recyclable containers and 1% of its Sun Care proceeds in 2016 go to the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit focused on protecting the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. Now that you know the chemical ingredients that effect reef safety and that it’s a real thing, the choice is up to you!
These two new sun protection items are available at select Whole Foods Market stores and MyChelle.com.