When it comes to sunscreen, you may think all of them are the same thing, just perhaps different brands, packaging and of course, SPF factor. Did you know, however, that there are two main types of sunscreen and each one is quite different? Keep reading to learn more so you can make sure you are making the right choice for yourself and your family!
Mineral sunscreen is formulated with all natural minerals like zinc oxide, and they work by blocking the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them. Mineral sunscreens create a physical barrier to bounce the sun’s UV rays off the skin. Mineral sunscreens are better for the environment, as they are not harmful to ocean life, and their ingredients are also much safer to be absorbed into your skin when you apply it.
Chemical sunscreens contain UV absorbing chemicals, such as oxybenzone, to absorb UV rays as opposed to blocking them. Unfortunately, 60% of the chemicals used in chemical sunscreens are absorbed into your body during use, and these ingredients then put your health at risk. For example, oxybenzone has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system. Chemical sunscreens are also harsh on the environment and ocean life, specifically the coral reefs.
Nezza Naturals Reef Safe Natural Sunblock
Our natural sunblock is made with zinc oxide and red raspberry seed oil in an organic lotion base. Not only is red raspberry seed oil a powerful antioxidant for healthy skin, it has natural sun protective properties and actually enhances the effectiveness of this sunscreen. Because of its non-greasy formula, our sunblock is ideal for all ages and can be used on the face and body.
Many mineral sunscreens are known to leave a white cast behind on the skin, which is why many people opt instead for the thinner formulations provided by chemical sunscreens. However, the zinc oxide we use in our formula is a high quality, non-nano, transparent zinc oxide that blends easily into the skin, so you can protect your skin and ditch the white cast.
We hope this makes it easy to make the right and obvious choice when it comes to choosing your sunscreen! Not only is it better for your health, you’ll be doing your part towards protecting our precious earth too!
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