CORAL SAFE COMMITMENTS

June 14th, 2021
THROUGH ECOBIOLOGY, NAOS IS COMMITED TO RESPECTING LIFE AND AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS*.

At the heart of all our products lies the desire to care for and understand the skin and its needs. This has been the approach we have implemented for over 40 years, and we call it ECOBIOLOGY. Through ecobiology, we consider the skin as an ecosystem made up of living cells that constantly interact with one another and with their environment. This means we are profoundly committed to respecting all living things and care deeply about the impact our products may have on the health of all ecosystems, including aquatic ecosystems.

Our action to protect aquatic ecosystems is based on 4 commitments:

1: CONSIDER OUR IMPACT ON ALL AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, NOT JUST MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

Evaluation of our products’ impact on saltwater and fresh-water aquatic ecosystems, which are particularly rich in biodiversity:
- Viability of corals
- Growth of the Phaeodactylum tricornutummarine micro-alga
- Ecotoxicity tests on the Daphnia magna Straus freshwater plankton


2: SELECT EVERY INGREDIENT METICULOUSLY AND CONDUCT RESEARCH INTO THE INGREDIENTS OF THE FUTURE

Going beyond sun filters and screens, each ingredient is selected to minimize the environmental impact of our products:
- Elimination of ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate(OMC/octinoxate), benzophenone-3 (oxybenzone), and 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC).
- Highly water-resistant formulas to minimize the impact on aquatic ecosystems.
- Research & innovation focusing on ingredients to be combined with the solar filters of tomorrow, to optimize the skin’s defense mechanisms in the sun, preserve its resources and strengthen its natural self-protection.


3: SUPPORT FLAGSHIP INITIATIVES TO PROTECT MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

At the initiative of Jean-Noël Thorel, Founder and CEO of NAOS as well as a diver and sea enthusiast, NAOS is committed to the preservation and regeneration of beds of Posidonia, which play a major environmental role due to their ability to capture 4 to 5 times more carbon than other species of marine flowering plants. NAOS supports the Andromède Océanologie association and its DONIA community application for navigating and anchoring, which features a new set of maps that allow anchoring outside of Posidonia beds.

Andromède Océanologie has developed unique expertise relating to marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean and conducts major underwater mapping and regeneration actions (transplanting operations in no-anchoring areas in which meadows have been destroyed).Our approach, as well as the composition of all of our suncare products, are available online at AskNAOS.com.


* Absence of toxicity on aquatic ecosystems assessed on corals, micro-algae NF ISO 10253, daphnia OECD 202