Fall is nearly upon us! Bring on the cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes — and planning winter getaways! With holiday vacation ideas in the works, don’t forget the most important item in your bag: sunscreen. Planning a beach destination getaway during the cooler months requires you to protect yourself from both the sun and the harsh chemicals found in many sunscreens. Luckily, Colorescience offers a safe sunscreen that you can rely on both counts. Read on to find out more about choosing a sunscreen that’s not only healthy for your body but also for the environment.
Chemical Sunscreens and Our Ecosystems
Common chemicals — especially oxybenzone — that are found in thousands of sunscreens and cosmetics can be highly toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The National Ocean Service has examined how the chemicals in some sunscreens impact the environment and the animals that depend on it, especially in marine ecosystems, and found significant damage to growth, reproduction and more. An estimated 14,000 tons of sunscreen enter our oceans annually, so wearing that coral-reef-safe sunscreen is a must. Healthy coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. By harming these reefs, we are harming the environment and our planet.
Chemical Sunscreens and Our Bodies
Not only the things we put into our bodies are worthy of careful consideration — the substances we put on our bodies can also make a huge difference to our health! The FDA recently conducted a study on how chemical sunscreens affect our bodies and found that the harmful chemicals found in some sunscreens entered into the bloodstream of the people who participated in the study. Some ingredients that are cheap on your wallet, such as butylparaben and octinoxate, can be costly for your body. These ingredients extend the shelf life of sunscreen, but they can also interrupt our endocrine system and are linked to breast cancer and other health issues.
The Colorescience Solution
Never fear — your sun-soaked vacation (and the environment) is safe! Colorescience has a solution for this issue. Their biodegradable formulas are made from all-natural minerals that are 100 percent safe for marine life — and our bodies. When you shop Colorescience products, you never need to spend any extra time reading each ingredient — only pure and safe ingredients are used in their products. So while you’re sipping your Mai Tai on the beaches of Florida, you can relax worry-free with the knowledge that you’re protecting your body and the environment.
Shop our Colorescience coral-reef-safe sunscreens online or in-store! To learn more, stop by one of our locations, call (913) 317-9386 (Leawood) or (816) 436-3262 (North KC).
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