Why Mineral Based Sunscreen?

Why Mineral Based Sunscreen? - Sun50

Your skin is largest organ of your body – it’s essential to protect it from harmful sun exposure at all times. Sunscreen should be applied daily to exposed skin; think face, neck, ears, hands in order to prevent premature aging, burning, and the incidence of skin cancer. But, it’s important to understand which sunscreens are safe and effective for daily use.

Enter mineral sunscreens.

Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to physically block UVB/UVA rays from penetrating the skin. The minerals act like a shield, sitting on top of the skin to create a barrier of protection. This is in contrast to chemical sunscreens which are absorbed into the skin and have the potential to enter the bloodstream. The FDA is seeking more safety data on the common chemicals — oxybenzone, avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene — in efforts to improve sunscreen safety and effectiveness. The FDA has ruled zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as safe and effective.

Chemical Sunscreens VS Mineral Sunscreens

Chemical sunscreens have also been linked to coral reef destruction and increased susceptibility to bleaching. Sun50 believes in supporting sunscreen manufacturer’s who protect marine life for the health and safety of our planet’s future.

Sun50 has partnered with Love Sun Body sunscreens because we value the quality standards of their product. Love Sun Body sunscreens are mineral based, reef safe, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, water and sweat resistant. Their sunscreens are formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide. Love Sun Body is the first and only sunscreen company in the United States to be certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural and was given the best score for safety by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).