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Sunscreen's Chemical or Physical??

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Physical or Chemical???


Physical sunscreens contain Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which physically block and deflect the sun’s rays protect the skin.

Chemical sunscreens absorb the sun’s rays and protect the skin. Chemical sunscreens can contain Octylcrylene, Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Octisalate, Oxybenzone, Homosalate, Helioplex, 4-MBC, Mexoryl SX and XL, Tinosob S and M, Uvinul T 150 and Uvinul A plus.

In terms of ingredients a physical sunscreen is generally more stable than the ingredients of a chemical.

What does this mean in terms of skin, Titanium Dioxide can be problematic for some people prone to break outs. Zinc oxide is generally good for sensitive skins, it is the main ingredient in Nappy rash creams.

Chemical filters tend to be more irritating to the skin and eyes and can result in allergic reactions.

Physical sunscreen containing Zinc oxide ingredients can protect you from UVB rays and UVA rays and protect the skin immediately.

Chemical sunscreen ingredients offer more coverage against UVA and UVB rays than physical sunscreens but depend on whether the ingredient combinations remain stable. Protection takes 20mins.

Physical sunscreen is most likely to be thicker and needs to be applied more frequently, while Chemical sunscreens are usually running and are most likely to be the sunscreen teamed up in primers or make up.

Physical sunscreen does not cause free radical damage to the skin while some chemical filters can cause skin damage, irritation and aging.


So, what does Bee Brazilian stock in terms of Sunscreen??

Dermalogica Physical  
Dermalogica Chemical 
Super Sensitive Shield  Spf 30
Dynamic Skin Recovery Spf 50
Sheer Tint Spf 20
Skin perfect Primer Spf 50 
Solar Defence Booster Spf 50

Total Eye Care Spf 15 
Oil Free Matte Spf 30

Ultra Sensitive Tint Spf 30

Pure Light Spf 50

Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser Spf 15

 Redness Relief Primer Spf 30


Samantha Law
Managing Director 


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