Reef Safe Sunscreen

LITTLE URCHIN SUNSCREENS are reef safe and eco-friendly to help ensure the protection of our precious reefs and natural marine habitats.
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Reef Safe Sunscreen

The Little Urchin range of natural* skin care products, including reef safe sunscreen, natural* moisturisers and a natural* tinted sunscreen, have all been specially formulated to double not only as a suitable lotion to apply to your skin but also as a suitable lotion to use for preserving our natural marine life.

We have known for a number of years that traditional sunscreen types containing the active ingredients of oxybenzone and octinoxate are harmful for the natural marine environment. It is these chemicals that, when washed off while we play in the ocean, have contributed to the devastating attack on our natural coral reef systems, including coral bleaching. These coral systems are vital for maintaining a healthy and balanced marine environment for life in the sea as well as for providing benefits to people who rely on the sea for sustainable income, recreational activities and the calming effects that the raw, natural beauty of our organic world offers us all.

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  • #ReefSafeMeSafe

    Preserve and protect our precious marine life.

    Join the pledge to use reef safe sunscreen.

    Sign the Pledge

WHY IS THE PLEDGE IMPORTANT?

Studies show that many chemicals in common sunscreens can be toxic to both human life and marine life and can impair coral growth, induce bleaching and damage reproductive systems. Your pledge will help preserve what’s left of our precious reefs.

SUNCREEN CHEMICALS AND MARINE LIFE

Image: oceanservice.noaa.gov

SAVE YOUR SKIN AND THE SEA

Your body’s largest organ is your skin. What it absorbs can be beneficial or toxic. Healthy coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems and greatest wonders on Earth. They are also worth billions of dollars in economic and environmental terms. Avoidance of toxic chemicals protects both your body and our precious marine life.

YOUR CHOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

We know that small changes have a big impact. Our #ReefSafeMeSafe Pledge is a campaign to decrease the use of harmful chemical sunscreens in Australia and around the world. We urge everyone to choose sunscreen free from chemicals that harm our bodies, our oceans and our coral reefs.

#ReefSafeMeSafe PLEDGE

I vow to preserve and protect our precious marine life.
I vow to give my skin the protection it deserves.
I pledge to use only sunscreen that is reef-friendly and safe for my skin.
With this small gesture, I will reduce the footprint I leave behind.

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