Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mineral Sunscreen?

Mineral sunscreen, also known as physical sunscreen, uses minerals such as Non-Nano Zinc Oxide to create a physical barrier on the skin that reflects UV rays away from the body.

How Does Mineral Sunscreen Differ from Chemical Sunscreen?

Warm the product between your hands and apply generously to your face and skin for ample protection. Reapply regularly, especially after swimming or sweating.

Is Mineral Sunscreen Safe for Sensitive Skin?

Yes, mineral sunscreens are generally considered safe for sensitive skin. They are less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions compared to chemical sunscreens.

Does Mineral Sunscreen Leave a White Cast?

Some mineral sunscreens can leave a white cast, but our formulations only use nano-sized particles and natural skin moisturizing ingredients to minimize this effect.

How Long Does Mineral Sunscreen Last on the Skin?

Mineral sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating heavily.

Is Project Reef, Reef-Safe? What about 'Hawaii' Reef-Safe?

Rest assured, all of our products are all reef-safe and Hawaii Reef Compliant(SB 2571, Act 104, Maui Bill 135 & Big Island Bill 167) as they do not and will not ever include harmful ingredients that damage our reef, marine ecosystem or skin.

Can Mineral Sunscreen be Used on Children?

Yes, mineral sunscreen is often recommended for children because of its gentle formulation.

How Much Mineral Sunscreen Should I Use?

Mineral suncare goes a long way. Thats why we recommend a 'Two-Finger Rule' for applying mineral sunscreen. Meaning, generally, two fingers from top to bottom should be enough sunscreen to cover most of the body. For face, a dime sized dollop should suffice. (Don't forget to re-apply every 80-120 minutes!)

Do Mineral Sunscreens Protect Against Both UVA and UVB Rays?

Yes, broad-spectrum mineral sunscreens protect against the full range of both UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays).

Does Mineral Sunscreens Clog Pores?

Our mineral sunscreens are non-comedogenic, meaning they are formulated not to clog pores. However, it's important to choose a product suitable for your skin type.

Remember, while these FAQs provide a good starting point for understanding mineral sunscreen, it's always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist for personalized skincare advice, especially if you have specific skin concerns or conditions.