Products that you put on your body can find their way into oceans. There is a growing awareness that a there are a number of chemicals that are toxic to marine life and the reef environments. In July 2018, Hawaii signed a bill to ban as of January 1, 2021 two very common chemical sunscreen ingredients: oxybenzone and octinoxate. In November 2018, Palau became the first nation in the world to ban certain ingredients in an effort to protect the marine environment.
The International Program on the State of the Ocean initiated an independent non-profit organisation called MarineSafe. “MarineSafe is a campaign that aims to reduce the number of toxic chemicals and plastics finding their way into the ocean through replacement, management and user engagement.” With a team of researchers, they have identified many more chemicals that are commonly found in personal care products like shampoo, conditioner, skin lotions, and makeup.
Goodbye OUCH Sun Balm does not have ANY of these ingredients.