Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreens: What You Need to Know

Sunscreen is vital for protecting your skin, but not all sunscreens are the same. There are two main types: mineral and chemical filters.

Mineral Filter (Physical / Inorganic)

  • Acts like a shield. It sits on top of the skin, creating a physical barrier that reflects the UV rays before they reach the skin’s surface.

  • Contains active mineral compounds, like Titanium Dioxide, or Zinc Oxide.

  • Safer option for sensitive skin, children, and pregnant women in general.

Chemical Filter (Organic)

  • Acts like a sponge. It sits within the upper skin, absorbing UV rays and transforms them into heat that is then released by the skin before it causes harm.

  • Contains carbon-based compounds such as Oxybenzone, Homosalate, Octinoxate, Octisalate and Avobenzone.

  • It has the tendency to be more moisturizing and easy to blend for all skin types.

Choose sunscreen based on your skin type and preferences. Mineral sunscreens suit sensitive skin and provide instant protection, while chemical sunscreens are lightweight and versatile. Always opt for broad-spectrum protection and apply sunscreen consistently for effective skin care.

For premium sun protection, explore our Dr.Aglow mineral and chemical sunscreens via our webstore!

Some info about our sunscreen!
Gel Oil-Free UV Protector – A hybrid filter sunscreen that shares the advantage of both filters.
Ultra Glow UV Protector – A tinted, chemical filter sunscreen.