Just Out of Curiosity, What Do You Really Know About Reef-Safe Sunscreen?

Last May Hawaii’s state legislature passed a bill that prevents the sale of chemical sunscreens that not only cause harm to your body, but have been linked to coral bleaching. Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the sale and distribution of any sunscreen that contains common UV-filtering ingredients, such as oxybenzone or octinoxate beginning January 1, 2021. According to the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology “chemicals in sunscreen kill coral and result in DNA damage in larval and adult stage coral. The impact on DNA limits coral’s ability to grow and develop healthily.”

Awareness is growing that sunscreen is a large contributing factor when it comes to one-fifth of the world’s coral reefs dying off over the past three years. It is estimated that anywhere from 6,000 to 14,000 tons of sunscreen, or the equivalent of 25 to 60 million bottles (yes, you read that right), wash off of swimmers and deposit into coral reef areas each year.

Reefs are not only dying at the hands of chemical sunscreen, but global climate change plays a main role as well due to rising ocean temperatures that cause coral to bleach. Why is this such a big deal?

  • Millions of tourists are drawn to the colorful reefs every year (highly vulnerable to sunscreen-induced coral bleaching)
  • According to the Smithsonian 25% of ocean life depend on reefs for food and shelter

So, in essence, we as humans need to take care of these spectacular ecosystems.

What can we do to help in the promotional products industry?

In order to save coral reefs there’s a lot of work to be done, but our choice as businesses and individuals in the Promotional Products Industry to promote reef-safe sunscreen can help reduce our impact on the environment! There are plenty of reef-safe options on the market for your consumers to choose from and that’s a great start.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN ORDERING REEF-SAFE PROMOTIONAL SUNSCREEN

SPF 30 lotion, SPF 30 lip balm and our mineral based zinc are all reef-safe sunscreen options from SnugZ USA.

  1. Avoid the ingredients Oxybenzone and Octinoxate
  2. Try out a mineral based sunscreen with the ingredients Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide
  3. Ingredients must be “non-nano”, meaning the ingredients particles must be able 100 nanometers in size so they can’t be absorbed into coral
  4. Indicated on the label that the product is indeed Reef-Safe – Do your homework and check the ingredients to be sure

Related: learn more about Attributes to Look for in High Quality Sunscreen from a past blog post.

HERE ARE 7 REEF-SAFE PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Need more ideas? Browse all reef-safe sunscreen products from SnugZ USA.

1 oz. SPF 30 Sunscreen in Clear Round Bottle1.9 oz. SPF 30 Sunscreen in Clear Bottle with Carabiner

1 oz. SPF 30 Sunscreen Squeeze Pouch

Colorful Zinc Block in Clear TubeSPF 30 Soy Based Lip Balm in White Tube1 oz. SPF 30 Squeeze Tube Sunscreen

SPF 30 Soy Based Lip Balm in Skinny Tube

Check out all reef-safe sunscreen options at SnugZUSA.com – simply look for the icon below. Ready to order? We’re ready to help with your promotional campaign. Contact us!

Show Appreciation to Employees With These Custom Gift Ideas

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson

When’s the last time you showed genuine appreciation and gratitude toward your employees? Say thank you to staff members by shining a spotlight on their hard work and contributions throughout the year. Custom branded gifts are an amazing way to give back and show your love and support. Be inspired by the custom branded gift ideas below!

LOGAN DYE-SUB FELT CORD KEEPER

Give out the Logan and employees who take their devices everywhere will love your brand! It’s a cord organizer made of felt that allows you to keep power cords protected and tidy.

17″ DYE-SUBLIMATED TUBE SOCKS

Take the first steps to an amazing staff giveaway with this pair of tube socks! They measure 16.25″ x 3.375″, are made of 95% polyester/5% spandex, and come in white. They won’t stay white for long though, because you can imprint these with a stock pattern or custom design using our dye sublimation method.

