1. THE HAWAII SUNSCREEN BAN, a major first!
These new regulations are being put in place on the other side of the world. The Hawaiian underwater ecosystem is one of the most threatened on the planet because of the large number of tourists who visit each year. In order to protect it, the state of Hawaii has decided to ban the use of certain chemical substances found in sunscreen, and has passed the Hawaii law, which will come into force on 1 January 2021.
This law lists chemical substances such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, both are often found in sunscreens, and which may damage or destroy coral: these anti-UV substances cause discolouration and deformation of the coral, modifying its DNA and eventually destroying it.
Therefore, it will be no longer possible to bathe in the turquoise Hawaiian waters if you have used a sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Don't say we didn't warn you!
So, what about the Aptonia sunscreen range?
Well, 100% of our sun creams and sprays are compliant with the Hawaii law and have been validated by a toxicologist. You won't have to think twice before taking them with you on your next Hawaiian holidays...or any other sea or ocean on the planet for that matter!