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Safe Sunscreens

Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann has curated this collection of safe sunscreens free of controversial chemical sunscreen ingredients.  These mineral sunscreens protect the skin and are safe for children, marine life, reefs and can be used when pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Our mineral SPF collection features top-tier, dermatologist-approved sunscreens that are gentle on even the most delicate skin. These medical grade formulas harness the power of natural ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to shield your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Experience the peace of mind that comes with using clinically proven, safe, and effective sun protection for you and your loved ones.

 
 
 
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Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

Alastin

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

$24.00 - $76.00

Pavise Dynamic Age Defense SPF 30

Pavise

Pavise Dynamic Age Defense SPF 30

$128.00 - $148.00

EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Tinted

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Tinted

$43.00

Derma Made SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer
Verkauf

Derma Made

Derma Made SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer

$34.00 Regulärer Preis $68.00

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

$41.00

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

$36.00

PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Ausverkauft

PCA Skin

PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45

$54.00

EltaMD UV AOX Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 50

EltaMD

EltaMD UV AOX Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 50

$45.00

Alastin Silk Shield All Mineral SPF30
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Alastin

Alastin Silk Shield All Mineral SPF30

$18.00 - $62.00

EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

$40.00

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Tinted

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Tinted

$17.00 - $47.00

Revision Skincare Original Intellishade SPF 45 Tinted Moisturizer

Revision

Revision Skincare Original Intellishade SPF 45 Tinted Moisturizer

$84.00 - $264.00

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

$42.00 - $72.00

Neocutis JOURNEE FIRM - Revitalizing & Refining Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Neocutis

Neocutis JOURNEE FIRM - Revitalizing & Refining Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

$93.00 - $209.00

Colorescience Total Protection™ No-Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Colorescience

Colorescience Total Protection™ No-Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

$45.00 - $66.00

EltaMD UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

$38.00

Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte SPF 45

Revision

Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte SPF 45

$84.00 - $150.00

Replenix Tinted Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF 30
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Replenix

Replenix Tinted Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF 30

$44.00

PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45

PCA Skin

PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45

$48.00

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Untinted

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Untinted

$17.00 - $45.00

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

$42.00 - $72.00

EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 35

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 35

$35.00

MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème SPF 50

MDSolarSciences

MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème SPF 50

$32.00 - $43.00

EltaMD UV Active Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Active Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30

$38.00


Pregnancy-Safe Sunscreen: Protecting You and Your Baby with Physical SPF

During pregnancy, it's crucial to prioritize safe and effective sun protection for both you and your growing baby. Many expecting mothers turn to mineral sunscreens, also known as physical SPF, as a trusted alternative to chemical formulas. Chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin and bloodstream, potentially exposing your baby to harmful ingredients. In contrast, mineral sunscreens use ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to create a physical barrier on the skin's surface, reflecting harmful UV rays away from the body without absorption. These natural ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin and won't enter the bloodstream, making them the safest choice for pregnant women. When choosing a pregnancy-safe sunscreen, look for broad-spectrum coverage, high SPF ratings, and the seal of approval from dermatologists. With the right mineral SPF, you can confidently protect your skin and your baby from the sun's damaging effects, knowing that the active ingredients remain on the surface of your skin, far from your growing little one.

Chemical-Free SPF vs. Chemical Sunscreen-Free: Understanding the Difference

When searching for a safe and gentle sunscreen, many people look for products labeled as "chemical-free" or "chemical sunscreen-free." However, it's essential to understand the distinction between these terms. Chemical sunscreen-free refers to formulas that do not contain active ingredients like oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octinoxate, which absorb UV rays and can potentially cause skin irritation or hormone disruption. Instead, these sunscreens rely on mineral-based, physical UV blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

On the other hand, the term "chemical-free" is more complex. While a sunscreen may be free of chemical UV filters, it's nearly impossible to find a product that is entirely devoid of all chemicals. Most sunscreens, including mineral-based ones, still contain some chemical components such as preservatives, emulsifiers, and stabilizers to maintain the product's safety, effectiveness, and shelf life. These additional ingredients are necessary to prevent the growth of bacteria, ensure proper texture, and keep the formula stable.

When choosing a sunscreen, it's crucial to read the ingredient list carefully and select products that align with your personal preferences and skin sensitivities. If you're looking to avoid chemical UV filters, opt for mineral sunscreens that use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as their primary active ingredients. However, keep in mind that even these formulas may contain trace amounts of other chemicals to ensure the product's overall performance and safety.

The Best Safe Sunscreens

When it comes to finding the best safe sunscreens, there are several top-tier options that have garnered the approval of dermatologists and are suitable for sensitive skin, pregnancy, and even those with skin conditions like melasma and rosacea. One standout product is Pavise Dynamic Age Defense SPF 30, which utilizes cutting-edge diamond core technology. This innovative approach fuses zinc with diamonds, resulting in a vegan, reef-safe, and pregnancy-safe sunscreen that provides exceptional protection. Specifically designed to address melasma during pregnancy and be gentle on rosacea-prone skin, this Pavise SPF is a game-changer in the world of safe sun protection.

Other dermatologist-approved options include Alastin Silk Shield, a lightweight and luxurious SPF that shields the skin from harmful rays while nourishing it with antioxidants. Neocutis Journée Firm Revitalizing and Refining Day Cream SPF 30 combines powerful anti-aging benefits with broad-spectrum sun protection. For those seeking a tinted moisturizer with high SPF, look no further than Derma Made Tinted Moisturizer SPF 50, developed by a dermatologist to provide flawless coverage and superior sun defense. Revision Skincare's Original Intellishade SPF 45 Tinted Moisturizer is a fan favorite, offering a sheer, adaptable tint that enhances your natural complexion while safeguarding your skin from the sun's damaging effects. With these top-rated, dermatologist-approved sunscreens, you can confidently protect your skin without compromising on safety or efficacy.

The Best Mineral Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin, Recommended by Dermatologists

For those with sensitive skin, finding the right sunscreen can be a challenge. Many dermatologist-recommended mineral sunscreens offer a gentle, yet effective solution. These physical SPF formulas rely on ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to create a protective barrier on the skin's surface, reflecting harmful UV rays without causing irritation. When searching for the best mineral sunscreens for sensitive skin, look for non-nano, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free options that have been tested and approved by dermatologists. Some top picks include EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47, CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Gentle Lotion SPF 50.