BUSKER LEATHER KEYCHAIN WITH ANTIQUE NICKEL CARABINER

Show workers you’re always on their side by giving out the Busker keychain! It’s made in the USA and made of leather with a split ring and antique nickel carabiner. The carabiner makes it easy to attach to bags or belt loops and always have by your side. This comes in six different colors and you can add a custom logo with 11 Irish waxed linen accent stitching for a truly unique design.

CIPHER WOOD FRAME WITH PLASTIC MESSAGE BOARD

6″ x 6″ whitewashed wood frame with gray plastic message board. Includes white plastic letters and comes in a white cotton bag. What message will they put on there?

HACKLER LEATHER MOUSE PAD

Improve employees’ work environment when you give this Hackler mouse pad! It’s made in the USA, measures 9.5″ x 8″, and is made of leather that’s available in six different colors.

THINK TANK GIFT SET

Come on, let your workers play! This includes a 16 oz. wide mouth Mason jar wrapped in leather handled sleeve, 5.125 x 3.75 mini composition book cover, 0.375 x 19.25 leather wrap bracelet, 3″ laser engraved cube puzzle, and an 8.5 x 3.75 leather amenities pouch with four wooden pencils all in a 14 x 9 x 4.5 wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper. This is made in the USA and comes in five fantastic colors.

Ready to get started? Let’s customize a unique gift for your employees today. Contact us!

Being Over 1,000 Years Old, St. Patrick’s Day Deserves Great Promo Products

HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For over 1,000 years the Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the anniversary of his death in the fifth century which is celebrated annually on March 17 during the Christian season of Lent. Irish families would typically attend church in the morning and commence celebrations from the afternoon throughout the evening. Friends and family would gather to enjoy the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage, drink and dance the night away!

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain, kidnapped at the young age of 16, and brought to Ireland as a slave. Eventually he escaped, but came back to Ireland bringing Christianity along with him and delivering that message to its people. Not only that, but he is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. The most well known story surrounding St. Patrick’s life is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native clover. Better known as the shamrock.

OTHER FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THE HOLIDAY

  1. On March 17, 1762 the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York.
  2. 150 million people plan to celebrate the holiday in the United States.
  3. 83% plan to wear green.
  4. 27% of those celebrating plan to head to a bar or restaurant.
  5. $6 billion (that’s billion, not million) dollars will be spent during St. Patrick’s Day.
  6. It’s been told that St. Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland and there’s over 3,400 species there.
  7. The Chicago River remains green for about 5 hours after it’s been dyed for the annual parade.
  8. Pantone 17-5641 is the color for emerald green.
  9. There are 32.3 millions people with Irish ancestry living in the US.
  10. Your chances of finding a four-leaf clover are 1 in 10,000.
  11. Ireland’s global rank in beer consumption per capita in 2016 was 98.2 liters while the US’s rank was 74.8 liters.
  12. Hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, blue moons, rainbows and magical unicorns are the marshmallows you’ll find it Lucky Charms. Don’t believe us? Pour a bowl.

GIVE THEM SOMETHING THAT SAYS “SLÁINTE CHUGAT” (HEALTH TO YOU)

Maltster Bottle Opener & Sleeve

In our world, every bat has a man and every robin has a hood. The true peacemaker’s don’t let friends use their molars, ring finger,  or belt-buckles for anything under pressure. Be a hero… and a sidekick.

Brannigan Leather Wrapped Aluminum Flask

Here’s to actually being “in the band.” Give the gift to memorialize the behind-the-scene moments… Our emblazoned Brannigan Leather Wrapped Aluminum Flask will be forever remembered like that riff from Stairway. For all the times that make up the memories of our time. Queue the lights please. Choose from 6 domestic, USA Made, leather colors and customize to match your company logo to create something truly unique.

Set of 4 Dye-Sublimated Felt Coasters

This exclusive set of coasters is all that separates the condensation of water vapor droplets plummeting down that frosty glass to your heirloom table.  Wick that capillary action.

