Reef Friendly



After laboratory studies were conducted, certain UV filters found in sunscreens (oxybenzone and octinoxate) were suspected of damaging the coral reef by contributing to coral reef bleaching.

As a result of these studies, Hawaii became the first state in the US to pass a law banning the sale of sunscreen containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate (usually called octyl methoxycinnamate in Australia). The new law comes into effect from 1 January 2021.


Wearing sunscreen is important. You should ensure your sunscreen will protect you from both UVA and UVB radiation. Correct use of a high SPF, broad spectrum sunscreen can help to prevent premature skin ageing and sunspots, and aid in the prevention of skin cancer. INVISIBLE ZINC helps protect against surface UVB rays, and the deeper penetrating UVA rays by providing a physical barrier between you and the sun.

But you may also be concerned about the impact of your sunscreen on our coral reefs.

The good news is you don’t need to choose between healthy coral reefs and high protection sunscreen. All INVISIBLE ZINC sunscreens are reef friendly because they’re:

  • free from the UV filters banned under the Hawaii Reef Bill; and
  • compliant with the Hawaii Reef Bill.

INVISIBLE ZINC is free from CHEMICAL UV filters and is made with Zinc Oxide, a mineral-based sunscreen active ingredient.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. When using sunscreen always wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen frequently or use in accordance with directions.