Due to the fact that one in five people will get skin cancer, it’s important for us aquatic humans to lather up before we paddle out. But surprisingly, the sun isn’t the only factor contributing to skin cancer. Sunscreen has been found to cause cancer as well. The chemicals found in traditional sunscreens are harmful to skin and are also polluting are waters, threatening marine life and destroying coral reefs. So do you ditch the lotion and get fried by the sun? Probably wouldn’t be your best move. We’ve rounded up five all-natural sunscreens that are safe for both you, and the environment. You might consider making the switch.
DO Naturals Sunscreen
DO Naturals sunscreen does not contain parabens, petrochemicals or nano particles. Its active ingredients are titanium Dioxide and zinc Oxide, with all of its inactive ingredients being plant-derived. It has an organic aloe base instead of water, so a little goes a long way. 60% of proceeds are donated to rainforest conservation and tree reforestation.
Manda prides itself in being comprised of organic ingredients you’ll actually recognize: thanaka, coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, cacao powder, cinnamon oil and the active ingredient, non-nano zinc oxide. Thanaka comes from the wood of a tree in Myanmar and has been used by the people of Berma for 2000 years to protect and beautify skin. Made from the highest quality, all-natural ingredients, Manda is designed with athletes in mind. It is extremely waterproof/sweatproof so that you can stay out on the water without having to worry whether or not it’s working.