This or that Sunscreen: Supergoop vs. ALL GOOD

by

Lauren Stiles

This or That

July 8, 2021

Both Supergoop and ALL GOOD brands advertise their sunscreen products as reef friendly, but only one can accurately claim to be. In Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, the active ingredients are Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, and Octocrylene. Unfortunately, each of the above chemicals can be harmful to reefs as well, contributing to coral bleaching events. Supergoop is able to call its products reef friendly simply because they do not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which are the two most commonly recognized reef-harming chemicals. ALL GOOD’s SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen contains only one main ingredient: Non-nano Zinc Oxide. This ingredient is considered to be the most reef safe and is very effective as well. ALL GOOD also makes its sunscreen with all certified organic ingredients, with the calendula even coming from the company’s local farm. Considering the chemical composition of both of these products, it’s pretty obvious that ALL GOOD’s has the most environmentally friendly ingredients.

Another factor to consider is the size of each product. Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen is available in 1.7 fl oz while ALL GOOD’s Tinted Sunscreen is sold in a 3 fl oz container. This means that ALL GOOD’s product will last much longer than Supergoop’s, meaning that less waste will be created by its packaging. Again, it’s ALL GOOD for the win.

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