Sustainable Eye Care:
Sunglasses, Skincare & Sunscreen

With environmental sustainability on the rise, Australian consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their choices, from the products they use to the brands they support. A remarkable 4 in 10 individuals have declared that they would cease purchasing from brands that do not align with environmentally friendly practices.

However, it's not all smooth sailing, as 56% admit to being confused by the sustainability claims made by organisations. This is where clarity is vital, especially regarding the health of our eyes. In this article, we delve into sustainable eye care, exploring three specific aspects: sunglasses, skincare, and sunscreen.



Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. They play a crucial role in protecting your eyes from the harsh Australian sun. According to ARPANSA on sunglasses, long-term overexposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can lead to severe eye damage, including cataracts. With the need for eye protection in mind, it's essential to consider sustainable options.

Sunglass lenses are made from a variety of plastics and glass, most of which are naturally UVR-absorbing. Oakley sunglasses come with Plutonite™ lenses that are designed to filter out 100% of UVA & UVB light up to 400 nm. These can be fit into Oakley's BiO-Matter frames, which are crafted from castor bean bio-resin to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact significantly.

You can wear the Leffingwell or Frogskins design knowing that Oakley is fully committed to reducing its environmental impact, having additionally joined the Better Cotton pledge to source at least 50% of cotton for its clothing from more sustainable sources by 2025.


Eye care extends beyond the eyeball, encompassing the delicate skin around the eyes. This area is susceptible and prone to wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles.

That is why organic skin care brand Clémence Organics has formulated the Lime Caviar Eye Crème specifically designed to care for this sensitive region. It contains Australian native finger lime caviar, which gently tightens the skin and strengthens capillaries, reducing dark circles and puffiness. It also features vitamin C and biofermented hyaluronic acid to support collagen synthesis and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Consumers have grown more cautious with skincare as many products today are laden with synthetic chemicals and unsustainable ingredients that can have long-term consequences for our skin and the environment. However, Clémence Organics is a shining example of a brand that has responded to this demand by embracing transparency in its skincare offerings, using only certified organic ingredients.

Its commitment to sustainability extends towards its packaging and conscious manufacturing so that you can reduce the environmental impact your eye-friendly skincare routine may pose.

Clemence Organics


Sunscreen helps shield the skin around your eyes from the harmful effects of UVR. However, most formulas in the market still contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can damage coral reefs by causing coral bleaching, disrupting coral reproduction, and even leading to coral death.

That is why it is essential to choose sunscreen brands that are committed to sustainability. The formula of Reef Safe sunscreen is based on EcoZinc, the world's first solar-powered, non-nano zinc oxide powder for SPF-rated cosmetics. This move aligns with the brand's commitment to creating clean, green, and safe sun care solutions so that you can brave the sun with confidence whether you're on land or sea.

Wrapping Up

As consumers, we have the power to make ethical choices that benefit both our eyes and the planet. So, next time you look for sunglasses, skincare, or sunscreen, visit our offerings at Stride Store.

With a curated selection of over 100 local brands that share your values, you can shop with confidence, knowing that you are making a choice that matters, not just for your eyes but for the environment as well.

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