It seems like sunscreen labels are getting more confusing. Do ‘broad–spectrum,’ ‘multi–spectrum’ and ‘all-spectrum’ all mean the same thing?
Broad–, multi– and all–spectrum do in fact mean the same thing: the product protects against both UVA and UVB rays. And thanks to FDA regulations that took effect at the end of 2013, products must pass certain clinical tests for blocking both kinds of UV rays before they can use any of those terms.
SkinCeuticals Protect products provide true broad–spectrum protection thanks to zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. If seeing zinc on the label conjures images of the thick white sunscreens of the past, have no fear. Z–Cote® transparent zinc oxide is cosmetically elegant, leaving virtually no trace. Offering increased protection with fewer ingredients, SkinCeuticals Protect products are less likely to cause irritation. SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 is an ultra–sheer, mattifying fluid that contains translucent color spheres to enhance natural skin tone. The paraben–free formula is safe for even sensitive skin types, non–comedogenic, and helps protect against collagen damage.