Switch to Clean, Mineral Sunscreen
In the world of clean mineral sunscreens, those made with zinc or titanium dioxide to reflect and block UVA and UVB rays from the skin’s surface, it has never been easier to make them look natural on your complexion.
In the past, chemical sunscreens were a popular choice to protect skin from UVA/UVB rays due to their ability to blend in easily. However, these products often contain harsh chemicals and endocrine disruptors that can be irritating for many people with sensitive skin. Fortunately, clean beauty has emerged as a better alternative for those seeking effective all-mineral based sunscreen without an uncomfortable white cast or sticky texture. Formulating broad spectrum SPF 30+ protection without any of these issues proved difficult at first–but now you can get powerful protection while still looking natural.
Our collection of clean sunscreens has been refined to a select few that meet our safety standards while also stylistically pleasing. Advanced dispersions with micro and uniform particles, improved coating tech for transparency, lightening agents for textures, sweat and water-resistant film formers and SPF boosters were all integral in creating the eight luxurious creams we offer today. Continue reading below to learn more about their unique properties.
Reasons for Rejecting Chemical Sunscreens
Chemical sunscreens contain a mixture of toxins like oxybenzone, octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate), homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene and avobenzone that can be dangerous. These endocrine disruptors are frightening because they imitate our natural hormones and have the potential to interfere with everything from metabolism to reproductive systems – even in small doses. This makes them particularly hazardous for children whose bodies are still growing rapidly.
What to Look For:
When shopping for sunscreens, always look out for the active ingredients – zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Be cautious of labels such as ‘mineral-based’ as this often refers to a combination of chemical sunscreen mixed with either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. For your peace of mind, all goop shop sunscreens are mineral-only.
Water Resistance: The efficacy of all sunscreens is classified based on a 40 or 80-minute test. If this protection isn’t explicitly labeled, then there’s a high chance that sweating and even water will make it ineffective. Make sure to double check each product for its waterproof capabilities.
The importance of broad-spectrum sunscreen cannot be overstated. It is essential for blocking both UVA and UVB rays, which all the sunscreens in goop’s shop provide. The safety that comes with this type of protection makes it an absolute must-have!
8 Clean SPF Options:
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
Obagi Medical Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50
100% Pure Green Tea SPF 30
Odacite SPF 50 Sheer Sunscreen Mineral Drops
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 – Tinted
Dermstore Collection Daily Mineral Sunscreen Sheer Tint SPF 40
ILIA C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40
MARA Algae + Zinc Sea Kale Sunscreen Serum