☀️ Chemical sunscreen: Absorbs into the skin and then absorbs UV rays much like a sponge, then converts the rays into heat, and releases them from the body before the skin can soak them up. The active ingredients in chemical sunscreens include avobenzone, octinoxate and oxybenzone. Perfect for swimming, sports, or those who require a water-resistant formula.

Top picks:

  • Aspect Envirostat
  • DMK Soleil Defence

☀️Physical sunscreen: Sits on top of the skin and reflects the sun’s rays like a shield. More commonly known as mineral sunscreens as it uses the minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as the main active ingredients. Typically tends to less irritating, so great for sensitive and acne prone skins.

Top picks:

  • PCA Sheer Tint
  • Dermaquest Essential SheerZinc

Sunscreen should be a non-negotiable part of your daily skincare routine – even if it’s in your makeup, you need added protection and should have a separate SPF. It helps protect you from overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays, which can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, signs of premature aging, and skin cancer. We have a wide range of sunscreen at Loft Skin + Beauty to suit all skin types from rich in texture, to a matte finish for those who don’t like the usual feel of sunscreen. We also believe the best sunscreen is the one that YOU WILL USE!