The Difference Between Chemical and Mineral Sunscreens — and Why It Matters
Whether you opt for a mineral, chemical, or hybrid formula, experts agree that the regular use of sunscreen is paramount — so much so that an old adage exists among dermatologists stating that "the best" sunscreen is simply the one you'll use consistently. "My recommendation is to find a sunscreen you love, chemical or mineral, and use it every single day," says Wilmington, North Carolina-based, board-certified dermatologist Muneeb Shah. "Whichever sunscreen you love, as long as the SPF is [at least] 30, is the sunscreen for you."
Emerage Cosmetics Fusion Shield is a tinted mineral sunscreen formulated with 11 percent zinc oxide but applies with a deceptively smooth glide to the skin to provide coverage that leaves you feeling bare-faced. The cruelty-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free formula incorporates THD ascorbate, a stable form of vitamin C, as well as ingredients to soothe skin and promote collagen production.