What's the difference between the Invisible Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ and the Mineral Mattifying Sunscreen SPF50+?
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.
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.
What’s the difference between a chemical sunscreen 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.
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.