Protecting yourself is good, but without polluting is better! Indeed, to protect us as much as possible from harmful UV rays for the skin, sunscreen has a rather chemical composition... Which is not without consequences.
Pollution and destruction of coral reefs
More than 25,000 tonnes of sunscreen end up in the seas and oceans every year. Indeed, once applied to the skin, the particles that serve to protect us are diluted on contact with water. The problem is that they can help destroy coral reefs.
Conventional sunscreens contain in particular:
- ultraviolet filters
- an emulsion
- Emulsion stabilizers
- anti-free radicals
- moisturizing agents
Or chemical components quite harmful to the planet that ultimately end up in the sea.
Fortunately, more and more brands are developing sunscreens that respect marine ecosystems! Puru, a Swiss brand of natural products, offers you its natural sunscreen without nanoparticles .
There is also the Comme avant brand and its solid sunscreen , which respects the environment.
Now that Bonsaï has advised you on some sunscreens to avoid polluting, you are sure not to pollute this summer! Even your favorite chewing gum breaks down 100%, thanks to all of its natural ingredients.