Physical sunscreen acts as a “physical” block on top of the skin. These types of sunscreens are the safest, most effective way to protect the skin from the sun because they reflect the damaging UV rays from the skin instead of absorbing and neutralizing them within the skin like a chemical sunscreen does.

The most common complaint about physical sunscreens is that they show up on the skin chalky and opaque, which don’t make them desirable to wear everyday. Zinc Oxide is the main active ingredient in physical sunscreen that can cause the annoying white film on the skin. Not all physical sunscreens containing Zinc Oxide will leave behind that annoying, chalky residue. DermaQuest ZinClear SPF 30 is a physical sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum coverage. It protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays while antioxidants provide the skin with additional protection. This physical sunscreen stops damaging rays at the skin’s surface. It also absorbs quickly, without leaving a white residue on the skin.

Another benefit to DermaQuest’s ZinClear SPF 30 is that it protects the skin from damaging UV rays without blocking pores or irritating the skin. Physical sunscreens don’t irritate the skin because they don’t absorb the chemicals from the sunscreen. This is why sensitive skin types should opt to wear a physical sunscreen over a chemical one. The soothing and healing benefits of Zinc Oxide in this product also make this a great sunscreen choice for sensitive skin types. ZinClear is safe enough to use during a professional treatment series, for post-professional treatments and on children.

SkinSpirit Founder and Medical Director, Michael Dean Vistnes states that, “The more skin is exposed to sun, the more free radical damage there will be to the skin. Treat and protect your skin this summer with a skincare regime filled with medically proven anti-aging ingredients, antioxidants and broad-spectrum sunscreen. Antioxidants help fight free radical damage caused to the skin by sun. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects the skin from both UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays).”

Need helping finding the right sunscreen for you and your level of sun exposure? Come into any one of our locations in Palo Alto, Walnut CreekMill Valley or Los Gatos for a free consultation.


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