While plastic pollution may be the biggest threat currently facing the oceans, there are many other issues causing harm to marine life around the world - including the toxic chemicals contained in many sunscreens. Luckily, thanks to a host of new sun creams formulated to minimise impact on the environment, this is an issue that can be solved by making one small change. Click through for our edit of the marine-safe sunscreens providing guilt-free protection...
EQ Sun Care
Tested and approved by surfers the world over, EQ's organic sunscreen uses only natural ingredients to create quality sun protection that won't harm the environment. The sun cream replaces corrosive chemicals with apricot seed oil, safflower oil, olive oil and beeswax and is available in SPF 15, 30 and 50 as a cream, stick or lipstick. A body care range comprising after sun, self-tanning lotion and dry oils made using ocean-friendly ingredients is also available.
Organic sunscreen, £18.50 for 100ml, EQ at Eco Beauty Shop