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Physical UV Defense SPF 30 Mineral sunscreen for sensitive skin

Physical UV Defense SPF 30 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 32.
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A broad spectrum 100% physical sunscreen for post-procedure, sensitive skin, and very dry skin

skin types

Dry
Normal
Oily
Combination
Sensitive

skin condition

Sensitized
Dehydrated
Blotchiness
Discolorations
Aging

$34.00

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Product Details

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

Skinceuticals

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.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    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.

Key Ingredients

  • Zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Artemia salina

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

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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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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Great moisturizing sunscreen! I have dry and very very very sensitive skin. This sunscreen doesn’t break me out like other sunscreens I have tried.
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hopeful I was inquiring on a sunscreen which ingredients contain more minerals rather than chemicals, and this qualifies. So I gave it a shot to use as my last layer of skincare. I like the way it is absorbed right away when applied and making my skin looks brighter yet matte. So I am very hopeful to keep using it for my protection on the harsh South CA sun.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the finish, hate the smell Bought this at my dermatologist's after having IPL, though wish I'd tried a sample first. The coverage, color, and finish is GREAT but the smell...to me it smells like petroleum! My friend even noticed the odor right after I applied it. Not sure I will purchase again unless they fix that issue.
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the moisture I bought this for the first time 3 years ago. I love the moisture it gives me and the coverage for sun.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This sunscreen has been my go to for years. I am fair skinned and burned a lot as a child. I wear sunscreen 24/7 as part of my anti aging routine. This fluid is sheer and NOT STICKY OR SUFFOCATING to your skin. Doesnt cause/aggravate my occasion acne breakouts. Plus its tinted; but so slightly that you cant tell. It really just evens out your skin tone so your face looks more uniform. Wish I could give the product 10 stars! I use it over skinceuticals CE Ferulic Acid serum for max antioxidant protection. Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, 1.7 Fluid Ounce
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works super well, lasts a long time even when your skin gets wet. Dont have to reapply a ton to still have effective coverage. My main issue is the smell of the product. It smells kind of stale almost, its not incredibly unpleasant but it isnt great either.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great mineral sunscreen for sensitive skin. Its slightly thick but blends well. I use it as a face primer before foundation.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does not leave a gross feeling residue like other sunscreens do. It is pricey but I do believe it is worth it. I have the tinted one and can wear it in the summer without other face makeup
Date published: 2019-03-28
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