Aethic is the first sunscreen on the market to be certified marine positive and is committed to ensuring that what is good for skin is also good for nature. Most sunscreens are harmful to coral. Aethic’s Sôvée has used scientific research to source ingredients that are both kind to your skin and to marine life.
Non-sticky, non-oily and easily absorbed, this UK based brand has selected three of the best, most photo-stable sun filters available to achieve optimal broad-spectrum protection. Together with three organic moisturisers; olive oil, beeswax and coconut extract, as well the anti-oxidant vitamin E and using only food-grade preservatives, Aethic’s Sôvée have created a unique and effective range.
Aethic’s Sôvée is not only biodegradable, but has gone one step further in being eco-compatible; resulting in the ingredients doing no harm to marine life once they have degraded. The bottle has been created from corn plastic, which is biodegradable and the box from sustainable Swedish paper. No glue is used and the inks are water based only.
Their list of ‘no’s is reassuringly long:
No petroleum emollients
No artificial preservatives
No zinc oxide
No titanium dioxide
No shark squalene
And the list of ingredients is significantly shorter than most other sunscreens.
Aethic has recently been working with Kings College, looking into producing a sunscreen that uses naturally occurring MAA. Algae living in coral produce a compound that when transported to and modified by coral, creates a natural sunscreen for the benefit of both the coral and the algae.
Aethic’s Sôvée sunscreen was chosen as the best ‘host’ product for the compound due to its existing broad-spectrum UVA/UVB and photo-stability characteristics and scientifically proven eco-compatibility credentials.