You know all about the importance of wearing sunscreen every day, but there are a ton of sunscreen choices to sort through when picking the formula that’s best for you. One of the biggest questions you may have is whether you should choose a mineral or chemical formula. The good news is – there are no bad choices. Both mineral and chemical sunscreen can give you serious broad-spectrum sun protection, so it’s really a matter of preference. We’ll shine a light on the differences below:
The 101 on Mineral Sunscreen
Mineral sunscreens are sun protection formulas made up of natural, non-chemical ingredients - we use zinc oxide in all of our mineral formulas. Unlike chemical formulas, which sink into the skin to protect it, mineral sunscreens sit invisibly on top of your skin to block the rays. This is an excellent choice if you prefer to go au naturale, and we’ve crafted our formulas to absorb quickly with no greasy residue.
The 101 on Chemical Sunscreen
Chemical sunscreens, as the name implies, use tried-and-true chemical SPF to block out the sun’s damaging rays. We use ingredients like avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, and octocrylene, which have proven sun-protection benefits and can blend seamlessly into the formulas for added skin benefits like brightening and hydration. This is an excellent choice for a formula that absorbs easily into your skin so you can put it on and forget about it.
Really, when it comes to sunscreen, there are no bad choices. The important thing is to find a formula that you love, and that fits in with your lifestyle, because the best thing you can do for your skin is to protect it from sun damage. Whether you go mineral or chemical, just make sure you stay consistent and your skin will thank you.