Suncreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, are linked to the destruction of coral reefs and Hawaii is doing something about it!
Hawaii took action on the issue, passing a bill that will make it the first US state to ban the harmful ingredients.The bill focuses on oxybenzone and octinoxate, that are found in many sunscreens and “have significant harmful impacts on Hawaii’s marine environment and residing ecosystems.”
In 2015, a study published by an group of international scientists concluded oxybenzone was “highly toxic” to juvenile corals and other marine life. The sunscreen that is lathered on the skin and then washed off in the ocean by 9-million tourist a year, is what causes coral bleaching. Researchers found the chemical not only bleach the coral, but also caused DNA damage, abnormal skeleton growth and deformities in baby coral. Unfortunatelly, the most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters such as: oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, and homosalate, which have also been found to be harmful to our bodies. For this reason, Kb Pure Essentials is committed to providing you all-natural alternatives.
Although most sunscreens out there are meant to provide immediate protection from harmful rays, it is at the expense of our environment and our personal health. We cannot ignore the long-term effects and impact. We have to recognize the importance of coral reefs and the impact we have on them. If our chemical filled products do this to our coral reefs, imagine what it is doing to our body. These chemicals don’t just sit at the skin’s surface, they penetrate through the layers of the skin and leave deposits on the tissue. These chemicals have even been found in urine and plasma! As scary as that sounds, we have control over what we put on our bodies and what we put out in the environment.
What can we do?
For the love of our oceans and our health! Lets stop sacrificing our environment to use chemical-filled products when you can use chemical-free! Not only would you be helping our oceans, you would be aiding to your personal health.
There are a range of mineral-based sunscreens available on the market which contain either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
Kb Pure Essentials provides a Chemical-Free Daily Protection and Beach Butter that will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. These products, are mineral filters that act as barriers, which sit on top of the skin and are effective against UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.
What is special about our Beach Butter is that it is made with organic hemp, which is a natural UV-protectant. Our all-organic blend of natural UV protection includes the natural ingredients of:
Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil
100% Pure Fractionated Coconut oil
100% Pure Aloe Vera Liquid
100% Pure Zinc
Naturally Refined Shea Butter
100% Pure Certified Organic Bees Wax
Certified Organic Hemp