Marine Friendly Sun Care by Green People
Oxybenzone and octinoxate are used in some of the most popular suncreams. However, these toxic chemicals can have a detrimental effect on marine life. They have been shown to have endocrine-disrupting effects and may be linked to hormonal changes in aquatic lifeforms.
Green People uses marine-friendly sun filters in all their sun cream products. They stand against the use of toxic chemicals and choose to use titanium dioxide which acts as a reflective barrier to UVB radiation. Additionally, Green People also uses Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate which is derived from the cinnamic acid found in the leaves of cinnamon trees. This also provides natural protection against UVB radiation.
To protect against UVA radiation, Green People use diethylamino hydroxybenzol hexyl benzoate, this ingredient has an excellent safety profile, biodegrades readily and has no adverse effects on the environment.
By using these ingredients in their sun lotions, Green People are ensuring that users have protection against UVA and UVB radiation whilst being environmentally safe.
Green People has also been supporting the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) since 2011. For every one of their full-sized marine-friendly sun lotions purchased, 20p is donated to MCS. MCS is a UK charity which aims to protect the seas, shores and wildlife.
Not only that, Green People’s sun lotions are now in new plant-derived sugar cane packaging. Sugar cane plastic is carbon-neutral and comes from plants farmed on sustainable land in Brazil. It is a renewable raw material which is planted far from any areas of rainforest on land that is deemed inferior quality for food production. Sugar cane captures CO2 so efficiently that it is a carbon negative product.
This is why all of Green People’s sun lotions are officially deemed as reef safe.