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Physical vs. Chemical Suncreen: Which one's for you?

It's no doubt that suncreen must be part of your everyday skincare routine, but how would you know exactly which is the right one for you? 

Physical sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide to create a physical block for sun rays. 
Chemical sunscreens use chemical filters for a lightweight/watery feel.

Check out this cheat sheet to find out more about their differences:
TIP: If you’re acne-prone, look for non-comedogenic ingredients on the label (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) as recommended by FDA. Always do a patch test first!

 

There are also a LOT of hybrids in the market (a mix of chemical and physical filters) so if you're particularly sensitive, make sure to check that the sunscreen is 100% physical!
 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Kaani Active Reef Safe Physical Sunscreen (with SPF 50+++)

A 100% physical and reef-safe sunscreen with a minimal white cast and a comfortable dewy-turned-slightly-matte finish. 

 

Kaani Urban Physical Sunscreen (with SPF 30+++)

The perfect companion for daily sun protection and is safe for sensitive skin. Apply as the last step of your morning skincare routine and you're good to go.

 

 

Sources:

[1] Southeastern Dermatology. (2016, June 10). Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen: Which is Right for You?

[2] Sander, M., Sander, M., Burbidge, T., & Beecker, J. (2020). The efficacy and safety of sunscreen use for the prevention of skin cancer. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 192(50), E1802–E1808. doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.201085

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