WHAT IS
CORAL BLEACHING?

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Coral bleaching is a process whereby corals lose their distinctive color because the symbiotic micro-algae living within them die due to changes in ocean water. Because the algae provide many corals with 90% of their energy through photosynthesis, bleaching ultimately leads to the death of some coral species. The phenomenon occurs primarily due to temperature changes, disease-causing bacteria, pollution and ocean acidification due to the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

DO LA ROCHE-POSAY MAJOR
SUN FILTERS CAUSE CORAL BLEACHING?

Both of La Roche-Posay’s primary filters, Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL, have been extensively tested with regard to marine environments. In ecotoxicology testing, 5 weeks’ exposure to these filters at concentrations higher than those found in sea water neither induced coral bleaching nor had any negative effect on the coral’s symbiotic micro-algae.

THE TARA PACIFIC 2016-2018 EXPEDITION:
AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WORLDWIDE CORAL RESEARCH

Working in collaboration with scientific institutes, Tara Expeditions is a private French not-for-profit initiative that has been organizing campaigns to study and better understand the impact of climate change and the ecological crisis facing our oceans since 2003. La Roche-Posay rejoices L’Oréal Group’s collaboration with Tara Expeditions on a new, 2-year research project in Asia-Pacific. The aim is to run an innovative study on coral reefs in partnership with the CNRS*, Paris Sciences et Lettres** and the Scientific Centre of Monaco***. The objectives are two-fold: to discover coral’s hidden diversity and better grasp its ability to adapt to climate change.

* Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, French National Scientific Research Cent
** Paris-based research university
*** An oceanographic research center committed to the preservation of marine life

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NO NEED TO WEAR SUN
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Even on a grey and rainy day, skin is exposed to UV rays that will gradually cause the stigmata of photo-ageing to appear. To fully protect your skin, opt for sunscreen every day, not just when it’s warm and sunny. 
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UVA rays disrupt skin’s inner building blocks such as collagen and elastin fibres. Over time,sun exposure causes a loss of plumpnessand elasticity as well as wrinkles. UVB rays also stimulate patchy and irregular pigment production leadingto dark spots and a sallow complexion. Globally, thesechanges in the skin are known as photo-ageing.
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Indeed, dark and intense colours such as black, navy, red, or emerald green, provide more UV protection than white and pastels. So make sure you bring along some dark colours items of clothing too when packing for your next holidays!
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