The Sun Never Felt
Get the Glow You Deserve: Discovering the Best Mineral Sunscreens for Darker Skin Tones
Thankfully, mineral sunscreen (also referred to as physical sunscreen) has been improved and now blends seamlessly into all skin tones. What used to be an unappealing white cast that we had to endure for safe protection is no longer a compromise.
Mineral sunscreens offer the highest level of shielding from potential carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and skin irritants while also providing natural coverage without sacrificing color accuracy or beauty.
After what felt like an eternity, I knew the beauty industry would eventually acknowledge and cater to the needs of those with darker skin tones. This is why I sought out a mineral formula that was both safe for consumers and coral reefs alike; innovation had finally arrived!
Enjoy a worry-free day in the sun knowing that you’re covered
Mineral sunscreen, the preferred choice in clean circles, is made with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or both. These should be the only active ingredients listed on the product label; anything else indicates that it’s not an all-natural formula.
Mineral sunscreens act as a physical barrier against harsh UVA and UVB rays and have been hard to apply for darker skin tones until recently – however modern advancements in encapsulating techniques have allowed for smoother textures which are easier to blend into any complexion!
Perfect for everyday use
Besides these spectacular advancements, some of the most excellent mineral sunscreens for dark skin tones have a slight tint to them. This ensures that there is never any residue left behind on your skin regardless of whether it is fair or deep in tone. Furthermore, with its touch of pigment you will notice an instant blurring and smoothing effect softening any imperfections present! The tint makes applying mineral sunscreen much easier no matter what skin tone you possess.
Does melanin provide darker skin with a protective shield?
While melanin does aid in protection, it is still essential for people with dark skin tones to use sunscreen. Not only does it safeguard against sun damage that leads to premature wrinkles and fine lines, but also one of the most effective methods of protecting versus skin cancer—which can be more fatal among individuals of color than White demographics.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, when skin cancer is diagnosed in people with darker complexions, it usually occurs at a later stage.
We prioritize health and safety, so that’s why we steer clear of chemical sunscreens.
While none of the chemical sunscreen ingredients meet 100% Pure’s ingredient criteria, some of them are particularly concerning. Oxybenzone, avobenzone and homosalate have been deemed as hormone disruptors by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). As further evidence to this claim, four studies from 2020 indicate that oxybenzone can cause disruption in endocrine-related activities which may increase chances of breast cancer and endometriosis.
Chemical-based sunscreens manufacturers have argued that “the amount makes the toxin,” but endocrine disruptors are destructive – there’s no known safe dose – and even minimal amounts can play havoc with our reproductive system, metabolism, and more.
Mineral sunscreen, on the other hand, is a much safer choice and provides excellent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Not only this but it also contains skin-friendly ingredients such as zinc oxide which has been proven to help soothe the skin – even diaper creams use this active ingredient.
So when you apply mineral sunscreen from our 100%Pure shop range to your face, you can rest assured that not only are you being shielded from harmful rays but that your skin will be feeling replenished too.
Get Skin Protection with Vitamin C!
Vitamin C can not only lighten, soften and intensify your glow; it also safeguards skin from sun damage by acting as a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals.
This potent powder makes for an extraordinary topical vitamin C treatment – simply sprinkle on the palm of your hand with a few drops of water or mix in serum, lotion or mineral sunscreen to activate its effects! With this little trick up your sleeve you’ll be sure to have youthful looking skin all year round.