4 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens - Pink Moon

4 Best Reef-Safe Sunscreens

In the Pink Moon world, sustainable, wholesome ingredients always come first. Sun protection is no different; we’ve been on the lookout for the most reliable, eco-friendly, and biodegradable sunscreen for as long as we can remember. When it came time to curate our selection of reef-safe sunscreen in our virtual boutique, we made sure that each product checked out all of our boxes: clean ingredients, no dreaded white cast and easy to apply. 

One of the best sunscreen ingredients we’ve discovered over the years is zinc oxide (a mineral), it’s the safest, most reliable and effective physical barrier that protects against harmful sun rays.

We’ve also come across plenty of other sunscreen ingredients that can damaging to both the environment and your health. What’s more, these chemicals can transfer from your skin to the ocean when you swim or via sewage after showering, which is leading to the destruction of coral reefs. Why does this matter? Let’s think of coral reefs as the “lungs of the sea”. By using reef-safe sunscreen, you’re allowing the ocean to continue breathing.

Look out for these unsafe ingredients in sunscreen when you’re reading labels: 
4-Methylbenzylidine Camphor

Sunscreen should be worn all year round, not just during the summer. Why? UV rays are not blocked by clouds, that means you risk feeling the harmful effects of the sun even when it’s grey outside. Should you be working from home close to a window, you also want to apply sunscreen to protect from skin cancer, premature aging and sun burns.

We chose products that do more than protect from harmful rays so that you can save time and save your skin together. All of the facial sunscreens in our shop are non-comedogenic, reef-safe, and formulated with non-nano uncoated zinc oxide. A mineral sunscreen that goes on clear and won’t dry out your skin isn’t easy to come across. In our shop, you’ll find buildable tinted options and you can choose from a range of moisture levels, from lightweight to slightly richer. Find your new favorite sustainable natural sunscreen below.

Our Top Reef-Safe Sunscreen Products


Daily Dew SPF 35

A 2-in-1 everyday moisturizer plus sport-ready sunscreen that blends in (no white cast!) like a dream to hydrate, protect, and leave a soft dewy glow. Formulated with 100% mineral, broad-spectrum reef safe SPF 35 from non-nano zinc oxide. Lightweight formula perfect for hot, humid days.


Turmeric Broad Spectrum

New! Easy to apply and fast absorbing, VIVAIODAYS Turmeric Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is ideal for all ages, including babies. A healthy dose of 20% non-nano zinc oxide and turmeric, an antioxidant that protects from long-term UV radiation damage, are the star ingredients here. Give your whole family head-to-toe safe sun protection with just one product.


AKT Therapy 
Elemental Sun Balm

A decadent, lightly tinted face balm that makes your skin feel petal soft. Elemental Sun Balm SPF 30 offers a layer of protection with 25% non-nano uncoated zinc oxide and comes in a peachy color that blends sheer on all skin tones. Lightweight yet super lush and moisturizing, wear it as a balm, a block or a base. 


D-Luxe Daily Bronzer

Protect your skin from UV damage and have a healthy, sun-kissed glow. Fortified with essential vitamin D (sunscreen can block vitamin D absorption), D-Luxe Daily Bronzer is a tinted moisturizer, vitamin D booster, and sun protectant with SPF 30 - all in one. Use it on top of the Elemental Sun Balm or on its own.