I know that summer is almost over and I'm probably sooo late with this blogpost, but I really wanted to talk a little bit about sunscreens. Just recently I discovered that I am allergic to chemical SPF. Chemical sunscreens use a combination of two to six of these active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. They absorb rays in a chemical reaction that dissipates the heat back off the skin. My skin reacts very badly with these ingredients and I start to itch all over my body, which is not very fun. I did my research and found out that there are sunscreens with mineral SPF too. Mineral sunscreens use active mineral ingredients, such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide. They reflect the sun’s rays like a mirror to protect exposed skin. Generally speaking, naturally derived ingredients used in mineral sunscreens are gentler than chemicals. So now I have two products that I want introduce to you, one sunscreen is chemical (La Roche-Posay Anthelios), but somehow it works perfectly well on my skin, and the other one is mineral (Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Lotion).