No one wants to spend their week hiding embarrassing burn lines from the gorgeous multi-strap swimsuit they wore during the circle raft, so we all know how important it is to keep those lines at bay with an effective sunscreen. But, not only should you be looking to protect yourself with your sunscreen choice but also our oceans, without which you wouldn't even be able to have the week of your life on TYW. So come on people, turn your back on Nivea, throw away your Piz Buin and instead invest in some ocean-friendly goodness. If you don't know which one to choose then don't worry friends, we got you. Below our some of our faves and their story to creating a sustainable sunscreen.
Stream2Sea have combined the knowledge of chemists, environmentalists and explorers to create an eco-conscious skin care product that is healthy for our bodies and for the waters of our planet. The powerful blend of green tea, tulsi, wakame, and olive leaf brings you their mineral-based sunscreen which protects your skin AND the marine life.
With a team of physicians and scientists focused on the latest chemical and biological science, Thinksport continue to lead in the usage of safe materials for consumer products. This sunscreen doesn’t contain any biologically toxic chemicals and is water-resistant for up 80 minutes, which is perfect for using whilst floating around and meeting new friends during the circle raft.
Another product you could use is Raw Elements, they say they feel a great responsibility to raise awareness about the reef-damaging chemicals in suncream and make a positive impact, which is why they use only non-nano zinc oxide as the active ingredient in all their products. It is the only active that does not damage corals. When you use their products, you will be protecting both yourself and the ocean, who would say no?
At mama KULEANA, they hand make each container with purpose. Made on Maui, each individual container is filled with care, knowing you are caring about your health and the health of our ocean. Not only the sunscreen itself but also the packaging, are safe for the environment. Their sunscreen contains a lot of organic ingredients like coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter, so not only are you doing good for your environment, but smelling great whilst doing it.
There are many, many more brands you can choose from. So come on sailors, buck up your ideas and stay sustainable this summer!