Natural Mineral Sun Care: The Smartest Choice for Skin and Environment

Ingredients for Healthy Skin

When it comes to sun protection, choosing products with the minimum number of natural ingredients can make all the difference. 100% Natural sun care provides effective protection but also ensures that what you’re applying is safe and gentle for your skin.

100% Natural Sunscreen

Looking out for sun care labelled as 100% Natural ensures you don’t have to worry about ingredients or spend unnecessary time reading and researching. Many consumers now use popular ingredient scanning apps like YUKA that can save time researching products and its best to use sun care that is rated ‘Excellent’ and preferably ‘100/100’. 

100% Natural Mineral Non-nano uncoated Zinc Oxide SPF sunscreen

Mineral Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen 

Sensitive skin needs special care, especially when it comes to sun protection. There are two types of certified SPF ingredient – Chemical and Mineral based formulas. Both Mineral and Chemical sunscreens can avoid sun burn and skin damage. Chemical sunscreens use Nano particles that go under the skin and penetrate the skin barrier. These Chemical Sunscreens cause a chemical reaction under the skin that means the chemicals and other toxic ingredients can damage the skin and go into your body. Chemical sunscreens are also known to cause a hormonal imbalance that can cause weight gain or fertility issues. However, Mineral Sunscreens create a physical protective layer over the skin. Mineral Sunscreens with a low number of 100% natural ingredients means less potential toxic ingredients are absorbed into the body.  

Mineral Sunscreen for Skin Conditions

If you suffer from Eczema, Psoriasis or Acne-prone skin you will want to effectively prevent burning from UV rays without aggravating the skin. Mineral sunscreens are wise choice for sensitive or acne-prone skin and for those who struggle with skin breakouts while avoiding potential skin damage. Mineral sunscreen is considered less comedogenic and can avoid blocking pores. 

Titanium Dioxide vs Zinc Oxide

There are two types of certified mineral sun block ingredient that can be labelled as SPF – Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Titanium Dioxide is banned in the EU and Switzerland as a food ingredient. So for those looking for a mineral-based sunscreen, Zinc Oxide is considered the safest certified SPF ingredient. Zinc oxide offers reliable protection with less risk of skin irritation. 

Non-Nano Zinc Oxide: The Safer Alternative

Non-Nano Zinc oxide is the recommended SPF sun block ingredient. Choosing a sunscreen labelled as Non-Nano is very important as nanometric materials can enter the skin and bloodstream more easily causing more toxins into the body. Non-Nano Zinc Oxide is the safest option for personal health and environment. Furthermore, an uncoated zinc oxide has not undergone a chemical coating process so you can be assured uncoated zinc oxide is most gentle, natural and safest. 

Non-Whitening Mineral Sunscreen 

Most Mineral sunscreens can cause an undesirable whitening effect on the skin. So, if you want an invisible sunscreen product when in the sun and want to avoid whitening then a Zero White Cast Mineral Sunscreen is the best option to stay protected without worrying about white residue on your skin. 

Caring for the Environment

Choosing sunscreens that are kind to water is crucial. Opting for products that do not pollute rivers, lakes and seas means that you’re not only protecting your skin but also taking care of the environment and precious aquatic life. Mineral and Non-Nano sunscreens are considered safest for coral reefs and avoid bleaching. Also, if you are swimming in the pool it is more responsible to choose a safe sunscreen to not only protect yourself but also your friends, family and others swimming with you. So, if you want to avoid the embarrassing moment by the pool then make sure you only select the safest natural sun care options. Some countries have now started banning chemical sunscreens due to their harmful effect on the local environment. 

An effective Choice for Outdoor Activities

Whether you’re skiing, hiking, cycling, sailing or engaging in any outdoor sport for longer periods of time or at higher altitudes, it’s important to choose sun care that can handle the intensified UV rays. Mineral-based sunscreens are effective for outdoor sport activities, offering robust protection. Therefore, choose a sunscreen that is proven to work at high altitude in mountainous environments. To avoid sunburn always keep an eye on your sun exposure and don’t forget to re-apply frequently when necessary. Also when exposed to the sun and sunscreen usage also consider the following factors such as your skin type, time of day, season, geographic location, altitude, cloud cover, clothing, and reflection of sun on surfaces such as water or snow.

Family-Friendly Sun Protection

Protecting your family, especially young children and babies, is a priority when enjoying time outdoors in the sun. Sunscreens with 100% natural ingredients are suitable for all family members and provide gentle yet effective protection for delicate young skin.

Overall, choosing 100% natural sunscreen products with the best ingredients and mineral-based formulations like Non-Nano zinc oxide offers multiple benefits. It’s not just about individual health and protection; it’s also about making a responsible choice for the environment and those around you. 100% natural mineral-based sunscreens that use Non-Nano zinc oxide and are non-whitening provide a safe, effective and desirable way to enjoy the sun for yourself and everyone around you.

Why is PURU Sunscreen a great choice? 

PURU only offers the minimal number of readable ingredients in all of it’s sunscreens. PURU also only uses Non-Nano zinc oxide and its revolutionary non-whitening mineral formula also means you don’t have to worry about how you look when using a mineral based SPF. This also means PURU is great daily use sunscreen as its non-toxic and has zero white cast. 

PURU sunscreen is certified organic with the Cosmos Organic certification from Eco-Cert and has been reliably used in the Swiss mountains for many years. PURU is available in luxury Swiss hotel resorts such as St.Moritz, Zermatt and Vallée de Joux. You can see a selection of our physical stores here

PURU sunscreen is rated Excellent and 100/100 on popular ingredient scanning apps such as YUKA so you can ensure it is safe and effective. 

PURU is the principle sponsor of the PURU Transgascogne Completive sailing event. PURU Sunscreen is trusted by sailors across the world as safe, effective for competitive sailors and aquatic life. PURU Sunscreen is considered more reef safe and less damaging to precious sea and fresh water ecosystems making it the sunscreen of choice for the sailing community. You can read more about the PURU Transgascogne race here