In the quest for healthy and radiant skin, sun protection is non-negotiable. Sunscreen is a powerful tool to shield our skin from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. When it comes to sunscreens, there are two primary types: physical SPF and chemical SPF. At Mine Minerals, we believe in providing our customers with the best and safest skincare options. In this blog, we'll delve into the differences between physical SPF and chemical SPF and why our physical SPF formula stands above the rest.
Physical SPF - The Natural Barrier:
Physical SPF, also known as mineral or inorganic sunscreen, contains active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These mineral particles sit on the skin's surface, forming a protective barrier that reflects and scatters UV rays away from the skin. The key advantage of physical SPF is that it starts working immediately upon application, providing instant protection.
1. Gentle on the Skin:
Mine Minerals Hydra DNA/ Everyday Moisturiser with physical SPF is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive or acne-prone skin. The gentle nature of physical SPF makes it less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions, making it a great choice for those with skin sensitivities.
2. Long-Lasting Protection:
Unlike chemical sunscreens that require time to be absorbed into the skin, physical SPF offers immediate and long-lasting protection. It remains effective as soon as it's applied, and there's no need to wait before stepping outside.
3. Safe for Coral Reefs:
An added benefit of choosing physical SPF is its reef-friendly nature. The mineral particles stay on the skin's surface, posing no threat to marine life or fragile coral reefs.
Chemical SPF - Absorption into the Skin:
Chemical SPF, on the other hand, contains organic compounds like avobenzone, octinoxate, and oxybenzone. These compounds work by absorbing UV rays and converting them into heat, which is then released from the skin.
1. Time to Take Effect:
Chemical sunscreens require approximately 20 to 30 minutes to fully absorb into the skin before they become effective. This means you need to apply chemical SPF before heading outdoors to ensure complete protection.
2. Potential for Irritation:
Certain chemical sunscreen ingredients may cause skin irritation, especially for individuals with sensitive skin. Some compounds in chemical SPF have been associated with allergic reactions or skin sensitivity.
3. Harmful for your body:
Many chemical sunscreen ingredients are very harmful when absorbed by your skin. They can be carcinogenic and disrupting to your bodies endocrine system (hormones).
The Mine Minerals Difference - Your Skin's Best Friend:
At Mine Minerals, we prioritise your skin's health and safety. Our Hydra DNA Moisturiser and Mineral Makeup Powder with physical SPF provides a broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, guarding your skin from sun damage while keeping it hydrated and nourished.
Our physical SPF moisturising formula offers an instant barrier, requiring no waiting time before heading outside. With its lightweight texture and non-comedogenic properties, it effortlessly blends into your skincare routine, providing you with natural, non-irritating sun protection.
When it comes to sun protection, Mine Minerals has your back. Our Mineral Makeup products and our Hydra DNA/ Everyday Moisturiser products provide superior sun protection and skin-loving ingredients. Embrace the natural benefits of physical SPF, knowing you're safeguarding your skin without any harmful chemicals. Choose Mine Minerals for radiant, healthy skin that truly glows from within.