Physical Sunscreen VS Chemical Sunscreen

Why do we need sunscreen?

Sunscreen is the first defense against aging.

What are the differences between physical sunscreen and chemical sunscreen?

Chemical sunscreen

Physical sunscreen

How to select an effective and safe sun-care product?

Look for physical sunscreen ingredients:

  • Zinc oxide (micronized)
  • Titanium dioxide

Avoid chemical sunscreen ingredients:

  • Homosalate
  • Octinoxate (Octylmethoxycinnamate)
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Oxybenzone

Avoid harmful chemical preservatives such as parabens, methylisothiazolinone (allergen of the year).

Look for additional functional ingredients that can enhance the effect of sun protection if possible, such as raspberry seed oil.

Additional anti-inflammatory effects from ingredients like vitamin B3 or leontopodium apinum extract will be a bonus add-on to the sun-care product.

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