The Hawaii state legislature passed a bill that would ban sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate . These chemicals are found in many popular sunscreens sold in the U.S. and are linked to hormone disruption in people and the bleaching of coral reefs and coral death.
Need some suggestions? Here are several commonly known reef-safe brands. P4O’s SPF30 SUNSCREEN. Badger Sport SPF 35. MANDA Organic Sun Paste. Stream 2 Sea Sport SPF 30. Badger Balm Clear Zinc Oxide Sport Sunscreen. Tropic Sport SPF 30. Thinksport Sunscreen SPF 50+ Human <3 Nature SafeProtect SPF30 Sunscreen.
In the case of this Neutrogena sheer zinc sunscreen , it does NOT contain oxybenzone OR octinoxate. And that is a GOOD thing. Remember, these are the 2 ingredients that are a part of Hawaii’s sunscreen ban.
Hawaii is the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen containing the coral-harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, ushering in a new era of reef safe sunscreen . The new law goes into effect January 1, 2021, but many visitors and residents are already trading in their non-reef safe sun protection.
The ban is only on the sale of these sunscreens in Hawaii , tourists will still bring their own sunscreen from home (not least of which because sunscreen – like many products – can be expensive to buy not least of which because of the perverse effects of the Jones Act).
List of Harmful Chemicals in Sunscreen and Body Care Products Benzophenone-3 , also know as Oxybenzone . Avobenzone , also a benzophenone. Cylcopentasiloxane / Cyclomethicone. Formaldehyde, Diazolidinyl urea, Quaternium-15, DMDM Hydantoin and Hydroxymethylglycinate. Homosalate. Methylisothiazolinone. Microbeads. Nano particles.
Neutrogena’s sunscreen was the best at protecting skin from sunburn in our Beauty Lab’s 2017 test, but it lost points for its “glue-like” texture. Great for people with sensitive skin, it earned perfect scores for being gentle on skin (face and body).
Here are five of the safest sunscreens, according to EWG — all under $15 on Amazon. Coppertone Pure & Simple Sunscreen Lotion , about $9 on Amazon. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Lotion , Sensitive, about $14. Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry Touch Sunscreen, about $10. Thinksport Sunscreen Lotion , about $11.
Traveling to Hawaii with pets . Only cats and dogs can be transported into Hawaii . Hawaii is the only rabies-free state in the US. To maintain this unique status, there are strict guidelines and specific programs that must be completed before your cat or dog will be accepted into the state of Hawaii .
In general, foods that are cooked, canned, frozen or commercially processed and/or packaged are allowed to be transported to Hawaii , as long as the product is arriving from within the U.S. Manufactured food products are not required to be declared or inspected.
Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Non-Comedogenic Oxybenzone Free Sunscreen Lotion | NEUTROGENA ®
For ladies , that means casual skirts, dresses and slacks as well as capri pants and nice (dressier) shorts along with a casual blouse. A light sweater is useful to bring — especially if you are visiting Hawaii in winter months.
What should you wear on a flight to Hawaii ?! Wear your long clothes onto the plane instead of packing them. Packable down jacket that you can make small once in Hawaii . Wear close-toed shoes, or hiking sandals with a pair of long wool socks (because you’ll be hiking in Hawaii for sure ;))
Mosquitoes are not endemic to the Hawaii ; they were introduced in the early 1800s via whaling ships. Removing mosquitoes from the Hawaiian Islands would eliminate the threat of vector-borne diseases that currently impact human and native forest bird populations.”