Chemical vs Physical Sun protection: The Facts | BodyCo

by Andrea Young

Let's chat about choosing a sun protection. As you probably know, we at BodyCo are obsessed with the ingredients we use in our skin care. We focus on choosing natural, premium- quality, effective ingredients. That is why we have released our own Physical Sun Protection products - the Daily Moisturiser & Tinted Moisturiser.

There is a lot of information going around at the moment about Chemical vs Physical Sun Blockers, so we are here to break it down for you. 

 CHEMICAL PHYSICAL
  • Can reach SPF50+
  • The way they work: they are absorbed into the skin and create a 'barrier' under the epidermis to block out the sun. 
  • Comes from ingredients such as: avobenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, oxybenzone or homosalate. 
  • Can often have that 'bluey' undertone.
  • These ingredients can be hormone disruptors (the packaging of the ingredients usually say 'not suitable when pregnant')
  • These toxic ingredients can contribute to the skin's signs of ageing. 
  • Can reach SPF30+
  • The way they work: sits on top of the skin, creating barrier, blocking the UV rays from getting into the skin by reflecting the light.
  • Comes from ingredients such as: zinc oxide. 
  • Can feel 'lighter' on the skin
  • These ingredients come from NATURAL sources.
  • Non-toxic
  • Won't irritate sensitive or blemish-prone skin.

 

As mentioned above, the ingredients we use in our products are natural, premium- quality and effective. There is no question why we use zinc oxide in our Daily Moisturiser.

Another bonus is that the texture of the product is creamy and luxurious, with added benefits of;

  • Pro-Vitamin B5: aides in healthy cellular regeneration while moisturising
  • Niacinamide: improves skin immunity and protects against sun damage
  • Hyaluronic Acid: increases the skins moisture levels and visibly reduces the signs of ageing
  • Golden Jojoba Oil: rich in antioxidants and Omega's that help promote collagen production and skin nourishment
  • Zinc Oxide: considered the best, natural physical sun-blocker.

Find out more benefits of our Daily Moisturiser & Tinted Moisturiser here.

Sun protection is an essential part of your skin care routine. Always apply products to a clean skin. The best part about our products is that you can either use it as the final step of your skin care routine (after a targeted face serum or face oil) OR, you can use them as your serum (as they have hydrating, anti-ageing & anti-inflammatory properties). 

Much love,

The BodyCo Team xx

 

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