There are two major categories of sunscreen on the market – mineral/physical sunscreens (like ours) and chemical sunscreens.
Here's what you need to know about both:
|Chemical Sunscreens||Physical/Mineral Sunscreens|
|How they Work||By absorbing UVA/B rays||By reflecting UVA/B rays|
|Common Ingredients + EWG Hazard Score||
- Oxybenzone (8)
- Octinioxate (6)
- Zinc oxide (2)
- Titanium dioxide (2)
- Hormone disruption
- Skin irritation and allergy
|No known health concerns|
With recent advances in formulation techniques, it is now possible to create physical/mineral sunscreens that deliver a refined experience (lightweight, fast-absorbing, non-greasy).