Shouldnâ€™t every day be Earth Day? While we would love for that to be the case, unfortunately daily activities can have a cumulative negative impact on Mother Nature. Even the simple act of applying a personal care product has the propensity to cause great ecological harm. When it comes to sun protection it’s not only about our affinity towards healthy, ageless looking skin. Our goal at Soleil OrganiqueÂ® is to protect the skin against skin cancer, protect your overall health and respect the earth in the process.
Sunscreen and the Environment
Marine biology studies revealÂ that synthetics like chemical sunscreens are accountable for the dying-off of our oceansâ€™ coral reefs.Â Some 6,000 tons of sunscreen wash off tourists, surfers, divers and other swimmers every year. Then when coral bleaching occurs coral reefs not only lose their beauty but also their life.
Coral reefs provide home and food to many species of marine life in the earthâ€™s oceans. Corals have the ability to protect our coastlines and keep carbon dioxide within the ocean in proper balance. Â Without coral the risk of disproportionate CO2 promises a very inhospitable acidic environment further impacting a vast number of marine species not to mention the entire seafood industry.
Coral is a living organism that survives on algae. However, studies show that synthetic sunscreen ingredients infect algae with viruses and as the virus grows, algae dies. Without it, so too does the coral die.
Environmentally Dangerous Chemical Sunscreen Actives
Also dangerous to a humanâ€™s well-being, some chemical sunscreens actives harmful to the environment are:
- Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3)
- Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate)
- 4Methyl-benzyliden camphor (4MBC)
A truly healthy, environmentally pleasing product is one that is safe for you and the planet. Besides, who really wants to trash nature or their health during their daily beauty routine? So weâ€™ve formulated the entire S.O. line with well-crafted, highly effective, naturally based ingredients. Sustainably focused, broad spectrum mineral actives are simply gentler on both the skin and the environment.
Â Environmentally Friendly Naturally Based Protection
- mineral sunscreen actives Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide vs. chemical UV absorbers
- contains organic ingredients
- no petrochemicals, phthalates or synthetic preservatives
- packaged with BPA-free, recyclable materials
- coral reef safe and biodegradable
- water resistant
Celebrate the Earth
Soleil OrganiqueÂ® is celebrating Earth Day and our commitment to keeping your skin and the planet healthier. Those who share the same conscious discernment when shopping for sunscreen can enjoy 15% at www.SoleilOrganique.comÂ all week long. Â Use code EARTH15 at checkout.