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What is the Best Biodegradable Sunscreen?

biodegradable sunscreenThe best biodegradable sunscreens have Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as their active ingredients. Together, these all-natural ingredients block both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating the skin. Since mineral sunscreens are “sun-blockers,” it is important that it also be a water-resistant biodegradable sunscreen so that it will not wash off of your skin. As an alternative to traditional sunscreens, biodegradable sunscreens are a good choice for your skin and for the environment. Since these sunscreens sit on top of your skin and do not contain chemicals, nothing unwanted will seep into your bloodstream.

Additionally, mineral-based sunscreens are eco-friendly and reef-safe. The best biodegradable sunscreens not only protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, but do so without harming the delicate ocean floor. Because they are mineral-based they do not contain the chemicals that have been known kill coral. For divers and snorkelers who care about the impact they have on the ocean’s ecosystem, it is especially important that their sunscreen does leave a trace.  

The best biodegradable sunblock is not only a great alternative for you, but for the marine environments you love. To keep yourself safe while protecting the oceans, grab some mineral-based sunscreen for the next time you swim.