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Tested for you: Sun Care from medipharma cosmetics

What does sun care have to do with corals? Plenty. Although Italian marine biologists commissioned by the EU Commission found as early as 2008 that some ingredients in sunscreens damage the genetic material of corals and fish, not all manufacturers pay attention to this. According to a study by the University of Bologna, peak levels are now being reached in the Adriatic Sea. Mainly responsible are the UV filters oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene contained in numerous European UV protection products.

Sun care: 4000 to 6000 tons end up in the sea

Every year, 4000 to 6000 tons of sunscreen end up in the oceans along popular snorkeling and bathing coasts. What exactly do they do there? They interfere with the metabolism of coral polyps and can lead to the death of the reefs. In addition, the filter chemicals are difficult to break down and accumulate in numerous marine plants and animals. Ultimately, they end up in our food chain. Some UV filters are also suspected of being hormonally active in the human body.

Strictly forbidden

In the meantime, several vacation paradises have issued strict bans to protect the oceans, which primarily affect the UV filters oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are particularly harmful to corals. In Mexico, the Pacific island state of Palau and the state of Hawaii, such sunscreen products may no longer be used. Those who violate the law can expect heavy fines. But even if you are going to other areas on vacation, you should read the contents list of your sun care products carefully beforehand, and make sure that they do not contain the substances oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene.

Exemplary sunscreen

The Hyaluron Sun Care from medipharma cosmetics does not contain any of these environmentally hazardous substances. The UVA and UVB filter system is formulated so that it is also suitable for sensitive skin and is not hormonally active. What I find particularly pleasant about the products for face, body and lips is that they are quickly absorbed and hydrate the skin. Due to the formula, which is based on pharmaceutical hyaluronic acid, the skin does not dry out in the sun and is protected from premature aging. The products are also free of parabens nor mineral oils.

Hyaluron sun care from medipharma cosmetics, from 11 Euro

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