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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 64.
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A broad spectrum 100% physical tinted sunscreen with an oil-absorbing base that leaves a long-lasting matte finish

skin types

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Oily
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skin condition

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Discolorations
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$34.00

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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

Skinceuticals

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

Learn more about zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)

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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

Physician Insight

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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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Reviews

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 5 out of 5 by from Matte all day I love this product I have a hard time finding matte tinted sunscreen. I wear it under makeup as a primer or alone. Stays matte all day
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it!!! My Dermotologist mentioned this to me for my oily skin. I am so happy with it. It goes on smoothly and the tiny is perfect it's easy to wear alone or under foundation. It keeps my skin looking matte all day.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter Go-to! Physical Matte UV Defense is my go-to for the less humid months of South Texas’s winter! It offers the daily UV protection i need while providing a finished — not too heavy — look. It’s a staple in my make-up bag, for sure!
Date published: 2019-04-20
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working at one of the top dermatologists in all of Illinois has it's perks! I got to try this product out, and it may be pricey, but it is absolutely worth every penny! Wear your sunblock!
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best matte sunscreen and is prefect if you want to have a natural look and not wear makeup. Its pricier than drug store brands but a little goes a long way. I would recommend this gem!
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this sunscreen not only because it protects my skin from harmful rays but it also is tinted for some coverage. I then put some power over it and Im good to go! I wish they bottles were a little bigger but definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2019-02-26
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 5 out of 5 by from This is my absolute go to! It's almost like a BB cream, like the Korean ones. The color at first looks like it won't fit you but the shade is pretty neutral. It blends in well and evens out my skin tone really well. I love this version way more than the sheer fusion one. I have combination dry skin and the sheer one made me too oily. This one can sometimes make my forehead oily but if you're oily in general just powder and you'll be fine. It does show dry patches if you have some but that's with any cover up. This stuff is amazing! Just pricey.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Keeps my skin protected while leaving my skin feeling great! Works so well!! It's a staple all year round.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is hands down the best sunscreen I have ever put on my face. Its a little more expensive but worth every penny.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is light and non-greasy with a little tint. I liked it and will use again, especially in the summer when you wear less make-up, but want some coverage and a glow.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This sunscreen is amazing for people with oily skin. It is a physical barrier (which i prefer) and it does mattify the skin. The thing i love most about it (aside from how effective it is) is the tint. It doesnt leave a white cast and it slightly evens out the skin. It makes you look airbrushed on no-makeup days. And at well under $40? You cant beat it.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When only the best will do this sunscreen is it. While not priced with your drugstore brands it is so superior I think the price is fair. I use this while on sun vacations and daily while on the water sailing in the summer for maximum protection.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite facial sunscreen. It is matte, which is good for my oily skin. It wears well underneath my makeup. I usually purchase this from a local med spa but have ordered it from the SkinCeuticals website also. I would definitely suggest this to anyone looking for a great everyday sunscreen.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I put this sunscreen on prior to my makeup, and I feel it soothes my skin (silky), neutralizes my color (tinted), and provides a great protective foundation to my daily makeup. Heads up, it does have a unique odor (though undetectable once worn).
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loves his product! Lightweight going on and helps minimizes shine and oil. Provides great sun protection all year round. Lasts a long time so you get plenty of bang for your buck! She will purchase again.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the matte texture of this sunscreen! I also use the physical fusion sunscreen by skin ceuticals. This one is not ideal for under makeup use. I use this sunscreen when Im out in the sun a lot where my skin tends to look a little more oily. I took this to the beach with me last 4th of July and my friend loved it so much she ended up taking it home with her!!
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My holy grail spf! Mom and I have been loyal users for years. It doesnt clog pores, prevents sunspots and irritation & is so lightweight.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the best facial sunscreen I have used. While I dont absolutely love it, its still really good. Its got a little tint to it, and it feels like a lore blurring primer. I love that it has such high spf, but my skin does end up getting oily with this. Idk if all sunscreens are like that, or what.. I would recommend this.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love this stuff! I dont even wear makeup after using this because it makes my face so smooth and has a tint to it. Its very gentle on my face which is normally a little sensitive. It went above my expectations. Definitely going to be using this always!
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sunscreen. Has a bit of tint to it so I can get away without makeup. It has physical UV filters and therefore less chance of any weird reactions...
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it at first but the Matte effect wasnt a prefix fit to my dry/combination skin so I Switch for another one of the same brand without the matter effect.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I dont use the matte version but I do use fusion sunscreen. I absolutely adore it. It spreads so nicely, doesnt make me look shiny where I have to go back and pat it in. It gives a nice even over all glow/min coverage.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ive just started using this and I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I use a lot of other products from this brand. I do like that it has a tint to it so it is possible to not wear any makeup on top of it (not really for me because I always have some blemishes). It does have a bit of a smell to it and it is a matte finish so it feels really dry when applying it.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whenever I need to go out but don't want to put on makeup, I use this. Fantastic sunscreen with a great tint.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this sunscreen. It is so hard to find a physical sunscreen without a white cast or the particles. This one does not give you a white cast on your face but does give you a little bit of particles on face. I don't mind that because it is way lesser paritcles than another sunscreen that I tried. Next time, I would just buy a regular physical fusion one since my skin is dry to see how it is.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The slight tint of this is nice. Im very fair and it doesnt look orange on me. No sunscreen smell as well. Most chemical sunscreens burn and irritate my skin. This does not! Beautiful under makeup as well.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to daily SPF. I use this everyday I go outside. It also works well as a primer for my oily skin.
Date published: 2019-02-26
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