August is travel month here at Soleil Toujours. We can't help but find ourselves on a beach and exploring the beauty of the ocean. Popular travel spots like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Florida Keys make us want to grab our bags and skip town for a few days to soak it all in. We don’t have to tell you that proper sun care is a necessity for beach destinations, but do you know how your sunscreen impacts the ocean?
Recent studies have shown that chemical based sunscreens contribute to the degradation of coral reefs around the world. Benzophenone-2 (aka BP-2), a chemical found in many sunscreens (along with other cosmetics and household products), can kill young coral reefs and cause colorful corals to bleach, an indicator that the coral is dying off. In some parts of the world, precautions are taken to protect the reefs by banning chemical sunscreens in favor of environmentally friendly ones.
Coral reefs are vital to the stability of our oceans and we need to protect them as best we can. How can you help? Simply switching to a mineral based sunscreen can make a huge difference. Rest assured, when you wear Soleil Toujours, you can be confident that you’re helping the environment. We pride ourselves in providing products that are safe for the sustainability of our world's coral reefs.