Reasons that You Might Want to Switch to Physical Sunscreen Now
Sunscreens are essential and effective to fight sun damage, premature aging (photoaging) and skin cancer. It’s the number one anti-aging skincare product that you should have in your beauty cabinet.
What benefits physical sunscreens have over chemical sunscreens?
Broad spectrum protection
Physical sunscreens offers protection against both UVA and UVB radiation*.
*For more information on UVA and UVB, please visit our blog post “Tutorial - Do you know your sunscreen well? Let’s learn about SPF and PA+”
Best for sensitive and irritated skin
Physical sunscreens are generally well-tolerated by sensitive or irritated skin because their active ingredients e.g. zinc oxide and titanium oxide aren’t absorbed into the skin itself, they sit on the surface of the skin and act as a screen that deflects UV radiation.
Immediate protection after application
Chemical sunscreens have to be applied 15 minutes or longer before sun exposure for them to be fully effective, while physical sunscreens act as a screen that deflects UV radiation and are effective soon after application.
Burden free for acne-prone skin
Physical sunscreens are less likely to exacerbate acne or blemishes than chemical sunscreens. The tips is: always look for a non-comedogenic formula and avoid nano sized actives in your physical sunscreens.