First launched in Australia back in 2018 and available in the UK from Jan 2021 People4Ocean Sun Care is the creation of accomplished marine biologists, husband and wife team, Louise and Austin Laing. Working in collaboration with Australian Spa label La Gaia Unedited they developed a one-of-a-kind sophisticated sun care range, eco-consciously formulated to protect sensitive skins and natural ecosystems. The entire range excludes all water polluting elements. Formulas are skin-loving, combining clean and active botanicals with mineral-rich ingredients making them ocean & skin-conscious. Using plant-based and local ingredients, the entire range is suitable for vegetarian (Australian sustainable beeswax being the only animal by-product to its formulas) and offers 100% plant-based products.
There is overwhelming evidence, shown now through many studies, that mainstream sunscreens are polluting our waterways, entering our oceans and affecting aquatic life. Oxybenzone, Octinoxate and Octocrylene are just some of the most commonly used UV-filters in chemical base sunscreens ingredients which are toxic to ocean life, acting as hormones disruptors on marine species and impacting coral reefs even from very small concentrations are unnecessarily damaging our oceans. It is for this reason that all People4Ocean Sun Care formulations exclude water-polluting elements.
Many people are unaware that 97% of sunscreens out there contain toxic ingredients harmful to marine life. In-fact, there is also research that the same ingredients can also be detrimental to human health following long term use. In a global society and growing culture where consumers are more aware of their impact on the planet, and the role they have in preserving our ecosystems, People4Ocean is offering an alternative to the conscientious consumers looking at minimize their global footprint.
People4Ocean Pillars in Sustainability
Free of water polluting ingredients. Biodegradable & reef-friendly formulas.
Low carbon packaging made from 100% recyclable sugarcane PE bioplastic. No single-use packaging.
100% manufactured in Australia with solar power, sustainable & ethical practices.
Offering carbon neutral domestic shipping.
All products are 100% Australian-made, including their packaging. Using solar energy and sustainable manufacturing practices the brand commits to its ground breaking sustainability ethos within the luxury skincare market with bio-plastic packaging, carbon neutral shipping methods and pro-actively working with Reef Conservation projects globally, as well as supporting local initiatives in the regions they are distributed in (ex. Seychelles sales contribute back to local reef conservation initiatives).
The Global problem
Just 13% of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the damaging impacts of humanity, the first systematic analysis has revealed. Outside the remotest areas of the Pacific and the poles, virtually no ocean is left harbouring naturally high levels of marine wildlife.
Huge fishing fleets, global shipping and pollution running off the land are combining with climate change to degrade the oceans, the researchers found. Furthermore, just 5% of the remaining ocean wilderness is within existing marine protection areas.
“We were astonished by just how little marine wilderness remains,” says Kendall Jones, at the University of Queensland, Australia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, who led the new research. “The ocean is immense, covering over 70% of our planet, but we’ve managed to significantly impact almost all of this vast ecosystem.”
“P4O Sun Care is a story about skin health, ocean adventures and most of all, family. Together People4Ocean and LaGaia Unedited ; Mother, Daughters and Son, set out on a Global first. A natural sun system loved by skin, conscious of the environment and that gives back to ocean life. We believe our sun care solutions – and the people that use them – are a driving force towards healthier skin and cleaner oceans”. – People4Ocean Owners. Louise and Austin Laing .
£1 For The Reef – Coral reefs around the world need our help. In the past 50 years, global warming, overfishing and land use have killed over 50% of reefs worldwide, compromising marine biodiversity and millions of human livelihoods. Today, sunscreen pollution is part of the problem. For this reason, for every product you purchase, People4Ocean donates $1 to reef conservation initiatives worldwide in an effort to reverse the damages done to these ecosystems. #ProtectMoreThanYourSkin About The Australian Non-Toxic Awards
The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the Australian Non-Toxic Awards 2020 have been announced last November. After an extended period of hands-on reviewing by a panel of more than 40 experts, over 200 winning products have been awarded across the categories of Skincare, Makeup, Haircare, Baby, Kids, Home, Zero Waste, Fashion, Food & Drink and Fitness.
The Australian Non-Toxic Awards celebrate exceptional Australian products that work in perfect harmony with our bodies, our environment and our society. Now running in their second year, the Awards recognise products that are safe, ethical, sustainable and socially responsible.