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Sunscreen – Organic v Mineralised

April 27, 2018 / Murray Steward

Organic v Mineralised Sunscreen

There’s a bit of controversy lately on mineralised v organic sunscreens. We sell both. The mineralised is our Surfersskin spf 30+, the organic is our Surfersskin and Kidsskin spf 50+. It is our opinion that while the mineralised (i.e. using titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide) spf30+ is a very effective protection against sunburn, (our spf30+ range are all broad spectrum for both UVA and UVB protection) the latest organic formulation offers extended protection against deeper tissue damage from cancer causing UVA rays. Effectively, spf50+ offers greater protection against both damaging UVA and UVB, and over a broader spectrum. ¬†Organic sunscreens offer greater protection against the deep tissue damaging UVA rays – improving the protection against cancers and tissue damage which can’t often be seen.¬†

This is one of the best articles from The Scientific Parent.org we’ve read on the issue – from a very family friendly source.

The Chemistry of Sunscreen: Organic vs. Non-Organic, a Marketing Misnomer