Chemical or Mineral? When it comes to sun protection we can have our head in a spin with wondering:
- What is the difference between chemical or mineral sunscreens?
- Can my sunscreen go out of date?
- Do I really need a high factor protection?
A mineral sunscreen contains zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, which work by reflecting light and heat away for the skin. Chemical sunscreen works by converting UV light energy into heat energy and absorbing it. So is one better than the other?
Chemical sunscreen are lighter in texture and easy to apply. The mineral sunscreen is more stable and have less preservatives which are better suited to sensitive or reactive skins. Therefore, It is also more protective against pigmentation.
Yes, your sunscreen can go out of date once the expired date has passed, they will no longer hold their SPF strength and protection.
As for need a high factor protection, if you want to preserve your skin against lines prematuring ageing and pigmentation it is a must to use an SPF of a minimum of 30 to ensure your skins protection.
Finally, why not try this high protection Sun Factor 30, certified natural and organic for all skin types to wear. Its lightweight texture contains non-nano minerals for immediate protection against UVA & UVB. This light emulsion combines the repairing and soothing properties of Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Tamanu to keep your skin hydrated and protected.
- Organic certified formula
- Non greasy – Non sticky
- Fast penetration – Waterproof
- Sea and reef safe
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