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Sport UV Defense SPF 50 Broad spectrum sunscreen

Sport UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18.
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A broad spectrum sunscreen specially designed for active and extreme conditions including full marathons.

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Product Details

This broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen is tested under the most extreme athletic conditions and won't interfere with your workout. Marathon-runner tested and suitable for rigorous sport activities, this oxybenzone-free broad spectrum sunscreen provides photostable UVA/UVB protection and is proven to feel comfortable on skin. Enhanced with artemia salina, a plankton extract, this sunscreen increases skin's resistance to UV and heat stress* and protects collagen from UV damage.*

*based on in-vitro testing

  • Water resistant (80 minutes)
  • Resists wear off from water, wiping, and rubbing
  • Oxybenzone-free broad spectrum protection
  • Provides short-term hydration
  • Alcohol free, paraben free, and non-comedogenic

How To Use


Apply sunscreen to the face, neck, and chest 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

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    Tested on marathon runners, Sport UV Defense does not rub off, run into the eyes, or interfere with extreme activities.

    This safe sunscreen offers photostable, water-resistant, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without oxybenzone.

Key Ingredients

  • Artemia salina

This plankton extract boosts the skin’s defenses and resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress while protecting collagen from UV damage (based on in-vitro testing).

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avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, water, styrene/acrylates copolymer, dimethicone, isododecane, butyloctyl salicylate, propanediol, glycerin, silica, isononyl isononanoate, inulin lauryl carbamate, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, synthetic wax, poly c10-30 alkyl acrylate, phenoxyethanol, peg-8 laurate, sucrose tristearate, caprylyl glycol, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate / steareth-25 methacrylate crosspolymer, stearyl alcohol, polymethyl methacrylate, p-anisic acid, chlorphenesin, dimethiconol, xanthan gum, disodium edta, tocopherol, artemia extract, triethanolamine

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Outdoor life requires a superior sunscreen! This is a must have for all outdoor activities!

Dr. Jason Hadley - Ogden Clinic

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing product change. I had used the Sport UV Defense SPF 45 for many years. I used it daily under make up and also for sports -running, etc. It had been the best sunscreen on the market by far. I am very fair with red hair so really put it to test. This newly formulated product is terrible. It dries with white streaks and does not cover as well. It cannot be used daily on face. I also got my first sunburn in years while wearing it just walking around. Please consider bringing back the original with zinc oxide that applies creamy and never streaks.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was a physical filter zinc oxide - now with chemical For several years, used only SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 45 because it contains Microfine zinc oxide and well behaved during sports and protected from harmful UV rays A. The new formula contains only chemical filters. I am very sorry that I have to look for an alternative to the other brands.
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good on darker skin tones I have used the Sport UV 45 for over ten years as my everyday sunscreen because all the other Skinceuticals sunscreens left a white film. Now the new formula for the Sport UV 50 also leaves that undesirable white film on my darker olive skin. I wish it hadn't been changed. I now have to find a new sunscreen made by another company since Skinceuticals does not have any products that work for my skin tone.
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Please bring Sport Defense 45 formula back Loved the old formula Sport defense 45! Stuck with this one until find an adequate replacement that is as creamy and NO WHITE FILM . As most other reviewers have requested ...please bring it back!!!!!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional Beach Volleyball Player APPROVED! I am in the sun everyday for at least 3 hours, I sweat so much and need to keep reapplying when I wipe my face; I have been looking for a good sunscreen that does not fall in my eyes when I sweat and itches, that doesn't feel sticky on my face and gives me little bumps. So, I bought this product after trying SEVERAL sunscreens, without any expectations and I must say -INCREDIBLE!!!- It's smooth on my face, hydrates it, protects it, and lets me do my job to my best! I will never go back to a regular sunscreen.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sunscreen I’ve been using this sunscreen for years from a dermatologist recommendation. I needed something that was water resistant because I’m outside a lot (exercising, swimming, playing with my kids). I use this over the Skinceuticals Vitamin C oil and I love the combo. They provide great protection for my skin especially on those hot summer days! It doesn’t make my skin breakout at all. Love this product.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this sunscreen. The "sunscreen" smell is the most mild I have found and goes away once it absorbs. It is light weight, does not feel oily at all and gives my skin amazing protection. It holds up really well during physical activity, doesn't clog my pores or irritate my skin. I can't say enough good things about this sunscreen!
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Protection I love this product. I am outside a lot, for work and for play. This is a great product to minimize sun exposure and the damaging effects of being out in the sun. I like the texture, a smooth creme and I feel protected when using this product.
Date published: 2014-04-14
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