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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:44 pm 
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Did this go into affect? How are they enforcing it? Any news?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:31 am 
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It will go in full effect from 1/1 2020. In Aruba they will only sell reef safe sun screen. And the hope is that tourists will abide by this law. It is happening in more places all over the world and people are getting more conscious about it. So I guess the bad ingredients will disappear from more and more sun screens.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:43 pm 
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Great news :D we buy all our sunscreen in Aruba while vacationing . Also Aruba is banning single use plastics .


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:53 pm 
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Has anyone found one that doesn't leave you chalky white?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:43 am 
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karen1 wrote:
Has anyone found one that doesn't leave you chalky white?


First time I am happy to have my chalky white complexion. So i don't mind the look.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:51 am 
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karen1 wrote:
Has anyone found one that doesn't leave you chalky white?


Yes. Alba Botanica sensitive mineral sunscreen SPF 30. This is our absolute fave and have been using it for years. Easy to put on, and lasts a LOT longer than traditional chemical barrier types. Reef safe and rates a 2 on the EWG scale.

https://smile.amazon.com/Alba-Botanica- ... 141&sr=8-5

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:28 am 
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Friends used one (they can't remember the name) and it worked but also stained their clothing.

With the apparent millions of people coming to Aruba a year as well as the cruise ship people are they going to open up

The Aruban Department of Sunscreen Authority.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:48 am 
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Noticed that it comes in 4 oz. tube. By TSA reg's it is too "large" to put in the 3-1-1 zip lock bag to get through security. Since we travel with only carry-on's, we wouldn't be able to legally take it with us.
In May we used "All Good Sport Sunscreen" spf 30 in a 3 oz. tube. It worked fine and did not leave a whitish tint, nor stain clothes.

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pmarrier, this is true it doesn't come in a small enough bottle. We usually check one bag so the sunscreen goes in there and it isn't a problem for us. We also go for 2 weeks so I need like 4 of those 4 oz. bottles plus one bottle of a face formulated mineral sunscreen and a spray (another Alba product, also reef safe) which we use solely to spray our sandy feet while on the beach instead of grinding it all into our skin :lol:

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IMO they would be much better off educating the public and tourist about how to take care of the reefs first. How about a flier when you check in to your room saying not to feed bread to the fish, not to stomp on the coral, not to kick the coral with your fins, not to touch the coral in any way. Coral grows at a rate of 1/4" to 2" per year and as soon as you touch it it dies! Soon it wont matter what sunscreen you have on because all of the coral will be gone! Of course it does not help when the snorkeling boats throw out an entire loaf of bread to "attract" the fish! Have not been back on one of those boats since I saw that. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


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