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Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 Mineral sunscreen for face

Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 83.
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A weightless 100% physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection with a transparent finish

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$34.00

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Product Details

Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 is an ultra-sheer, transparent sunscreen fluid that combines 100% mineral filters with artemia salina, a plankton extract to help boost skin’s natural defenses to UV- and heat-induced stress, offers broad spectrum protection for all skin types, including sensitive. One of the best sunscreens for the face, it is formulated with Titanium Dioxide, a broad spectrum 100% mineral filter, and enhanced with artemia salina, a plankton extract to help boost skin’s natural defenses to UV- and heat-induced stress. This silky sheer fluid spreads easily and dries quickly, leaving no residue.

 

  • Leaves a sheer, weightless matte finish
  • 100% mineral broad spectrum sunscreen protection, no chemical filters
  • Helps boost skin’s natural defenses to environmental stress
  • Paraben-free and non-comedogenic
  • Ideal for all skin types including sensitive

 

How To Use

Shake well before 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.

Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad-Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:

• Limit time in the sun, from 10 am - 2 pm
• Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
• For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    Ground-breaking sunscreen technology that offers an optimized preservative system and proven all-physical, broad spectrum filters that features one of the first-to-market, transparent, mattifying fluid that is paraben-free with an SPF 50 protection level.

    “Shake then apply” action helps ensure even distribution of sunscreen ingredients.

Key Ingredients

  • 5% Zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)
  • 6% Titanium dioxide
  • Artemia salina

This microfine zinc oxide is a non-chemical filter providing broad spectrum protection against burning UVB rays and aging UVA rays. The particle size and distribution characteristics spread evenly and provide a non-whitening effect

Learn more about zinc oxide (Z-Cote®)

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titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, water, dimethicone, isododecane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, peg-9

Physician Insight

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Sunscreen is the most important step in your daily skincare routine. This is a great weightless mineral option.

