The benefits of sunscreen cannot be overstated, especially for those looking to achieve an even-looking complexion. While everyone knows applying sunscreen before a trip to the beach is essential, many don’t realize that sunscreen should be part of a regular skincare regimen and worn every single day.
There are two different sunscreen types: chemical and mineral. The experts at Senté highly recommend mineral sunscreens for a number of reasons. Read on to learn why mineral sunscreens promote even-looking skin.
Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreens
Before we discuss the reasons why Senté mineral sunscreens are highly recommended by dermatologists, it’s important that you understand the differences between chemical and mineral-based sunscreens. While both perform similar functions, their sunscreen benefits are quite different.
Chemical sunscreens allow the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays to penetrate the skin. Once the sun’s rays have entered the skin, the sunscreen’s chemicals cause a chemical reaction to occur, converting the ultraviolet light into heat that dissipates. However, it is important to note that if this is the only sunscreen on hand, it is still better to wear than no sunscreen at all.
Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, use mineral filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that act as a shield between your skin and ultraviolet light, as well as visible blue light and pollutants. This particle barrier ensures that harmful light and environmental stressors never enter the skin in the first place.
Mineral Sunscreen Benefits
It’s clear that the two different sunscreen types aren’t equal. Let’s look at the reasons why experts recommend mineral sunscreens.
Minerals, such as zinc oxide, are frequently used in other skincare products because they offer soothing benefits to calm skin from redness and irritation.
Unlike other sunscreens, mineral sunscreens start working as soon as they’re applied.
One of the sunscreen benefits associated with Senté products is the protection against all forms of harmful light, not just ultraviolet light from the sun. The visible blue light spectrum from electronic devices, like smartphones and computers, as well as some types of indoor lighting, can actually damage keratin-producing cells, leading to inflammation and hyperpigmentation. We include iron oxide in Senté sunscreens for added protection against visible blue light.
Senté mineral sunscreens are formulated with potent antioxidants that help to neutralize airborne pollutants and free radicals, such as heavy metals, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide (among others) that can cause skin cell damage.
One of the most crucial Senté sunscreen benefits is that the minerals in our products are hypoallergenic, meaning they’re less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Better for the Environment
Beyond your personal health, consider the environment when choosing between the different sunscreen types. Unlike chemicals in other sunscreen products, mineral sunscreens don’t wash off in the water and are not damaging to coral reefs.
How Mineral Sunscreen Promotes Even-Looking Skin
Senté is proud to offer medical-grade, 100% mineral and antioxidant-based sunscreens for all skin types: Even Tone Mineral Sunscreen – SPF 40 Light-Medium and Even Tone Mineral Sunscreen – SPF 36 Medium-Dark.
Our sunscreens provide the benefits listed above, and they also help combat hyperpigmentation to achieve a more even-looking complexion.
The science behind it is fairly straightforward: Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color, and it also acts as a barrier and filter against UV light. When you’re exposed to harmful light, your body produces more melanin, which leads to dark spots. Our sunscreens provide a protective barrier for your skin to avoid dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Formulated With Senté’s Patented HSA Technology
Senté sunscreens are formulated with revolutionary HSA technology, delivering incredible skincare and sunscreen benefits exclusive to our brand.
We’re the first and only company to create Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA). Heparan sulfate is a natural molecule that bodies produce to renew damaged skin and keep it hydrated. As people age, the amount of heparan sulfate in our bodies decreases, which can cause chronic inflammation.
In its unmodified form, heparan sulfate can’t be absorbed into the skin because of its negative charge and high molecular weight. We modified an analog of the molecule that we incorporate into our formulas. In Senté mineral sunscreens, HSA helps to protect against inflammation in the skin that may be caused by visible light.
Order Your Everyday Mineral Sunscreen
Now that you have a better understanding of the different sunscreen types and the sunscreen benefits you can get from Senté, it’s time to experience the difference for yourself. Our sunscreen creams are powerful enough to protect you on the sunniest days, yet gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin. They're especially popular among those who experience rosacea-prone or acne-prone. Prevent dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and achieve healthy, even-looking skin with Senté.