All About Zinc

You may already know that zinc oxide is part of the formulations of our entire sun protection range for face e bodybut maybe you don't know everything about it yet? This mineral é highly effective in protecting the skin against UVA and UVB sun rays and also provides benefits to the skinespecially for the most sensitive or acne-prone skin. This post has everything you need to know about zinc oxide!

Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreens

Zinc oxide offers mineral sun protection, as opposed to chemical sun protection, usually with ingredients like oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octinoxate. How do they differ? Mineral formulas act as a filter on the surface of the skin, able to block sun rays and prevent them from being absorbed. On the other hand chemical formulas transform solar radiations after absorption by the skin.

Although the sun protection offered by chemical formulas is effective, there is evidence that mineral protection is more beneficial, as it prevents the sun's rays from being absorbed into the skinat all. In addition, the active ingredients in the chemical formulas are suspected of irritating the skin, upsetting 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 make this happen, such as synthetic preservatives, colorants and fragrances, sometimes with adverse effects on the skin.

Benefits of Mineral Sun Protection

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

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

Immediate effect: While it is always beneficial to apply sunscreen before sun exposure, the truth is that if you forget, the dangers are lessened. How to mineral filters create a physical block, the action is immediate - unlike chemical filters, which must be applied at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.

More appropriate for children: Little ones have even more sensitive skin than adults, and mineral sunscreens are perfect for them - they do not irritate the skin, create a physical barrier against the sun's rays and work immediately after application. We have a special line of sunscreens for childrenreinforced with other botanical actives, for even greater skin protection and regeneration.

Biodegradable and sustainable: In addition to zinc oxide, a natural mineral, our sunscreens contain 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 ingredients.


But... what about the texture?

There is a common idea that a mineral sunscreen will have a pasty texture and leave white marks on the skin. Not true! We have been improving the sun protection formulas and, in fact, it even has different formats, so you can choose the one that suits you best.

To apply on face, if you prefer something with a more liquid texture, we recommend serum Puro Sol + Zinc serum. Another super practical option are the stick sunscreensthat melt on contact with the skin and are easy to spread. For the body, besides the sticks, you can also use the canned sunscreen, easy to spread and without interfering with the texture or complexion of the skin.

Whatever you choose, remember to reapply after going in the water, after perspiring, or after two hours. The sun is wonderful for us, but you should always protect your skin during the hottest hours by staying in the shade and wearing a t-shirt and hat. Get ready for a beautiful and healthy tan this summer!