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Formulated specifically for post-procedure, sensitive, and very dry skin, Physical UV Defense SPF 30 combines barrier repair and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. More advanced than traditional sunscreens, Physical UV Defense is proven to increase the expression of essential proteins responsible for skin’s barrier integrity. This all-physical sunscreen, featuring zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*) and titanium dioxide, provides all day hydration making it ideal for daily use. Artemia salina, a plankton extract, provides increased photoprotection by stimulating skin’s defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress.**
*Z-COTE HP-1 is a Registered Trademark of BASF
**based on in-vitro testing
- 100% mineral filters, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Repairs and improves skin’s barrier function
- Provides all day hydration in a nourishing, comforting texture
- Paraben-free and fragrance-free
How To Use
In the morning, following a SkinCeuticals antioxidant, apply a dime size amount to the face, neck, and chest at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Apply before makeup. Reapply after 80 minutes of sweating, swimming, immediately after towel drying, and at least every two hours. For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use.
Skin may become sensitized or compromised after an in-office procedure. Physical UV Defense SPF 30 has been tested and proven to be safe post-procedure and provide a high-level of broad spectrum sunscreen protection. It is also ideal for very dry and sensitive skin. This safe sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection and all-day hydration in a nourishing, comforting texture.
Features 100% mineral sunscreen filters, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that create a UV shield on the skin’s surface to protect against damaging UV rays, and minimize irritation.
- Zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)
- Titanium dioxide
- Artemia salina
Microfine sunscreen filter provides broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays without leaving white residueLearn more about zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)
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titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, water, glycerin, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, dimethicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, styrene/acrylates copolymer, stearyl dimethicone, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, isododecane, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, talc, dimethicone/polyglycerin-3 crosspolymer, nylon-12, pentylene glycol, lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, aluminum stearate, phenoxyethanol, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, dipropylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Love it! This product was recommended to me, and I have been using it for about 4 years. I love the fact that it provides non-chemical protection that works for both UVA and UVB. I wear it every single day, and it actually gives a nice smooth base for my foundation. I haven't had a burn on my face in years, even though I spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer--I just have to reapply it every 2 hours when I'm in the sun, as directed. I also like the tube itself, which gets smaller as it empties (like a tube of toothpaste), so it fits easily into my purse. Thanks for making such a great product.
Date published: 2011-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Sheer and complete coverage for rosacea patient This product has been wonderful for my 'touchy', easily-irritated skin! The fluid format (I admit I never got to try the creme) goes on smoothly and creates a matte finish to wear alone or under make up. I never burn with this product in place and it allows me to spend my time outdoors. I only wish it were water and sweat-proof but that would probably change its light airy texture. So many sunscreens feel like greasy masks and this one definitely does not. I don't leave the house without it.
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Sunscreen You Can Trust My plastic surgeon recommended Skinceuticals sunscreen after removing a small squamous cell skin cancer from my face. I had always been careful about sun exposure (at least as an adult) but was not using effective sunscreen. This sunscreen goes on light but provides significant overall protection thanks to microfine zinc oxide. It rubs in easily, so you won't have any white zinc oxide residue on your skin, but you will be protected. This is a great product!
Date published: 2011-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Terrible for Sensitive Skin I have oily, but very sensitive skin. I used this product once and my face had tiny bumps all over it. I waited a few days and tried it again with the same results. I also wore it to the pool to see if it would work any differently and I got some very very deep pimples from it. I would not recommend this product to anyone prone to breaking out from thick products such as this sunscreen.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Old formulation was better I've been using the cream version of this sunscreen for 2 years now and loved it! Imagine my dismay when the cream was discontinued and the new formulation came out. It's more of a watery consistency, and doesn't adhere to the skin as well as the old one. I actually broke out when I used it so I had to stop. Please bring the old cream formulation back!! It was sooo much better...
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Not Fragrance free! I have been using the cream version of this product that came in a tube that you have discontinued. I loved it because it protected for hours, evened out my skin tone, but most importantly, IT WAS FRAGRANCE FREE!nnnnPlease please please bring it back!!!nnnnThis version is watery and is NOT FRAGRANCE FREE and has a strong unpleasant odor that does not go away!!
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Works for me I used the cream version before it was discontinued and just tried the new version which is a thick lotion. It does have a white-ish cast, but that fades as it absorbs and leaves a matte finish that is surprisingly light. It works well under makeup on my oily-combo skin. The only downside is less product than the cream version for the same price.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great for active lifestyle Used this product for a year, then switched to another sunscreen with Skinceuticals. Prefer this sunscreen for outdoor activities and sports as the other stung my eyes when mixed with sweat. I've gone back to this product and am pleased as punch Rub it in well as the titanium dioxide does leave a white color.
Date published: 2011-12-11
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