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Skincare Chemicals and Coral Reefs

Healthy coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. They provide billions of dollars in economic and environmental services, such as food, coastal protection, and tourism.

However, coral ecosystems around the world face serious threats from a number of sources, including climate change, unsustainable fishing, land-based pollution, coastal development, disease, and invasive species.

At S&J, we care deeply about sustainability. Khun Thirasak Vikitset, Managing Director of S&J International: “We are committed to the environment and offer our customers responsibly produced skincare products. We are committed to that none of our skincare products contain chemicals or ingredients that threaten the coral reefs and other marine life” 

Scientists have discovered that some of the chemicals found in sunscreen and other personal health products threaten the health of coral reefs and other marine life. An estimated 14,000 tons of sunscreen is believed to be deposited in oceans annually, with the greatest damage found in popular reef areas.

S&J’s Research & Development Director, Dr. Malyn Ungsurungsie: “Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, 4-Methylbenzilidene camphor, and Butylparaben, are chemicals that have been proven to be harmful to corals and marine life. it is estimated that 3,500 skincare products worldwide contain these harmful ingredients. At S&J, we are promoting social responsibility and environmental stewardship and we are committed to not develop products containing these chemicals”. 

For over 40 years, S&J has formulated, developed and manufactured innovative beauty and skincare products for international partners across the globe. Based in Bangkok, and with offices in Europe, United Kingdom and Asia, we offer a complete one-stop customized solution for brands and retailers.