Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreen: Why is Mineral Sunscreen a better cleaner choice?

Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreen: Why is Mineral Sunscreen a better cleaner choice?



We all know that we should not leave home without sunscreen and by now, you know that sunscreen is non-negotiable if you’re spending time in the sun. Less well-known is that sunscreen is an everyday essential, where ever you live. Unprotected sun exposure can damage your skin, and over time, it’s linked to the vast majority of facial skin aging factors and skin cancer. So to keep skin looking young and youthful sunscreen its a must to apply sunscreen. Which bring us to what sunscreen to use in protecting your skin against the damaging ultra violet rays.

However, with the abundance of sunscreen options on the market, it can be hard to make a concrete decision once you've got the shelf full glaring in front of you. Let's try to narrow down our options: based on the UV-filtering ingredients found in the formulation, a sun-protection product can be a mineral sunscreen (physical sunscreen) or a chemical sunscreen—and there are several reasons to choose one over the other. But first, let’s review the basics.

What is Mineral sunscreen? 

Let's establish a baseline of knowledge: what is mineral sunscreen? Also known as "physical sunscreen", this type of sun protection relies heavily on zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect the skin against damage caused by UVA and UVB rays especially when used with other sun-protection measures. These physical sunscreen filters work by creating a barrier on the skin’s surface that helps reflect the sun’s rays away from the skin, and they are ideal for both daily use as well as intense or prolonged sun exposure because they offer broad spectrum protection against both UV rays.

What is Chemical sunscreen?

As the name implies chemical sunscreens contain synthetic ingredients that penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin to absorb UVA and UVB rays before they can cause sunburn or other damage to the skin. Chemical-based UV filters include oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, octisalate, and octocrylene. These sunscreen ingredients also provide effective broad spectrum protection against both UV rays. Because the ingredients are chemicals, it can at times cause mild irritations and reactions to many individuals with sensitive skin. In recent years, there has been concern about the effects these filters may have on humans through systemic absorption, and on damaging coral reefs. Remember what we apply on our skin is absorbed through the blood stream and to our organs.

Benefits of mineral sunscreen 

Now that you have some knowledge we can say that mineral sunscreen is better? Due to the fact that mineral sunscreen creates a reflective barrier that sits on top of the skin to reflect UV rays, there is no risk of it penetrating the skin or entering the bloodstream, unlike chemical sunscreen and physical sunscreen has several other benefits:

1) Mineral-based sunscreens are suitable for sensitive skin types.

2) Physical sunscreen is more convenient, as it can be applied immediately before sun exposure instead of 15 minutes before heading outside.

3)Physical sunscreen filters can be used safely when swimming in the ocean without the fear of causing further harm to coral reefs

4) Mineral sunscreens are recommended after professional, treatments and procedures because they can be applied immediately afterwards without irritation to help shield compromised skin from UV rays that can prevent optimal healing in a safe and healthy way .

GIA BARE BEAUTY Skin Perfect Foundation formula has facilitated the mainstream every day use of sun protection and is a safe option and effective broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Suitable for all skin types even the most of sensitive skins we can safely advocate and say the this mineral skin perfect foundation offers more benefits to skin than chemical sunscreen with active ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide with a boost of added superhero antioxidants that heal skin having it look radiant yet healthy. On the plus its a velvety silky like texture that helps smooth skins texture and minimize the appearance of pores where skin looks and feels like skin - as it should.   

Clean Sunscreen Mineral Foundation

More Benefits of Our Skin Perfect Foundation     

Antioxidant based / SPF 25

Velvety weightless feel/ Feels like skin.

 Long lasting buildable coverage blends easily.

Gluten Free / Vegan formula

No Parabens / No Talc 

No Boron Nitrides / No Bismuth Oxychloride

Long shelf life / No expiration date

Healing Ingredients

Jojoba - delicate yet very effective acts as a natural skin conditioner and is beneficial due to its moisturizing and emollient properties.

Green Tea - a powerhouse antioxidant that allows for a glowing complexion while reducing pore size.

Calendula - stimulates the production of collagen.

White Tea - a source of potent antioxidants that provides protection against free radical damage.

Rosemary - refines pores reduces redness great for rosacea.

Active SPF Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide

All Other IngredientsKaolin Clay, Silk Mica, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea)*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula)*,Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)*, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue (*Organic Ingredients) 


Georgina Tzavaras 

July 19, 2021 



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