Neoprene Lip Balm Sleeve with SPF 15 Lip Balm

This neon green neoprene lip balm sleeve with plastic swivel snap hook and SPF 15 lip balm makes a fun giveaway during St. Patrick’s Day.

Dye-Sublimated Lanyard

Utilize full color to bring out the green in any of our dye-sublimated lanyards. Pair with a stunning badge for the ultimate combination during your St. Patrick’s Day event.

3/4″ Fold-Over Elastic Hair Tie

Our line of fold over elastics is a simple, universal accessory to wear with any outfit, for any occasion. This green stretchy elastic headband is a fun giveaway to hand out during your St. Patrick’s Day parade, party or event.

See SnugZUSA.com for more customizable promotional products to inspire your St. Patrick’s Day event! 

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Gifts People Want: The Ultimate Gifting Resource

Gifts People Want: The Ultimate Gifting Resource

Admit it. Time and time again you’re guilty of giving a gift to a loved one, friend, co-worker or client and thinking to yourself: “I really wanted that for myself.” But you’re kind and thoughtful and would never go through with such a thing. For this very reason, we asked ourselves at SnugZ what we’d like to receive  and came up with this Wish List to share with you. These are the gifts people really want. In addition to the Wish List we invite you to use any and all of the resources below including over 30 new products and gift ideas for any occasion and budget in our 2018 Gift Collection catalog. There’s still plenty of time to create that truly one of a kind gift experience.

GIFTS (YOU SECRETLY WANT FOR YOURSELF)

Snowed In

Knitted beanie with debossed leather patch, full-color dye-sublimated socks and 8 oz. glass tumbler candle in a 8″ laser engraved wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper. Featuring a selection of scent options from our White Scented Candles.

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Writer’s Block

Debossed leather journal, corner bookmark and pencil with leather sleeve in a muslin bag.

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Little Luxuries Set

This is the set that keeps on giving with our ceramic pumice stone, an aromatic tin candle, essential oil infused soap, and essential oil roller bottle all wrapped up and ready for you when you are. Calgon might have wanted to take you away but with our Little Luxuries you will be living the dream right at home. Nothing like a brand that cares enough to exfoliate, refresh, relax, and enhance it all with essential oils and an aromatic candle flickering nearby. That’s what we call an out of brand experience. Little Luxuries Set includes ceramic pumice stone, medium window tin candle, bath salts in square jar, essential oil infused bar soap, 10 mL essential oil roller bottle cardboard gift box, brown crinkle paper and clear plastic lid.

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Brain Games

Engraved wooden word builder dice, engraved wooden cube puzzle, mini composition book and pencil with debossed leather sleeve in a muslin bag.

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Limelight

12 oz. hand poured laser engraved concrete candle with copper accent and glass jar with 35 safety matches in a custom fit kraft gift box.

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Survivor

CleanZ Pen spray sanitizer, SPF 30 sunscreen + SPF 15 lip balm duo bottle, 17-in 1 survival grenade (black carabiner only) and laser engraved multi-tool in a full-color dye-sublimated gift bag.

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Mamba

From libation to liberation, we are here to free your whiskey of choice by marrying a little kick-ass science with an intrinsic sense of taste. Our frozen MAMBA Whiskey stones use​ the principles of thermodynamics to cool your scotch or rye without diluting nare a sip nor aroma, thus ensuring your brand is there till the end. What better way to roll the dice then by cooling it with the whiskey lover? Set contains an engraved wooden box with six whiskey stones that are placed nicely in a velvet bag.

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Gentleman

Debossed leather valet tray, leather carabiner keychain and single pocket wallet in an 8″ wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper.

Gentleman

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True USA Manufacturing and its Impact on the Economy

Did you know:

1 – Manufacturers contributed $2.25 trillion to the United States economy in 2016.

Since Q2 of 2009, when manufacturers generated $1.7 trillion, this number has been on an upward trend. Value-added output from durable goods also grew over that same time period from $0.87 trillion to $1.20 trillion and non-durable goods output from $0.85 trillion to $1.00 trillion. In 2016, manufacturing was responsible for 11.7% of GDP in the U.S. economy. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

2 – $1.00 spent in manufacturing equates to $1.89 added to the economy.

