On June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day, a date proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the importance of oceans for our planet. At ADP Cosmetics, we join this celebration by emphasizing the need to conserve and care for our marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs, through our commitment to using Coral and Ocean-Friendly Cosmetic Ingredients.

Coral Conservation and Care

Coral conservation is crucial for the health of our oceans. Corals not only provide habitats for a diverse range of marine species but also protect our coastlines from erosion and storms. However, corals are under threat from pollution, climate change, and overexploitation. It is essential to adopt sustainable practices in both our daily lives and industries to protect these valuable ecosystems. At ADP Cosmetics, we are committed to protecting these ecosystems by developing sunscreens that minimize environmental impact.

Coral and Ocean-Friendly Cosmetic Ingredients

At ADP Cosmetics, we declare that our enhanceU mineral UV filters are reef-safe and ocean-friendly. These filters exhibit lower toxicity compared to other mineral and chemical filters due to their balanced particle size, structure, and composition. Additionally, enhanceU filters are multifunctional, minimizing the number of ingredients needed to achieve protection (UV, Vis, IR) and color, which allows for more sustainable formulations that are less harmful to marine ecosystems.

These findings highlight the importance of choosing sunscreens that do not harm marine ecosystems, such as our enhanceU filters, which ensure effective sun protection without negative impacts on corals.

 Messages from the UN Secretary-General

The UN Secretary-General also highlights gender inequality in relation to the oceans. Women, who represent half of the labor force in fisheries, often receive lower wages and are relegated to low-skilled, unrecognized work. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to address this inequality and ensure that women have an equal role in managing ocean-related activities.

The Importance of Oceans for the Planet

Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and harbor the majority of its biodiversity. They provide food, regulate the climate, and are a vital source of economic resources through fishing, tourism, and other activities. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres mentions:

“Oceans and seas connect us and sustain us. They host a vast diversity of life and are a vital defense against the global climate emergency.”

However, oceans face unprecedented threats. In the last 150 years, about half of the live corals have been lost; plastic pollution in the oceans has multiplied tenfold in the last 40 years; a third of fish populations are overexploited; and dead zones—areas where life cannot thrive due to lack of oxygen—are rapidly increasing in extent and number. These alarming statistics underline the urgent need to protect our oceans.

Actions to Protect Our Oceans

On World Oceans Day, and every day, we can take concrete actions to protect our seas:

1. Choose Reef-Safe Sunscreens: Opt for products that do not contain harmful ingredients for corals.

2. Understand Cosmetic Product Labels: Ensure they do not contain environmentally harmful ingredients.

3. Be an Informed Consumer: Support brands that practice sustainability and environmental responsibility.

4. Promote Gender Equality: Support policies and practices that ensure equity in ocean-related industries.

At ADP Cosmetics, we are committed to sustainability and protecting marine ecosystems. Our sunscreens, like enhanceU, are designed to be safe for both your skin and the oceans. By consciously choosing the products we buy and use, we can contribute to ocean conservation and ensure a sustainable future for all.

Join us this World Oceans Day and learn more about our initiatives on our blog. Together, we can make a significant difference.

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