The difference between a mineral filter and a chemical filter
There are two types of sunscreen filters: mineral and chemical. Both filters protect the skin from UV radiation. The difference lies in how these filters protect the skin.
A sunscreen with a chemical filter is absorbed by the skin and absorbs the radiation. On the other hand, mineral filters act as a mirror and reflect the UV rays. Since a mineral filter sits on the skin, it doesn't need to be absorbed, providing immediate protection upon application.
There is also a difference in their effects on the skin. Chemical filters are often associated with skin irritation or eczema, while mineral filters are natural and gentler on the skin.
"From a societal standpoint, you should also consider the environmental impact these filters have. Mineral filters are a natural product and do not harm nature, whereas chemical filters do have an impact on the environment. This is evident in studies that examine the effects of chemical filters on coral reefs, for example.’’
For our sun protection, we have used a mineral filter based on non-nano zinc oxide. This means that the sunscreen is not absorbed by the skin or the environment. Furthermore, we have added a special coating based on castor oil so that you can easily apply our sunscreen without a white cast, unlike regular zinc oxide.