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Biodegradable Suncream/Sunblock/Repellent

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Biodegradable Suncream/Sunblock/Repellent

Less than 8 weeks to go and we're checking out what tours we're going to book when we get there! According to Lomas Travel website the above mentioned biodegradeable items are recommended, not sure whether what I've already purchased is. Will I be okay to use regular deet repellent and Nivea/P20 suncreams?

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1. Re: Biodegradable Suncream/Sunblock/Repellent

Without being familiar with either product, I would probably say no. Both are probably not what is considered 'reef safe' because of the chemicals. Lomas Travels can probably provide you with a bottle of sunscreen for about $10.

Edited: 14 April 2013, 21:06
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2. Re: Biodegradable Suncream/Sunblock/Repellent

the bad ingredients are ... Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), Butylparaben, Octinoxate, and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor

Deet for mosquitos is the best.

Edited: 14 April 2013, 22:03
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3. Re: Biodegradable Suncream/Sunblock/Repellent

Bought some Reef Safe on Amazon; $6. 4 weeks and counting!

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4. Re: Biodegradable Suncream/Sunblock/Repellent

reef safe - great - what is the brand name?

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