Why I only wish to use mineral sun filtersMette Skjærbæk
Most of us love the sun, including me – and there’s a lot of benefits of letting the warming sunrays kiss our skin. D-vitamin is one of the most well-known benefits, but research also highlights benefits related to lowered blood pressure and increased happiness, when being exposed to sunlight.
In a time where concerns about sunscreen’s negative effects on our bodies are being discussed extensively, especially in the foreign press, I have considered whether it was best to completely avoid sunscreen and just use my common sense when being in the sun. I found the options on the market insufficient and I couldn’t find a sunscreen that I felt good about using on my family or myself.
There are three types of UV filters that skincare manufacturers can use in the formulation of sun protection.
/ Physical, mineral filters – which is used by Karmameju
/ Nanoparticle UV filters – UV filters in nano size
/ Chemical UV filters
I only want to use sunscreen with mineral UV filters, as they stay on the surface of the skin. Mineral UV filters do not penetrate the skin causing a chemical reaction to protect against UV rays. But to me, the issue with physical, mineral UV filters is that they leave a white residue and sticky feeling on the skin, or they contain high levels of silicone to make the sunscreen easier to apply. Consequently, I was left without a useful solution – which made my wish to develop a Karmameju suncare range even bigger. A sun range for everyone in the family.