We use mineral sunscreen filters that do not absorb into the blood stream. We still recommend that you consult your medical provider before introducing new products into your skincare routine during pregnancy!
The FDA recommends using an SPF of 30 and above. SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays while an SPF 50 blocks a 98% and SPF 100 blocks 99%. The difference in coverage is so miniscule between an SPF 30 and an SPF 100.
Spray sunscreens present a host of complications when it comes to application. Spray sunscreens do not offer a direct application to the skin which leaves users susceptible to missing spots during application and getting burnt. Additionally, sunscreen particles from a spray make users susceptible to product inhalation.
Broad spectrum means that the product provides coverage of UVB and UVA rays.
1) Mineral sunscreens reflect UVA/UVB rays away from the skin, whereas chemical filters work by absorbing the rays into the skin, converting them to heat, and then releasing them from the body.
2) Mineral sunscreens are gentle and non-irritating to the skin.
3) Mineral sunscreens lay on top of the skin, and do not penetrate the skin or get into the bloodstream. Recent studies have shown that some chemical sunscreen filters do penetrate the skin and get into the bloodstream.
Dr. Fallick’s background guides our product development in terms of both health and aesthetics. First, his approach to skin health is integrative, understanding that what you put on your body is as important as what you put into it. So TiZO products are free of dyes, fragrances, gluten, preservatives, phthalates and of course chemical sunscreens. Second, his background as a plastic surgeon informs the visual and tactile aesthetics of TiZO products. Sheer, silky, soft and gentle are key, and we use the highest quality ingredients to deliver those attributes along with.
Mineral sunscreens (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide) work in a very different way than chemical sunscreens, and those differences are why we only use mineral sunscreens in TiZO. Mineral sunscreens lay on top of the skin and reflect away damaging UVA-UVB rays; chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin and get into the bloodstream, while absorbing UVA-UVB rays onto the skin. Since mineral sunscreens do not absorb through the skin, they are great for sensitive skin and cause very few allergic reactions. In contrast, chemical sunscreens can be irritating to skin and eyes, and cause most sunscreen allergies.