The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth.
The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. Not to mention, the ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.
Even though all its benefits, the ocean is now in need of support.
With 90% of big fish populations depleted, and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, we are taking more from the ocean than can be replenished. We need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.
EPO9's mineral formula is reef safe non-toxic to marine life.
With amazing natural humectants, skin loving emollients, and antioxidants, Coral Sure Sunscreen can be used in place of your regular moisturizer, or even over it. And since it is harmless to the environment, coral and marine life, it's great to use every day as part of your regular skin care regime to protect the whole family.
You may be wondering 'why does reef safe matter?'
Research has shown that commonly used chemical sunscreen ingredients are affecting coral reefs. We now know that chemicals such as oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), avobenzone, octinoxate, parabens and nano-particles can be ingested by corals, damaging their DNA and contributing to coral bleaching, which occurs when the life-sustaining algae that normally lives on coral vanishes, due to changes in ocean temperatures, stress, or pollution. Eventually they die and crumble to dust on the ocean floor. Each year an estimated 14,000 tons of sunscreen washes off swimmers and snorkelers into coral reef environments. If you're going into the water, you should always only use a water resistant, non-nano, mineral-based sunscreen.
EPO9 does not contain any of these harmful chemical ingredients.
Coral Sure Sunscreen tubes are made from all eco-friendly “green” bio-plastic which is 100% recyclable. This bio-plastic is created by farming sugarcane on sustainable land in Brazil, thousands of miles from the Amazon rainforest. The bio-plastic is then used instead of the fossil fuel sourced material to create flexible squeeze tubes while maintaining the performance characteristics of traditional polyethylene. The bio-plastic is also 100% recyclable, meaning the tubes and cap can be recycled and mixed into Post Consumer Regrind, just like any other polymer.
Recycling is only the second best solution. First, we need to cut down on our plastic consumption.
Our tubes are 100% recyclable. We know it's not a perfect solution, which is why we are always looking for enhanced biodegradable alternatives that are environmentally friendly but have the characteristics necessary to contain the sunscreen formula.
Not just on World Oceans Day, every day.
We have to work together to protect and save the oceans for the sake of our future survival on this planet. Through our membership with One Percent for the Planet we've pledged to contribute a percentage of our annual sales to environmental causes.
A portion of our profits support Oceana. Oceana is the largest organization in the world solely devoted to marine conservation. Their vision is to make our oceans as rich, healthy and abundant as they once were, creating the ideal environment for marine eco-systems like the coral reefs to survive.
Do yourself and the planet a favor this World Oceans Day. Free shipping for the rest of June.
To celebrate you doing your bit against plastic pollution not just on World Oceans Day but every day we are offering our valued customers free shipping on all products site-wide with code “RECYCLE23”. Every little helps and your first start to make a difference could be with a mineral sunscreen.
EPO9 was formed four years ago by a collection of surfers, scuba divers, snorkelers, swimmers and outdoor enthusiasts who worship the sun but really care about, and want to protect, the oceans and marine environment which brings us so much joy. Eponine Labs, LLC was incorporated in June 2022. Its mission is to manufacture a sunscreen that is truly non-toxic to the marine eco-system and will afford the user the highest standard of skin protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.
People chose Coral Sure Sunscreen for its broad spectrum protection and non-toxic, moisturizing properties. Learn more at www.epo9coralsure.com