This is a Sponsored Post for Goddess Garden. However, all opinions are my own.
It’s been six years now, since I have dived into the world of organic sunscreen. It was a little scary for me as I didn’t know anything about it. When I worked in the cosmetics industry in big retailers, we were always educated on the effects of the sun and how it damages the skin, but the traditional sunscreens I sold were packed with synthetic chemicals which were never talked about, like oxybenzone, a common chemical sunscreen that was named allergen of the year in 2014. Unfortunately, and fortunately I didn’t get the importance of organic, mineral sunscreen until I had children. But it’s never too late to make the switch from chemical sunscreen to organic, mineral sunscreen. Now I only use dermatologist recommended sunscreen, like Goddess Garden.
I couldn’t imagine putting something chemical on their skin. Then I realized that I had been doing it to myself all these years too. So, I looked for the best natural sunscreen. There’s still time to change, right? And what about others that are being affected by chemical sunscreens, like Hawaii and the beaches I’ve grown up playing on and now my children are doing the same? Why should we care? Because Mineral Sunscreens are safe for the reefs and environment. Why do we care about the reefs? Because that’s how the plants and the marine species around them thrive. The chemicals in the sunscreen kill them. Coral reefs are called the medical cabinets of the sea. We need them.
Studies have shown common chemical sunscreens like octinoxate and oxybenzone are damaging the coral reefs. In 2017, Hawaiian senators introduced a ban on these chemical sunscreens in an effort to save the reefs. Hawaiian Representative Nicole Lowen said 1/5 of all the world’s coral is already dead. In 30 years, that number could reach 90-percent.
With the recent passing of Hawaii’s reef-safe sunscreen law, it’s a step in the right direction and we all need to do our part, lead by example, and use natural mineral sunscreen.