THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
20 years serving the retail industry
Home Page
News Categories
Christmas Ads
Commentary
Department Stores
Electricals & Technology
Entertainment
Fashion
Food & Drink
General Merchandise
Grocery
Health & Beauty
Home & DIY
Interviews
Property
Retail News
Retail Solutions
Shopping Centres, High Streets & Retail Parks
Sports & Leisure
Retail Events
Retail HR 2022
THE Retail Conference 2022
Retail Women In Leadership 2022
Digital Transformation Strategy 2022 Part 2
Upcoming Retail Events
Past Retail Events
Retail Insights
Retail Solutions
Advertise
About
Contact
Subscribe for free
Terms and Policies
Privacy Policy
Holland & Barrett becomes the first major retailer in the UK to ban chemical sunscreen

Holland & Barrett has announced that it becomes the first major retailer in the UK to ban chemical sunscreen, making its suncare range reef safe. Over 14,000… View Article

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Holland & Barrett becomes the first major retailer in the UK to ban chemical sunscreen

Holland & Barrett has announced that it becomes the first major retailer in the UK to ban chemical sunscreen, making its suncare range reef safe.

Over 14,000 tonnes of sun cream washes into the ocean each year causing pollution that harms wildlife and habitats. Chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, both often found in suncream, have been linked to this damage.

All products containing ocean-damaging ingredients (including Oxybenzone & Octinoxate) will now be banned from all stores nationwide, and online, and the retailer will be offering only 100% mineral formulas.

Developed by experts, the light, liquid formula is easy to apply, leaves a little trace and offers hydrating properties. The range comes in SPFs 15, 30 and 50 in packaging made from recycled plastic.

Jo Cooke, Beauty Trading Director at Holland & Barrett, said: “As a business that cares about the wellness of people and our planet, we’re constantly looking at ways to help make beauty shopping more sustainable. When countries started banning chemical suncare ingredients we felt we had to act too. This move gives our beauty customers a range where they do not have to make a choice between being environment safe or skin safe in the sun.”

Nicola Bridge, Head of Ocean Advocacy & Engagement at the Ocean Conservation Trust, said: “We are really excited to hear that Holland & Barrett is taking this huge step to support a thriving Ocean. Everyone can make simple changes in their daily lives to help protect our Ocean and we recommend using sustainable sunscreen as a great way to keep yourself and the Ocean safe. Hopefully other retailers will be inspired to do the same for the health of our Ocean.”

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

THE NEXT EVENT

See all upcoming events

LATEST VIDEO

UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON
UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON

Watch video >