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Does Your Sunscreen Contribute to the Destruction of Coral Reefs?

Does Your Sunscreen Contribute to the Destruction of Coral Reefs?

If your sunscreen contains oxybenzone and parabens, they could be part of the problem. When the Washington Post and Time magazine both published articles warning about sunscreens killing coral reefs, it didn’t surprise me one bit. The damage caused by benzophenone (also known as oxybenzone) and parabens had already been well documented in previous reports. The really big surprise with this latest research by Dr. Craig Downs, published in... Continue reading...
Can Mineral Sunscreens Really Prevent Sunburn?

Can Mineral Sunscreens Really Prevent Sunburn?

The fast, easy answer: Absolutely. Ask any lifeguard from the 1960s how well zinc oxide worked when they didn’t have another option. The truth of the matter is that mineral sunscreens are the single most effective and safe products on the market – when they’re formulated correctly. But the devil is in the details and it’s really, really hard to formulate them well, as shown by the ongoing questions... Continue reading...
Featured on WFLA.com and News Channel 8

Featured on WFLA.com and News Channel 8

Eckerd College helps local company make sunscreen safe for marine life By Leigh Spann Published: July 13, 2015, 10:58 am Updated: July 13, 2015, 7:22 pm Link to ORIGINAL article http://stream2sea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/s2s-news.mp4 ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) — Slathering on sunscreen before hitting the beach or the water is part of life here in Tampa Bay. What we may not know is that certain ingredients in sunscreen have been proven highly... Continue reading...
Body Care that is Safe for Our Bodies and Our Waters

Body Care that is Safe for Our Bodies and Our Waters

The chemist knew that the body care and sunscreens available on the market often use FDA-approved ingredients that are linked to negative effects on the body—and that safer alternatives were available. She knew we could do better. The environmentalist knew that the ingredients in body care and sunscreens could harm our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams—and if we didn’t start making a better choice in what we introduced to... Continue reading...
Keeping it Real: We Are Testing on Fish and Coral

Keeping it Real: We Are Testing on Fish and Coral

Part of Stream2Sea’s business model is total transparency with our followers. In that light, I felt it was important to share more about the tough decisions we’ve had to make about product testing on live species.  We’ve discovered the hard way that just because a product is safe for people doesn’t mean it’s safe in an aquatic ecosystem. The only way to determine if our products are harmful to... Continue reading...
Keeping it Real: Truth Behind Coral Reef Safe Sunscreen

Keeping it Real: Truth Behind Coral Reef Safe Sunscreen

What is coral reef safe sunscreen? Google “reef safe” or “ocean safe” and you’ll get more than three million links. Some are for fish that are safe in salt-water tanks with coral but thousands more promote reef safe sunscreens and personal care products that are marketed to be ‘safe’ for coral reefs in the wild. However, you won’t find Stream2Sea in that long list of hits because we’ve intentionally... Continue reading...

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We love CRF for the amazing work they do in restoring our reefs worldwide. They also educate their volunteers on the effects sunscreen and other skin care products have on the reefs.

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