SPF's ! Inorganic vs. Organic Filters




💗SPF is necessary in every skincare routine whether you are focusing anti-aging, treating pigmentation, acne, etc.!


💗Inorganic SPF’s or as they are more widely known Physical SPF’s! These are the stars of the SPF show as they are becoming more widely used and the go-to ingredients for SPF formulations!


💗These sun protectants are a great option for all but esp. those who are sensitive to chemical spf’s


💗The FDA has recognized both of these ingredients under GRASE. SPF’s formulated with these ingredients are also typically reef safe🌎


💗The downfall of some SPFs formulated with these ingredients is that they can leave a blue-ish white cast on the skin, however there are many tinted options available in the market that combat this and provide great protection!


Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537164/Let’s talk Sun protection Factor!


💗This is a list of FDA approved organic UV Filters (more widely known as chemical SPFs) used in most SPF formulations (I did leave some of the rarely used ones out)


💗SPFs are one of the few skincare products regulated by the FDA as OTC products! If a product claims SPF Protection, it must be FDA approved!


💗Everyone’s skin can react different to different products so whether your SPF of choice is organic or inorganic is completely up to your preference!


💗I love both types of UV filters, however I tend to gravitate towards organic filters since they can be more forgiving on darker skin tones (except my fave! @colorescience sunforgettable spf 50 in bronze✨)


💗The FDA has not recognized these ingredients as GRASE as more info is needed through testing, etc. however they are still approved to be used in SPF Products.


Source:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537164/

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