Both sunscreens and sunblocks protect you from UV rays, but in different ways. Regardless of which you choose, it is important to apply SPF 30 to exposed skin on a daily basis year-round. A daily sunscreen serum
can make that easy.
A chemical sunscreen, presented both in lotion and spray forms, protects skin from UV rays by absorbing into the skin, absorbing UV rays and converting them into heat, which is then released from the body.
Chemical sunscreens can contain ingredients that have been linked to hormone-disruption and cancer, which is why we prefer physical sunscreens, or sunblocks. All chemical sunscreens must be cleared by the FDA.
Also called a mineral sunscreen, it blocks UV rays from the skin. They are made with active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, which are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA, requiring no testing.
While either ingredient can protect you from both UV rays, zinc oxide has been recognized to cover a broader range of the spectrum. The ideal mineral sunscreen for the face
offers SPF 30 protection, blue light protection, Vitamin C to fight damaging free radicals from UV rays and other environmental factors, as well as other nourishing ingredients.