Saving Our Coral Reefs One Sunscreen Bottle At A Time

Beauty Brite Disclosure

Coral reefs are very valuable to our ecosystem. They provide a home for over 1 million species of marine life and are a natural protector by providing barriers. The coral reefs also provide many unique jobs all over the world. It is estimated coral reefs contribute $375 billion dollars each year in goods and services. So why would we damage such a valuable asset?

The Sunscreen Dilemma

There are many threats to our coral reefs, one of them being sunscreen. Since sunscreen does not stay on while in the water, the chemicals leach out into the ocean. This has been proven to cause issues with bleaching, abnormal growth/deformities and DNA damage to our reefs. It has even been shown that the chemicals in sunscreen causes fertility issues in fish & sea urchins and impair photosynthesis in green algae.

With 15 major issues harming our environment; it makes you wonder if these chemical based sunscreens are even worth the skin protection.


Goddess Garden

Goddess Garden Goals

Dermatologist Tested. Vegan. Cruelty-Free. Reef Safe. Certified B-Corp. Eco-Friendly.

Goddess Garden Organics has an inspiring initiative to remind everyone to ‘be mindful of your choices‘, which is a great motto to stand by. Their environmental goal is to educate people about the detrimental effects of chemical sunscreen to our coral reefs. With that in mind, Goddess Garden created a mineral based sunscreen that is better for our health and the environment.

What makes mineral sunscreen so different?

The minerals used in Goddess Garden are all natural, which means they naturally occur in the environment. There are no toxic chemicals so it will not harm the marine life. Since these minerals are plant based, this puts your mind at ease knowing none of these ingredients are linked to cancer causing diseases like other chemical sunscreens.

Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

Goddess Garden Mineral Sunscreen (3.4oz) retails $14.99 USD each

I have 3 kids that need their precious skin protected when we are outside. Goddess Garden sunscreen has everything I am looking for formula and performance wise. The sunscreen itself is lightweight and has a creamy consistency. I really like that it rubs down very sheer, so it is not that noticeable on the skin and does not give off a white cast.

Broad Spectrum SPF protection from UVA-UVB rays.

It dries down nicely and does not leave a greasy residue behind. Since my kids have eczema, this does not irritate their sensitive skin. No smells, no dyes, just safe protection from UV rays.

Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen Sticks

Goddess Garden stick Mineral Sunscreens retail $7.99 USD each

Not only does Goddess Garden mineral sunscreens come in lotions & sprays, it also comes in stick form. This makes it convenient to bring with you no matter where you go. It’s compact size can fit in a purse or even your pocket.

The Mineral Sunscreen sticks have a waxy consistency but rubs in nicely leaving your skin feeling soft. The aloe vera helps keep your skin hydrated throughout the wear. I enjoy the fact that there hasn’t been a white cast with either forms of Goddess Garden sunscreens. The rub down is very sheer that it’s not even noticeable.

Water resistant for 80 minutes.

The Goddess Garden mineral stick for babies does come slightly scented with lavender oil. This helps soothe and calm your baby while you apply the sunscreen on their sensitive skin.

The Goddess Garden sports mineral stick is my favorite. Not just for the convenient size, but the amount of use my family can get out of it. My husband works outside, and my kids play sports. So these are ideal for them to carry in their pockets, equipment bag or gym bag. Perfect to always have on you, especially on a hot & sunny days where you will get sweaty.

Goddess Garden Mineral Sunscreens are safe for you and the environment. They make an ideal addition to your skincare arsenal and a great gift for your eco-conscious friends. Ready to make the switch yet?

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