In our previous article, we examined the damage caused by chemical sunscreens to coral reefs in the seas as well as human health. Now let’s talk about how to protect ourselves from the sun’s rays. Among the things we can do is to use UPF (Sun Protective Clothing), wear a hat, buy a sun umbrella, be conscious when we go out in the sun and find a strong SPF cream that we can safely use… But the most important thing is to use a safe SPF. Let’s look for an answer to the question ‘What do we pay attention to when choosing a safe sunscreen, how do we make sure we find the right product? We follow the work of a pioneer who has been researching sunscreen ingredients and leading the way in sunscreen bans for two decades and use his research as a tool to help us decide which sunscreen to choose. How can we find a safe sunscreen cream? The first way to follow is to read the ingredient list. The fact that we cannot pronounce the ingredient names will be the first factor that shows us that it is the wrong product. The other way is whether this product contains scientifically determined bad chemicals. As Fiolas, we believe that we should not apply any product to our skin that we do not eat. Therefore, we do not find it right to use chemical products with ingredients that we cannot read in the ingredient list. We mentioned in a previous article that UV filters are the main problematic ones. After eliminating the ones that are not safe for humans and nature, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are the last two. But are these two materials equally safe? Nano-sized Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are also thought to cause significant environmental problems. Although the safety of the cream for human dermal application is debatable, it is certain from an environmental point of view. We can read in the scientific article that these nanoparticles pose a toxicological threat to aquatic and marine organisms. The first recommendation is to buy a product with a non-nano formula of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. What a Safe Sunscreen Should Have -SPF 30 or above -Non-nano Zinc Oxide/Titanium Dioxide -No chemical UV filters -Broad spectrum -Water resistance -Comprehensible ingredients (free of toxic chemicals) With the confidence of making the right choice for coral reefs and our health, it remains for us to enjoy the summer! With Sun Protect Face & Body SPF 50 (Mineral Sun Protection Moisturizer), which we developed inspired by nature with our sustainable life principle, you can enjoy the summer without thinking. While protecting the moisture and water balance of your skin with Aloe Vera Juice and Jojoba Oil, it shows your skin and the world the care it needs with its nano particles over 100 nm. With its 99% natural content, the formula, which is suitable for use on baby skin from 6 months and up, is with you whenever you need it.