Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen - Mineral Protection
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It's taken me quite literally, years, to find sun protection that suited me. See, from the time I was 13 or so and started to take a serious approach to skincare, I always used a product containing SPF diligently. After all, that's just what you're supposed to do, right? Little did I know that I wasn't using the right kind for me; it took me almost six years to figure out that the chemical sunscreens were responsible for my super painful cystic acne.
We're talking acne the size of a dime or nickel, that would pretty much throb all the time and bring tears to my eyes if something accidentally brushed against it. Those days are behind me, thank goodness! For the last five years, I've been using mineral sunblocks instead and that's completely eliminated the monster cystic acne. Now, even though this Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen is called a sunscreen, I guess technically it is a sunblock because it's a physical sunscreen (read more about that here) with active ingredients of zinc dioxide and titanium dioxide.
The nice thing about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Mineral Protection is that it is pretty widely available. I bought mine on sale at Whole Foods for $7ish, I believe. Check the natural foods section of your grocery store, it's often stocked next to organic and natural ingredient brands. Or purchase online from Target.
What's your favorite daily sunscreen?
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