Every time we lotion up and head into the ocean, a thin layer of sunscreen washes off our bodies, contaminating the marine life — even the waterproof variety. One way to reduce our impact on the ocean: switching sunscreens.
While still providing protection from the sun’s harmful rays, these SPF lotions won’t pollute the ocean and damage coral reefs. Consider swapping in a few chemical-free brands that protect your family’s skin, and marine life.
For $39, Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 is made with non-nano zinc and antioxidant-rich California Poppy. The lotion rubs on smooth and light, but still protects against harmful UV rays.
Another sheer zinc sunscreen that works well on sensitive skin, kids included, is Babo Botanicals. The natural ingredients protect your skin in a variety of sheer zinc sunscreens, lip balms and hair care.
The Honest Company sells more than baby accessories, they also have mineral-based sunscreen good for you and the ocean. Try the Honest Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 for full, sheer protection, ranging around $7–13.
Cruelty free, environmentally friendly and reef friendly, Coral Isles boasts chemical-free sunscreen, beginning at $7. The mineral sunscreen is no-fuss, unscented, just great protection and waterproof coverage. Shop by portable sizes, spray and bulk pumps to refill your own bottles as you go.
Thinksport broadband sunscreen is dermatologist recommended, reef safe and great for active kids. Shop by Every Day Face sunscreen with a natural tint, Kid Safe sunscreen SPF 50 for children of all ages, or Thinkbaby sunscreen for the little ones. Load up on a family size and keep everyone protected for $21, or the standard Thinksport sunscreen for $13.
Another island-approved option (with really cute packaging) Kokua Sun Care is made with seven all-natural ingredients, including KonaRed Hawai’ian coffee fruit extract, noni, spirulina, Plumeria flower, honey, macadamia and Kukui nut oil. Shop the SPF 50, 80-minute waterproof collection, beginning at $30.
Perfect for the little ones and the environment, Little Hands Hawaii offers sustainably sourced and plastic-free products.
There’s not much spookier than getting lost in a maze cut through tall stalks of corn — especially in the dark. The first corn maze is attributed to a farm in Annville, Pennsylvania. Since then, mazes have become huge autumn attractions. Many of today’s larger mazes are cut with the help of Global Positioning Satellite technology, allowing maze makers to create intricate shapes that add to navigational challenges.
By Hainan Airlines
It’s the time of year that the creak of a door sounds sharper in the silence, that the footsteps in the hall seem foreign and the voices talking in the next room sound unfamiliar. This is the season we fear and celebrate the dead and they seem to know it. Here are the places that do both right:
Switzerland’s Vaud canton encompasses some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery and beautiful towns and villages, including Lausanne, Nyon, Villars-sur-Ollon and Montreux. Spread between the shores of Lake Geneva and the edge of France, and replete with castles, terraced vineyards and world-class hotels, it’s the ideal setting for a romantic break. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you with your planning:
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Visiting Japan soon with the family? For any travelers heading to the country’s western regions, get ready for vast rural towns and quaint accommodations.