SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 (4.2 oz)

(3 customer reviews)

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 is a weightless 100% physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection with a transparent finish.

Skin Types: Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin

Skin Conditions: Anti-Aging Products, Discoloration Products


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SkinCeuticals 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


Key Ingredients:

  • 5% Zinc Oxide (Z-Cote®) – 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.
  • 6% Titanium Dioxide – Microfine titanium dioxide is a non-chemical SPF contributor that forms a barrier on skin to protect against UVA and UVB rays.
  • Artemia Salina – This plankton extract helps boost skin’s natural defenses and resistance to UV rays and heat-induced stress.

Other Ingredients:

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

3 reviews for SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 (4.2 oz)

  1. wpadmin

    I LOVE this sunscreen!!! I am an Aesthetician and we use SkinCeuticals products at our facility. In addition to antioxidants, I cannot give enough praise for the Sheer Physical UV defense SPF50. I have oily-combo skin and this sunscreen does not make me any more oily than normal. The fluid-like texture is unique as it is so hard to find a durable physical sunscreen that is not a heavier cream like texture. The packaging of the sunscreen is also ideal as you can throw it in your purse or beach bag with ease and dont have to worry about it spilling. I recommend this physical sunscreen to all of my clients with normal to oily skin, and especially those with hyper-pigmentation.

  2. wpadmin

    I have been using this 1 year. The formula is almost exact to the Physical Fusion that has been raved about by Allure (see the sunscreen with red Allure sticker). I recommend Allure’s favorite “Physical Fusion” over this one because of some added ingredients that make the pigments blend better. Some of the ingredients are the same but in different order. Titanium Dioxide here is the first ingredient, but in the Physical Fusion, zinc is-and zinc is a better protectant. The other sunscreen also has Peg 8 Laurate farther down the ingredients list (the biggest safety hazard here), so it’s safer. Both are great. Other slightly superior. And these are the best among the others too! as they are less comedogenic and have added Artemia Salina-plankton derivative for extra UV protection. Others don’t. Enjoy.

  3. wpadmin

    Excellent Sunscreen, as well as my no makeup beauty secret This sunscreen glides on my skin evenly and smoothly and is instantly absorbed, so I don’t have to look like I’m wearing sunscreen. It doesn’t leave that greasy sheen that so many other products leave behind, nor does it have the chemical-y sunscreen smell (it doesn’t have any smell at all). I don’t wear makeup, so I love to leave a slight trace of this product on my brow bone, just under my eyes, where it lightens my skin and seems to reflect light. My eyes look instantly brighter while having the sensitive skin around them protected from the sun. I use this sunscreen all over my face, neck, and chest, and have noticed a marked decrease in lines on my face. I put it on every day regardless of the weather. I’m determined to look 50 when I’m 70, and SkinCeuticals is going to help me achieve it!

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