Wondering how they’re different, or which is better at protecting your skin? Actually, it’s less a question of effectiveness, and more about how each kind of sunscreen protects you against UVA/UVB rays. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of sunscreen: mineral and organic — and the main difference is how they use their respective filters to absorb heat and deflect harmful rays. Bottom line: both mineral and organic sunscreens are effective — they just work in different ways.The science behind zinc oxide
Zinc oxide is the key ingredient in Coppertone mineral sunscreen, and it’s the same mineral that people try to incorporate into their
nutritional diets and daily skincare routines. Why? Because zinc helps fuel some of your body’s most important processes, like helping your skin heal and boosting your immune system. Since your body can’t naturally store zinc, supplementing your intake through
mineral sunscreens and mineral-rich foods can help your skin stay strong. In sunscreens, zinc oxide absorbs, reflects and scatters UVA and UVB rays, and helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
Pure & Simple for all ages
If you’re looking for a safe sunscreen for babies, or kids mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide, we suggest the Coppertone Pure & Simple lineup, which features effective options for all ages. That said, it’s always a good idea to consult your child’s doctor about which sunscreen is safe for their skin — especially for children who are 6 months or younger.
Learn more about mineral sunscreenExplore these articles to better understand the science behind mineral sunscreen and how to choose the best baby mineral sunscreen to keep your little ones safe.