High praise for mineral sunscreen

The question just seems to keep coming up–how do I choose which sunscreen is right for me? Are there mineral sunscreens that won’t turn my skin white? In a recent article in Boulder’s Daily Camera newspaper, Camille Capone, an esthetician at our North Boulder store, helped suss out what’s best.

“Mineral sunscreens actually create a seal on the skin that reflects the sun,” Camille said. That means less absorption, better reflection and, unlike chemical sunscreens, you don’t have to apply them 30 minutes before being in the sun. She loves Badger Sunscreen, SPF 30.

The Environmental Working Group has long been preaching about the safety and effectiveness of mineral sunscreens, and the article cites new nanotechnologies that are making minerals lighter and more invisible on the skin.

So don’t be daunted by the white skin–if you haven’t tried a mineral sunscreen yet, stop in to Pharmaca to speak with an esthetician about the latest and greatest in mineral sun protection.

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