Coral reefs are large underwater structures, either soft or hard, that gradually grow to form large features of the marine environment. Coral reefs don't just look pretty, they're an important part of the Earth's ecosystem, and are relied upon for food by 25% of all known marine species for food, shelter, and breeding. Coral reefs also generate half of Earth's oxygen and absorb nearly one-third of the carbon dioxide we produce from burning fossil fuels. Therefore, it's important to protect the Earth's coral reefs, because they're vital to maintaining healthy oceans, which is vital to all life on Earth.
One way we can protect the coral reefs in our oceans is by using reef safe sunscreen or reef friendly sunscreen. At NIVEA, we understand the importance of protecting and reducing our impact on these coral reefs, which is why all of our sunscreen is free from oxybenzone and octinoxate, making it reef safe sunscreen.