Unfortunately, spring isn't here yet, but the sun will soon unfold its magical powers to give us a good mood and lots of vitamin D. That's why we in the northern hemisphere look forward to the spring and summer months so much.

But unfortunately the sun also has its disadvantages, such as the harmful UVB rays that can cause sunburn and, in the worst case, skin cancer. That's why it's important to protect our skin and the best ally for this is sunscreen.

In this article we will explain to you why sunscreen is an absolute must-have in skin care and why your skin absolutely needs it. We will also explain the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreen.

And here's a little heads up - we're not big fans of chemical sunscreen :)

Why? Let's explain!

What is the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreen?

The main difference between these two products lies in their ingredients, their effects and their protective mechanism.

The ingredients:

Mineral sunscreens use natural mineral filters such as zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. These ingredients are permitted in certified cosmetics and skin care products. For example, a product with SPF30 contains zinc oxide. These ingredients reflect and protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Synthetic sunscreens, on the other hand, contain chemical compounds that are produced in the laboratory. Their ingredient list can be complex and difficult to understand, but they serve the purpose of protecting the skin from the sun.

How it works:

Mineral sunscreen forms a protective barrier that blocks sunlight from the skin. It protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, converts sunlight into heat as it is absorbed by the skin. This can be potentially irritating and is less suitable for sensitive skin. Depending on the product, chemical sunscreen protects against either UVA or UVB rays.

The protective mechanism for synthetic sunscreen is chemical, while for mineral sunscreen it is physical.

How long does the sun protection last?

Mineral sunscreen provides long-lasting protection as long as it remains on the skin. Chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, breaks down when exposed to sunlight and must be reapplied every two hours.

SPF 30 offers a high level of protection because it reflects UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays accelerate skin aging and cause wrinkles, while UVB rays cause sunburn.

Zinc oxide is the key ingredient that protects the skin and forms a protective barrier. It can brighten the skin as this raw material is white, but the light tint in our Sun Guard SPF 30 Face with Tint helps to match it to the skin tone.

Our Face Sun Guard SPF 30 with Tint was developed with mineral filters, and it was a challenge to create a formula that applied comfortably and didn't leave a white residue. It took us a while to find the right formula!

This product is ideal for anyone who enjoys spending time in the sun, being active or sitting outside at a sunny table in the cafe. SPF 30 is also great for sensitive skin! Our sun guard also provides moisture as it contains omega-rich sea buckthorn and hyaluronic acid as additional active ingredients.

How to combine and apply:

Apply a care product of your choice as a base before Sun Guard SPF 30 Face with Tint. For additional protection, our (new) Vitamin C Serum can be applied to the skin. Vitamin C helps minimize free radical damage and protects the skin from pollution and other environmental factors.

At the end of the day, especially on vacation or during increased sun exposure (weekends, outdoor sports, etc.), our (new) Ginko Biloba Boost can be useful. Simply add to your usual skin care routine, a few drops are enough to provide an extra dose of skin repair and regeneration!