Whether you’ve smelt the pungent chemicals first-hand in an overcrowded beach bathroom, or you’ve just caught wind of the rumors surrounding spray sunscreen, the dangers of aerosol spray are finally starting to get the attention they deserve. It might seem counter-intuitive; if you’re applying spray sunscreen to protect your skin, how can it simultaneously be dangerous?Continue reading »
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What’s the Difference Between Physical and Chemical Sunscreen?
Physical sunscreens, also known as physical blockers, contain natural active minerals that deflect the sun’s UV rays away from skin. Chemical sunscreens, or chemical absorbers, contain chemicals like oxybenzone, octionoxate, octisalate, and avobenzone. These chemicals absorb UV rays and convert them into heat, finally releasing the heat from the skin.
Physical Sunscreen Ingredients
Both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide can be used in physical sunscreen ingredients. Zinc oxide mineral sunscreen is the only sunscreen recommended by the FDA for babies, and titanium dioxide mineral sunscreen protects your complexion while giving it a smooth finish. Our powder physical sunscreen for face contains active minerals to deflect UV rays.
Which Is Better for My Skin?
If you have sensitive skin, chemical sunscreen may cause irritation. The ingredients in these sunscreens can result in discoloration, itching, burning, blistering, and hormone disruption. Chemical sunscreen lotions can also clog pores and cause acne—especially if you have an already sensitive complexion. In contrast, physical sunscreens, like mineral-based sunblock powder, contain organic ingredients that don’t harm or irritate skin. Oil-free powder sunscreens are also non-comedogenic, meaning they don’t clog pores. Whether or not you have sensitive skin, there’s no denying that sun protection is an important part of daily skincare. Our non-comedogenic physical sunscreen is a convenient way to incorporate SPF into your makeup routine, without the irritation or greasiness of conventional sunscreens.
Does Colorescience Offer Physical Sunscreen?
Yes! Colorescience offers natural mineral cosmetics with SPF that shield skin from UV rays. Our Loose Mineral Foundation Brush SPF 20 and Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 are easy to store for on-the-go application. Whether you have sensitive, oily, or dry skin, physical face sunscreen offers sun protection without irritation. Our SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ BRUSH-ON SHIELD is the best face powder for sensitive skin— and the best part? It contains 50 SPF to protect your delicate complexion— fitting sun protection easily into your daily makeup routine! If you’re looking for a foundation or a water-based face primer that provides protection from the sun, Colorescience has you covered. Our biodegradable physical sunscreen minimizes the appearance of pores, evens out skin tone, and provides a flawless finish that lasts all day. Want to see if Colorescience cosmetics are right for you? Check out our mineral makeup free samples to try something new!
Best Mineral Foundation out there!!!I have Rosacea and very sensitive skin. This foundation covers my redness perfectly and leaves my skin looking and feeling velvety soft with a glowing finish! I have tried other mineral foundations but this is THE BEST!!!
Excellent for my sensitive skinI have to be very careful when choosing beauty products. Many do more harm than good. I'm so happy to say yours is by far the very best without any unwanted side effects. My skin not only feels clean, soft, and healthy but it looks that way as well. This product is also easily trasportable because of its powder form which allows me to carry it in my on-board luggage when flying rather than having to worry about checking a bag because of a "liquid. " Thank you for thinking of everything!
Best Physical mineral sunscreen SPF50!I purchased a multi-pack Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 and have been using it daily for 5 months and I love it! I just placed a second order! I have a very sensitive skin and out of all mineral SPF 50 sunscreen I've used in the past (and I've tried many different brands), this is the BEST! It's gentle yet very effective for sun protection. It feels light and doesn't make my skin look greasy. I use under makeup, over makeup, and by itself. Can't live without it! I highly recommend it!
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We know it can be tricky figuring out how much of each product you’re supposed to apply and in what order, especially when it comes to your SPF. You want to ensure that you’re adequately covered, as well as gaining all of the skin care benefits from your products. We’ve put together this helpful cheat sheet for our top Colorescience® products.Continue reading »