Not far from IonLoop’s headquarters, some cutting-edge news has just been
released, regarding sunblock, skincare, and saving the environment. Arguably on
the heels of Hawaii’s decision to ban oxybenzone and oxtinoxate -- two
ingredients used in sunscreen that have proven detrimental to marine life,
particularly reef structures -- Tampa-based company Stream2Sea, has released a
new sunscreen, free of these chemicals.
As outdoor enthusiasts and big believers in
the healing power of nature through negative ions,
IonLoop applauds these efforts and is eager to align with this new,
environmentally safer sunscreen trend.
How Can I Tell if My Sunscreen is
As news of these products reaches the
mainstream, more and more people wonder whether the sunscreen they’ve been
using is among the worst offenders when it comes to environmental degradation.
Without checking the label, how can you tell
if your sunscreen contains these harmful chemicals? According to Stream2Sea’s
Andrew Olday, after sunscreen application and once you’re in the water, “What
you notice is an oil type, slick substance” along the water’s surface.
This matters because, as Olday explains, “At
some point the ocean is going to receive these chemicals and if they come into
contact with marine species or coral reefs, we are going to suffer at the end
of the day.”
Not only is this new product potentially
groundbreaking for the environment, it applies just like regular sunscreen and
is rich with SPF protection. In other words, making the sunscreen switch is
seamless and smart, especially for those aware and concerned about green issues
like recycling, reducing carbon footprints, and managing other man-made impacts
Olday is hopeful that other countries will
take a cue from Hawaii and the Tampa Bay area. At IonLoop, so are we, and will
continue to update you on exciting new products that do their best to protect
you… and the planet. Meanwhile, we invite you to shop our
innovative IonLoop collection to harness the best
negative ions that nature has to offer.