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What is the difference between mineral sunscreen and chemical sunscreen?

The Difference Between Mineral Sunscreen and Chemical Sunscreen. 

We often get asked what's the difference between mineral sunscreen and chemical sunscreen, so let's begin! 

Mineral Sunscreen 

Mineral sunscreen, also known as physical sunscreen, contains active mineral ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These minerals work by  reflecting off harmful UV rays away from the skin.

Chemical Sunscreen

On the other hand, chemical sunscreen contains active ingredients such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These compounds work by absorbing UV rays and converting them into heat, which is then released from the skin. 

Chemical sunscreens containing these active ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate have raised concerns due to their potential harmful effects on human health and the environment. These chemicals have been found to be endocrine disruptors, meaning they can interfere with hormone function in the body. Additionally, they have been linked to coral bleaching and damage to marine ecosystems, prompting some regions like Hawaii and Key West to ban the sale of sunscreens containing these ingredients to protect their coral reefs and marine life.

This further underscores the importance of opting for mineral sunscreens, especially those containing non-nano zinc oxide. Choosing safer sunscreen options not only protects your skin but also contributes to the preservation of fragile marine ecosystems. 

Mineral sunscreen, particularly those containing non-nano zinc oxide, offers a great alternative for sun protection. This natural mineral tends to be gentler on the skin, reducing the risk of irritation, which is especially important for those with sensitive skin or allergies to chemical sunscreens. Additionally, the use of non-nano zinc oxide helps protect marine ecosystems and coral reefs by minimizing the impact of sunscreen chemicals on aquatic environments. Its ability to not penetrate the skin but rather sit on top of the skin barrier and physically block both UVA and UVB rays makes it an effective and safe choice for sun protection.

Why Ours Is Different

We personally opt for mineral sunscreen and why we formulated our Sunkissed Sun Moisturizer. Curated with non-nano zinc oxide while also infused with nutrient-dense herbs, adds an extra layer of nourishment for the skin, helping to support its natural barrier function and protect against free radicals. This combination of ingredients not only shields the skin from harmful UV rays but also provides it with essential nutrients to encourage a healthy skin barrier.

Overall, we hope this blog helps guide you in being able to choose the right sunscreen for you and your family, you can find our Sunkissed Sun Moisturizer here.

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