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Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 Zinc oxide sunscreen for face

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 200.
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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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Product Details

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

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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 3 out of 5 by from Not the same I've been using this sunscreen for years and I've always loved it. However, I ordered the 4.2oz size and just started using it and it seems like a very different formula than I am used to. This bottle is really watery, even after shaking it rigorously. I tried to pour out just a little amount and it went all over my sink. It's much too watery and thin! The bottles that I've had previously were perfect - not too thin and not too thick. The tint was natural and definitely improved my complexion. Not sure why this one is so different. I tried to reach out to the company but have not had a response back.
Date published: 2018-10-02
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 5 out of 5 by from the BEST sunscreen, EVER I’ve been using this product since 2 years after being recommended me by a dermatologist, when I complained about the difficulty of finding a good mineral sunscreen that doesn’t look like corpse paint. I have extremely sensitive skin and also melasma, I don’t know what I would do without this product. It’s never irritated my skin, doesn’t contain any funky ingredients (hormone system dystruptors, alcohol, fragrance or photosensitizing essential oils), does even out the skin tone, has a great texture, moisturizes and blends well, I got so many compliments and questions about this product. So please don’t ever discontinue or change the formula!
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best SPF for my face A little bit goes a long way and I love that it’s SPF 50. I put it on after CE Ferulic and my skin looks great. The consistency is a little bit watery which makes applying it smooth and easy, and It feels very light on my oily skin. I really like the tinted color which blends nicely with my skin and gives me a very light and modest coverage. My skin color is a light tan with neutral/warm tones and I have light acne scarring; it doesn’t 100% cover the scars but it makes them moderately less noticeable. My favorite thing about this product is that it doesn’t clog my clog-prone pores and it washes off easily at the end of the day.
Date published: 2019-11-10
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 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 Best sunscreen ever! At 51 years of age with a very fair complection, I’ve done a lot of damage to my skin. As a past sun and tanning bed worshipper, I’ve dealt with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma including a significant mohs surgery. So, I’ve tried countless sunscreen products over the past 6 years. I’ve been happy with nothing for my face. Until now. This product goes on great, helps to cover previous sun damage spots, gives my face a nice glow, does not melt off, burn my eyes or feel thick and sticky. Most importantly, it works to prevent sunburn. We recently spent a week in the Florida Keys and it did the job perfectly! I even used it on my legs several times and will continue to do so.
Date published: 2019-06-08
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