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From the start, we made a conscious decision to exclude octocrylene from our formula.

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So, what exactly is octocrylene?

Octocrylene is a chemical compound commonly used in sunscreens and other cosmetic products to protect the skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure. It's often referred to as a UV absorber because it can absorb ultraviolet radiation, thereby preventing skin damage. However, there are concerns about the use of octocrylene, as it can be potentially harmful to both the body and the environment.

Why should you avoid octocrylene?

One reason to avoid octocrylene in sunscreens is that it can cause allergic reactions in some cases. This can lead to skin irritations and rashes, which can be uncomfortable and may require medical attention. Moreover, there is evidence that octocrylene can cause hormonal changes in the body by acting like a hormone and interfering with the endocrine system.

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Octocrylene damages the environment

Another issue with octocrylene is its potential harm to the environment. It has been shown to accumulate in water and the environment, leading to long-term impacts on ecosystems. In fact, the government of Hawaii has enacted the "Hawaii Reef Act," which bans certain chemical sunscreens, including those with octocrylene, because they are considered harmful to coral reefs and other marine life.

Overall, there is ample evidence that octocrylene can be harmful to both the body and the environment. This is why it's important to choose alternative sunscreens that are safer and more eco-friendly. For example, GLTZN, developed by our scientists and dermatologists without octocrylene.

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Especially for sensitive scalps, a high SPF is recommended.

To keep things comfortable, we've crafted our sunscreen specifically for the needs of those rocking a bald look.

Fragrance-free, matte finish, and no more stinging sweat in your eyes.

GLTZN is also designed for sensitive skin prone to sun allergies or Mallorca acne. Learn more about it here.

Sun Allergy and Mallorca Acne