Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunscreen's part 2, a chemical romance

So now that we've covered the differences between physical and chemical sunscreens, and I've given you the physical recommendations, it's time to get chemical.

Here's a chemical sunscreen label and what to look for- it's not uncommon to see multiple chemical sunscreen ingredients together on a label:

Here are some recommendations for face and body.

Chemical Sunscreens for the FACE:
Algenist // La Roche Posay // Lancome // Neutrogena // Supergoop

Chemical Sunscreens for the BODY:
Shiseido // L'Oreal // SkinCeuticals // Sun Bum // Neutrogena
Chemical sunscreens are fantastic because they're lightweight, translucent and great for everyday. Also, most brands use chemical sunscreens in the spray/mist formulations which makes the application process a breeze. And pretty much anytime you see sunscreen in a makeup, you can pretty much guarantee it's a chemical sunscreen. Cosmetic companies do this because a chemical sunscreen won't change the texture or color of the product.

So, now that I've shown you the physical vs. chemical, there's a hybrid sunscreen that combines physical AND chemical sun protection in one... stay tuned for tomorrow!

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