Hi Lisa Palmer here, Co-Founder of TropicSport.
A few years ago, I was at a trade show and a chemist from another mineral sunscreen brand approached me with questions about our product claims. “You’re saying this rubs in clear and lasts four hours, that’s impossible.” While a regular TropicSport user might take these two features for granted, they're actually rarer than you might think.
The conventional wisdom in the sunscreen world was that mineral sunscreens are safer than chemical, but that chemical sunscreens are easier to use. Anyone who has been left pasty white from a mineral sunscreen might be inclined to agree. When we started TropicSport, we set out to prove this conventional wisdom wrong.
We knew it was a huge undertaking but with our teams passion and experience, we felt certain it could be done. Lo and behold, after six years of repetitive testing and research, we found the formula. I wasn’t surprised to hear someone at a trade show express disbelief that we made a mineral sunscreen that rubbed in clear because, at that point, nobody else had. So, I just smiled politely and said “you should try it for yourself.”
Customers look to TropicSport mineral sunscreen because of its obvious benefits relative to toxic chemical sunscreens. What might surprise you, however, is that TropicSport has obvious benefits compared to other mineral sunscreens as well.
There are three questions you should be asking when purchasing mineral sunscreens and TropicSport is the only sunscreen that we know can say yes to all three.
Does it rub in clear and sheer?
For those familiar with mineral sunscreens, this is a very important question. Most mineral sunscreens on the market leave white streaks and just don’t rub in. TropicSport is the exception. Give it a try today and see for yourself.
Is it non-nano?
Nanoparticles are incredibly tiny particles of a given substance, less than 100 nanometers thick. To give some perspective, a nanometer is 1000 times smaller than the thickness of one strand of hair.
Mineral sunscreens often use nanoparticles to make them easier to rub in. This is a dangerous trade off because heavy metal nanoparticles can enter your blood stream through your skin
At TropicSport we use only non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, just one more reason our technology is the envy of the industry. In addition, we’ve figured out how to get our non-nano sunscreen to rub in clear.
Is it actually mineral sunscreen?
Be on the look out for the term mineral-based sunscreens. A number of big brands are trying to avoid scrutiny for chemical sunscreens by making hybrid sunscreens that have a mix of chemical and mineral active ingredients. These sunscreens are usually labeled as mineral-based and can be just as dangerous for you as conventional chemical sunscreens.