Focusing on Ocean-Friendly Sunscreen Trends: How International Brands Lead the Innovation in Sunscreen Products

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In today’s world, where global awareness of sustainability and environmental protection is on the rise, consumers are increasingly mindful of the environmental impact of their beauty and skincare products. As summer approaches, ocean-friendly sunscreens have become a major trend in the market. This shift not only influences consumer choices but also drives beauty brands to innovate in ingredients, formulations, and production processes. In this article, we will explore key innovation trends in ocean-friendly sunscreens from international brands and share Unicare Biotech’s advantages in sunscreen products.

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Why is Ocean-Friendly Sunscreen Important?

Did you know that even trace amounts of harmful sunscreen ingredients can have a significant impact on marine ecosystems? According to the Coral Reef Alliance, just one drop of harmful sunscreen can cause coral bleaching equivalent to the size of 6.5 Olympic swimming pools. This data clearly shows that even seemingly harmless everyday sunscreen products can cause substantial damage to the marine environment.

Additionally, recent media reports (TVBS and Liberty Times) indicate that global coral reef ecosystems are facing unprecedented crises. NOAA and the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) recently announced that at least 54 regions worldwide are experiencing widespread coral bleaching events. Furthermore, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has encountered the most severe bleaching phenomenon in history. These events pose a serious threat to marine biodiversity, underscoring the urgent need for us to actively support marine conservation efforts.

Protecting Ocean Health: Major International Brands Promote Ocean-Friendly Sunscreen

▶︎Allie — Extra UV Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ High-Performance Sunscreen Water Gel

Allie sunscreen is renowned for its “ultra waterproof” feature, making it suitable for various outdoor activities and sports. It emphasizes resistance to sweat and sebum, maintaining long-lasting protection. The product focuses on reducing its impact on the ocean and contains beautifying moisturizing ingredients, offering superior anti-friction and ultra-waterproof performance.

▶︎La Roche-Posay — Anthelios Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen SPF 60

This lightweight sunscreen lotion transforms into a refreshing water-like texture upon contact with the skin. It uses Cell-Ox Shield® technology, providing broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with antioxidants. The formula is cool to the touch and free of chemicals harmful to the ocean.

▶︎Shiseido — Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreen

The Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ utilizes WetForce technology, providing outstanding waterproof performance. It is coral reef-friendly and suitable for high-intensity outdoor activities.

▶︎BIOTHERM — UV Defense Hydrating Water Gel SPF 50

Ranked as the No.1 essence-grade hydrating sunscreen, it features niacinamide and miracle thermal plankton extract to strengthen the skin barrier, with pearl powder for oil control. The texture is refreshing without a white cast. The formula is ocean-friendly and biodegradable.

▶︎Aveeno — Protect + Hydrate Body Refreshing Water Sunscreen

Aveeno is known for its focus on natural ingredients, and its sunscreen products adhere to this philosophy. This sunscreen contains oat extract, providing effective SPF protection while hydrating and soothing the skin. The formula is ocean-friendly, maintaining the brand’s commitment to natural ingredients.

▶︎Supergoop! — Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

A popular American skincare brand favored by young people, Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen is colorless and transparent, with a lightweight feel and no white residue, making it ideal as a makeup primer. The formula does not contain chemicals harmful to coral reefs, and the brand emphasizes the importance of sun protection to the public.

Key Trends and Features of Ocean-Friendly Sunscreen

⓵Ocean-Friendly Ingredients:** Products free of chemicals harmful to coral reefs, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, emphasizing the protection of marine ecosystems.

⓶Broad-Spectrum and High SPF Protection:** Most products offer broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with high SPF levels (SPF 40+ to 60) to protect the skin from sun damage.

⓷Lightweight and Refreshing Texture:** Emphasizing lightweight and refreshing textures for a comfortable user experience, suitable for hot and humid environments.

⓸Suitable for Outdoor Activities and Sports:** Featuring excellent waterproof and friction-resistant properties, making them ideal for long outdoor activities and high-intensity sports, with long-lasting protection.

⑤Incorporation of Innovative Technologies:** Technologies such as Cell-Ox Shield® and WetForce ensure that sunscreen effectiveness remains durable even in water or sweat.

⓺Contains Skincare Ingredients:** In addition to providing sun protection, the inclusion of skincare ingredients can be a key trend.

⓻Eco-Friendly Packaging:** Many brands also focus on environmentally friendly packaging designs, using recyclable or biodegradable materials to reduce environmental impact.

Unicare Biotech’s Innovative Advantages in Ocean-Friendly Sunscreen

Undoubtedly, as the global market trends towards more sustainable and eco-friendly consumer patterns, Unicare Biotech is at the forefront of ocean-friendly sunscreens. We possess exclusive raw materials and cutting-edge technologies, continuously innovating in formulas and techniques over the past 20 years to develop multiple purely physical, marine-friendly sunscreen products. Combining our scientific research strength, we are committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 14 (conservation and sustainable use of ocean resources), aiming to create sunscreen solutions that meet future market demands.

By utilizing carbon-reducing production, adopting coral reef-safe ingredients, and using recyclable packaging, we manufacture sunscreens that protect the skin from sun damage while meeting SDG 14 goals – fostering a marine-friendly ecosystem. Looking for the perfect ocean-friendly sunscreen products for your brand? Unicare Biotech specializes in ODM production, helping brands develop long-lasting UV defense solutions that prevent aging, sunburn, and darkening. Contact us now to create your exclusive ocean-friendly sunscreen solutions.

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