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Mineral sunscreen contains physical UV filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that create a barrier on your skin and reflect UV rays. Chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, has chemical UV filters that absorb and release UV energy as heat.

Mineral sunscreen is often better for sensitive skin because it forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, reducing the likelihood of irritation compared to chemical sunscreens, which can be absorbed into the skin.

Some mineral sunscreens may leave a white film on the skin due to the light-reflecting properties of the mineral UV filters. However, many modern formulations, like Aussenskin Sunflower SPF50 Sunscreen, use 25% Non-Nano Zinc Oxide to minimise the white residue's appearance.

Both mineral and chemical sunscreens can be effective against UVA and UVB rays, but it depends on the specific ingredients used. Zinc oxide in mineral sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection, while chemical sunscreens may use combinations of filters to achieve broad-spectrum coverage.

Some chemical UV filters in sunscreens have raised concerns about their impact on marine environments. Certain chemicals have been banned in certain regions, like Hawaii, due to their potential harm to coral reefs and aquatic life. Mineral sunscreens are often considered a more eco-friendly option. Aussenskin's Sunflower SPF50 is Reef Safe.

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