There are lots of reasons to use a mineral sunscreen (i.e. one that uses zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide to physically block UV rays, instead of chemical agents that absorb and filter UV). Mineral formulas are gentler on sensitive skin, considered the safest alternative in the sunscreen toxicity debate, and anti-microbial zinc oxide even has acne-fighting benefits. And today's advanced formulas won't leave a chalky residue we know because we tested them!Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 ($16.99, kissmyface.com) moisturizes skin and rubs in easily thanks to Hydresia, an emollient ingredient derived from safflower seeds.
We love lightweight liquid sunscreens for their weightless texture, and La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid ($33.50, laroche-posay.us) is one of only a handful of mineral fluids weve found. It features the brands signature Cell-Ox Shield antioxidant complex to head off future sun damage. 5 Foods That Give You Better Skin
Aubrey SPF 15 Defense Moisturizer ($22.50, aubrey-organics.com) has a lightweight, moisturizing texture that works beautifully under makeup, and just enough SPF for days when youre spending more time under fluorescent office lights than you are in the sun. 9 Celebs Who Look Better Without The Tan
Previse SunSheer SuperChill Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($36, previsecare.com) imparts a subtle cooling sensation on skin with its soothing botanical ingredients. Its aromatherapeutic grapefruit scent is a refreshing upgrade from your usual sunscreen smell. 10 Steps To Summer-Ready Legs