Reef Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2019

Reef Friendly Sunscreens for Summer 2019

Laws are being passed and reef-wrecking sunscreens are getting the boot! But which options are effective and reef-friendly for your summer beach fun?

Some new mineral sunscreen product has hit the market this year, and here’s a preview of some great options to protect your family from harmful sun exposure and our sea-life from pollutants.

Love Swimming & Need Serious Coverage?

The Amavara lasts for a whopping 80 minutes while swimming, and it won’t harm the sea friends you are visiting underwater.

It’s also a great choice for those with sensitive skin. I tested it out while swimming for HOURS in the Cook Islands and it worked great! Find Amavara products here.

Spending Time Sun Bathing?

Bare Republic’s new shimmer line is reef-friendly AND sexy! Choose from diamond or gold shimmer varieties.

The Bare Republic sunscreens have a lovely scent and offer smooth coverage. Their cruelty-free sunscreens combine antioxidant-rich oils, plant extracts, and non-nano mineral actives Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to help nourish and protect you, your friends, and your family. The lotion is SPF 30 and the stick is SPF 50.


It can be tricky getting full sun protection coverage on kids. The Earth Mama sunscreen face stick is a great option for covering little faces with gentle, yet effective sunscreen.  The SPF 40 Face Stick has NO chemical sunscreens, NO artificial fragrance, and reef friendly non-nano zinc.

Outdoor Fav for Busy Bodies

If you’re going to be spending time going from the ocean, to hiking or just to relax at a beachfront cabana bar, I ADORE the Goddess Garden Mineral Sunscreen. It’s not sticky, so it’s excellent for those who are active and on the go. SPF 30, also reef safe, great for sensitive skin


This is not a paid article, yet I was provided samples of product to test out – all opinions are that of my own.