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In recent years, misinformation surrounding the safety of sunscreens has reached unprecedented levels, largely fueled by fearmongering on social media platforms and a lack of regulation within the skincare industry. In this article, we will set the record straight and dispel the myths surrounding sunscreen.

The facts

The truth is, wearing sunscreen daily is not only crucial for preventing skin cancers but also for saving lives.

However, questionable marketing tactics, particularly regarding the safety of chemical UV filters, have been employed by smaller, independent skincare brands promoting mineral-only based formulas. These brands attempt to sow mistrust about chemical sunscreens, positioning their mineral-based products as the only viable solution.

Some chemical UV filters do contain harmful ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate, nano titanium dioxide and nano zinc oxide which can harm marine ecosystems.

The good news however is that the Vitant Everyday Suncare cream does not contain any of these ingredients.

The reasons for misinformation

Why do companies engage in such practices? The answer is simple: developing chemical sunscreens entails higher barriers to entry, primarily in the form of costs and extensive research and development phases. Smaller brands, lacking the resources to fund such projects, have found it easier to fear-monger and promote their offerings.

For consumers, these messages are easier to digest, tapping into primal psychology—the fear that everything could potentially harm us.

However, the reality is quite different. Chemical UV filters have been used in sunscreens for decades without any reported or apparent side effects. These same sunscreens have potentially saved millions of lives.

The truth of the matter

Responsible marketing should never be to persuade consumers to use purely mineral or chemical-based formulas. Personal preference plays a significant role, and most quality sunscreens contain a combination of both types of filters (like our Everyday suncare cream).

Instead, the focus should be on encouraging consumers to wear sunscreen, regardless of the formulation they choose.

The benefits of using the Vitant Everyday Suncare Cream are –

  1. Broad spectrum protection (both UVA and UVB rays)
  2. Ingredients. combination of physical and chemical sunscreens, ensuring comprehensive coverage
  3. Contains antioxidants and anti-ageing ingredients with added UV protection too
  4. Texture – light, creamy texture that is easily applied and leaves a smooth satin after feel.
  5. Suitability – suitable for all skin types

In Summary

By debunking these sunscreen myths and spreading accurate information, we can empower individuals to make informed decisions about their skincare routine, ultimately protecting their skin and overall health. The choice is yours but overall the benefits of protecting your skin with sunscreen far outweigh the risks if any.