OK, so we've established why mineral sunscreen should be an important step in your daily routine. Next, it's about finding the right one for you. Most dermatologists recommend one with a minimum of: 10 percent zinc oxide, four percent titanium dioxide, and SPF 30.
I'm partial to the Bliss Block Star Mineral Daily Sunscreen myself, which checks all of those boxes and more. With 11.5 percent zinc oxide, 4.1 percent titanium dioxide, and SPF 30, you'll be protected against both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.
The formula also features an antioxidant blend of blueberry, acai and green tea extracts, as well as rose canina fruit oil. "Antioxidants such as green tea extract can further enhance sun protection, while acai, which is rich in fatty acids, omegas 3, 6, and 9, phytosterols, and vitamin C, is beneficial in individuals with inflammatory conditions such as acne and rosacea," Dr. Obioha notes. "Rosa canina is hydrating and brightening due to its vitamin C component." To top it off, it's also lightweight, noncomedogenic, and won't feel greasy or leave a white cast. Take it from me — it's one sunscreen you'll actually enjoy applying every morning.