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What Makes Sunscreen Biodegradable?

biodegradable sunscreenThe ingredients are what makes sunscreens biodegradable. All-natural sunscreens avoid chemicals that do not break down in the ocean and can wreak havoc on its ecosystem. Biodegradable sunscreens, such as those on, are mineral-based alternatives that help to protect your skin and the environment. To know if your sunscreen is safe for coral reefs and biodegradable, check that the active ingredients are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.

Traditional, name-brand sunscreens contain toxic chemicals that can harm marine ecosystems significantly. Eco-friendly sunscreens avoid these chemicals in order to provide a safe sunscreen alternative for children and the ocean. Since the active ingredients are minerals, these sunscreens are biodegradable and will not harm you or the ocean.