If you've been paying attention to the sunscreen scene of late, you've probably seen how tropical destinations like Hawaii and Key West are banning common sunscreen chemicals oxybenzone
and octinoxate since they damage delicate marine ecosystems.
For example, an organic compound known as oxybenzone
is a common ingredient that has also been added to plastics to limit UV degradation.
That's led to the development of "coral-safe" sunscreens that don't contain oxybenzone
and octinoxate, the two sunscreen ingredients most widely linked to coral reef damage.
There are also some chemicals in sunscreen that have provoked concerns about environmental effects; a law in Hawaii which will take effect in January 2021 bans two chemicals, oxybenzone
and octinoxate, which can harm coral.
Research has shown that ingredients like oxybenzone
and octinoxate may be endangering reef life; oxybenzone
, in particular, can cause coral bleaching.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grappling with the question as to whether sunscreens remain safe to use despite allegations on some of their chemical ingredients, such as oxybenzone
can have undesirable health outcomes.
THE MOVEMENT toward the total elimination of oxybenzone
and octinoxate as Category I UV filters continues.
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On Tuesday, June 11, Walgreens held a summer skin care fete at Milk Studios in Manhattan as part of the campaign in which attendees had the opportunity to learn about Walgreens SPF 50 Sunscreen that is free of parabens, oils and oxybenzone
and to consult with members of the Walgreens beauty team.
But now we're wiser, with Hawaii passing a bill that will prohibit sunscreens with oxybenzone
and octinoxate by 2021, and forward-thinking brands making eco-friendly alternatives.
Two chemicals in particular - oxybenzone
Two chemicals in particular -- oxybenzone