Reef safe sun care for you and the family

Our friends at Tropic skincare have produced a sun care product that protects your skin AND protects the planet.

Did you know? Around 14,000 tons of sunscreen washes off swimmers into the ocean worldwide each year.*

Many off the shelf sunscreens often contain toxic chemical ingredients that pollute and threaten the ocean’s ecosytem. Oxybenzone is one such ingredient commonly found in sun care products which has been linked to bleaching of coral, at least 10% of coral reefs across the globe are at risk of exposure to this!**

It’s always worth checking the ingredients list on your sunscreen, look out for; Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, Octocrylene. You can also check out your sun care, plus 1000’s of other products for free on the THINK DIRTY® app. This independent app allows you to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products.

Did you know you can get 100% reef safe sun care?

Unlike a lot of mainstream sun care products, Tropics revolutionary range of broad-spectrum (UVA & UVB), reef-safe, free from toxic ingredients, sun care is made without known pollutants to land, sea and wildlife.

Everyone deserves sun care that protects your skin while also protecting the planet.

Tropic are proud to be the first beauty brand in the UK and Europe to be awarded the Protect Land + Sea seal of approval for our entire sun protection range https://haereticus-lab.org/protect-land-sea-certification-3/

The new Great Barrier range

Great Barrier includes a combination of both mineral and safe synthetic sun filters for a revolutionary new product formulation that can be enjoyed by everyone!

The original Skin Shade range, mineral protection was the only option at the time that was felt safe to use due the ingredients on offer. Skin Shade is still a great option for those with ultra-sensitive skin, perhaps you suffer from eczema or psoriasis? It is also more water –resistant that the Great barrier range.

If you are very active and outdoorsy, as well as those with a darker skin tone, or lots of hair, you will love Great Barrier. It’s silky, hydrating formula is so light and easy to apply. Its smells divine too. Available in factors 15, 30 and 50. Plus you can get a factor 50 specifically for your face called Sun Day.

Prefer 100% mineral sun protection?

Skin Shade is a broad-spectrum, water-resistant 100% mineral sun cream that’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Freshly made with an exotic blend of nourishing oils and antioxidant-rich extracts, this rich, long-lasting cream delivers all-round protection . This comes in factor 15, 30 and 50. Plus you can get a tinted version for your face with factor 50 protection (Tinted Skin Shade in light/medium and medium/dark)

The whole sun care range is also part of the return scheme

You can return ANY five empties from the sun care range for FREE to tropic HQ (you need a returns form I can provide) and you’ll receive a FREE 15ml Sun Day UV Facial Defence

It’s Tropics way of saying thank you for helping to create a healthier, greener, more empowered world.

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*National Geographic, 2018

**Downs et al, 2015

August Book Club Read

August already, so time for another book. I hope you enjoyed the previous two reads, The Salt Path and The Last Wave.

This Seabird is about to jet off to Turkey for two weeks and this is the book I am taking with me! The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May. The author is a sea swimmer who lives in Whitstable a shingle beach similar to that of Brighton. So she is a Seabird by default.

The Good Read Review said –  the uplifting novel about friendship, community spirit and how ordinary people protect what they love. 

It struck a real chord with me as it is about friendships formed on the beach and in the sea. There is a familiar backdrop of a change in personal circumstances for some of the characters. This is exactly how the Seabirds came together. During difficult times we found each other and the solace of sea swimming, drawing strength from each other.  We never planned to keep going all year round, we just didn’t stop and grew into a a wonderfully eclectic sea swimming group. We became the Seabird Community.

One of the book’s characters is described as a bossy organiser – I think I know that seabird is me!

As ever with the Seabirds Virtual Book Club please let us know your recommendations and you thoughts on previous reads. I can’t wait to get on a sun lounger and start this months.