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Chemical Sunscreen vs Mineral Sunscreen

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

What is the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Per AAD Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun's rays. Physical sunscreens work like a shield, sitting sit on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun's rays. They contain the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

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