The One Product I Can't Go Without

The One Product I Can't Go Without

My Skincare Savior

When it comes to the "holy grail" of skincare products, it's all about finding something that offers protection, nourishment, and anti-aging benefits—all in one. I got fed up with my expensive moisturizer not getting along with my pricey sunscreen, resulting in a cakey mess that was supposed to work under makeup. After a lot of searching, I finally found the perfect solution.

Introducing a fully zinc-based mineral SPF enriched with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and squalane. This product glides on as smoothly as your favorite moisturizer but provides the same level of protection as a sticky surfer's sunscreen. It's the ultimate multi-tasking skincare savior that ensures your skin stays protected, hydrated, and youthful, all year round.

Why Choose Mineral SPF?

Zinc oxide, a mineral ingredient that sits atop the skin, creates a physical barrier against UV rays by reflecting and scattering them, offering robust broad-spectrum protection. Unlike chemical sunscreens, which absorb UV light and take time to activate, zinc-based sunscreens work instantly upon application, making them a go-to for quick and reliable sun protection.

Another popular mineral option is titanium dioxide. Both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide broad-spectrum UV protection, with zinc oxide offering broader coverage and superior stability, while titanium dioxide may provide better transparency but can degrade over time.

Scientific Insights on UV Damage and Aging

SPF is essential, and healthcare professionals consistently emphasize its importance. So, why do so many people skip SPF during prime sunny hours, vacations, driving, or even before stepping outside? Prolonged UV exposure accelerates skin aging, leading to elastosis, where the skin loses elasticity and becomes wrinkled and leathery. UV rays damage collagen and elastin fibers, crucial for a youthful appearance. Additionally, UV rays cause DNA damage and cancer-causing mutations, making them the leading cause of various skin cancers.

It Comes Down to Convenience

Finding an SPF that not only works but also fits seamlessly into your routine is essential for sticking with it. Picture rushing through your morning—brushing teeth, skincare—and then dealing with an SPF that cakes or requires extra effort to blend with makeup. It's easy to skip it and hope your makeup's SPF does the job.

But SPF isn't just about any sun protection—it's about getting top-notch, high-quality protection. Not all sunblocks are created equal. If I were giving advice today, I'd recommend looking for zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with a cumulative concentration of 10% or more. These minerals provide effective broad-spectrum protection.

Furthermore, look for additional ingredients that transform your SPF into a multitasking marvel, offering a high return on investment by addressing multiple skin concerns at once:


  • Hyaluronic Acid: This powerful hydrator attracts and retains moisture, keeping your skin plump and hydrated.
  • Niacinamide: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide helps reduce redness and irritation while improving skin texture and tone.
  • Knotweed Extract: contains resveratrol that has been shown to impart antioxidant benefits by helping to neutralize free radicals that can accelerate skin aging.
  • Iron Oxides: impart a sheer, universal tint, for natural-looking coverage, while also guarding against harmful blue light emitted by electronic devices.

    Year-Round Protection

    Many people mistakenly believe that SPF is only necessary during the summer. However, harmful UV rays are present all year round, even on cloudy days. Incorporating our zinc-based mineral SPF into your daily routine ensures your skin is protected from premature aging and damage throughout the year.  There is no better "one-size-fits-all" anti-aging skin investment on the beauty shelves today.  

    Mineral Benefits Over Chemical Sunscreens

    Before reaching for yet another purely chemical sunscreen off the shelves, let's reconsider! Chemical sunscreen examples include Avobenzone, Octisalate (Octyl salicylate), Octocrylene, Oxybenzone, Homosalate, Ensulizole (Phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid), and more.

    Immediate Protection: Zinc-based sunscreens kick into action right away upon application, unlike chemical counterparts that require about 20 minutes to get going.

    Less Irritation: Perfect for sensitive skin, zinc oxide is gentler and less likely to trigger irritation or allergic reactions compared to some chemical sunscreens.

    Environmental Safety: Unlike certain chemical ingredients, zinc oxide is reef-safe and environmentally friendly, making it a conscientious choice for both your skin and the planet.

      Professional Skincare Begins with Protection 

      For those serious about taking charge of their skin and enhancing their appearance, integrating an effective anti-aging regimen and nourishing routine is key. Look no further than our Hydrating Tinted Zinc or Lighweight Clear Zinc—perfect choices for comprehensive protection and instant benefits. These options are not just sunscreens; they're game-changers in your skincare arsenal, ensuring your skin stays radiant and youthful year-round. Don't let UV damage dictate your skin's future—make an informed choice and embrace the ultimate multi-tasking skincare essential today.


      Your skin will thank you for it!


      Have a happy & safe summer everyone, 

      Dr. Renata 


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