Mineral Sunscreen: A More Natural Approach to Sun Protection
Sun lovers everywhere have trusted Panama Jack® Sun Care products since 1974. And now, we’re offering more ways than ever to enjoy A Kinder Sun™. Moisturizing as it protects, our unique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreens leave you with a beautifully hydrated look and feel, while providing UVA/UVB defense you can rely on.
Are you ready for a more natural sun protection strategy?
How Does Mineral Sunscreen Work?
Often referred to as physical sunscreen, mineral sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, that sit on top of the skin and form a “physical” barrier. This mineral shield works to protect your skin by both reflecting and absorbing the sun’s rays.
Traditional, non-mineral sunscreens work a bit differently. Synthetic active ingredients in traditional sunscreen act as a sort of sponge, absorbing the sun’s UV rays, converting them into heat, and then releasing them from the body.
Mineral vs. Traditional Sunscreen: Which Is More Effective?
While our mineral and traditional sunscreens work differently, they’ll both provide the safe and reliable protection you need to enjoy A Kinder Sun™. As long as you follow proper sunscreen application instructions and choose the right sun protection factor (SPF), the best formula is one that fits your personal preferences and that you’ll love to use.
What Makes Panama Jack® Mineral Sunscreen Great?
Don’t settle for just any mineral sunscreen. Give your skin the care and protection it deserves with our unique moisturizing formulas.
Non-Nano Mineral Active Ingredients
Our Mineral Sunscreens are formulated with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, two minerals known for their natural ability to shield against UV rays.
Formulated For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, Panama Jack® Mineral Sunscreen is the perfect choice for your next day in the sun. Our unique formula is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and contains moisturizers your skin will love.
A Sheer Matte Finish
Gone are the days of thick, greasy mineral sunscreens. Now, you can get a mineral formula that feels great, goes on smoothly, and leaves you with a sheer, residue-free finish.
80-Minute Water Resistance
Because mineral sunscreen sits on your skin, having a water resistant formula is essential for lasting protection. Our mineral formula is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, the highest rating that can be awarded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
The sun can damage your skin in multiple ways. UVA rays can accelerate the skin aging process, UVB rays are responsible for sunburn, and both can lead to the development of different forms of skin cancer. Our Mineral Sunscreens are Broad Spectrum, meaning they provide protection against UVA and UVB rays.
More Mineral FAQs
With so much information (and misinformation) out there, we know that finding the perfect sunscreen for your skin can feel confusing. We’re here to demystify mineral sunscreen by answering key questions you may have.
Who Can Use Mineral Sunscreen?
At Panama Jack®, we’re proud to provide trusted mineral sun protection For All Sunkind™. Our Mineral Sunscreens are specially formulated to feel and look great on your skin and offer high-performance protection — no matter your skin type or skin tone.
If you have acne-prone skin, and thus prefer a sunscreen that is non-comedogenic, you may want to opt for our mineral sunscreen formulas. Sun lovers who suffer from eczema or have experienced reactions from traditional sunscreens may also prefer mineral-based formulas, as they may be less irritating to those with extra sensitive skin.
Does Mineral Sunscreen Leave a “White Cast”?
In their early days, mineral sunscreens were typically thick and difficult to apply. They did their job in forming a “physical” barrier, the downside being that they also left a visible layer of sunscreen on the skin.
Today, there’s no need to worry about pesky sunscreen streaks when you choose Panama Jack®. That’s right: There’s a mineral sunscreen formula that’s lightweight and actually goes on clear. You get all of the sun protection benefits of Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide, with a beautiful sheer finish that looks and feels natural.
Are Mineral Sunscreens Safe?
With Panama Jack®, enjoying A Kinder Sun™ comes along with the peace of mind in knowing that all of our our sunscreen lotions and sprays adhere to the highest FDA regulations as well as Hawaii Act 104, which prohibits sunscreen products within the state of Hawaii that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate.
How Should Mineral Sunscreen Be Applied?
The secret to getting the most out of your mineral sunscreen? Much like traditional sunscreen, it’s all about following the correct application guidelines. If you prefer a continuous spray mineral sunscreen, be sure you’re in a ventilated area and that you shake the product well before applying. Whether you opt for a spray or a lotion, take the time to thoroughly rub in the product. This ensures even coverage and gives you the non-greasy clear finish you’re looking for.
Mineral or non-mineral, spray or lotion — No matter the type of sunscreen, there are a few general application tips that you should always follow.
– Use at least one ounce of sunscreen (about what it takes to fill up a shot glass) to evenly cover your body.
– Apply your sunscreen 15 minutes before any sun exposure.
– Never neglect your face’s sensitive skin. If you’re using a spray, spray the sunscreen into your hands and then apply it to your face.
– Make sure to reapply at least every two hours, or 80 minutes after swimming or sweating. If you just toweled off after a dip in the water, reapply immediately.
Since 1974, we’ve been committed to creating trusted sun care products. Try our unique mineral-based sunscreen formulas today and enjoy A Kinder Sun™ with Panama Jack®.