You’ve been hearing the buzz, but what actually makes a mineral sunscreen better than the generic options that crowd the shelves at your local CVS? Other than the fact that mineral sunscreen doesn’t contain dangerous chemicals (yeah, this is SLIGHTLY important), it’s also less irritating for your skin, and it’s better for the environment. Plus, mineral sunscreens contain Zinc oxide and broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays – aka, rays that cause cancer and early signs of aging. Check out four of our favorite mineral suncare products from Bare Republic!
Tinted face sunscreen
Ever notice that shadow of white you get when applying suncreen to your face, no matter how hard you rub it in? With mineral sunscreen, that doesn’t happen because the suncreen absorbs into the skin quickly. Even better – a tinted mineral suncreen for your face. The tint adds a natural looking glow to your face while providing full sun protection. $14.99
SPF lip balm
It’s easy to forget about your lips when it comes to sun protection, which is why we suggest keeping a few of these mineral lip balms in your purse, beach bag, car and office. Fun flavors like “Mojito” and “Dewberry” will make you more likely to re-apply throughout the day. $3.99
If you plan on hitting the beach this summer, a sports sunscreen should definitely be on your packing list. Even if you aren’t partaking in beach volleyball or jogging through the sand, you need a sunscreen that is going to protect you against the sun while you’re sweating or getting wet. This sports spray suncreen from Bare Republic smells amazing, and it’s not greasy – just be sure to stand away from other sun bathers when you apply, so they don’t end up eating your sunscreen. $16.99
Help your skin recover from environmental stressors by applying an after-sun serum. This milk & honey serum moisturizes and restores irritated or inflamed skin – don’t be afraid to apply liberally! $11.99