Picking a reef safe sunscreen is more important than ever!

hawaii reef sunscreen

When visiting the beautiful islands of Hawaiʻi, it’s critical to be aware of your impact on the local environment. Everyone wants to enjoy swimming in the ocean, hiking through jungles to waterfalls, and everything in between. While visiting, educate yourself on cultural norms, including respecting animals and sea life. One easy and important way to respect sea life is to use a reef-friendly sunscreen, like Raw Love. This sunscreen is easy to apply, smells good, has SPF 35, and will not harm corals or other sea creatures while you’re swimming and exploring under the sea.

In 2018, Hawaiʻi’s Governor, David Ige signed a bill that bans sunscreens that contain chemicals that harm coral reefs. Beginning January 1, 2021, all sales and distribution of sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate will end in Hawaiʻi. This is great news, especially for coral reefs surrounding the Hawaiian islands. (+ WE WISH IT WERE SOONER!)