The Top 3 Benefits of Using Mineral Sunscreen
Sun’s Out, Skin’s Out so let’s make sure your skin is properly protected this summer. We all know the multiple benefits of wearing SPF, but did you know that not all sunscreen is created the same? Yep, clean beauty most definitely applies to sun protection and we’re big proponents of chemical free, mineral sunscreen.
Our DERMAPROTECT Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ offers skin-enhancing, chemical free protection with Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection with oil controlling, soothing hydration all day. Unscented and vegan, we formulated it to be free of harsh chemicals like parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, sulfates, and chemical UV absorbers.
We outline the top three benefits of why going the mineral sunscreen route this spring—and beyond—is truly the #BeautyMadeBetter option.
Broad Protection Against UVA/UVB Rays
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mineral sunscreens use active mineral ingredients, such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide and reflect the sun’s rays like a mirror to protect exposed skin. Protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB (also known as broad-spectrum coverage) should be your top consideration making mineral sunscreen the best choice according to the EWG. It’s also important to note that active mineral ingredients don’t break down as readily in the sun as their chemical counterpart. (source)
Many of the differences between chemical and mineral sunscreens can be found in their respective ingredient lists. Opting for natural derived ingredients is a safer alternative to chemical protection, but still read the labels. Many sunscreens still contain chemical ingredients that may have adverse health effects. Avoid titanium dioxide as it’s linked to toxicity when inhaled (source). Mineral sunscreens use two natural minerals—zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—as active ingredients that simply sit on top of your skin (and do not absorb into your skin) while still protecting it by reflecting away UV rays.
Less Irritating On The Skin
Lastly, mineral sunscreens have almost no risk of irritating your skin and are less likely to exacerbate acne like chemical sunscreen. Yes, chemical sunscreens have been know to irritate the sensitive skin and cause breakouts (source), so mineral formulations are often a better choice they do not seep into pores and cause breakouts. Look for “non-comedogenic” mineral sunscreen like DERMAPROTECT to avoid negative reactions while blurring imperfections.