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Why Choose mineral sunscreen

what makes xo different

Continue reading to discover the advantages of XO Skin Co, aiding you in making an informed choice that benefits both your family and the environment.

Chemical Filter Free: Sunscreen can be broadly categorised into chemical and mineral types, each functioning differently. Chemical sunscreens utilise filters like avobenzone, oxybenzone, octinoxate, and homosalate, becoming effective only after absorbing UV rays into the skin. In contrast, mineral sunscreens, also known as chemical filter-free, use mineral filters, like zinc oxide, reflecting UV rays away from the skin instead of absorption.

Mineral Sunscreen: A mineral sunscreen uses active mineral ingredients, like zinc oxide, to shield the skin from harmful UV rays. XO Skin Co uses non nano zinc oxide, a mineral ingredient known to be non-damaging to ocean life and coral reefs, in contrast to the potential harm associated with chemicals in some sunscreens.

SPF (Sun Protection Factor): The SPF indicates the extent to which a sunscreen filters out ultraviolet (UV) radiation. A higher SPF means a higher percentage of harmful rays is filtered. For instance, SPF 30 filters out 96% of UV rays, while SPF 50 guarantees at least 98% filtration, all XO Skin Co products are SPF 50.

Broad Spectrum UVA + UVB: XO Skin Co produces broad-spectrum sunscreen, effectively filtering both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA rays penetrate deeply, causing visible damage like wrinkles and contributing to skin cancer, while UVB radiation primarily affects the skin's top layer, causing damage and skin cancer.

Dermatologically Tested: XO Skin Co products undergo rigorous dermatological testing on human volunteers including us to assess their potential for skin irritation. The testing includes individuals with sensitive skin and a history of allergic reactions, ensuring product safety.

Organic, Ethical, Reef Friendly, Cruelty Free & Vegan-Friendly: XO Skin Co takes pride in being ethical, reef-friendly, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly.  We are PETA approved.  

Water Resistant: Choosing water-resistant sunscreen, even without swimming plans, is advisable as it withstands perspiration effectively. XO Skin Co sunscreen, when reapplied every two hours or after swimming or sweating, ensures reliable protection.

TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) Approved: All XO Skin Co products meet the rigorous standards set by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia, ensuring their effectiveness and safety before being made available for sale.