All about Zinc

Maybe know that zinc oxide is part of the formulas of all our range of sun protection face It is body, but maybe you still don't know all about him? This one mineral It is highly effective to protect the skin against UVA and UVB sunlight and still brings Skin Benefits, especially for the most sensitive or with acne trend. This post has everything you need to know about zinc oxide!

Mineral sunscreens vs. Chemicals

Zinc oxide offers mineral sun protection as opposed to chemical sun protection, usually with ingredients such as oxybenzone, avobenzone and octinoxate. What do you differ? Mineral formulas act as a filter on the surface of the skin, capable of blocking sunlight and preventing them from being absorbed. Already Chemical formulas transform solar radiation after skin absorption. 

Although the sun protection offered by chemical formulas is effective, There is evidence that mineral protection is more beneficial because it prevents sunlight from being absorbed by the skin, all. In addition, active ingredients in chemical formulas are Suspected of irritating the skin, unbalances the hormonal system and polluting marine ecosystems. Although chemical sunscreens have a more appealing texture - since they are absorbed by the skin, they are designed to have a less thick texture - they also contain extra ingredients to happen, such as preservatives, colorants and synthetic fragrances, sometimes with effects adverse on the skin.

Benefits of Mineral Sun Protection

Suitable for sensitive skin: Zinc oxide, besides being well tolerated by more reactive skin, has the advantage of having a anti-inflammatory and soothing action.

Suitable for the skin with acne: By the anti-inflammatory and non-comedogenic action of zinc oxide, mineral sunscreens protect acneic skin, without blocking the pores or irritating the skin, and may even help relieve inflammation.

Immediate Effect: Although it is always beneficial to apply sunscreen before sun exposure, the truth is that if you forget, the dangers are smaller. As Mineral filters create a physical blockade, the action is immediate - Unlike chemicals, which should be applied at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Most appropriate for children: The little ones have even more sensitive skin than adults and mineral protectors are perfect for them - do not irritate the skin, create a physical barrier anticipated sun rays and act immediately after being applied. We have a special line of solar protectors for children, reinforced with other botanical actives, for even greater skin protection and regeneration. 

Biodeghabile and sustainable: In addition to zinc oxide, a natural mineral, our solar protectors have other natural ingredients, such as cocoa and cupuaçu butters and soothing plant extracts. They are, therefore, 100% biodegradable and safe for the marine ecosystem without any kind of polluting ingredient. 


But… what about the texture?

It is common to have the idea that a mineral sunscreen will have a pasty texture and leave white marks on the skin. Is not true! We have been improving sunscreen formulas and actually has different formats, so that they can choose the one that best fits you.

To apply in face, if you prefer something with a more liquid texture, We advise the be a Puro Sol + Zinc. Another super practical option is the sunscreens in stick, what Melt in contact with the skin, being easy to spread. For the body, in addition to being able to use the sticks, you can choose to canned sunscreen, Easy to spread and without interfering with the texture or skin completion.

Whatever your choice, remember to reapply the protector after going to the water, to sweat or two hours. The sun is wonderful for us, but it should always protect the skin in the hottest times, being shadowed and using t-shirt and hat. Get ready for a beautiful and healthy tan this summer!