Saturday, 27 June 2020

When Shopping For "SunScreen" What Are The Ingredients To Look Out For?

With Summer approaching and spring looking heaty. You'd consider getting a sunscreen.

According to Wikipedia, Sunscreen, also known as sunblock, is a lotion, spray, gel, foam (such as an expanded foam lotion or whipped lotion), stick or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation and thus helps protect against sunburn.

Zinc Oxide

Zinc oxide is a mineral that absorbs, scatters, and reflects both UVA and UVB rays. This mineral sits on top of the skin rather than absorbing and is relatively stable compared to many traditional sunscreen formulations. Zinc oxide is a reef-safe ingredient.

Titanium Dioxide

Titanium dioxide is also a mineral, though it reflects the harmful UV rays rather than absorbing them. It is often used in combination with zinc oxide in sunscreens. Titanium dioxide is a reef-safe sunscreen ingredient but may be carcinogenic if inhaled.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a versatile ingredient for our skin. This plant holds many enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins such as A and C, along with anti-inflammatory compounds. It’s a great addition to a summertime organic skin care routine since it soothes skin from reacting to compounds in sunblock and helps heal skin after sun exposure.


Beeswax is also a great ingredient to look for in summertime skincare products. Beeswax supplies anti-inflammatory compounds and vitamin A. It also offers a lightweight barrier between the skin and anything on top of the beeswax.


Oat is an incredibly useful ingredient in many skincare products. For our summertime organic skin care routine, though, we’re interested in their soothing properties. Using oat can help sensitive skin tolerate sunscreen better than it otherwise would.

Source: Organic Skincare
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