Need a non chemical sunscreen!

Need a non chemical sunscreen that doesn't cause whitening with an SPF of at least 30.

Tall order I know! I have milk chocolate skin colour and suffer from eczema and hyperpigmentation so inorder to prevent the eczema from darkening or scars from getting worst I was told to use an SPF 30+ but I have found that I allergic to sunscreens luckily not sunblocks (titanium oxide and zinc oxide). The one downfall of the physical sunblocks is that they leave a white over cast which is very apparent on my skin tone so I need a solution for that. I don't want my dark spots to get worst but I don't want to look sickly and plus I know I just wont use it because of that ( and the best sunscreen is the one you use)

Any help?

I have been hearing about sunblock that is micronized or even mineral make-up with zinc oxide built in which can go all the way up to SPF 50 any suggestions. I need as much as possible I want to be able to get the product locally ( Toronto, Canada) all options are accepted

(please note all sunscreen and sunblocks have their down sides but this would be the lesser of two evils for me, until the eczema and the hyperpigmentation heals)
Coppertone used to have a micronized zinc sun block, but it was discontinued because of health concerns. unfortunately, micronized zinc can pass through the skin if you have eczema.

the nanoparticles cannot penetrate healthy skin.

can you not do sunscreens with mexoryl or helioplex?

look for products from LaRoche-Posay ($$$), Badger and Blue Lizard. LaRoche is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Badger at Noah's Natural Foods, while Blue Lizard is only available online.

i carry a parasol, lots of places on Spadina where you can get those.

for mineral makeup, lots of people here swear by Meow Cosmetics for the really great range of colours to choose from to suit your skin tone.
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Coppertone used to have a micronized zinc sun block, but it was discontinued because of health concerns. unfortunately, micronized zinc can pass through the skin if you have eczema.

the nanoparticles cannot penetrate healthy skin.

can you not do sunscreens with mexoryl or helioplex?

look for products from LaRoche-Posay ($$$), Badger and Blue Lizard. LaRoche is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Badger at Noah's Natural Foods, while Blue Lizard is only available online.

i carry a parasol, lots of places on Spadina where you can get those.

for mineral makeup, lots of people here swear by Meow Cosmetics for the really great range of colours to choose from to suit your skin tone.
Originally Posted by rouquinne
Yeah I have no luck with mexoryl or helioplex, sigh

I have tried badger as major whitening eww. LaRoche I will look into. I will also look into the mineral makeup Meow Cosmetics because it looks like maybe my only option that will sufficient at giving me spot based protection. Fingers crossed
Silk naturals sells a zinc oxide powder that is applied like mineral foindation. You can buy a sample to try it out.
I have super sensitive, roseaca skin. Have been allergic to most sun tan lotions that have come out in the last 40 years. Right now, I can use the LaRoche-Posay with Mexoyl--but don't press my luck. I stay out of the sun and only use it sparingly. Haven't tried the helioplex, yet.

I know you wanted to pick up something locally, but that may not be possible. I started using the roseaca cream by Purple Emu. It works better than either of the prescription creams I was using. They have a natural sun protection product. I bought it to try with my last order. Haven't used it yet. Protective Sun Creme

DaVita also makes some natural sun protection: Buy DeVita products online at LuckyVitamin.com My skin reacted to it, but it might be good for you and you may be able to find it locally.
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the micronized zinc that is sold by ingredients companies for people to make mineral makeup (like the Silk Naturals product) will still turn skin white because you'll have to use so much of it to get spf 15.

this is what Ingredients to Die For says about their zinc powder (WAY cheaper than Silk Naturals, btw):

"This is a micronized zinc however, it is not a nano particle. It will contribute a whiteness, and a grittiness, to your product at any levels above 7%. Only the nano particle zinc will give you a clear product however, there is a great deal of controversy regarding the use of nano particles in cosmetics. They are still undergoing testing but, are believed to be harmful to human health. Until that question is cleared up and we know that they are safe we will not offer them.

Please be aware that it will take 25% to get an approximately SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15."
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Ro- Thanks for the wholesale site. Love those! The prices are crazy!

Hy- i found this page. http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=11686
It lists several sunblocks that may work for you
Also google " clear sunblock" and several brands come up. G/L

Last edited by crimsonshedemon; 04-07-2011 at 03:35 AM.
I've found that tinted moisturizers with chemical sunscreens are the way to go to get the sunscreen benefit without the chalky pallor associated with the chemical sunscreens. I use Paula's Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 20. Not sure if they have a shade that will work for you, but you can read about it here. Good luck!
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