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Feeling that mid-summer sun? Don't reach for a carcinogen-filled sunscreen. Try the Babo Botanicals Sheer Zinc SPF 30 Sunscreen instead. Using zinc oxide as its active spf ingredient, this product is great for those looking for a natural mineral sunscreen that you can spray on. Since it also contains soothing ingredients such as hydrating oils, it is perfect for sensitive skin.
For those wondering what the difference between a mineral sunscreen and a chemical sunscreen is, a mineral sunscreen is a product that utilizes minerals, hence its name, to shield UV rays from penetrating the skin, while chemical sunscreens absorb those UV rays and then filter them out before they damage the skin*. The issue with chemical sunscreens, though, is that their active ingredients are extremely harmful to both the human body and the ecosystem, specifically coral reefs. It's best to stay away from those ingredients, such as Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, Octocrylene, Octisalate, Homosalate, and Octinoxate. With the common and most well-liked version of sunscreen being in spray form, it's even more imperative that the ingredients in sunscreen are safe due to the reality of ingesting them through inhalation when they are sprayed around and on the body. This tends to be more harmful to the human body than the concerns surrounding sunbathing, but that's a discussion for another time.
I started using Babo Botanical's sunscreen when the summer sun started to kick in during June since I knew pool days would soon be a regular thing. I hadn't used a sunscreen as natural as this one before, so I was worried that it would leave an obvious white caste on my skin due to the zinc oxide. When I applied it for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised how, though it came out as a white spray, it rubbed in without much effort at all. Even better, I've been using this sunscreen every time I go to the pool, for hours at a time, for the past month and a half and I've never been burned (knock on wood). Personally, I don't burn easily, but I usually would have gotten some kind of burn by now, but not with the use of this SPF! Another plus of this sunscreen is that it doesn't stain any clothing, including my all black bikini, with its white color, as this can be an issue with some mineral sunscreens. This sunscreen has left my skin free of the classic white caste that comes with mineral sunscreens. and it has kept me completely sunburn-free, more than any chemical sunscreen has ever done, all while keeping me healthy and safe from the carcinogenic ingredients in mainstream sunscreens. Try this sunscreen out next time you're spending the day at the beach or sunbathing by the pool; you won't be disappointed.