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Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 Mineral suncreen for oily skin

Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17.
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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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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 5 out of 5 by from Love this sunscreen!!! This sunscreen is the best sunscreen I have ever tried. I have oily, acne-prone skin, that tends to be very sensitive and red. This is the only sunscreen I've used that did not make me oily, did not have that awful sunscreen smell, and did not break me out! It makes my skin so smooth and the slight tint helps even out my skin. It doesn't make my face red at all and it works well under my makeup or alone. Totally love this, so glad I found it.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin Sunscreen is a must if you have blemishes from acne. However it can be difficult to find something that isn't so oily that you look like a shiny mess! This is sunscreen does the job. I've purchased several sunscreens that claim to be a matte finish but end up leaving an oily sticky feeling. Not this one, this baby will give you the protection you need without the greasy feeling. I will keep buying forever.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Sunscreen but shake it up so product stays I love this sunscreen. For those complaining about it being to thin or not right...i have found you have to give it a few shakes everytime you use it. Just keep it mixed. My face is flawless everytime i use it. When i used the fusion UV coverage was wet and ugly and i had to wear mineral powder over it. Thank you Skin Ceuticals & tell your customers to shake this tube or it can seperate.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great matte finish I recently bought this one prescribed by my dermatologist and I really like it so much. First time I use it I was a little concern about the color but it blends perfect and is really a matte finish which is great. Also is very light, once you applied it you won’t feel it anymore. This is my favorite everyday face sunscreen, and the size is perfect to carry on my purse.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! On the bottle it clearly says use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. But if your not happy with that then their is another sun screen from skinceuticals that is water resistant which is the physical fusion uv defense UVA/UVB protective fluid, and I loved that one as well. As for the matte finish it works just as great! I have uneven skin texture and this matte finish makes my skin look flawless. I recommend this product if your trying to minimize uneven lines. Also great sun protector!
Date published: 2015-12-22
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