Mineral Sunscreen – The Ideal Choice for Active, Environmentally-Minded People

If you’re someone who loves sports of all kinds, then you’re likely to be someone who spends a lot of time outdoors. That means you need to protect your skin against exposure to both UVA and UVB rays in order to avoid sunburn, skin aging and melanoma. Want to know the best sunscreen for this purpose?

It’s mineral sunscreen and here’s why.

Mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin. Chemical sunscreens, however, are not only absorbed into the skin, but also potentially into the bloodstream of the person wearing it. Now, whichever way you look at it, nobody wants chemicals to enter their body if they can help it and given this information, most will choose the mineral variety for this reason alone.

The Best Sunscreen for the Planet

Another really compelling reason why mineral sunscreens are the best option is for environmental reasons. Chemical sunscreens contain ingredients like Octinoxate and Oxybenzone, which are cited as a potential contributing factor in the bleaching of coral reefs around the world. 

As many as 65% of high street brands of sunscreen contain these two chemicals, meaning that an amount equivalent to millions of bottles of sunscreen find their way into the world’s oceans, possibly causing untold damage to these fragile and endangered marine life habitats. 

Mineral sunscreens typically contain only active ingredients like Zinc Oxide. Whether you’re into sea-based sports or not, you’d do everything you could to stop the planet being harmed, right?

Water Resistant Protection

Mineral Sunscreen

Another great thing about mineral sunscreen is that most modern formulations are water resistant, meaning they keep protecting you through water exposure for a certain amount of time. Check your sunscreen bottle to make sure it is water-resistant and for how long. Most mineral sunscreens offer 40 to 80 minutes of water resistance. Blue Lizard’s Sensitive SPF 50+ mineral sunscreen offers 80 minutes of water resistance so it stays on the skin longer.

Most new mineral sunscreens are sweat-proof as well, so if you’re out running or hiking on a hot day, you can be sure that your perspiration isn’t making your skin vulnerable to UVA and UVB damage. For active people everywhere, mineral sunscreen is a fantastically versatile sun protection option.

Whether you’re someone who loves paragliding, surfing or just hanging out by the beach, you can be sure that your skin is protected, whatever you’re up to. All this and they’re paraben and fragrance-free too, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin!


At Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, we are a name that’s been trusted by dermatologists for more than 20 years and our mineral  mineral-based sunscreen has been created to protect not only the skin of our customers, but also the world we live in. Our premium sunscreens are enjoyed by thousands already and once tried, people rarely go back to using chemical sunscreens.

We’re so sure that you’ll love our sunscreens that we even offer a 30 day guarantee. If after that time, you don’t love it as much as we do, we’ll refund the cost – including the postage. We can’t say fairer than that can we?

So, if you’d like to see what we mean, why not head over to our website and see what all the fuss is about. You can find us online at www.bluelizardsunscreen.com, where you’ll also find our full range of sunscreen sticks, baby sunscreen, sunscreen for face and other mineral-based sunscreens.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. We hope that we’ve illustrated just what a wise move switching to mineral-based sunscreen really is.

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