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Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 Mineral suncreen for oily skin

Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 58.
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A broad spectrum 100% physical tinted sunscreen with an oil-absorbing base that leaves a long-lasting matte finish

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Product Details

Daily UVA/UVB oil-absorbing protective base with a matte finish.

This mattifying 100% physical sunscreen is formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*) to provide high broad spectrum UV protection. Enhanced with aerated silica technology, it is proven to maintain a matte finish even in hot, humid conditions. Its weightless mousse texture dries to a powder finish, optimizing makeup application. *Z-COTE HP-1 is a Registered Trademark of BASF

  • 100% physical broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Maintains a matte finish even in hot, humid conditions
  • Smoothes skin texture and minimizes appearance of pores
  • Weightless mousse dries to a powder finish, optimizing make-up application
  • Formulated with translucent color spheres to provide universal tint for all skin tones and repel oil to minimize sebum appearance.
  • Non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic

How To 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 least every two hours. For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    High SPF sunscreen can be challenging for combination and oil skin types, creating an oily sheen on skin and clogging pores. Enhanced sebum production from heat exacerbates this effect by stretching pores and increasing surface oil and shine. Formulated with 100% physical filters, this broad spectrum tinted sunscreen minimizes oil and maintains its matte finish even in hot, humid conditions.

    This sunscreen contains oil-absorbing powders to help minimize the appearance of sweat and oil for a long-lasting matte finish.

Key Ingredients

  • 4% transparent micronized zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)
  • 9% titanium dioxide
  • Aerated silica
  • Translucent color spheres

Microfine physical sunscreen filter provides broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays without leaving white residue

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titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, dimethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, talc, dicaprylyl ether, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, dimethicone crosspolymer, styrene/acrylates copolymer, hydrogenated jojoba oil, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, peg-8 laurate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, silica silylate, 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol, alumina, aluminum hydroxide, iron oxides, disodium stearoyl glutamate, polyhydroxystearic acid

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I recommend this to my patients who have an oily skin type or to those who prefer a less sticky, greasy sunscreen. I also recommend this to my patients with discoloration issues because the iron oxides in the tint protect against visible light.

Dr. Reena Jogi - Village Dermatology

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I recently purchased this product through this website. Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50.nIt's supposed to work with oily skin in humid environments. I live in FL. First it seems like you have to use a lot to cover your face. Secondly, it makes my face oilier and the product does NOT stick to my skin. I actually had sunburn while wearing this product - which never happened before with your sunblock.nI'm not sure if this product was defective or it does not do what it's supposed to.! I had always had excellent experience with your products and would not use any other sunblock until now.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very nice, but smells I have purchased this sunscreen twice. The first time - a 5 star rating! The second purchase - the smell is awful! I think it is just the bottle I happened to get, the smell is so bad that it keeps me from wanting to use it! It doesn’t smell like sunscreen, but more of a dead animal smell!! Also, another negative is that it seems like I have to use a lot of it to get coverage. Otherwise, this is a flawless coverage with a matte look once it dries. I use this rather than foundation b/c it is better than any foundation I’ve used!
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't feel matte to me... I think this is an effective sunscreen, but it's not my favorite. The tint works well with my complexion but it feels oily, not matte to me and it doesn't seem to dry to a matte finish after application. In fact, I have to shake the tube or the product will come out separated with a thin, clear, and oily-feeling substance, then the tinted sunscreen. I much prefer the Sheer Physical Defense sunscreen and I won't be getting this again. If you have very dry skin this might work for you but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with oily skin.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for oily skin! But not for under make up I love this stuff when I am not going to put "make up" on. It doesn't play nice (I use the Physcial Fusion one if I am putting foundation over) but if you want a silky smooth spf that won't be greasy in 4 hours, this is the one for you! The oNLY thing I wish they would change is the tint. CAN WE PLEASE GET ONE WITH OUT A TINT?! Some of us are very fair with yellow undertones and this makes me look almost orange by the end of the day. NOt flattering, but when I'm just picking up kids or hitting Wal Mart it'll do.
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This stuff is really potent and not greasy whatsoever. I use it daily, even in the winter, and never find this to make my skin oily or greasy. The only downfall of this is that it doesn't blend well. It leaves my dark skin with a white cast and settles around my nose and around my eyebrows. I really have to make the time to massage it in.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Might be a dud I think I may have received a dud. This is the first and only product from Skinceuticals that has been less than perfect. When I applied the SPF after my moisturizer, it started to crumble all over my face. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, but I’ve tried different methods: Wait 10 minutes after moisturizer. Apply with moisturizer. I even tried to spray a priming spray in between moisturizing and applying SPF. Still no luck. Anyone have any tips: suggestions?
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love Skinceuticals brand because the quality is so high and I never need to worry about the ingredients causing me to break out (I have very sensitive skin). My dermatologist suggested this to me, since proper sun protection is essential in today's day and age, but I need something that won't make my skin more oily or clog my pores. This does the trick!! It's a great way to layer sunscreen in my daily makeup routine, and even helps a bit with adding a matte finish (although doesn't replace other mattifying products). The only cons would be that it's a small size for the high cost, and it doesn't spread/blend as easily as I would like. But it's still a good product, and I will continue to use it.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tinted sunscreen! I recieved a sample and immediately ordered the full size online! It's the best tinted sunscreen. You can wear it alone or under makeup. I've tried many other top name brand sunscreens that claim to work well under makeup and they all failed. I have oily skin and other face sunscreens made my face look like a frying pan! Ha! You will not be disappointed with this purchase!!
Date published: 2019-04-01
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