Ocean Motion

by Rona Berg
Ocean Motion

The underwater world is stunningly beautiful. As the ceaseless swaying of the sea propels the movement of marine life, the impact of the oceans’ ecosystems on the health of our planet is huge.

Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface, and hold over 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity. No less than 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean. Yet 88 percent of its surface is now polluted by plastic waste.

The ocean sustains life, but we are killing our oceans. According to Oceana, the world’s largest advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation, the equivalent of one garbage truck filled with plastic is dumped in our oceans every minute, over 17.6 billion pounds every year. Plastic kills marine life when they eat microplastics and get entangled in discarded fishing nets and debris.

“The ocean is here, and it gives us what we need, now it’s time for us to give back to the ocean,” says Danni Washington, ocean advocate and TV host, at an event to launch the new Love Ocean campaign, a partnership between Oceana and One Ocean Beauty.

“At One Ocean Beauty, we are proud to be a long-term partner of Oceana,” says Kat Bryce, head of brand, One Ocean Beauty. “Our commitment is long-term and built into the operating framework of our company, making ocean activism a core part of our DNA.”

The Love Ocean campaign was launched on Earth Day and unites a community of brands, activists, photographers and filmmakers, working together to protect the oceans. “Love Ocean brings together brands interested and invested in the protection of the oceans to raise awareness around the importance of ocean conservation and give back to nonprofits like Oceana that work tirelessly for its survival,” she says.

The mainstay ingredients of the One Ocean Beauty skincare line are bio-fermented marine actives, sourced from all five oceans—from the base of glaciers in Antarctica to the Sea of Japan. “Instead of harvesting marine actives from the ocean we work with a single sample and then (via bio-fermentation) sustainably replicate the ingredient in the lab,” says Bryce.

“This means our ingredients are not only consistently potent, it enables us to ensure that instead of taking from the ocean we are a positive force in giving back to it,” she says.

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