Time to re-think zinc?
Remember plastering your nose with fluoro zinc sunscreen when you were a kid? Or seeing it caked on the nose of a professional sportsperson? Thankfully we’ve come a long way since then. Many of today’s zinc formulas are a lot easier to apply without having sacrificed their unique ability to keep you and the kids exceptionally safe in the sun.
What makes zinc sunscreen so different?
Standard sunscreens use chemical filters to absorb harmful UV rays once they reach the skin, turning them into infrared rays instead. Zinc formulas work differently. They use a more natural protective shield – mineral zinc oxide. It provides a physical barrier against the sun, reflecting both UVB and deeper penetrating UVA rays before they can be absorbed. Hi tech zinc formulas like those developed by Invisible Zinc have managed to micronize their zinc oxide to the point it’s practically invisible once applied. The other good thing about using a sunscreen that contains just one naturally derived active ingredient? It’s suitable for sensitive skin – perfect for a family needing a super effective sunscreen without looking like an Australian cricket team in the process…….