Have you been wondering about reef safe sunscreen?
What is it and why should you should you use it?
You may have read that Hawaii and Key West are implementing bans on the sale of certain sunscreen ingredients in order to protect their reefs. Many scientists now believe that oxybenzone and octinoxate are killing the world's coral reefs. I've rounded up a few articles below with great information and lists of various products that do not contain these two ingredients, or the nano particles that are also harmful. And guess what? The ingredients that are not good for the health of our oceans can impact our health as well.
Over the last few years, I have been trying many brands of cleaner, healthier beauty products. One brand I have come to love is Beautycounter. I love it so much that I signed on to be a consultant! If you are looking for some clean beauty swaps, I highly recommend Beautycounter. Some of the best products for travel are highlighted below. All are available at
Do you want to find out more about Beautycounter? Go to www.beautycounter.com/jennifergreene1 to see the products offered. You can also check on each product's safety at the Environmental Working Group's website www.ewg.org/skindeep/. This is a great resource for checking out your beauty and personal products.
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