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Every Question You've Got About Our New Sunscreens, Answered

So, the secret is finally out ... our most-requested product is finally here!

They're sunscreens you'll actually want to wear, come rain, hail or shine. 

No greasy finish. No stickiness. No white cast.

They protect skin again UV damage, prevent sun-induced skin aging and perfect skin tone and texture.

Delivering UVA/UVB broad spectrum, gold standard SPF50+ protection, the lightweight formulas are enriched with skin-boosting ingredients - think vegan collagen and vitamin C-rich kakadu plum - to hydrate and nourish your skin, while keeping you sun-protected all day long.

Got a burning question about our sunscreens? About SPF in general? We tackle some of your curly questions below. 

If your query isn't answered here, DM us on Instagram or email our customer service team at info@mcobeauty.com.au.

Why create a sunscreen?

Because you guys asked for it! Sunscreen is by far our most-requested product.

We received hundreds of DMs a day asking us to create an SPF and it's something our customers always ask for - so it was a no-brainer!

Why do I need a sunscreen in my routine?

Wearing an SPF every day of the year - yes, even when it's rainy or cloudy - is the single best thing you can do for your skin.

Aside from protecting your skin against the very real risk of skin cancers (Australia has some of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world), the sun is also the biggest cause of ageing.

Fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and sun spots can all be reduced by wearing sunscreen everyday. 

Ok fine, you've convinced me. So what's the difference between the Invisible Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ and the Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF50+?

Our Invisible Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ is a chemical sunscreen with a lightweight, invisible finish and a hydrating formula that’s boosted with vegan collagen to plump and firm skin.

Our Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF50+ is a mineral/physical, zinc-based SPF with a mattifying finish that controls oil and shine. The skin-perfecting formula is boosted with vitamin C-rich kakadu plum to brighten and plump.

What's the difference between a chemical and a physical sunscreen?

A physical sunscreen contains physical/mineral sun blockers, like zinc, that create a physical barrier between your skin and the sun. Physical sunscreens reflect some UVA and UVB rays off the skin, while absorbing others, just like a chemical sunscreen. Sensitive skin types often prefer physical sunscreens, especially if they are prone to irritation. The inclusion of zinc often creates a thicker formula with a more mattifying finish.

Our Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF50+ is a physical sunscreen.

A chemical sunscreen contains chemical compounds that absorb the sun’s UVA and UVB rays like a sponge, converting them into heat before they hit the skin’s dermis layer, therefore preventing UV rays from damaging the skin. They usually feature a thin, easily absorbed texture that layers beautifully with other skincare products and under makeup. 

Our Invisible Facial Sunscreen SF50+ is a chemical sunscreen.

So which sunscreen is right for me?

Both our Invisible Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ and Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF50+ offer broad spectrum sun protection, so it all depends on your skin type and what product texture and formula finish you personally prefer! 

Our Invisible Facial Sunscreen SF50+ is great for all skin types, especially if you love hydrating yet lightweight formulas. It’s great under makeup and melts into the skin seamlessly. 

Sensitive, oily or reactive skin types might prefer our Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF50+, as the physical zinc-based, fragrance-free formula soothes sensitive skin.

Still got questions? Shoot us a DM us on Instagram or email our customer service team at info@mcobeauty.com.au and we'll get back to you ASAP!