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Reef friendly sunscreens

Les solaires "reef friendly"

Protecting one’s skin and respecting the oceans (especially the coral) is the new claim of the summer. This trend, legitimately born among surfers, is winning over many consumer brands.

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On the one hand, consumers who no longer want to feel “like a poison in the water”!

23% of French people hesitate to use a sun cream out of concern for protecting the environment, reveals the FEBEA* (Federation of Beauty Companies).
On the other hand, the spectrum of skin cancers (multiplied by 2.5 since 1983**) and the obvious need to protect oneself from UV rays in the summer, whatever the place of holiday and even more so on a beach, and even more so on a beach, even though after confinement, the French express a stronger desire for sun.

What do we really know about the risks of ocean pollution by sun filters? According to Laure Menanteau, scientific adviser at the FEBEA “it should be pointed out that the concentration of sun filters in water is in any case extremely low, of the order of a nanogram (one billionth of a gram) to a microgram (one millionth of a gram) per liter. The perception of an oily film on the surface of the water is not at all representative of the amount of product in the water. It is even less representative of the amount of sunscreen in the water, …

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