4 Ring Protection sunblocks use a clear zinc oxide to effectively protect your skin from harmful UV rays in the most natural way possible. Zinc oxide protects our skin in a variety of ways. Zinc can prevent skin aging. It provides protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays and is hypoallergenic. Zinc oxide sits on top of the skin and does not absorb into it, but at the same time, it reflects the sun’s destructive rays. It improves synthesis of collagen and forming new connective tissue. Mineral sunscreens provide broad-spectrum sun protection and provide protection from the skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma. Another benefit of zinc is how it soothes rashes, allergies, and skin irritations. Zinc forms a barrier and locks moisture in place. It also improves wound healing and prevents infection. Like other elemental metals like iron or electrolytes like magnesium, zinc is a mineral whose properties make it beneficial to the immune system, digestive tract, brain, and skin.
Zinc is a natural alternative to chemical skincare. Seventy-five percent of sunscreens are toxic and contain harmful chemicals such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, and homosalate. These chemicals’ effects are harmful for humans and marine wildlife. Oxybenzone aids in the penetration of chemical sunscreens. It undergoes a chemical reaction when exposed to UV rays and can then cause an eczema-like reaction. Octinoxate and Homosalate are commonly found in sunscreens and are known hormone disruptors. These chemicals accumulate in our bodies and become toxic. Also, they may contribute to premature aging because they produce free radicals that damage skin cells.