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In Sunscreen Debate, Mineral/Chemical Isn’t as Important as Water Resistance

This week the social media world has turned its attention to sunscreen and the debate over whether natural sunscreens actually provide adequate protection. One sunscreen company received backlash over the ineffectiveness of its natural sunscreen and the burns its users received when using it. In response, Good Morning America ran a segment (watch below in non-https or watch on ABC News) Tuesday on whether mineral based sunscreens are as effective as chemical sunscreens. Mineral based sunscreens, which work by creating a barrier between your skin and the sun’s harmful UV rays, are typically made of zinc or titanium, such as SolRx’s Zinc SPF 50 sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens, such as SolRx’s best-selling SPF 50 and SPF 50 Spray, typically include chemical compounds Oxybenzone or Avobenzone and protect skin by absorbing the sun’s rays. The truth is, both types of sunscreens – mineral and chemical – are proven to be effective when used properly, and what really matters is that the sunscreen is water resistant and stays on the skin after it is applied. Using a Broad Spectrum, Water Resistant sunscreen that doesn’t wash off when you are sweating or when you go in and out of water is the only way to ensure the proper UVA/UVB protection. This is where SolRx separates itself from the rest of the Broad Spectrum sunscreens on the market. SolRx sport sunscreens are rigorously tested and proven to provide 480 minutes of protection in and out of the water. It won’t wash off your skin without scrubbing with soap and water and keeps you protected no matter if you’re running, swimming, golfing, or out for a day on the lake. So while the social media world reacts and debates over mineral vs. chemical sunscreens, know that either is a good choice and what you really need to pay attention to when purchasing sunscreen is that it’s Broad Spectrum and Water Resistant.

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