Chemical free sunscreens work better and faster than regular or traditional sunscreens. The confusion arises when people ask the question “If it’s chemical free what is protecting me from the damaging sun rays?” The answer is chemical free sunscreens are not chemical free, they contain zinc and titanium, they just don’t contain any carbon, which is the chemical that is in most traditional or regular sunscreens.
For the regular or traditional sunscreens to work they absorb the dangerous ultraviolet rays from the sun, but for them to do that they themselves have to be absorbed onto the skin and that can take up to an half hour to occur. If the blue liquid is our sunscreen and the white is your skin, you can see the slow gradual absorption of the sunscreen on to the skin.
With chem-free sunscreens they do not have to be absorbed in to the skin, they just coat the skin so they work immediately and as a result the damaging sun rays bounce off the skin or are reflected off, just like this ball bounces off the desk.
Chem-free sunscreens are also more effective at screening against Ultraviolet A rays and lastly, chem.-free sunscreen tend to be less irritating, so anybody with sensitive skin is much less apt to be irritated by chem-free sunscreens.
We all know that all sunscreens work, but in my opinion chem.-free sunscreens have a little bit of an edge over regular, traditional sunscreens.