8 Sun Safe Items

Sunscreen

Mineral-Based Sunscreen

When it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, it only makes sense that the sunscreen you use shouldn’t be worse than the sun exposure you’re trying to protect it from. That’s why at UV Skinz®, we’ve stocked our virtual shelves with safe and effective mineral-based sunscreens you can feel confident putting on you and your family’s skin.

We carry the tried and true mineral sunscreen for face and body from industry-leading clean, cruelty-free companies like MDSolarSciences and CoTZ. Choose from non-greasy natural and mineral-based sunscreens for kids, active lifestyle sunscreens, face and lip sunscreens, sunscreen sprays and sticks, and even tinted sunscreen for that gorgeous sunny glow without the nasty skin damage.

Many sunscreens are even gentle enough for children ages six months and up, making it easy to use a mineral-based sunscreen the whole family can safely wear. Shop our mineral sunscreens and Sun Accessories today for the best protection from the sun this summer!

Body Spray & Sport Mineral Sunscreens

For a lightweight, non-greasy, fast-drying sunscreen, look no further than MDSolarSciences SPF 40 Quick Dry Body Spray. Not only will you enjoy excellent UVA & UVB protection, but anti-aging benefits from antioxidant-rich vitamin C and Phyllanthus Emblica fruit extract. This non-aerosol spray mineral sunscreen is water-resistant (up to 80 minutes), making it an excellent choice for outdoor physical activities like swimming, hiking, and jogging.

If you prefer a durable lotion sunscreen over a spray application, we’ve got just the thing. The CoTZ SPF 45 Sport Sunscreen is a non-tinted, water-resistant, mineral-based sunscreen best for athletes in outdoor environments. This mineral sunscreen spreads quickly and virtually disappears on any skin tone. Wear this active sunscreen for up to 30 minutes before reapplication.

Mineral Sunscreen for Face & Lips

From mineral sunscreen sticks, tinted hydrating lip balms, and tinted sunscreen creams, UV Skinz® has the mineral sunscreen for face and lips you’ll drool over.

The MDSolarSciences SPF 30+ Tinted Sunscreen for Face provides a natural tint for a fresh and glowing face, all while providing your skin with potent anti-aging antioxidants and water-resistant capabilities.

Give your lips the VIP treatment with MDSolarSciences Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, a moisture-rich broad-spectrum tinted sunscreen offering the perfect amount of tint and gloss for lips as gorgeous as they are protected.

Want the best of both worlds? Then the MDSolarSciences SPF 40+ Mineral Stick for Face and Lips won’t disappoint! This non-whitening, easy to apply mineral sunscreen stick is non-tinted and will make the job of applying sunscreen to your lips and face easy. More importantly, it won’t clog your pores, run into your eyes, or easily wash off in the water. It also has all the antioxidant-rich ingredients you need for healthier-looking skin! Get the same Face & Lip Sunscreen for kids with the MDSolarSciences SPF 40+ Mineral KidStick!

CoTZ SPF 40+ Face Prime and Protect Tinted Sunscreen is another mineral sunscreen option, offering the broad-spectrum SPF 40 protection you want with the anti-aging protection you need for flawless-looking skin. CoTZ sunscreens are free of chemical UV blockers, oils, and fragrances, making it the best sunscreen for even the most sensitive skin.

Mineral Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin

Don’t let the fear of sunscreen ingredients ruin your day in the sun! CoTZ sunscreens are free of chemical UV blockers, oils, and fragrances, making it the best sunscreen for even the most sensitive skin.

For instance, the CoTZ Non-Tinted SPF 40+ Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, which is made with an extra-gentle natural mineral complex to soothe easily irritated skin for an even more enjoyable time out in the sun.

Want a tinted sunscreen perfect for sensitive skin? The CoTZ SPF 40+ Face Prime and Protect Tinted Sunscreen is it! This mineral-based sunscreen offers the broad-spectrum SPF 40 protection you want with the anti-aging protection you need for flawless-looking skin.

Shop today for the mineral sunscreen you’ll feel confident protecting your family with. While shopping for the best sunscreens for face, body, and lips, add even more sun protection with UV Skinz® incredible selection of sun hats and rashguards the whole family will love!

Mineral Sunscreen FAQ

1. What is mineral sunscreen?

Mineral sunscreen is formulated using active ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to prevent a certain amount of UVA and UVB rays from reaching the skin. A mineral sunscreen with both of these active minerals will likely be listed as “broad spectrum.” You can purchase mineral sunscreen for face, lip sunscreen, mineral-based sunscreen for body, and tinted sunscreen for face and lips.

2. Is mineral or chemical sunscreen better?

Based on skin sensitivity, potential health problems, and function, mineral sunscreen is better for you than chemical sunscreen. Mineral-based sunscreen features minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as active ingredients. These minerals sit on top of the skin, deflecting the sun’s harmful rays from reaching your skin. Conversely, chemical sunscreen ingredients can lead to skin irritations and potential health problems since the chemicals must be absorbed into the skin in order to then absorb the sun’s rays.

3. Why is mineral sunscreen better?

Mineral-based sunscreen uses minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the active, UV blocking ingredients. These minerals sit on top of the skin, deflecting the sun’s harmful rays away from the skin. Mineral sunscreen is less likely to irritate sensitive or acne-prone skin and protects the skin immediately after application. This differs from chemical sunscreen, which more often irritates sensitive skin and must be absorbed by the skin about 10-15 minutes before sun exposure.

4. Does mineral sunscreen work?

Yes. When zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both present in a mineral sunscreen and it is applied as recommended, mineral sunscreen effectively blocks UVA and UVB rays from ever penetrating the skin. As the sun rays “bounce off” of the sunscreen molecules, these molecules can break down and not be as effective as time passes. For best results, apply mineral sunscreen every two hours.

5. Is mineral sunscreen reef safe?

Not all mineral sunscreens are reef-safe. To tell if your mineral sunscreen for face, lips, or body is reef-safe, check the active ingredients to ensure your mineral sunscreen active ingredients are micro-sized. You will want to avoid nanoparticles, as they can be toxic to reef life in high concentrations. It is also recommended to use a lotion sunscreen instead of a spray or misting sunscreen when possible, as they should not be inhaled.

6. Does mineral sunscreen prevent tanning?

Not completely. No chemical or mineral-based sunscreen can effectively block 100 percent of the sun’s rays, which means there is always a chance for your skin to darken from sun exposure. However, it should be noted that no amount of deliberate tanning is safe. We recommend using a tinted sunscreen for face that can offer sun protection while adding desired sun-kissed color to your skin.

7. Does sunscreen block all UV rays?

When zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both present in a mineral sunscreen and it is applied as recommended, mineral sunscreen effectively blocks UVA and UVB rays from ever penetrating the skin, but not all of them. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher can block 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. A mineral sunscreen with only zinc oxide will only protect against UVA rays, and titanium dioxide helps prevent UVB ray absorption. No chemical or mineral sunscreen can block 100 percent of the sun’s UVB rays, which is why sun-safe clothing is a necessary measure to further protect the skin.