The sensitive skin on your face is the most delicate part of your body and can easily be damaged if you’re not careful. Dermatologists emphasize the importance of prioritizing sunscreen products, such as physical sunscreens, in order to prevent premature aging and skin cancer.
Although we know we should use sun protection, the type of sunscreen we should choose is still a mystery to many, but it is essential to protect your skin, including your face, from light damage.
Mineral sunscreen is a physical sunscreen because it sits on the surface of the skin; chemical sunscreen is absorbed into the skin, so this means those not-so-great ingredients are not staying on the surface.
Unlike chemical sunscreen ingredients, the natural properties of mineral sunscreen make it a clean and safe alternative for the planet. We offer a selection of natural and eco-friendly products that are safe, gentle, and effective for your daily needs, from face and lips to body and hair care.
The Benefits of Mineral Sunscreen for Your Face
Using mineral facial sunscreen is good for your skin, thanks to its chemical-free components that also won’t harm the environment. Unlike facial sunscreens with chemical ingredients, mineral sunscreens use natural, active ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to create a physical barrier that reflects harmful UV rays away from your skin.
Light damage doesn’t come from just the sun – our electronic devices emit blue light, which can also cause lasting effects. The reflective nature of mineral sunscreen provides protection against blue light damage, which is important considering the amount of time we spend in front of our screens.
Green Beaver has two types of mineral sunscreen that are great to use on your face; both types are hypoallergenic, which reduces the risk of skin irritation and inflammation. The first is our mineral spray sunscreen, whole lightweight formula makes it a great option if you have sensitive skin and is ideal for everyday wear. Just spray it on your fingertips and apply where needed to your face.
The second is our sport sunscreen that comes in a tube for easy and convenient application. It’s great for physical activity and swimming, due to its water-resistant qualities – just make sure to reapply every 80 minutes.
Our mineral sunscreens are specially formulated not to leave a greasy residue. Crafted with a blend of natural extracts and other key ingredients, our broad-spectrum sunscreen is a physical filter that provides complete facial coverage against UVA and UVB rays. These sunscreens were designed to have a great texture, with non-greasy and non-whitening properties, plus they leave your skin feeling amazing.
According to the Environmental Working Group’s annual guide to sunscreen, mineral sunscreen is better for the environment than chemical sunscreens. Its two key ingredients are considered safe for humans and marine life, especially coral reefs, which is why many tourist destinations are banning chemical sunscreen in order to preserve their aquatic environments.
Tips to Maximize the Effectiveness of Mineral Sunscreen
Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure that your delicate facial skin is always protected.
- Make sure to apply a generous amount of mineral-based sunscreen to your face and neck at the time of sun exposure. There is no need to let it absorb like for chemical sunscreens – since it is physical, it starts working immediately. Reapply every two hours, plus each time after swimming or strenuous exercise.
- Wear sunscreen and protective clothing every time you go outside. Even on a cloudy day, your skin is still exposed to UV rays and needs protection.
- Always check your sunscreen expiry date to ensure its maximum effectiveness.
Designed to provide broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV rays, Green Beaver’s mineral sunscreen allows you to enjoy the sun while making sure your skin stays healthy and protected.
How to Choose a Mineral Sunscreen for Your Face?
Here are a few factors to consider when selecting a product to provide the best sun protection.
Choose a Product Adapted to Your Skin
Our mineral sunscreen collection suits all skin types, including sensitive and dry skin. Our formula is infused with natural ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, and is designed to nourish the skin while offering full-spectrum UV protection.
Consider Water and Sweat-Resistant Formulas
If you plan to be in the water or sweat excessively, you’ll need a mineral sunscreen made with a water-resistant formula. Approved by Health Canada, our mineral sunscreens are water and sweat resistant and won’t leave a thick, white, creamy residue.
At Green Beaver, we offer a wide range of mineral creams and spray sunscreens to protect your face from harmful UV rays. All our lightweight sunscreens are hypoallergenic and 100% natural, making it safe for every skin type, including sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Our commitment to producing various types of sunscreens that are free from harsh chemicals allows us to offer safe and top-notch products that cater to the needs of your entire family.