Did you know there are two types of sunscreen, physical or chemical? When someone asks me to recommend a good sunscreen I typically ask them which type of sunscreen they prefer and they look at my like I just asked them directions to the moon.
Sunscreen companies and the Skin Cancer Foundation are great at educating the general public on the necessity for sunscreen because of how harmful the suns rays are. But the type of sunscreen you use is the difference between you loving and hating sunscreen. If applying sunscreen is a chore, than maybe you haven't found the right kind.
When you look at a sunscreen label it will always tell you what the Active Ingredient is, and the Active Ingredient determines whether the sunscreen is a physical or a chemical one. I summed up some of the info from skinacea so that you could see the differences between the two types of sunscreen.:
And here's an example of what to look for on sunscreen packaging. Just like for acne products, sunscreens also list the active ingredient.
So, now that you know the differences between the two, here are some great physical sunscreens for your face and body:
|Peter Thomas Roth // CeraVe // Clarins // Josie Maran // Juice Beauty|
Physical Sunscreens for the BODY:
|Dr. Dennis Gross // JASON // The Honest Co. // Sunology // Badger|
Check back tomorrow for my recommendations on chemical sunscreens, and then on Wednesday will be my recommendations for some combined products.