Is mineral sunscreen a good alternative to chemical sunscreen?

Yes. Sunscreen products containing minerals also have two key ingredients, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are known to be safe and effective to use. These sunscreen products are safer for people concerned about long-term exposure to chemical ingredients such as benzene.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide make mineral sunscreen a good choice

Understandably, after hearing the news that a significant number of the sunscreen products on the market contain benzene, a human carcinogen, many people are now at a loss about what to use instead. Wearing sunscreen all year round is paramount in preventing skin cancer, which is currently the most common malignant disease in the country. Although you may think sunscreen is useless during winter, this cannot be further from the truth, as even though the ultraviolet radiation from the sun is less powerful, it is still present and can still harm your skin.

According to health organizations, mineral-based sunscreen is a safer and healthier alternative to chemical-based sunscreen, as the former uses natural ingredients that protect skin from sun damage rather than chemicals that damage the ocean's coral reefs. Furthermore, mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect against UVA, which is the wavelength that penetrates clouds and glass and causes photo-aging in the form of wrinkles and sunspots.

Rather than absorbing ultraviolet radiation, mineral-based sunscreen reflects it. The following are additional reasons why you should switch to using one instead of a chemical sunscreen product:

  • mineral sunscreen offers protection against the full spectrum of ultraviolet radiation
  • mineral sunscreen is less likely to irritate sensitive skin
  • mineral sunscreen starts protecting your skin right after application
  • some mineral sunscreen products can be reapplied over makeup
  • mineral sunscreen can be just as invisible as chemical sunscreen
  • mineral sunscreen is less expected to exacerbate acne than chemical sunscreen

Therefore, we advise you to choose mineral-based sunscreen if you do not know anymore which products are good for you and which are harmful. You can do your research about the ingredients of the sunscreen you intend to purchase online so as to be sure it does not contain anything harmful. There are a lot of alternatives to chemical sunscreen and the products that were found to contain benzene.

Nevertheless, people who have been using benzene sunscreen can now choose to receive safe, non-toxic products from ethical companies free of charge by virtue of our Benzene Sunscreen Replacement Initiative. You just have to fill out the form at the bottom of the campaign page to apply. However, it is important to keep in mind that we prioritize people who have already developed a disease.

Our lawyers will assist you with filing a benzene sunscreen claim if you developed cancer

If you came to struggle with cancer as a consequence of having used benzene sunscreen, you can now take action against the negligent manufacturers by filing a claim. Our attorneys and legal team have been providing assistance to victims of toxic exposure for over two decades and are glad to help you file a benzene sunscreen claim. To start the legal process, all you have to do is contact us, describe your situation in detail, and send us documents such as your medical records so that we can assess your case.

Our lawyers will carefully evaluate your situation, and if they determine that you qualify for compensation, they will promptly start working on your claim. You can carry on as usual during this time, as we will do the hard work on your behalf. We know that cancer patients usually need a lot of time to focus on their treatment, which is why we will make the legal process as easy as possible for you. Eventually, you will receive the largest sum of money available for your diagnosis.

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