What does La Roche-Posay do to protect the ocean and marine life?
We believe that you’re caring about yourself and the world around you when you care for the environment. We’ve deepened our commitment to the environment by using less virgin plastic in packaging and investing more in green sciences. We’re taking steps in other ways to ensure our sunscreen products prioritize ocean conservation and protect marine life and underwater ecosystems. In collaboration with external organizations like CRIOBE, Tara Pacific, Ifremer, CSM (Centre Scientifique de Monaco), La Roche-Posay has a dedicated team has been testing the Anthelios range to ensure these products are marine safe.
Does sunscreen cause coral bleaching?
While sunscreen may play a small part, climate change is the leading contributor to coral bleaching and warming oceans. Our coral reef-safe Anthelios sunscreen has been developed to minimize its impact on marine life. We’re aware that when it comes to our environment—especially aquatic life—, there’s work to do. That’s why our commitment to the environment extends beyond our reef-safe and biodegradable sunscreen. By reducing our use of plastic and pioneering products through green tech, we’re dedicated to leading the charge for social and environmental transformation.
Why is it important to have a Marine Safe logo?
You might have noticed a Marine Safe logo displayed on some of our packaging. We believe this is important to highlight because it indicates that the product can be worn in ocean waters without harming marine life. But if you’re wearing sunscreen that doesn’t have this logo, don’t worry—it’s still suitable for everyday sun safety so long that it has a minimum SPF of 30.