Nothing beats an afternoon outdoors trip in the sun than activities like rafting and camping. Unless, of course, the sun burns you to a crisp. This is why sunscreen is absolutely necessary when engaging in these activities. At the same time, you do not want to be harming the environment with toxic chemical sunscreens. This is especially the case when you are in the water.
Here are the 5 best eco-friendly sunscreens you can buy:
This sunscreen was actually developed by a marine biologist. Not only are all the sunscreen ingredients 100% natural, but they have all been proven safe for marine life. It does all this while providing you and your family with a broad spectrum of protection against the harmful effects of the sun. Another good reason for buying this product is that the company has promised to donate one dollar from every sale to the Great Barrier Reef conservation as well as to various marine rehabilitation projects.
This unscented and biodegradable product provides some of the best protection against the sun available, and it does all this while including only 5 ingredients. What’s more, you can not only pronounce all these ingredients but also understand what they are. This sunscreen was also specifically designed for activities like canoeing and rafting. This makes it the perfect product that remains on you on land and while in the water. Another thing that is great about this product is that you can even recycle the tube afterward.
This sunscreen offers a broad spectrum of sun protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays. It does all this while using natural active ingredients that are 100% certified natural and 97% certified organic. It also uses non-nano zinc oxide, which makes it safe for marine life. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has named this sunscreen one of the best available because of its use of natural and organic ingredients.
Blue Lizard has been making eco-friendly sunscreen products for two decades now. This product is free of ingredients that are known to be harmful to marine life, such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, and parabens. Like with the Raw Elements sunscreen, the product also uses non-nano zinc oxide to avoid causing harm to marine life. The company further offers a full line of products for the entire family. This includes versions for babies, children and adults.
This sunscreen was developed by a pair of mothers, who wanted to create a product for everyone in their families while using environmentally-friendly ingredients. If offers full protection against UV-A and UV-B rays while using natural and marine-safe ingredients. What’s more, the company did not use any animals to test this gluten-free sunscreen, which is further free of palm oil.
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In conclusion, before heading out on the rapids or traversing through the canyons, make sure every member of your party liberally applies one of the fine sunscreens. Not only will your skin thank you for it later but so will the environment.
Here at Canyon Voyages, we offer you the opportunity to explore the greatest parts of Moab through our outdoor trips. Looking to get started? Schedule with us online or call us at 435-214-0468. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have today!