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"Thanks to ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 feels ultralight and has a translucent finish. Bonus: It wicks away T-zone shine." - FITNESS, May 2010
Sheer Physical UV Defense is a ground breaking physical sunscreen offering a first-to-market transparent, mattifying liquid that is paraben-free and offers true broad spectrum coverage from UVA and UVB rays. This unique formulation provides a non-irritating, ultra sheer texture for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
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Shake well before use. Apply daily to face neck and chest or apply liberally before increased sun exposure. Use before applying makeup. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or excessive perspiration. For children under 6 mos of age, please consult your physician.
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
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fluid, matt, mixes well with my primer. Will reorder.
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It IS a very lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion. However, it is pure white! I am very fair but have blush areas on my face and initially, if not very thoroughly rubbed onto skin, this makes me look ghostly. I found if I mix it with a tinted SPF (which I didn´t use before since it turned out too dark for my skin tone ) , it does work, and I guess should be glad now that the bottle will last longer. Bottom line, prepare to really work it into your skin to avoid looking ashy. I tried the Fusion SPF from Skinceuticals on a sample and that one seems much better, with a slight tint that helps it disappear right away. This one is just too white and it shows big time.
Tue Jul 05 19:23:23 BST 2016 by
This sunscreen leaves no sticky residue at all, no grease, and no shine. It really disappears.The only reminder that I have it on my skin is the smell, which bothers me for many hours after I apply the sunscreen. However, I have an unusually strong sense of smell and almost every sunscreen (and perfume, scented hairspray, etc.) bothers me or even gives me a headache. This one's smell is subtle enough that, even though it bothers me, it would probably be fine for most people. It's not perfumey--just a mild chemical smell, like all zinc oxide sunscreens have. I don't think this is enough of a problem to detract a star.it doesn't irritate my sometimes-sensitive skin at all and doesn't aggravate my acne.I really wish they'd make this product in a larger bottle for the body; at this price, it's too expensive to use every day on my face, neck, arms, hands, and legs (if I'm wearing shorts or a skirt.), but I wish I could afford to use it every day.
Sat Jun 23 18:17:17 BST 2012 by
Typically, I use Jurlique SPF mixed in with my favorite moisturizer. I tried this formula for warmer weather, because of the increased SPF and non-greasy, translucent formula. I thought it was a nice change, but not sure if it is worth the price differential.
Mon Feb 27 13:00:22 GMT 2012 by
I've used many different types of sunscreen searching for matte finish. Many claim to be matte but still leaves sticky residue and my long hair sticks to my face all the time. This one is the best matte finish I've seen so far. The con is that it looks chalky white and does not disappear. Adjust the amount you use at a time if you don't want geisha look. And I could also feel mildly rough texture but it does not irritate my skin when I rub it in.
Mon Oct 03 16:30:28 BST 2011 by
I began wearing sunscreen religiously about two yeas ago. I have tried every sunscreen that claims to be lightweight and provide broad spectrum protection. Never before have I found one that feels so light and doesn't make my oily skin feel greasey. I can work in the yard, run in the park and, though I may be drenched in sweat, my skin is still protected from the sun. This is the first year ever that my nose hasn't been pink....not once! That little bottle lasts a long time too! I use it on my face, neck, and chest and have had the same bottle for about two months.
Fri Jul 29 13:00:24 BST 2011 by
This sunscreen is exceptional. I love it. It is more liquid than other sunscreens and absorbs more quickly. Also a lot less greasy. The best thing though is that I can rub it all over my face and do not need to avoid my eyes because it is absolutely non-irritating. I have had a lot of problems with other sunscreens irritating my eyes, even though I do not put them near my eyes. It seems like they exude some kind of fumes that make my eyes hurt all day.
Sun Jul 24 14:19:57 BST 2011 by
I am allergic to chemical sunscreens and noticed that I got small breakouts on my face using the usual greasy and heavy sensitive skin sunscreen formulas. So I've been looking around for one specifically for the face, and this product is awesome. It goes on greasy at first, but dries to nice light matte finish so it doesn't rub off or slide off. Its white when it comes out of the bottle, but does not leave a white palor to the face. I recommend this product to anybody who has sensitive skin!!!
Mon Jul 18 12:31:14 BST 2011 by
This is a great product for anyone with oily skin as it does not leave any greasy residue and stays matt. Looks good under makeup and does not clog pores.
Fri Apr 22 19:02:55 BST 2011 by
As a light, sensitive skinned person who burns easily and has never tanned, I have unsuccessfully searched for a facial sunscreen for years. Most irritate my skin and eyes, have a sticky and/or gloopy residue, or clog my pores. This sunscreen doesn't cause any problems. It spreads easily over my face cream, works well with cosmetics, isn't greasy, and goes a long way. I put it on after my facial serum and cream. Make sure you shake it first.
Sat Mar 19 10:47:47 GMT 2011 by
I recently purchased this sunscreen, hoping that I would finally find something that I could wear. Most sunscreens feel greasy and heavy on my face. SkinCeuticals offers a great alternative. The product absorbs quickly and doesn't feel greasy or sticky. Best of all, it doesn't have the typical sunscreen smell. Yes, it is expensive. I would rather pay more for a sunscreen that I will use, than struggle to use a product that I hate or go without altogether!
Sun Jan 16 17:28:54 GMT 2011 by
This is a wonderful sunscreen. The finish is, as other reviewers have noted, quite dry and matte, which is a definite bonus! Moreover, a little goes a long way. I only gave this product 4 stars, though, because it makes my foundation cake. Great choice if you will not be wearing under makeup!
Sun Jan 16 12:19:06 GMT 2011 by
This product absorbs quickly without any residue. I love the matte finish and the lightness of the product. I have melasma and this has helped to control the pigmentation.
Sat Oct 23 11:57:07 BST 2010 by
Since I've had positive experiences with so many other Skinceuticals products, I thought I would try this sunscreen out.I'm like most people - I don't wear sunscreen everyday and keep feeling guilty and I know I should. But sunscreens are greasy.This is different - after it absorbed, my skin almost felt TOO dry. It left a very matte finish - although it was a little too white at first, it faded within an hour.I challenge anyone who things sunscreen is greasy to give this a shot. I don't think you'll be disappointed!
Sun Aug 01 20:01:05 BST 2010 by
I have been trying different sunscreens since DDF discontinued my favorite one and I think I finally found a replacement. This sunscreen is light, non-greasy and has no fragrance. It absorbs quickly in the skin and wears well under foundation. I love it!There is one caveat: The bottle is small, so you don't get a lot for your money.
Wed Jun 02 07:46:22 BST 2010 by
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