This white powdered mineral serves as a key skin protectant against UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Unlike chemical UV protectors, this mineral reflects the radiation and is environmentally safe (see Oxybenzone). Non-nano zinc oxide creates a barrier on top of the skin, is not absorbed into the bloodstream and is non-comedogenic. With the surge in mineral sunscreens, more brands have been working to remedy the feared white cast that zinc sunscreens naturally give.
Pair With: Titanium Dioxide for stronger UVB protection, Vitamin C and other antioxidants.