I've been searching for the perfect sunscreen products for my eco-conscious patients that use only natural skin care products. I'm thrilled to have found Suntegrity Baby Mineral Sunscreen because this high quality natural sunscreen is light and elegant. This is huge, amazing and rare!
It's easy to find natural sunscreens but the problem with most of them is that they're really oily, heavy and don't rub onto the skin well. That's ok when you're doing some activities, but most people won't put up with that every day. I want everybody protected so I've been on a hunt for a natural AND elegant sunscreen. Suntegrity is the winner!
Suntegrity Baby is both hydrating and non-greasy. It's elegant on your skin and the best natural sunscreen for everyday use. In fact, it's the most invisible of the new non-nano zinc oxide products that I've seen - it gets my dermatologist 'stamp of approval' and I love it! You can wear it under makeup or on its own.
Like all pure zinc oxide sunscreens, Suntegrity Baby Natural Mineral Sunscreen gives you trustworthy broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection with its beefy 20% non-nano uncoated zinc oxide. The formula is unscented and great for sensitive adult skin and the delicate skin of children. Suntegrity's New Baby SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen is also free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, sulfates, nanoparticles and chemical UV absorbers. In fact, the Environmental Working Group has been giving the Suntegrity line of sunscreens their highest #1 rating, which means Suntegrity's products are meeting the most stringent eco and natural skin care product concerns.
The Bottom Line: Suntegrity Baby Natural Mineral Sunscreen is that brilliant combination of science and nature that I love for our skin care. I've searched long and hard for a sunscreen product that I can say that about!
It's not oil free though, which means that if your acne prone you need to test it carefully on your skin.
Dr. Cynthia Bailey Wants You To Know These Important Facts About Sunscreen
It's my opinion that zinc oxide is the best sunscreen ingredient for broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection.
Zinc oxide, and its cousin titanium dioxide, are considered mineral sunscreens (and are also called physical sunscreens). When applied to your skin these mineral/physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and bounce off the UV rays just like bouncing a ball off of a wall. They provide non-irritating, hypoallergenic broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that you can trust. Nano technology made it possible for mineral sunscreen to be applied invisibly to your skin. New zinc oxide technology has made it possible for even non-nano zinc oxide products to rub almost invisibly onto your skin too.
Mineral sunscreens are the only sunscreens that I trust and recommend. That's because the other type of sunscreens, called chemical sun screens (and also confusingly also called ‘organic' sunscreens!), actually absorb into the top of your skin and block the sun rays with a chemical reaction that occurs within your skin itself. The reaction creates a little heat, which make you feel even hotter in the sun. More importantly, it breaks down the chemical sunscreen ingredients so that they aren't there to protect you anymore. Thus your skin steadily runs out of the chemical sunscreens when you're in the sun.
The mineral sunscreens on the other hand last longer on your skin because the UV rays don't break them down like this. They're also more stable in the sunscreen bottle than ‘chemical' sunscreens, which break down while they sit on the bottle waiting for you to buy them and use them.
Of the mineral sunscreen ingredients, I recommend only zinc oxide and not titanium dioxide because it rubs onto your skin better and gives better broad spectrum protection.
Remember, harmful and aging UV sun rays come through most windows. You need to apply sunscreen to the all exposed areas of your skin every day even if you don't plan to spend time outdoors. Applying a mineral zinc oxide sunscreen should be part of your daily skin care routine!
Creating perfect sun protection requires picking the right products for your skin type and activities.
Need help picking the perfect sunscreen? View Dr. Bailey's Sunscreen Comparison Chart.
Cynthia Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey Skin Care
425 South Main St