Mineral Sunscreens Good For Your Skin and The Planet

The beauty industry is set to be worth over $532 billion, and…

Mineral Sunscreens Good For Your Skin and The Planet

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November 19 2019 /
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The beauty industry is set to be worth over $532 billion, and now more than ever consumers have become savvier about the way they shop.

There has been a shift in cultural trends and a changing consumer mindset – suggesting, consumers are looking at the ingredient list more so than ever.

Mineral sunscreens are one product shoppers have started looking closely at. Common sunscreens, more often than not, contain chemicals and ingredients which could aggravate the skin and harm the marine ecosystem.

Protecting the skin from the sun is important and sunscreen should be applied, to the face, during all seasons of the year, particularly in the summer months.

Here is a list of the top five mineral sunscreens which will protect against UV rays. These products are light in texture and considerate to your skin with the use of natural ingredients mostly.

1. Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 by Supergoop!

Zincscreen is Supergoop's latest sun-protecting innovation.

Its mineral, lightweight lotion works best on sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin types.

This unique cream has been formulated with a pink hue that blends into most skin tones without leaving a thick white cast that most sunscreens do.

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Zincscreen has SPF of 40 and not only does it protect your face daily from the sun, but it also helps fight off the effects from blue light and pollution as well.

On top of that, it contains kind-to-skin ingredients such as winter cherry, coconut fruit extract and blueberry extract to nourish and protect your skin.

2. Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30 by Drunk Elephant

This three-time award winning formula has fast become a cult favourite in the world of skincare.

Umbra Sheer delivers powerful UVA and UVB protection while aiding in minimising the appearance of fine lines to deliver a youthful-looking complexion.

Its made for daily use and won't leave your skin feeling greasy.

Results from consumer testing of women aged 25 to 55 showed 88 per cent agreed their skin had a healthy glow while 98 per cent agreed their skin felt protected.

Umbra Sheer includes a range of chemical free ingredients like sunflower sprout and algae extract, raspberry seed oil, virgin marula oil, and aloe leaf and grape juice extract.

3. Daily SPF 30 by Goddess Garden Organics

This product is a stand-out in Goddess Garden Organics' range.

It is a gentle mineral formula which is safe for sensitive skin and dermatologist tested.

While the smell of sunscreen screams summer and beach fun, many of them have a unique chemical-y scent that sometimes steers people from applying sunscreen each day (and how can you blame them?)

This product has a soothing scent of pure, organic lavender essential oil that, at the same time, offers broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Importantly, it doesn't compromise our marine ecosystem and has been ticked "reef safe."

4. City Skin Broad Spectrum SPF 50 by Murad

Murad's latest SPF product does what it says: shields your skin from environmental factors and fights signs of ageing.

Formulated without harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, sulphates, gluten and animal-derived ingredients, City Skin should be an easy pick!

You've probably heard it time and time again but UVA, UVB, pollution, blue lights from technology and infrared radiation can all contribute to early signs of ageing.

However, this ultra-light mineral sunscreen shields your skin from these main causes and wears very well underneath makeup.

City Skin is catered for all skin types and boasts the perfect balance of keeping your skin moisturised without feeling sticky.

5. Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45 by Peter Thomas Roth

Peter Thomas Roth has provided skincare inspired by his family's 19th-century Hungarian spa heritage.

All products aim to provide formulas at the highest percentage and this mineral sunscreen delivers. With an SPF of 45, this sunscreen has a zinc oxide percentage of 19.24 per cent which is more than most other sunblocks on the market.

This lotion is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner for its high-quality ingredients.

It contains key antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E which all promote youthful, radiant and healthy skin.

Max Mineral Naked also has safflower and willow bark extract which aids in nourishing the skin.

Interestingly, this sun protectant takes it that one step further by including diamond powder - an ingredient which ensures you have a radiant, flawless finish.

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