What is a Chemical-Free Sunscreen?
In truth, chemical-free sunscreens do not exist.
Everything solid, liquid, or gaseous in the known universe consists only of chemicals. For example, water is a chemical; air consists of the chemicals oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, etc.; and every fluid and tissue in our bodies is composed only of chemicals. Non-chemicals are items such as light, electricity, magnetism, and empty space. Almost everything that can be seen or touched, including every sunscreen, consists of chemicals.
A chemical-free product could have no ingredients! Clearly, the implication that chemicals are bad and should be avoided at all cost, therefore, is nonsense.
The interpretation of words commonly used in product marketing may vary from person to person and cause confusion. Unfortunately, the term "chemical-free" has become an erroneous marketing term; its application to a sunscreen usually has meant that the sunscreen contains no active ingredient other than zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Although zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are "natural substances," they are also chemicals.
Just because it says "chemical-free," doesn't mean it's free of chemicals!
All of our sensitive skin sunscreens are free of dyes, fragrance, masking fragrance, lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde and other preservatives. They are also all formulated with a focus on zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.