Mineral vs Non-Mineral Moisturizer - Which One Is For You?

Mineral vs Non-Mineral Moisturizer - Which One Is For You?

The star of Sun Bum's new skincare line is definitely the Daily Sunscreen Moisturizer. The best part is that there are two kinds available  - Mineral and Non-Mineral! 


Esthetician Dana Murray, helps us figure out which daily sunscreen moisturizer might be best for your skin.  She says "Regardless of whether it’s Mineral or Non-Mineral, choosing a daily moisturizer with SPF is vital for helping keep skin protected from the dangers of skin cancer and premature skin aging. It also helps combine two important skin care steps into one by providing our skin with daily hydration along with Broad Spectrum protection. Choosing the best option varies for everyone!"



 Mineral sunscreens use physical active ingredients (Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide) to create a sunscreen barrier on the skin that blocks UV rays by absorbing and reflecting them away from the skin (absorbs approx ~90%+ of UV rays, reflects ~5%+).

Mineral sunscreens tend to be best for sensitive types since it doesn't fully absorb into the skin.

Sun Bum's Daily Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 is fragrance-free and has a tint made with all skin tones in mind to help to minimize any ghosting on the skin. The formula contains an antioxidant-rich blend including Banana extract, Wild Rosella extract and Niacinamide, which are known to help protect against daily skin stressors, like blue light and free radicals. 



 Non-Mineral (also called “synthetic”) sunscreens use non-physical active ingredients (Homosalate, Octocrylene, Octisalate, Avobenzone) to absorb UV rays by converting them into heat and sending them right back out to where they came from (absorbs approx ~95%+ of UV rays).

Since non-mineral sunscreens don't contain any mineral ingredients, they rub into the skin easily and rub in clear. This can make them an excellent option for all different skin tones. Non-mineral options are also known to be lightweight and non-greasy.


Sun Bum's Daily Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 is a dream to apply, smells like summer®, and helps keep skin hydrated, nourished and refreshed for up to 24 hours.



Dana says "As an esthetician, I am asked this question quite often, and my answer is that the best sunscreen is the one you enjoy wearing, because it really comes down to personal preference. Just make sure you are wearing Broad Spectrum protection daily!" 



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