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Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 Zinc oxide sunscreen for face

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 217.
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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

Physician Insight

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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 gritty structure, not smooth I bought this and liked that it has color in it. I do have rosacea on my cheeks and need to use sunscreen all the time and I thought tinted color would also help me not to use a lot of foundation. I am using this for more than 3 weeks and I ended up having more redness on my cheeks I think due to sandy structure. It is very fluid by the way, so it is difficult to manage the amount I use each time.The bottle tip is very narrow, so it is difficult to put the excess amount back.
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product I Started using this wonderful product about eight years ago and then my dermatologist office stopped selling it I was very upset they wanted me to use another brand name so I tried it and I wasn’t really happy with it this product I could go to the beach and hang out in my face would never get rid I’ve never felt dry it was the most wonderful product and I feel like I never had to wear a full foundation I’m glad I found this website and I’m following up with starting my regimen again with this outstanding product
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing LOVE THIS I just started using this, my dermatologist recommended the product's I needed, I decided to call the company instead of buying these products from him. I read all the reviews, then called. I got VERY LUCKY, The lady I got to talk to was very knowledgeable about these products. She explained exactly how to use all of them. Is this somewhat as reviews say, running, Not really, do you want it thick as peanut butter? I'd rather it soak into my skin, which it does, very easily. Not sit on top. It's a beautiful UV Defense protection. It's not grainy at all. Shake it up like your suppose to. Follow your instructions. Easy peasy. Unless they make a better one, I'll use this from now on, every day to continue to protect my skin. I Love that it has no smell, overall IT'S A VERY BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT, I'D NEVER KNOW IT'S A DEFENSE UV SPF PROTECTIVE PRODUCT. FEELS LIKE SILK ON MY SKIN. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CALL AND DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS WITH THESE PROFESSIONALS BEFORE WRITING A BAD REVIEW, CHANCES ARE, YOU DIDN'T USE IT RIGHT. KEEPIN IT 100 THIS COMPANY SHOWS RESULTS IMMEDIATELY!!!!
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good It’s nice and something I fail to see grittiness as some reviews suggest would have loved a little pinkish tone
Date published: 2020-03-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for dry skin. Leaves visible film on face and picks up flakes, making them more visible. So, definitely don't use if you are using Retin-A. Even after using 10% glycolic the night before, it still has this flaky effect. Also, they say it's for all skin types. As a pale white person, I see flecks on my lips (which are a bit dark) if it so much as touches them. For this reason, I am seriously doubtful any person of color could use this at all.
Date published: 2020-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST! This is the only sunscreen that does not clog my pores. I started using it 3 years ago when my aesthetician recommended it. It is the best! I love the consistency. It smooths over the face so well. After seeing how great this product is, I gradually switched all my products to skinceuticals. I just went to the Caribbean a few weeks ago and my aesthetician was out of this product. So unfortunately I had to buy another high end sunscreen. I returned with my face completely broken out. Never again. I will make sure I have plenty of this product before I leave on my next trip.
Date published: 2020-02-24
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE - BEST ever!! I've been using this product for 4 years now. BEST coverage ever!!!! I've never burnt using this product; even after a day at the beach. My nephew got a bad burn on his face at the beach last fall and this was the only sunscreen that didn't burn him after that. If you are looking for a great moisturizer and sunscreen look no more!!
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Just the right amount of tint to give great coverage. Would recommend
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This This sunscreen is great. It isn't greasy & doesn't leave a heavy feeling on your face. It is tinted so you may be able to use just the sunscreen without foundation. It's the only sunscreen I will put on after washing my face in the morning.
Date published: 2019-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does a great job Ive been using it everyday for the last couple months. I like how it doesnt smell bad and you only need a little bit, it goes a long way. I like the feeling of it once applied. It leaves your face looking brighter and hydrated.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I bought this sunscreen a week ago and I am already in love with it. My skin feels very hydrated and smooth.
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best choice! I despise the way sun protection lotion feels on my face. And I'm super sensitive to strong smells. This stuff is AMAZING! It goes on so smoothly, doesn't feel icky and has a mild, pleasant aroma. I can't believe I spent years putting the other junk on my face. I'll never switch....
Date published: 2019-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Been using this sunsceen for 3 years, I'm a golfer, so outside face doesn't show it! Will never use anything else on my face!
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sun protection This product provides great daily sun protection. I live at the beach and am constantly outside. When outside for hours on end, I add additional sunscreen though. The formula was more of a liquid than I expected, but it’s light and not greasy. It also provides a light tint to even out my skin tone as I don’t usually wear makeup.
Date published: 2019-06-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaves my skin dull I bought the skin corrector bundle, this sun screen came in it. I love all the other products, my skin looks great after applying them. I do not like at all. When I apply this is it makes my skin look dull.
Date published: 2019-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All day, every day. My dermatologist recommended this product to me and a few days later, my aesthetician recommended the same. Since I’m in my garden most sunny days and occasionally get more sun than I intend to, I’ve tried to be hyper-vigilant about protection. This sunscreen is perfect for me...even with my “more than dewy” t-zone. It’s never greasy, evens my skin tone and is a terrific base for foundation when I want more coverage. I love it!
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sunscreen ever made! I’ve tried it all. Honestly my skin is so sensitive to the sun and this product helps immensely. Absorbs quickly, toned down my redness and you can layer with constant reapplication and not feel greasy or breakout. Can’t live without this product.
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect coverage! I bought this after having surgery to remove a cancerous lesion on my face. I love the light-weight coverage this lotion provides. When I’m exercising it doesn’t feel too heavy. I can also apply my foundation over it without feel like I’m wearing too many layers. I am now a faithful wearer!
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful tinted sunscreen Lightweight and glowing sunscreen, perfect coverage. Perfect amount of oil so the face doesn't look too creamy.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! It’s super emollient and very protective of my face and neck! Since I’ve been using almost everyday my face doesn’t show signs of sun irritation
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This product is a must have. It is just beyond perfect, and would never buy a different SPF. I have Rosacea and it helps a lot neutralizing my redness. It gives you the perfect “no makeup” look.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sunscreen ever I love this sunscreen and use it as my foundation base. It gives just a bit of coverage without making wrinkles look more noticeable. If your goal is to never leave the house without sunscreen on your face for protection this is the product for you.
Date published: 2019-06-09
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