That’s the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. Further, for each worker in manufacturing, there are an additional four hired in another industry. (Source: NAM calculations using IMPLAN)

3 – More than 3/4 of all private sector R&D is conducted by manufacturers in the USA, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Research and development in manufacturing has gone from $126.2 billion in 2000 to $229.9 billion in 2014. Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computers, electronics and motor vehicles and parts were the most significant contributors to R&D spending in that year.  (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

4 – If manufacturing in the United States was its own country it would be the ninth-largest economy in the world.

Manufacturing had $2.1 trillion in value added in 2014. Including the United States, only eight other nations could best that in terms of GDP. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Monetary Fund)

5 – Most manufacturers in the U.S. are considered to be quite small.

In 2015, there were 251,774 manufacturers and all but 3,813 had less than 500 employees. Three-quarters had fewer than 20 people working for them. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistics of U.S. Businesses)

6 – With nearly 12.5 million workers in the United States, manufacturing takes up 8.5% of the workforce.

After the Great Recession came to an end, manufacturing companies have hired more than one million workers. 7.8 million people work in durable goods and 4.7 million work in non-durable goods manufacturing. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

7 – Virtually 50% of all manufactured goods exports went to nations that the United States has FTAs with.

The U.S. exported $634.6 billion in manufactured goods to fair trade agreement countries in 2015. 48.2% to be exact. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

8 – Tremendous growth over the past couple decades has made manufacturers more “lean” than ever and more competitive globally.

Output per hour has increased by more than 2.5 times since 1987 for all manufacturing workers. Productivity is about 1.7 times great for all non-farm businesses. As a matter of fact, durable goods have seen even larger growth, almost tripling its labor productivity in that same span of time. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

9 – It’s predicted that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed in the next decade and 2 million of those openings are expected to go unfilled due to lack of skills.

(Source: Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute)

10 – U.S. manufactured goods exports have quadrupled over the past 25 years.

Back in 1990, $329.5 billion in goods were exported. A decade later that figure more than doubled to $708 billion. Despite slowing global growth exports reached an all-time high in 2014 of $1.403 trillion. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

Since 1989, SnugZ has been committed to providing an exceptional customer experience and producing high quality products for their customers right here in the good ole’ USA! 

(Manufacturing Facts Source: National Association of Manufacturers)

The Origination of Gift Giving and Why it’s Still Important Today

Humans giving one another gifts is one of the oldest if not, the oldest, running traditions that has been passed from culture to culture and down generation to generation for thousands of years. In fact, it goes back as far as man can remember. By nature people are social creatures that enjoy being in each other’s company and convey our feelings through the giving of gifts. When you give someone a gift it can be an expression of love, acknowledging a job well done or a simple thank you that shows gratitude for a friend. To better understand the origination of gift giving and why it’s still important today, we must travel back in time where this unique form of expression began.

“The best things to do with the best things in life is to Give them away.” – Ambrose Bierce

2018 Gift Collection – Control Freak

Where did it begin?

Nobody is certain, but it is suspected that gift giving originated in primitive cavemen culture. Leaders of tribes or clans would recognize upstanding individuals who took part in the success of a great achievement by entrusting them with a gift. Back then this was seen as a status symbol. Natural yet unique objects were given such as rare stones, teeth from a triumphant kill or special wood and bark from a tree. Tools soon came into the picture and allowed for more elaborate gifts to be crafted like necklaces and other wearables.

In the Egyptian era, pharaohs received a majority of the gifts and built immense pyramids to store their riches for the afterlife.

Good luck tokens were used by the Roman’s to show allegiance and presents to carry favors. This later influenced all of Western civilization and “tokens” are still used today.

During the Medieval age gifts were given to the king to gain favors or to show dedication in times of war. Upon formal engagement to be married personal gifts would be given as dowries in the form of coins, precious metals and even herds of cows or sheep.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we Give.” – Winston Churchill

2018 Gift Collection – Limelight

Why is it still important?

