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146: How a Plastic Free Sunscreen can safe our reefs with Jade Chan
Episode 14627th December 2021 • Mama Earth Talk • Mariska Nell
00:00:00 00:38:06

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In this episode, we talk to Jade Chan. She is Founder of Sun Slayer Australia, a new reef safe and plastic free sunscreen brand made in WA. As an avid scuba diver and free diver, she is passionate about protecting our oceans. 

During this episode, we take a look at why it is important to wear sun protection, what the difference is between the different SPF’s (Sun Protection Factors). We also look at some of the ingredients to avoid when purchasing sun cream to ensure that it is safe for our reefs as well.  

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List of Sunscreen ingredients to look out for:

  1. Oxybenzone
  2. Octinoxate
  3. Octocrylene
  4. (PABA) Para-aminobenzoic acid.
  5. Parabens
  6. Nanoparticles
  7. Microplastics
  8. (MBC) 4-methylbenzylidene camphor
  9. Triclosan
  10. Sulfates SLS or SLES

Where can people find Sunslayer?

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Instagram

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Website

KEY TAKE AWAY

“People to be more aware of what we put on our bodies and the waste we are creating.”