Chemical vs Physical? Sunscreen is important for skin care as it prevents anti-aging and protects against damages produced by UV rays. Chemical sunscreens use chemical compounds to protect the skin from the sun while physical ones block rays with mineral ingredients.
Physical sunscreens, also referred to as mineral or natural sunscreens, contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are active mineral ingredients. These minerals work as natural broad spectrum blockers, reflecting the sun’s harmful rays. This means you are protected against UVA/UVB rays, as they remain on the surface of your skin and aren't absorbed.