There’s an old saying that goes like this: “it is far better to give than to receive.” Every day gifts are given to partners, family members, co-workers and friends. Gift giving is the universal way to celebrate holidays, milestones, anniversaries, birthdays and more. Why is it so rewarding for both the giver and receiver? Simple. It allows people to connect. It gives us a sense of satisfaction to share in that with someone special.

Substantial amounts of research has been conducted over the years into the feelings of well being that occur when we give gifts. According to Northwestern Medicine  and science, “the act of giving is physically, mentally and emotionally beneficial.” Here’s a few reasons (not that you need one) to give a gift to someone you care about today:

  • Makes you feel happy
  • Gain a sense of purpose and improve your state of mind
  • Create a social connection
  • When you give it makes other want to do the same

You’re invited to explore our complete 2018 Gift Collection which includes over 30 new products and gift ideas for all occasions and any budget. Happy giving!

“The grass is greener where you Give it water.” – Neil Barringham

2018 Gift Collection – Sous Chef
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How to Host an Event That People Will Remember

Hosting an event that people will remember can be challenging and (if we’re all being honest) super overwhelming. You’re probably thinking:

“How will I promote it?”

“Will anyone actually come?”

“Chicken, fish or vegetarian?”

“What if my budget isn’t big enough?”

Press pause. Before you answer any of the above questions, let’s go back to the beginning and start with step one.

Here are 4 event planning tips:

1. Audience

Knowing your audience is key to throwing an event that people will remember. In order to create interest for both attendees and sponsors you’ll need to spend time on developing killer content that creates a buzz around your event. Before you begin producing said content and event assets you will want to figure out exactly who it is you are trying to invite.

After the content is built and you have determined your audience, it’s time to spread the word. Technically, there is no right or wrong way to go about enticing people into coming to your event. Start by finding them first.

Promoting your event could look like:

  • Strategically placed posters throughout the community
  • Utilizing major influencers to share the message
  • Targeted online ads
  • Social media posts / Facebook event
  • Press release
  • Having sponsors leverage their audience
  • Industry Associations

Lastly, remember to compile relevant data on attendees during the registration process. Having that information will not only help you grow and understand your audience, but better connect with them in future promotions.

2. Location

Location, location, location. Did we mention location?

On a more serious note, location will make or break your event. It’s really important and sets the tone from arrival to departure.

Some things to consider before making a decision:

  1. Theme
  2. Atmosphere you want to create
  3. Amenities that will be required (rooms for breakout sessions, power, restrooms, food etc.) – List all of these out
  4. Room and board – Most hotels will negotiate for large groups
  5. Space for sponsor booths or tables

3. Speakers

It’s easy to forget that speakers get as much from your event as you are getting from them. Whether it’s exposure for their brand as an individual, meeting attendees or networking with your other VIPs, you have a lot to offer. Having a solid concept in mind before approaching industry experts to speak makes it easier for them to envision their role in your event.  Choose a topic your audience will connect with and be inspired by.

4. Get Creative with a Badge

Some might say it’s all in the details. At SnugZ we say it’s all in the badge.

Oftentimes badges are neglected and event planners settle for a much less appealing sticker name tag with “Parker” scribbled on it.

Do you want your event to be remember as unorganized and cheap? No.

A badge is much more than a name tag. Use that space in a creative way to get your audience engaged!

  • Map out your venue
  • List the conference schedule
  • Run a hashtag or social media contest
  • Go AR like Facebook at F8
  • Tell a story about each attendee
  • Your idea here __________
This is Parker. Don’t be Parker.
Facebook’s F8 AR Badge

Ordering a lanyard without its badge is unnatural. So buy the badge and start planning an event people will remember! Free setup on full-color badges through May of 2018!* Check out Lanyard + Badge options here.

