Why Mineral Sunscreen

Chemical vs. Physical (Mineral) Sunscreens

Chemical vs. Physical? Sunscreen is probably the most critical part of a skincare routine as it prevents anti-aging and damages produced by the broad spectrum. Chemical sunscreen, as mentioned in its name, uses chemical compounds to protect the skin from the sun, while physical ones block the rays with mineral ingredients.      

 

Physical sunscreens

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.

 

Chemical sunscreens

Chemical sunscreens contain active ingredients such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate and octocrylene that absorb into the skin to protect from UVA/UVB rays. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) catalogs these ingredients as toxic, as they can be harmful to both humans and coral reefs. 

 

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Chemical vs Physical (Mineral) Sunscreens

 

Chemical sunscreens

Mineral sunscreens

Easy to apply

Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protections

Non greasy

Sensitive skin

 

Cruelty free

 

Active mineral ingredients

 

Reef Safe

 

Protection as soon as applied

 

Parabens free

 

 

So which one is better? 

Physical sunscreens also referred as mineral or natural sunscreens contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are active mineral ingredients. These minerals are natural broad spectrum blockers that reflect the sun’s harmful rays. This means you are protected against UVA/UVB rays, as they remain on the surface of your skin and don’t absorb.
Before choosing either mineral or chemical sunscreens think about:
  • SPF protection
  • Broad-spectrum protection
  • Ingredients
  • Fragrance
  • Paraben-free
  • Skin type
  • Environment

Choosing the best sunscreen for you depends on your needs and what you are looking for!  

With our mineral sunscreen, you are protecting your skin in a natural way!