The Hawaii Reef Bill
After laboratory studies were conducted, certain UV filters found in sunscreens (oxybenzone and octinoxate) were suspected of damaging the coral reef by contributing to coral reef bleaching. As a result of these studies, Hawaii became the first state in the US to pass a law banning the sale of sunscreen containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate (usually called octyl methoxycinnamate in Australia). The new law came into effect from 1 January 2021.
Dermaveen Daily Nourish Sun Sensitive SPF50+ with Body Moisturiser
But you may also be concerned about the impact of your sunscreen on our coral reefs. The good news is you don’t need to choose between healthy coral reefs and high protection sunscreen. Dermaveen Daily Nourish Sun Sensitive SPF50+ with Body Moisturiser sunscreen is Reef Friendly because it is:
- free from the UV filters banned under the Hawaii Reef Bill; and
- compliant with the Hawaii Reef Bill.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. When using sunscreen always wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen frequently or use in accordance with directions.