CVS Pharmacy to make own brand sunscreen reef-safe
Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Pharmacy is going reef safe with its latest private label sunscreen.
The company announced that it'll be removing the ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate from over 60 of the brand's sunscreens under SPF 50 by 2020. The ingredients have been found to be toxic to coral reefs and other marine life, causing states with beaches like Florida and Hawaii to ban products with the ingredients.
“CVS Pharmacy is highly attuned to our customers’ evolving needs and their desire for products that are more sustainable while still being efficacious,” says CVS Health’s George Coleman, senior vice president of merchandising. “We are committed to continuing to monitor the ingredients in the products we carry and to ensure our consumers have access to a wide range of free-from products that deliver quality and value while also meeting their lifestyle preferences.”