Why Zinc Oxide Is Used In Natural And Organic Sunscreens


What Is Zinc Oxide?

Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound, a natural mineral, and is white in colour.

Why Is Zinc Oxide Used In Sunscreen?

Zinc oxide naturally reflects the damaging ultraviolet rays that cause skin aging and cancer. It is a physical sunscreen that sits on top of our skin. It is a safe and effective ingredient in natural and organic sunscreens with no known adverse reactions, which is why it is often used to treat babies. Since zinc oxide protects against the UVA and UVB spectrum, it is the closest thing to a total sunblock on the market today. There is no other sunscreen ingredient that provides a better and broader sun protection.

“Zinc oxide based sunscreens are considered better than chemical sunscreens”

How Do Chemical Sunscreens Work?

Chemical sunscreens work differently to offer sun protection. They work by absorbing UV rays rather than reflecting them unlike a physical sunscreen.  They also contain a variety of harmful ingredients such as:

· Octyl-methoxycinnamate

· Oxybenzone


· Cinoxate

· Avobenzone

· Homosalate

· Octisalate

· Octocrylene

· Oxybenzone

· Oxtinoxate

· Menthyl Anthranilate

· Oxtocrylene

Some chemical ingredients are known to cause hormonal disruption, nervous system concerns, allergy triggers, DNA damage, or produce free radicals that are toxic to the cells. To avoid exposing my skin to these harmful ingredients, I use the Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm to protect my skin from sun damage.

Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm Review

The Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm is a water-free nourishing balm with a SPF 15. It doesn’t wash off unless you use soap and water. It has about 22% zinc oxide and have natural and organic ingredients, such as, natural vitamin E, beta carotene and rosemary extract, that have antioxidant properties to protect your skin from sun damage.

Although zinc oxide is the active ingredient in this product, this white powdered mineral will not make you look white when you apply it on your skin. The zinc oxide has been engineered to become micro-fine so that it can easily blend with other ingredients to present a clear and non white appearance.

How To Apply Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm?

All you have to do is give this product a really good mix like this. Apply generously to skin 20 minutes before exposure to sunlight. Then re-apply every two hours.

It should be stored under 30 degrees, so don’t leave it in your hot car during summer time.

Sunscreen is not the only way to protect yourself from sun damage. Remember to cover up with clothes, look for shade or shelter, and wear a hat.

Watch My Video

A while a ago, I have written a blog post that explains the benefits of using natural sunscreens. So if you are keen, you can read more about in the below link: 

Protection from a natural sunscreen is better than a chemical one

If you want to purchase the Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm. CLICK HERE!

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Miessence – Organic Review

miessence organic reviewI have been using Miessence products for 4 years now and am still loving them. So today’s organic product reviews will be on two of the most popular Miessence skin products.

I would like to give you an idea of why I think they are fantastic and highly recommend them to anyone who are looking for genuine organic products.

These products are so pure that they are certified to food standards and bears the Australian Certified Organic (ACO) logo.

Let’s have a look at two types of facial Serums and analyze their ingredients.

Rejuvenessence Facial Serum

The Rejuvenessence facial serum is an ultra concentrated product which is used to lock in moisture and intensively nourish the skin. It can be used during extreme weather conditions to protect the skin. RRP: $54.95. Can be purchased here CLICK


Certified Organic Jojoba Seed Oil

Certified Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

Certified Organic Avocado Fruit Oil

Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil

Certified Organic Lemon Essential Oil

Certified Organic Geranium Essential Oil

Certified Organic Carrot CO2 Extract

Certified Organic Rose Essential Oil

Certified Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract

Certified Organic Calendula Flower Extract


Ambrosia Essence Skin Protector

The Miessence Ambrosia Essence Skin Protector is an extremely potent combination of 9 highly effective herbal and flower extracts to soothe, tone, and renew the skin. RRP: $115.90. Can be purchased here CLICK




Certified Organic Tamanu Nut Oil

Certified Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

Certified Organic Helichrysum Flower Oil

Certified Organic Neroli Flower Oil

Certified Organic Patchouli Leaf Oil

Certified Organic Calendula CO2 Flower Extract

Certified Organic Carrot CO2 Seed Extract

Certified Organic Rosemary CO2 Leaf Extract

Certified Organic Jojoba Seed Oil

My Analysis:

Both the Miessence Rejuvenessence  and Ambrosia contain a powerful blend of certified organic ingredients. There’s absolutely no nasty ingredients in these two products at all. There’s definitely no strange long names that I can not pronounce. All the ingredients looks pure and easy to read! Since they are highly concentrated products, you only need to use only a few drops for good results. 

The only difference is that the Rejuvenessence is applied over your moisturizer to superboost it and gives you a feeling of instant relief from dryness. It is especially useful during the cold winter weather. The Ambrosia, however, is an ultra rejuvenation treatment which is applied before your moisturizer. Both products are fantastic. Really love them.

All Miessence products can be purchased online at www.TeresaOrganics.com

Have a read of my post on Benefits of Using Certified Organic Skin Care 

What are your thoughts? If you have enjoyed this review, please leave a comment below.