Mineral sunscreens do NOT contain hormone-disrupting chemicals.
The most common active ingredients in chemical sunscreen—oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, avobenzone, octisalate, and octocrylene, to name some of the most widely used—can disrupt our hormones, irritate our skin, cause allergies, and even kill coral.
Mineral sunscreen calms skin, chemical sunscreen can irritate.
Zinc has skin-calming benefits , so you never have to worry about trading a clear complexion for sun protection. Conversely, many chemical sunscreens contain known irritants and allergens—the opposite of what we want on our skin.
Mineral sunscreen does not damage coral and reefs.
Two of the most widely used chemical sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate, were banned last year in Hawaii because they des marine life, particularly coral- think what it might be doing to our bodies!troy
Mineral Sunscreen works from the moment you apply it
Mineral formulas require a bit more care to smooth in than chemical ones—and that’s a good thing. The fact that chemical SPF creams must fully absorb into your skin to work is the reason all sunscreens come with the advisory to wait twenty minutes after applying them before exposing yourself to sunlight. Waterproof and sports-proof versions are available from All Good and Babo .
Mineral sunscreen helps keep lips full and plump
The skin on our lips is thin and especially vulnerable to sun damage. Lip balm with SPF helps shield lips from sun damage and helps protect collagen there. Raw Elements makes a 30 SPF sunstick for lips and Fresh makes a tinted Sugar lip balm with SPF 15
Mineral sunscreen is even great for babies!