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from UV Defense Sunscreen I love this product, have great results with it. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, at the ocean 4 days out of 7 & this product really works to protect your face & neck. Would highly recommend it
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I love this sunscreen. I have been using it for five years and have never had a problem with it “pilling”. I have vitiligo so it is imperative I am never without sun protection. I am thankful every day that my dermatologist recommended Skinceuticals.
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaves little white flakes all over the skin I am not happy with this sunscreen. It not only leaves a white caste, it does not blend into the skin well. Leaves little white particles all over the face. Looks terrible. I have been using this following the hydrating B5 gel. Customer service is not much help either. They just tell you to buy a different skinceuticals sunscreen.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from awful white cast “sheer” is a bold-faced lie. this stuff turns you as white as a ghost and is totally unwearable in public. the kicker? you spend close to 70 bucks for an average-sized bottle. insulting really.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My esthetician recommended this product. It has no endocrine disrupting chemicals and is the only sunscreen that doesn’t cause acne on my skin. The neutral tint acts like a foundation as well as protecting my skin from UV rays. I have been using this for 2 years and I love it!
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sunblock! I have been using this product for over 6 months and I love it. This product, along with blemish and age defense, will be part of the products I will always buy. When you try the sunscreen for the first time you can tell it is a high quality product. Love it!
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sunscreen! After a lot of research I purchased this and couldn’t be happier. I have sensitive skin and have never been able to find a sunscreen that doesn’t irritate it. This product is perfect! It is not greasy and thick like others. It is thin, easy to apply, and takes seconds to soak in which makes my routine just as fast as it used to be. I highly recommend this product!!
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Have been using for a month, love it. Friend told me about it, love her.....
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I’ve been using this for years! It’s so light you don’t feel like you have greasy sunscreen on your face. It’s sheer and also helps even out my skin tone plus amazing sun protection. Win win.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I love this lightweight sunscreen. It also serves the double purpose of a foundation for me. I don’t apply foundation or anything on top. This is a great dual function sunscreen!
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for face I tried this sunscreen based on reviews for a daily sunscreen to wear under makeup. It soaks in evenly & cant tell that I have sunscreen on.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed polling & white cast I bought this to protect my face from the sun cause I’m using the 0.5 retinol. This sunscreen causes pilling and a crumb like texture. It also leaves a horrible white cast on your face so I don’t know how you’d ever be able to wear this under make up! I tried putting on the sunscreen to my freshly washed face and still pilling happened! I only use this if I’m going out for a run and don’t care what I look like. Very disappointed
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sunscreen Ever!!! Very light weight and very easy to apply over the face. Though it is colorless, it is kinda whiteish but it makes your face look naturally brighter.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I love this tinted sunscreen. I use it as a foundation and apply a little powder over it. So easy!
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice skin protection A great way to add sun protection to your beauty routine.
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean and Easy Sun Protection I've tried a few of the Skinsceuticals sunscreens and I do love them all. I think the Sheer Physical UV Defense is my favorite. It does not make me break out! Most SPFs usually break me out. I have fair skin and it does leave a bit of a white cast on my skin, I appreciate this though because the white case evens out my skin tone. I've worn it under makeup or without makeup--not pilling at all.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light I am surprised at the lightness of this product. It feels good on my skin, not heavy.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels great on my face I use this everyday under my makeup. It doesn’t feel heavy and is transparent. I’m not afraid with the sun shining through the car window or outdoors that I will damage my skin when using. Thanks SkinCeuticals !
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weightless This is weightless to where I don’t feel like I put anything on which is amazing for a product that’s 50 spf. It doesn’t leave a residue. It has helped reduce redness on my face from my rosacea. I wish I found this product sooner. It works too because I don’t get sun burned. I wear this everyday.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and silky The older I get, the more I burn - in fact, I do not tan at all. On top of that, I have adult acne. I needed a sunblock that would not clog my pores but would keep the sun at bay. I highly recommend Sheer Physical UV Defense - so happy I found it!
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific product Hi I been using this product for 10 years and I love it it provides plenty of protection against the sun it’s water proof and it is fragrant free it’s really the best sunscreen would not using no other sunscreen.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice sunblock Lightweight and doesn't change your skin color even though it has the good ingredients for effective sun protection. I used their heavier version of this product for a few years before this one was formulated. Have used it for years.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weightless This is an awesome sunscreen! It soaks right into the screen and never feels oily. I've been wearing it under my makeup daily, and I love knowing that my skin is protected from UV damage! I have also been wearing this on my face for outdoor running and I've had no issues with this running into my eyes. Seems to be sweat-proof! Love love love this product.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go - to sunscreen!! I love that its water resistant, high SPF, not greasy, and has a slight tint to even out my complexion. I will always use this for my face no matter what!
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this tinted sunscreen so much that I use it as my every make up. I compare it to a light tinted noisy. I use something else if I want more coverage. Sheer, matte, emollient and lightweight doesnt settle into wrinkles.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use the TINT spf 50. I have been using this product in my skincare routine for over 2 years. I love it! Its an amazing product. Super easy to apply on the skin. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is mattefying and doesn't leave a white residue on your face like many sunscreens. It is very liquid-y. Is not a cream or lotion. If your face is dry it will make it more obvious, so you will want to make sure you use moisturizer too
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an AMAZING sunscreen. It isnt too thick and cakey like a lot of sunscreens. It feels lightweight and goes great under makeup. Also smells really nice. The price point is good as well for a medical grade sunscreen.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent facial sunscreen! Its a slightly tinted fluid so its a bit runny. A little goes a long way! Leaves skin matte, and serves well as a primer before makeup. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This mineral sunscreen is the best I've ever used! It's so light weight especially wonderful for the summer! You won't feel like you have anything on your face! No silly chemical sunscreens to worry about here. It's long lasting and goes on sheer. It blends right into your skin so perfectly. I'd recommend it to all my friends!
Date published: 2019-02-26
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