Chemical sunscreens can be irritating, especially for those with sensitive skin. This is because chemical sunscreen works by creating chemical reactions on your face. Chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays, by changing their chemical structure to protect the skin. Additionally, you must reapply chemical sunscreen every two hours, as the chemicals oxidize and defect the sun.
In contrast, mineral sunscreen is very gentle, and much more effective for sensitive skin, since there is also no chemical reaction on your face. The active ingredients in mineral sunscreen are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which create a physical shield which helps reflect UV light, in a sense providing a separation between your skin and the sun. Additionally, mineral sunscreen lasts significantly longer, eliminating the need for constant reapplication, though we always encourage this.
Musely's The Day Cream is a mineral sunscreen that is more affordable than most mineral sunscreens out there and highly recommended by our team of dermatologists.