Celebrating Nature’s Bounty on World Oceans Day


A whopping 96.5% of all Earth’s water is held in our oceans so it only makes sense that we look after them. Celebrated annually on 8 June, World Oceans Day helps to raise awareness of the need for marine conservation. Working together with beauty brands like La Mer, the aim of the project is to find solutions to plastic pollution and prevent marine litter. After all, healthier oceans mean a better future for everyone.

To channel a little bit of World Oceans Day here at PretAirporter, we’ve rounded up the best marine-inspired products you can find in duty free. There’s everything from a fresh, oceanic fragrance to an exfoliating sea salt scrub. So what are you waiting for? Dive in.

Molton Brown’s Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel range is exclusive to travel shoppers. Eau de toilette, bath and shower gels and deodorants are available globally. Australian cypress oil, known as ‘blue gold’, lends its natural blue colour and fragrance. When combined with the aromas of wild sea fennel and hints of jasmine and cardamom, it smells blissfully of exotic shorelines.

A long-time supporter of World Oceans Day, La Mer has recently installed a public art trail of 54 wave sculptures around New York City. Select pieces from the La Mer Wave Walk will go to auction on 21 June with all proceeds going to the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund. This Blanc de la Mer Brilliance Brightening Mask is a two-step treatment consisting of the Brilliance Brightening Soothing Primer and the Brilliance Brightening Gel Cream. Smooth on a few drops of the primer (which contains a blend of algae, vitamins and nutrients), before painting on the gel cream (which also contains a blend of sea-sourced active ingredients and marine peptides). The treatment will leave your skin feeling soothed and looking luminous.


For men, Panos Emporio’s masculine fragrance Le Grand Bleu takes inspiration from the forces of the ocean. The Swedish eau de toilette smells refreshingly of lemon, orange blossom, artemisia and black pepper with hints of cedar wood, benzoin, lavender and leather. Available at Scandinavian airports.


Alternatively, Davidoff Cool Water Wave is an energising scent, with aromas of grapefruit and Sichuan, birch leaf accord and juniper, with nuances of patchouli and sandalwood. The eau de toilette is available in three different sizes: 40ml, 75ml, and 125ml.

Seascape Island Apothecary has a range of products including hand creams, bath and shower lotions, hair products and moisturisers. Based on the island of Jersey, they use natural, locally sourced ingredients and all their products are free from artificial colours or fragrances, SLS, parabens, petroleum and silicone. Their packaging is certified carbon neutral, making them sustainable and ocean-friendly.

Their Travel Essentials Trio Gift Set contains a Refresh Hand & Nail Cream, a Peppermint Oil Lip Balm, and a small pot of Soothe Sleep Oil, providing everything you need when flying. Their products are available at Air Berlin, Condor, TUI (Germany), and on P&O Britannia. The Soothe Sleep Oil is currently featured on Condor and TUI airlines.

Zoë Pincombe
written by: Zoë Pincombe
Just out of university, Zoë comes from South West England. Enthusiastic about all things food and wine related, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.