Chemical sunscreens can penetrate the skin, which is undesirable and may be difficult to tolerate for sensitive skin. In contrast, mineral sunscreens do not penetrate the skin and can even calm down skin sensitivity. So, Mineral-based sunscreens are any day a better option over chemical-based sunscreens.
However, there is a slight caution.
Mineral sunscreens are like natural white clay. When they are applied on the skin, they may leave a white patch on the skin, which is undesirable in terms of look. To prevent this, many formulators have started using nano-sized Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which do not leave a white patch, but as they are tiny in size, they may cause pore blockage.
Can’t we prepare a sunscreen made only with mineral sun filters yet does not block pores or leave a white patch on the skin?
It’s possible. There are quite a few sunscreens on the market, including Natural Mineral sunscreen from Brillare, which is made only with 100% natural, non-nano sun filters in such a way that the white patch formation on the skin is reduced to a minimum.
We are not saying that Brillare Natural Mineral sunscreen is the only option. There are quite a few good sunscreens available on the market made without chemicals or nano-sized mineral sun filters. Just read the ingredient list carefully and then make a conscious purchase decision to make sun filtration a super healthy experience for your precious skin.