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Chemical-Free Sunscreen for Skin Protection and Rejuvenation

Jul 30, 2021 05:01PM ● By Shae Marcus

Sunscreen is essential during these hot, sunny days of summer. Before hitting the beach, make sure to grab sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. But SPF isn’t the only factor to check. It’s also crucial to scan the label to ensure that the product is free of toxic ingredients toward choosing a safe, chemical-free sunscreen. 

Many mainstream sunscreens can cause allergies, skin irritation and other health hazards. Ingredients to avoid are oxybenzone, avobenzone,  octocrylene,  homosalate,  octinoxate  and  octisalate. These chemicals have been shown to potentially cause reactions that may be harmful to people with sensitive skin. Non-toxic, chemical-free sunscreens contain zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide as the active ingredient. These natural minerals shield the skin from UV radiation without irritating the skin.  Dr. Anamaria Newport of the Family Skin Care Center, in Haddon Heights, has developed a sunscreen that actively protects and rejuvenates the skin. The main and only active ingredient in her formula is a pure zinc oxide mineral barrier, which is complemented by soothing, natural green tea. Newport’s chemical-free sunscreen is further enhanced by a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol. It’s found in the skin of red grapes and can brighten, calm and hydrate the skin. Newport’s organic, scentless, non-greasy formula goes on clear with a weightless, residue-free finish from a convenient spray bottle. 

All of the center’s patients receive a complimentary medical consultation toward cosmetics and laser devices. 

Anyone spending time in the sun should be sure to apply a chemical-free sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every hour. Even sunscreens that say they are water-resistant should still be reapplied hourly while in the sun, as they are not waterproof and can come off when swimming or sweating. 

Source: Family Skin Care Center is located at 17 White Horse Pike, Ste. 10B, Haddon Heights. For more information, call  

856-323-8885 or visit