What is Oxybenzone? Is it safe?

Oxybenzone is a widely used sunscreen ingredient. It is approved and recommended by the FDA and Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective sunscreen and has been used for over 25 years in combination with other sunscreen actives to help cover the broad spectrum of UV rays.

That said, a few years ago a study came out showing that Oxybenzone may be a contributing factor to the bleaching/killing of our ocean reefs. While the study is highly contested by the corporate sunscreen community, there is just no way we would ever take the chance of hurting the very living and breathing thing that creates the waves we surf on every day. Not to mention our little fishy friends we love.

Bottom Line: We don’t use Oxybenzone.