Yes, you need SPF, and YES, we have the SPF for you!
Here at Spruce we strongly believe that the best, safest sunscreen is mineral-based. We always talk about how skin health is a reflection of internal health, and how what you put on your skin impacts your holistic health. The skin is considered our largest organ, and what you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream. This includes chemical sunscreens. Studies have shown that the 12 most common toxic chemicals commonly found in chemical sunscreens absorb into the bloodstream within minutes.
Not only do they absorb into your bloodstream, but these common chemicals are harmful to the ecosystem. The National Park Service estimates that up to 6,000 tons of sunscreen enters the area in and around reefs every year. Studies have shown that chemicals in these sunscreens may be contributing to the declining health of coral.
But of course, you should be protecting your skin! We opt for mineral-based sunscreens using the active ingredients non-nano zinc oxide, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide - these protect against UVA and UVB rays + they are reef-safe! And because you know we love skincare + multi-use products, our faves all have added benefits. You're sure to find the SPF for you (+ your BFF)!
Recycling can be SO confusing. There is so much information and misinformation out there about what you can and cannot recycle. It varies state by state and there seems to be updates yearly. We hope this post helps clear up a few facts about recycling + how to recycle your Spruce Products and Packaging!