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Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 Zinc oxide sunscreen for face

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 81.
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A tinted sunscreen fluid with 100% mineral filters provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, while promoting natural radiance and a more even skin tone

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Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is a weightless fluid that combines 100% mineral filters with translucent color spheres for effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and an even, radiant finish. This high protection zinc oxide sunscreen also contains artemia salina, a plankton extract known to increase skin’s resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress.

  • Sheer, tinted sunscreen adapts to most skin tones without a white cast
  • Water resistant for up to 40 minutes
  • Boosts radiance for a more even, luminous complexion
  • Helps boost skin’s natural defenses to environmental stress
  • Paraben-free and fragrance-free; non-comedogenic
  • Ideal for all skin types, even very sensitive skin

How To Use

Shake well before use. Apply sunscreen liberally to the face, neck, and chest 15 minutes before sun exposure and before applying makeup. Reapply sunscreen after 40 minutes of swimming, sweating, immediately after towel drying, and at least every two hours. For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use.

Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad-Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:
- Limit time in the sun, from 10 am - 2 pm
- Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
- For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use

  • Science & Proof

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    This breathable, tinted sunscreen is formulated with transparent titanium oxide and zinc oxide (Z-Cote®), the only mineral UV filter shown to protect against the full UVA/UVB spectrum along with translucent color spheres and artemia salina to impart powerful UV protection with a natural radiance. A “shake then apply” dispersal technology helps ensure even distribution of sunscreen ingredients.

Key Ingredients

  • 5% Zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)
  • 6% Titanium dioxide
  • Artemia salina
  • Translucent color spheres

This microfine zinc oxide is a mineral filter that reflects sun rays to provide broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. The particle size and distribution characteristics spread evenly and provide a non-whitening effect on skin.

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titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, water, dimethicone, isododecane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, iron oxides, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, c9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphate, peg-9

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I love Physical Fusion because it is so easy to apply and does not clog up the skin or feel and look too heavy. The tint also gives it a nice smoothing effect on the skin. It is so easy to apply, and so effective in protecting the skin from sun damage, that I also use it daily on my three children.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wild about this product! At age 67, I've tried about every skin product imagineable. Heeding the advice of dermatologists I want to protect my skin against the sun, but am so tired of products that are heavy, sticky, smelly, and greasy. I was very hesitant to put money into yet another sunscreen, just to have it clutter up my bathroom cabinets. What a great surprise! On days when I don't want to wear foundation, I just pat on a little SinCeutical UV Defense with tint and I'm ready to go. It does not cake, float off my skin, or turn greasy and it adds a nice glow and smooths out the skin tone. I'm 100 percent sold. Try it, you'll like it!
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why unavailable? Ever since I started using this tinted sunscreen in lieu of foundation I have received many compliments on my 'beautiful' complexion. Foundation enhances wrinkles, this doesn't. It's moisturizing while at the same time providing subtle color and sun protection. I have purchased this product from my dermatologist for the past 3 years, and am so disappointed that it is no longer available, at least not in this size. The smaller size was available, but the product smells different, and it's not pleasant. Otherwise, seems to be the same. I haven't compared ingredients as yet. I hope the original skin-tone tinted sunscreen in this size is going to be continued, and soon!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It works great, but... I have very pale, pink tinted, sensitive skin and had never been able to use a sunscreen on my face without breaking out. This product was recommended by my dermatologist. The product is thinner than others that I've tried. It spreads easily, but leaves a white, slightly powdery finish. It is great for oily skin under make-up. It is definitely mattifying. After 5-6 uses, I developed a rash in the skin creases on my neck. I stopped all of my skincare and started adding back one product at a time. The rash reappeared once I reintroduced the sunscreen. Unfortunately, I must keep looking...
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is magic... I love this product. The texture is silky and it evens out my skin tone. Most days I can get away without using foundation because of this product. nnMy skin is very fair and I usually use an SPF 40 or higher. This gives great protection all day. If I'm out all I day I do reapply, just to be on the safe side.nnRegarding the texture, its important to shake and mix well because the minerals (the physical sunblockers) will settle on the bottom. Don't rub this product into your skin, press it in until it disappears. Rubbing will cause the ghosting, white effect. I don't know how it works, but I've seen this used on hundreds of different skin tones and it blends to all of them.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best The downside of my skin is that it is highly allergic to just about everything you could think of. I've tried every type and brand of skincare from the most expensive to items you buy at a drugstore. Especially with suncreens I would break out immediately. With my recent allergy tests my dermatologists suggested I try Skinceuticals. I was hesitant but needed a sunscreen that worked. LOOK NO FURTHER!! I am so unbelieveably happy about this product. It glides on so smoothly and my skin looks radiant. I have not had any reactions to this sunscreen and have been using it for about 4 months now. It's a very great product. Try it and you won't go back to another product. Thanks Skinceuticals!
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this - no more foundation! I am in love with how simple my skin care regimen has become. For years, I've searched for one line or the perfect combination of your better brands (Mario Badescu, Clinique, Jan Marini, etc.) in my quest for clear skin. Thanks to a local doc, after being introduced to the adult acne regimen, my skin is at its absolute best. Honestly, I've never found a sunscreen except for the SPF 15 in some foundations that truly was non-comedogenic. This foundation ROCKS! Goes on smoothly - I now wear NO foundation and I'm 41. Plus, no 'make-up' creases in my wrinkle lines, no oily shine, and no breakouts!
Date published: 2011-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very effective I have skin that is fair and I am always in the sun, as I play a lot of golf. I have had trouble finding a product that is protective enough, yet will not cause my face and neck to break out in a rash or hives. I have finally found a product with which I can protect my skin and feel like it actually helps it. This product goes on smoothy, stays on, and doesn't discolor my shirts. Overall, I think my skin looks better since using this sunscreen and my face does not feel caked with sunscreen all day. I also love the slight tint, rather than looking so white from my previous sunscreens.
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I was sceptical when I was recommended to use this product after a facial but boy was I glad I did. I have literally used thousands of dollars of cremes, lotions, scrubs, toners, peels, and other cosmetics that guarantee results but this one lives up to its reputation. I use a combination of products in the morning and then this the final application on top. It protects my delicate skin and gives that silky sexy texture that has left all my male and femail friends noticing and asking what I am doing to get 'the glow'. I'm 50 and I can say 50 never looked better.
Date published: 2012-07-06
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