The brand calls the shearscreen “100% mineral twin” in their ever-popular unseen sunscreen. Meaning: It has the same dispersible texture and is undetectable, but instead of chemical filters (which may come with some skin and environmental concerns), the formula relies on zinc oxide as the only SPF activator.
Zinc oxide, if you need a refresher, physically protects you from the sun’s rays and blocks UV; It differs from chemical sunscreen in that it absorbs UV light and converts heat. Not to mention, zinc oxide protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. “Zinc oxide is a mineral that reflects light from the surface of the skin with longer wavelengths, including UVA,” board-certified dermatologist Loretta Siraldo, MD, FAAD, told MBG about the ingredient. If you have allergies or acne – this is the best option. Prone skin: The mineral has been shown to have a calming effect on the skin, and studies have shown that zinc oxide is an effective treatment for gits (it is also an ingredient in many natural spot treatments).
I can dedicate an entire article to the benefits of zinc oxide (actually, MBG already exists), but let’s take a look at some of the other star players: Just like unseen sunscreen, the formula has a head matrix technology that expands those concentrations. Mineral zinc oxide activates to achieve a sheer payoff without compromising its effectiveness. Holly Thagard, founder of SuperGoop, compared it to your favorite sheer white T-shirt: “Still white, but shiny, thin and perfect.” And just as versatile you can easily wear shearscreen alone or layer under makeup.
Then for a splash of moisture, you will get squalene and aloe leaf juice; These ingredients help to thin the consistency and make the formula deliciously creamy, without giving a greasy film. Antioxidant-rich bush clover extract also makes an appearance, helping to block free radicals from UV rays and other environmental invaders.