Looking to make your beauty routine more environmentally friendly? For those like to shop consciously, using brands that protect the oceans as well as the land is essential. With World Ocean Day approaching on 8th June, Ocean preservation is a hot topic right now, with more and more people looking to ensure that their beauty cupboards are reef-safe.
Water pollution is becoming an increasingly pressing issue, with marine life suffering from plastic waste, contaminated water and the destruction of their habitats. Brands are stepping up their efforts to fight the negative effects of ocean pollution and provide beauty routines that are beneficial to you, without harming the planet. We have put together a list of some of our favourite ocean-friendly brands so that you can replenish your beauty bags more sustainably.
Named after the very thing it is protecting, La Mer believes that the ocean’s wellbeing is our wellbeing. In an effort to protect the waters that they value so much, they launched their Blue Heart Oceans Fund to support ocean conservation projects all over the globe. Since its conception in 2017, this fund has helped to preserve and enrich the seas, from planting 400,000 mangroves in the Caribbean, to supporting the Oceano Azul Foundation in creating Marine protected areas.
As the name suggests, ocean protection is at the heart of La Mer’s ethos, and the brand strives to improve and rebuild ocean habitats over time through their work with charitable organisations.
La Mer The Blue Heart Crème de La Mer Moisturising Cream 60ml£240.00
La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum 15ml£195.00
La Mer The Lifting and Firming Mask 50ml£180.00
With suncreams and SPF revealed to have damaging effects on coral reefs including causing bleaching and stunting growth, COOLA are playing their part by creating reef-friendly suncreams so that you can protect yourself, as well as the ocean. Their formulas are free from harmful chemicals such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, and they also have mineral suncream formulas that only use Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide.
From partnering with coral gardeners to plant over 100 healthy corals in 2019, to banning the use of toxic ingredients in their products, COOLA is focused on restoring reefs that have been impacted by climate change, and working towards a healthier ocean to protect our sea life.
COOLA Mineral Silk Crème SPF30 44ml£42.00
COOLA Rosiliance Golden SPF30 44ml£52.00
COOLA Refreshing Water Mist SPF15 50ml5 Stars 4 Reviews£39.00
With the launch of their Blue Project, Shiseido has committed to improving the health and the beauty of the world’s oceans. The brand has become an official partner of We Are One Ocean, joining forces with the World Surf League (WSL) to call on World Leaders at the UN 2021 convention on Biodiversity to protect and conserve at least 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.
Shiseido are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world’s oceans and beaches, partnering with WSL to host events such as beach cleanups to make a better environment for marine life.
Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Eye Treatment4.43 Stars 7 Reviews£38.40
Shiseido White Lucent Overnight Cream and Mask 75ml4.44 Stars 224 Reviews£66.40
Shiseido Synchro Skin Soft Blurring Primer 30ml£25.60
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