Stream2Sea is the FIRST & ONLY mineral sunscreen to be tested and proven safe for you, your family, and our waters. Our sunscreens do not contain ingredients that are harmful to fishes or coral larvae like: Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, or Octrylene. We are also proud to be Protect Land & Sea Certified.
Truth about Reef safe
Fact: There are NO official, approved tests or certification for reef-safe or ocean-safe products. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of regulation when it comes to marketing a sunscreen as “reef safe”. That means even if a sunscreen is labeled as “reef safe,” there’s no guarantee that it actually won’t harm the reefs. We tested our safe sunscreen products to ensure they will not be harmful to fish and other aquatic life when used as directed.
Protect Land + Sea Certification
Selecting a reef-safe sunscreen is more challenging than it should be. Craig Downs, Ph.D., executive director of Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, created the Protect Land + Sea Certification Seal so that consumers, park rangers, and businesses can rest assured that a product does not contain ingredients that may be harmful environmental pollutants.
All Streams Flow to the Sea: Protecting All Water Sources
We often hear people say: “I only use reef safe sunscreen when diving.” That’s great, but all streams lead to the sea, and very few of the toxic ingredients in sunscreen and body care products are filtered out in wastewater treatment plants.
When chemicals from sunscreens, shampoo, leave-in conditioner, moisturizers and more end up in freshwater sources, the balance is disrupted..