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April 29, 2016

What are the Added Benefits of Mineral Sunscreen?

mineral-sunscreen-ingredients.jpgWearing sunscreen has become more important than ever before. Melanoma and other skin cancers are on the rise, and although it’s true that a little bit of sun exposure is good for you, protecting your skin from dangerous UV rays is critical. 

So, it goes without saying: staying safe from the sun’s harmful rays is actually one of the healthiest things you can do. You will not only be reducing your risk of skin cancer, but also keeping that skin gorgeous and luminous.

But how can you protect your skin - and also nourish it – in the sun all summer long?

There are countless sun care products on the market today - all promising to block the sunlight and keep your skin protected. Mineral sunscreens are a great choice.  Unlike chemicals, which absorb the sun’s rays, mineral sunscreens physically block and reflect UV rays.  In fact, when they look white on your skin, that’s a good thing; that means they’re serving as physical barriers, protecting your skin from the sun’s rays.

Mineral sunscreens like Kiss My Face’s Mineral Spray SPF 30, Baby's First Kiss SPF 50, NEW Organic Face and Body SPF 30 or Kids Defense Mineral SPF 30 sit on the surface of the skin and reflect sunlight like an invisible layout of clothing! Cool, huh? But they also feed your skin as well as cover it with broad spectrum protection. They take advantage of naturally effective ingredients that help cool, soothe and moisturize, such as:

  • Aloe
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Safflower (Hydresia)
  • Chamomile
  • Vitamin A, E, C
  • Goji berry
  • Coconut
  • Oat protein

In addition, mineral sunscreens DO NOT use these common sunscreen chemicals:

  • Oxybenzone. Found in about 80 percent of chemical sunscreens. Research compiled by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) indicates that oxybenzone can penetrate the skin, causing allergic skin reactions and possibly disrupting hormone processes within the body
  • Artificial fragrances. These can irritate the skin.
  • Parabens. Chemical preservatives that are also known estrogen disruptors. Parabens have been linked to increased health risks, and found present in malignant breast tumors.

I bet you didn’t know all of that, huh? Well the good news is that there are other alternatives out there. 

As you consider your options, remember Kiss My Face’s sunscreen products use Antioxidant Defenders® & Naturally Nourishing Antioxidants® that contain effective ingredients to protect your skin. Not only are they nourishing, they are made for all types of skin: Kids, babies, sensitive skin, and athletes. And, we have great Mineral formulas too! 

There’s a perfect Kiss My Face sunscreen solution for everyone!

 

Sources:
http://www.ewg.org/2015sunscreen/report/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/http://www.greenamerica.org/pubs/greenamerican/articles/AprMay2014/Safer-Sunscreens.cfm

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/5-dangerous-chemicals-in-sunscreen/
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/6-scary-sunscreen-ingredients-and-6-safe-spf-products


 

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Topics: Ingredients 101, Sun Care

Written by Mia DiFrancesco

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