Starting off 2020 with some positive news:

Palau has become the first country in the world to ban sunscreens in an effort to save its coral reefs.


The Pacific Island nation is surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage-listed coral reefs which attract visitors from around the world for some of the world’s best diving. see Palau Conference

We have to live and respect the environment because the environment is the nest of life, and without it nobody in Palau can survive” – President Tommy Remengesau

Whilst the ban has not been implemented back home in Australia, there are some sunscreens out there that are more natural and still provide great protection:

  • Thinksport SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • All Good SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen Lotion
  • Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Clear Zinc Lotion
  • Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen
  • Badger SPF 30 Unscented Sunscreen Cream
  • Raw Elements SPF 30 Certified Natural Sunscreen
  • Stream2Sea SPF 30 Mineral Sunblock
  • Loving Naturals Clear Body SPF 30+ All-natural Sunscreen
  • Reef Safe Oxybenzone Free Biodegradable SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • Banana Boat Simply Protect SPF 50+ Sunscreen (spray, not lotion)
  • P40’s Sunscreen
  • Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen
  • Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Protection Sunblock
  • Tropic Sport
  • Manda Organic SPF 50 Sun Paste


Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)