It's essential to use Sunscreen to protect skin from the dangers of sun exposure which can include sun damage, sun burn and melanoma. Wearing an SPF can also help in keeping the skin youthful and minimising the aging effects from UV rays which can lead to wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots.
There are 2 types of sun screens available in the market ; chemical a physical.
Physical sunscreens act like ‘reflectors’. They use mineral-based ingredients, like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which physically block UV rays. These minerals form a protective barrier by staying on top of the skin to reflect and scatter harmful UV rays away from the skin before they can make contact. Think of these reflecting just like a thousand tiny mirrors …
Zinc Oxides’s Hidden Beauty Boosting Benefits
SunKiss Mineral sunscreens uses zinc oxide as our physical blocker of UV rays. Whilst there is a conception that using zinc will result in a ‘ghost face’, it has come a long way since the 80’s! Our zinc oxide is lightweight, melts onto the skin and leaves a translucent natural-looking finish.
There are a number of other great benefits to zinc oxide ;
Keeps the Skin Cool ; zinc oxide keeps the skin cool and allows it to breathe unlike chemical sun cream which trap UV rays and convert them to heat. It reduces the skins temperature by reflecting the energy and heat of the suns rays away from the skin.
Supports Collagen Production ; The leading cause of premature aging is through sun exposure. Sun damage exposes the skin to free radicals which break down and destroy collagen, a protein that is essential for keeping skin toned, plump and elastic. Zinc serves as a co-factor for collagen production, which means that it activates proteins essential for collagen synthesis. This protein triggers collagen production in order to build and repair connective tissue (like your skin).
Helps treat Acne : Zinc oxide is especially beneficial for those of us with sensitive skin. Zinc oxide can help soothe the inflammation of acne and may reduce sebum production
The Benefits of Mineral Suncare
Broad Spectrum Protection
Mineral sunscreens reflect both UVA and UVB rays from the surface of the skin. UVB rays are responsible for causing redness, sunburn, itchiness and dryness. UVA rays, penetrate more deeply into the skin, and are responsible for premature aging and playing a key role melanoma development.
SunKiss Mineral sun screens are reef friendly; the zinc oxide and titanium dioxide we use are kinder to our delicate coral reefs and help to protect marine life.
Suitable For All Skin Types
Mineral sun creams are non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. They have anti-inflammatory properties which makes them gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin types. They are free of pore-clogging silicones, making them a better option for those prone to acne and blemishes.