Mineral and chemical sunscreen react differently on our skin.
Also called physical sunscreen, it has titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and reflects sun rays away from the skin by creating a physical barrier.
It protects against UVA and UVB rays, works well on sensitive skin, and gets absorbed by the skin immediately.
It needs frequent reapplication and may leave a white cast upon drying.
It is packed with organic compounds like octisalate, oxybenzone, and avobenzone.
The sunscreen spreads more evenly on the skin, protects it with only a small amount, and converts the absorbed UV rays into energy before releasing them from the body.
It takes about 20 minutes to start working, may irritate the skin, has to be reapplied frequently, and may not suit all skin types.
While both mineral and chemical sunscreen protect from harmful sun rays, take your pick after gauging their pros and cons.