Iron Oxide


From wrinkles to cancer, we all know about the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin. But what most people don’t know is that blue light can be as damaging as UV rays. Although all sunscreens protect against UV rays, most are ineffective against blue light. Senté offers iron oxide sunscreens to shield your skin from both UV and blue light. Shop our iron oxide skin care products to get maximum protection against skin damage.

A Color-Corrective and Blue Light Absorbing Ingredient

Iron oxides are mineral compounds that are composed of iron and oxygen. They occur naturally in minerals like hematite, ochres, and magnetite. Iron oxides in skin care and cosmetic products, however, are produced synthetically. This allows manufacturers to control for quality and eliminate heavy metal impurities, making the ingredient safe for human application.

Iron oxide is commonly used in the beauty and personal care industry to add pigment to products. They come in yellow, red, and black shades and are blended into formulations to achieve the desired tint. Iron oxides can be found in everything from foundation to blushes and lipsticks. In mineral sunscreens, iron oxide is used to reduce whiteness and make the product more cosmetically elegant.

In addition to its color corrective properties, iron oxide can also protect your skin from high-energy visible (HEV) or blue light. Whether from natural light or artificial sources like smartphone and computer screens, blue light can produce free radicals in the skin, increase hyperpigmentation, and impede normal cellular functions. Iron oxide in skin care products absorbs blue light to prevent skin discoloration and premature skin aging.

Get the Ultimate Skin Protection With Senté Iron Oxide Sunscreens

Senté sunscreens don't just contain iron oxides. Our sun products are also formulated with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide ⏤ two of the safest sunscreen ingredients currently available. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are natural minerals that provide broad-spectrum UV protection, shielding your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Along with iron oxides, our physical sunscreens can offer protection against visible and invisible light.

Light protection is not all you’ll get with our sunscreens. Senté sun products also have a potent antioxidant blend that neutralizes free radicals from pollutants and other environmental stressors. Our sunscreens are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and gentle on the most sensitive, redness-prone skin. Add our iron oxide sunscreens to your daily skin care routine to keep your skin young and healthy.