THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MINERAL & CHEMICAL SPF
You may have seen both Mineral and Chemical sunscreens, but wondering the difference between them both. Is one better than the other? How do they work? Take a look below to find out!
Chemical sunscreens include active ingredients like octinoxate and avobenzone.
Chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays, then convert them to heat to release them from your skin.
Mineral sunscreen (also known as physical sunscreen) is naturally occurring active ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
Mineral sunscreen works by laying on the surface of the skin to deflect and scatter UVA and UVB rays away from your skin.
When used properly, all sunscreens help defend against UV rays that damage your skin.
What’s the difference in colour and feel?
Physical sunscreens are those that you see with a very obvious white cast on the skin. Chemical sunscreens ware much more bendable on all skin types and tones
What one should I choose?
Overall, both work. All sunscreen needs to be worn daily and consistently to shield against everything from dark spots and wrinkles to skin cancer, no matter wether it's chemical or mineral. However, if you are looking for a sunscreen that is generally better for your skin, we would suggest choosing a mineral sunscreen.
How much sunscreen should I use?
Whether choosing a mineral sunscreen or chemical sunscreen, the application is the same: a quarter sized amount for your face, neck and chest, and one ounce for your body.