Vegan Flyer
You wouldn’t go vegan without telling everyone. (click to download)
Spacesuit Flyer
You wouldn’t explore the universe without a spacesuit. (click to download)

Attributes to Look for in High Quality Sunscreen

Ben Altenes

Meet Ben Altenes. Veteran, photographer and ultra runner.

He’s the kind of guy who refers to a 20 mile trail run as “afternoon fun”. Ben is also a US Army Veteran and began running as a positive way of dealing with PTSD. Being active and outdoors can be extremely therapeutic. That’s why SnugZ is donating a portion of all sunscreen sales from April through July 2018 to Continue Mission – a non-profit organization committed to serving Veterans with service connected physical, mental and emotional injuries.

After Ben’s military service the camera became his outlet, that tool to bring along with him just like he brought along a weapon during combat. Out on deployment, everything around him had to be a tool he could use and trust. Protective gear and equipment he needed being out there alone. Same concept applies to trail running. Ben still needs the proper gear to protect him in the backcountry like shoes, high quality sunscreen and a camera to tell the story. Ben’s Continuing his Mission by creating a story and a journal through his photography. NOT WITHOUT COMMITMENT. NOT WITHOUT COURAGE. NOT WITHOUT SUNSCREEN.

Not all sunscreen is created equal.

Therefore, it can be overwhelming to know which products you can trust and those you should avoid. Don’t worry! We’ve done the research for you. Keep reading for the attributes you should look for in high quality sunscreen.

SPF

SPF or Sun Protection Factor is a measure of sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Well, now you might be thinking to yourself, “What’s the difference between SPF 15 and SPF 50 sunscreen?”. Let’s break it down into the percent each SPF filters out:

SPF 15 – 93% of all incoming UVB rays

SPF 30 – 97% of all incoming UVB rays

SPF 50 – 98% of all incoming UVB rays

Difference in protection is minimal, but if you have sensitive skin, or your family has a history of skin cancer, an extra 5% can make a large impact. No matter if you are using SPF 30 or 50, no sunscreen can black all UV rays.

Broad Spectrum

Broad spectrum is a term that is often synonymous with sunscreen, but what does it actually mean?

Two types of UV light can damage your skin – UVA and UVB. Broad spectrum sunscreen products protect you from both. The first can prematurely age your skin while the latter can cause your skin to burn (something we are all too familiar with). Personal care products being sold and labeled as broad spectrum sunscreen must be tested and meet the updated FDA standards on a regular basis. Make sure your sunscreen of choice is up to par.

Oxybenzone-Free

Oxybenzone aka benzophenone-3, BP-3, and 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone. Wow that’s a mouthful. So, why is it bad?

Environmental Working Group says the chemical oxybenzone is being added to nearly 65% of non-mineral sunscreens as documented in their 2017 sunscreen database. Oxybenzone is a chemical found in some flowering plants. However, it is now being commercially produced from benzoyl chloride with 3-hydroxyanisole. Research suggests that chemical sunscreens are absorbed through the skin and make their way into the bloodstream. EWG, among other toxicology experts, believe it is linked to hormone disruption and potentially to cell damage that may lead to skin cancer. Double check the label to ensure your sunscreen doesn’t have this toxic ingredient. Learn more at ewg.org

Hawaii’s state legislature recently passed a bill that bans chemical sunscreens that not only cause harm to your body, but reportedly contribute to coral reef bleaching. Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the sale and distribution of any sunscreen that contains oxybenzone or octinoxate. According to the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology “chemicals in sunscreen kill coral and result in DNA damage in larval and adult stage coral. The impact on DNA limits coral’s ability to grow and develop healthily.”

Branded sunscreen sales will be impacted by this new regulation. How much? That is yet to be determined. Set your mind at ease knowing that SnugZ USA’s SPF 30 lip balm, SPF 30 sunscreen, SPF 50 sunscreen spray and zinc is coral reef safe. Unfortunately our other sun care products are not yet up to the new regulation.

Reapply How Often?

– After 40 minutes of swimming or sweating

– Immediately after towel drying

– At least every 2 hours

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