Many of us have seen cosmetic labels describing themselves as mineral–a relatively new transformation in the creation of beauty and skincare products.
Yet most of us don’t entirely comprehend what “mineral” entails, beyond the notion that some component of the product is manufactured out of minerals.
Part of our mission at MDSolarSciences™ is to inform our customers about the science behind our mineral sunscreens–delving deep into our mineral traits as well as what differentiates us from other sunscreens.
Titanium dioxide (also known as “titania”) and zinc oxide (or “zincite”) are our two active (effective) ingredients in our sunscreens. Both natural minerals, they occur from the oxidization of those particular metals (titanium and zinc). Like all minerals, they are mined, extracted and made pure for fusion into products (for example, the mineral makeup you see at the drugstore as well as all MDSolarSciences™ mineral sunscreens).
Natural minerals such as these are non-oily. Since we refrain from integrating preservatives, greasy, pore-clogging lubricants, as well as fragrances and other chemical actives, our mineral sunscreens sustain their natural characteristics. All of these factors combined give our products their appeal—soft application, weightless yet moisturizing, and easy absorption. They are safe enough to use on those of us with acne, rosacea and other skin sensitivities.
The sun-shielding benefits of MDSolarSciences™ mineral sunscreens are also remarkably strategic: zinc oxide is the only broad spectrum UVA and UVB reflector. Thus, applying MDSolarSciences™ sunscreen will reflect these harmful rays off your skin. Titanium dioxide provides robust UV-light absorbing abilities. Combined together in our sunscreens, these agents provide the safest and most effective protection from the sun. Other sunscreens may be full of abrasive ingredients and harsh chemical additives, and may fail to provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays.