There are two types of sunscreens available on market: Chemical and Physical.
What is the difference between them, what are the pros and cons to both?
Chemical Sunscreens use chemical filters as their primary active ingredient. Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the energy of UV rays and converting it to heat that is dispersed in the skin. American Academy of Dermatology says: ”Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays”. Some of the most common chemical filters are:
Ecamsule (Mexoryl SX)
They also called mineral or inorganic sunscreens. Because they are made of minerals. There are two physical filters used in the US industry:
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