Hat, sunglasses, adapted clothes, shade: here’s some of our allies to protect our skin from the sun, but our best friend in this battle against harmful UVA and UVB rays is sunscreen. We spread it and reapply, but still need to choose the best product for our skin. Sensitive skin? Reactive skin? Acne-prone skin? It’s time to opt for mineral sun protection!
What is it?
There are two main categories of sunscreen: mineral (or physical) and chemical. Mineral filters are formulated with natural ultrafine powders of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Applied on the skin, they form a protective barrier that reflects and disperses harmful UVA and UVB rays, like a shield between the sun and the skin. They also block urban and digital pollution connected to blue light. Chemical filters, on the other hand, are composed of synthetic molecules of active ingredients that penetrate the epidermis to absorb UVA and UVB rays like a sponge.
Why we love them?
Mineral sunscreens have long been criticized for their thick texture difficult to spread and that leaves a white film on the skin. However, the majority of the new generation mineral filters are invisible when applied and have a light finish. Made of natural ingredients, they are environmentally friendly and do not cause allergic reactions. Gentle for the skin, they are recommended for people with sensitive, reactive or intolerant skin and for children. They are also a good choice for acne-prone skin, as they are non-comedogenic and do not clog pores. Finally, they should be prioritized after specialized treatments such as electroepilation, photorejuvenation or microdermabrasion, since they soothe the skin and prevent undesirable skin reactions.
How to use them?
Mineral filters protect as soon as they are applied, contrarily to chemical filters that must be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to be effective. Recommendations are the same for both: spread a generous and even layer on the skin every two hours and reapply after swimming or excessive sweating. In addition, they are to be used daily throughout the year, as 80% of the sun’s rays reach us even on cloudy days. Remember that a tube should be thrown away 12 months after its opening.
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Soothing, moisturizing and anti-aging, Biomi face and body sunscreen with SPF 30 offers a broad spectrum multi-protection against UVA and UVB rays and prevents sunburns. Its non-comedogenic texture leaves no greasy residue will please all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. Its natural and organic ingredients give the skin a pleasant feeling of softness to the touch while being environmentally friendly.
Its ingenious formula made of zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, Ginseng extract, hyaluronic acid, Aloe vera and vitamin E helps prevent premature aging of the skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and firming the skin. Rich in antioxidants, Biomi mineral sunscreen is ideal for everyday use. Soothing and gentle on the skin, it is highly recommended after electrolysis, IPL, laser, microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels to protect the skin from hyperpigmentation. Made of 100% mineral filters, it helps fight against dryness caused by the sun as well as urban pollution and blue light digital pollution. Chemical filter free, paraben free, non-OGM, gluten free, perfume free and nanoparticle free, everybody will love Biomi!
Forget the old myths about chalky mineral sunscreens. The whole family should adopt the new generation mineral filters, from acne-prone skins to the most sensitive and reactive. Switching for mineral is choosing a natural, gentle and eco-friendly shield for the skin. A little tip for the end: our hands can betray our age, don’t forget to protect them with Biomi mineral sunscreen!