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.
Mother nature doesn't miss much. That's why she is at the heart of everything we do.
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.
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.
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.