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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 203.
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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

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    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.

Learn more about zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)

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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 1 out of 5 by from Runny, gritty, sandy, horrible! I am obsessed with sun protection so I usually buy different brands of sunscreens every where I go, including the US, Europe and South America. I have tried in the past 5 years most of the best brands. So far, this is the worst! I completely agree with the last review posted 7 hours ago. No only is it runny, but it has a gritty-sandy feeling to it. In general I love all skinceuticals products. I use many of them. They are good quality, but their physical fusion UV defense is horrible!
Date published: 2020-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runny and gritty texture I was already using CE Ferulic serum and decided to try this product because I wanted a tinted sunscreen. After using this product for about a month this is my observations. It's consistency is very liquid, almost runny. It also has a slightly gritty texture, perhaps because it's mineral based, although I've used other mineral based sunscreens that didn't have this almost sandy feel to the product. Because of the above issues and the price versus the amount you receive, I think I will stick with the mineral based sunscreen I was previously using. It's also because I get a 3 ounce product. versus 1.7, for approximately the same price without the runny consistency and gritty feel. I do like the tint coverage, but not enough to overcome the other issues.
Date published: 2020-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good sunscreen but hate the tint I have no complaints about this sunscreen Infact I found this is the only sunscreen which works perfectly but hate the tint. Wish they would make a little dark tint for darker skin guys like me.
Date published: 2020-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite product I have been wearing this sunscreen daily for several years and I LOVE IT. It is very creamy and excellent for my dry skin. Also, because it is tinted, I no longer need foundation. I highly recommend this product. Every person that I have recommended it to also loves it.
Date published: 2020-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Super watery Was expecting a little watery but it literally runs down my fingers like water. Hard to apply to my face due to consistency.
Date published: 2019-12-17
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 Best Sunscreen for my face Best sunscreen for my face. It is a little pricey but once it is applied I have not had to reapply and have not gotten sunburn on my face. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the feel on my skin I love the light feel on my skin. I live in South Florida and wanted a product that I feels light on my skin, this is the product for me. The tint blends in and leaves my skin tone looking natural and even.
Date published: 2019-08-16
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