Mineral Sunscreen: Protecting your skin, protecting the earth

0 06/10/2020 - BEAUTY, Skincare

You can be sitting in the sweltering summer sun or getting refracted rays off snowy slopes—no matter how you’re playing in the sunshine, one thing is vital: protecting your skin. Having a sunscreen, you can count on means more fun outdoors.

How does sunscreen work?

Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 | Young Living Sunscreen protects your skin all year round. Watch this video for a complete breakdown and check out our simplified explanation below.

Sunscreens explained:

Many sunscreens contain avobenzone, oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, PABA and 1, 4-dioxane, UV chemical absorbers, artificial colours, and synthetic fragrances.

Premium sunscreens: Using ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, barrier sunscreens help block UV rays rather than absorbing them. However, in attempts to make these more appealing to the consumer, many so-called “natural sunscreens” end up using nanoparticle-sized zinc oxide in their sunscreen formula.

What makes Young Living Mineral Sunscreen different?

When the scientists at Young Living formulated our Mineral Sunscreen, they wanted to develop the very best—for kids, adults, for everyone in the family. To create the right sunscreen, they knew protecting against UV rays was the right path, so a zinc oxide sunscreen—a barrier approach—was the right formulation. But Young Living’s scientists, bound by the Seed to Seal® commitment to create a premium product developed a sunscreen that uses non-nano zinc oxide.

Young Living Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

Now that you’re well-versed on what makes sunscreens work, check out everything that makes our SPF 50 formulation a premium product.

Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 | Young Living

Gary Young formulated a special blend of skin-loving essential oils for this sunscreen. It includes 100% pure Helichrysum, Lavender, Myrrh, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense.

This over-the-counter sunscreen is lightweight, fast-absorbing, and provides your skin with added protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Adults and kids alike get powerful sun protection, free from harsh chemicals.

Developed to provide a non-greasy finish, Young Living Mineral Sunscreen can be used under your Savvy Minerals by Young Living® makeup. Please refer to the label on the bottle for more information.

Unlike most sunscreens, our Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 is reef safe. That means the formulation we use doesn’t contain chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, which cause coral bleaching. Similarly, our non-nano formula means that coral cannot ingest the zinc oxide particles in our sunscreen.

This sunscreen is sweat- and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, so your workout or time at the pool is well protected.

Like we mentioned before, this Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 formulation is made with pure, naturally derived ingredients and is free of avobenzone, oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, PABA and 1,4-dioxane, UV chemical absorbers, artificial colours, and synthetic fragrances.

We’re very proud that this sunscreen has the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval for daily use.

Our Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 was dermatologist reviewed to smooth onto skin without a white residue.

A little bit about SPF

What do you know about Sun Protection Factor (SPF)? This oft tossed-about term can be confusing, with the assumption that high numbers mean more protection. Well, that’s only sort of true. SPF is a measure of protection from UVB rays, which can cause cancer. If your skin would burn after being in the sun for 10 minutes, an SPF 15 sunscreen would allow you to stay in the sun for approximately 150 minutes—a factor of 15 times longer—without burning. SPF is not meant to help you determine duration of wear.

The SPF scale isn’t linear. For example, SPF 10 blocks 90% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays, and SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays. Super-high SPF such as 75 or 100 does not offer significantly greater protection.

Besides having fun, there’s nothing more important in summer than staying safe in the sun. Check out our posts on photosensitive oils and on 5 natural solutions to refresh your skin, so you can get the best of both!

Now that you’ve slathered on your Mineral Sunscreen, what outdoor summer adventures do you have in store?

Let us know in the comments!



  • Helen Wright 04/07/2021 - 8:22 AM Reply

    This year in the U.K. sunny days have been rare. We welcome sunshine greedily, and there lies the danger. When I want to treat my mind and body to the benefits of sunshine, I love knowing that I’m fully protected against the harmful sun rays, but at the same time, I’m using a chemical free product. It’s a no brainier. Who wouldn’t want a safe tan?

    • cehrecke 22/07/2021 - 8:15 AM Reply

      That is true. 🙂

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