Ep 121 – The Best Mineral Sunscreens Right Now, Tested
June 10, 2020
We’re back with another episode of the #DamnGoods! Before we get into our regularly scheduled programming, Carlene and Jill fill you in on some actionable steps we’re taking to continue our commitment to the #AmplifyMelanatedVoices movement. If you’re a Black Creator interested in starting a podcast, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share any technical know-how we’ve learned along the way, from how to produce an episode on all platforms to monetization. Secondly, as we’ve always supported brand founders, we are now making monthly donations to our local Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), supporting entrepreneurship, higher education and economic empowerment of Black Canadians.
In today’s podcast, we’ll touch on the latest FDA findings around sun safety, along with our roundup of the best mineral sunscreen innovations that have managed to shake their “chalky” reputation of the past. Also known as physical sunscreens, SPFs that use mineral filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to filter out the sun’s UV rays used to resemble thick white paint when you put them on. Good news though! The 2.0 versions now come in sheer, silky textures, matte finishes and glowy serums (seriously, there’s something for everyone!)
From a formula for dry skin you’d swear is a skincare lotion to a winner for oily skin that’s already selling out at Sephora to a groundbreaking luminous serum for all skin tones, get ready to get your summer on with this epic mineral sunscreen shopping list. Plus, our favourite option for clean beauty lovers, our pick for best drugstore mineral SPF and an update from aesthetician extraordinaire Dija Ayodele of Black Skin Directory on the hyperpigmentation workbook you need if dark spots and discolouration have gotten the better of your complexion.
Products Mentioned In This Episode:
** Note that every product is independently selected by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts, though things you buy through the below links may earn us a commission.***
- Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30; [Link to Simply Ije’s YouTube review that Jill mentions here]
- Recommended by Dija Ayedole: Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen In Medium/Dark
Ava Isa Sun e Serum Drops SPF 35; the Eleven By Venus Williams Unrivalled Sun Serum SPF 35 is an exact dupe.
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