What makes mineral sunscreen so safe?
Zinc oxide, the active ingredient in Coco Bee sunscreens has been used safely on the skin for hundreds of years. The non-nano variety that Coco Bee uses is the same stuff that is used in diaper creams and calamine lotions. Non-nano refers to the size of the mineral particles, which when applied to the skin in a lotion or cream-based product, do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health.
In addition to being the safest for you and your family, mineral sunscreen is safe for the environment. Certain chemical sunscreen ingredients have been scientifically proven to cause coral reef bleaching, which disrupts the delicate ocean ecosystem. Conversely, there is no connection between zinc oxide and coral bleaching. But just to be extra sure, Coco Bee’s water resistant sunscreen creams have been tested and approved biodegradable!
Why use a Zinc Oxide sunscreen?