67%
would repurchase
4.1/5
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description

SkinCeuticals' Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 not only provides broad-spectrum sun protection from both burning and aging sun rays, but it also offers a universal tint that enhances your skin tone and boosts radiance. Designed to glide on smoothly without leaving behind any oily or white residue, this lightweight formula is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. Key Ingredients: 5% Zinc Oxide (Z-Cote®): this microfine zinc oxide is a mineral filter that reflects sun rays to provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. The particle size and distribution characteristics spread evenly and provide a non-whitening effect on skin. 6% Titanium Dioxide: microfine titanium dioxide is a mineral SPF filter that acts as a weightless reflector on skin to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Artemia Salina: this plankton extract helps boost skin’s natural defenses and resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress. Translucent Color Spheres: iron oxide spheres that act as a color-infused technology to enhance natural skin tone and boost radiance while providing a universal tint for your skin tone. Key Benefits: Sheer, tinted sunscreen adapts to skin tone without a white cast. Water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. Boosts radiance for a more even, luminous complexion Helps boost skin’s natural defenses to environmental stress. Paraben-free and fragrance-free; non-comedogenic Ideal for all skin types, even very sensitive skin.

ingredients

5% Zinc Oxide, 6% Titanium Dioxide. Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Undecane, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Nylon-12, Capylyl Methicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phencythl Benzoate, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Tridecane, Dicapylyl, Carbonate, Dicapylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10-15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Peg-9 Polydeimthcylsiloxyethnyld Iethicone, Alumina, Polyhyroxystearaic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Capylyl Glycol, Iron Oxides, PEG-8 Laurate, Disteradimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycapylylsilane, Tocopherol, Propylenen Carbonate, Artemia Extract, Benzoic Acid, C9-15 Flouroalcohol Phosphate, Peg-9, D46941/2.

Reviews

Reviews


5.0
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a year ago

This is my favorite sunscreen, hands down. It is a very thin consistency, which at first makes you doubt its potency – don’t worry, it somehow manages to pack a big protection punch! I recently...

About reviewer (600 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Curly, Coarse

EyesBrown



5.0
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2 years ago

I think this is my favorite physical sunscreen. It checks all the boxes. It’s a very thin, liquidy, lightweight formula and there is no white cast (I’m around NC20). The tint doesn’t add any...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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3 years ago

Not available in the EU due to regulatory restrictions. In the EU Skinceuticals sells Mineral Radiance as their 100% mineral sunscreen but it is not comparable, check out the MR reviews here on...

About reviewer (88 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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3 years ago

Very meh sunscreen in my opinion. I have oily skin and was looking for something lightweight that would absorb nicely. Unfortunately this goes on very oily and never actually settles or absorbs. It...

About reviewer (337 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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3 years ago

I've repurchased this 3x now. A large bottle with daily wear lasts me well over 6-8 months. It's one S/S I love to use, and love the way it just evens out my skintone, neutralizes redness/pink, and...

About reviewer (68 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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4 years ago

I've been looking for a sun block without a white cast. This one doesn't leave white residue. I'm pretty fluid so be aware. It's smooth and light but still SPF 50! It lasts for a long time so I...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


3.0
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4 years ago

I have normal to dry skin. I look for tinted mineral SPFs as the benzones tend to irritate my skin. This was pleasent to use, but gave me break outs. The Good: - The tinted was great for my...

About reviewer (1287 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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4 years ago

this really irritates my skin and causes stinging! granted, i do have sensitive skin, but no other sunscreens (i've tried both physical and chemical sunscreens in the past) have had such an effect...

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Olive

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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4 years ago

EDIT: started to sting my skin that’s currently sensitized from tretinoin :( Drunk elephant sheer is 20% zinc, moisturizing, silicone free and totally non stinging so that’s what I’m using for now....

About reviewer (389 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


3.0
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5 years ago

This is a nice light ss with a tint to it. The color meshed well into my fair skin. I was doing well with this product at first, but it eventually started to irritate my skin & cause pimples. I...

About reviewer (178 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesGreen


5.0
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6 years ago

This is a very good tinted mineral sunscreen that feels lightweight on the skin and neutral in terms of moisture. The tint is a neutral that would work on many skin tones (the fairest might find...

About reviewer (73 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination

HairBrown

EyesGreen


5.0
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6 years ago

This is my holy grail of sunscreens. I've been using it for years and have gone through many bottles. I've tried a lot of other products but am never tempted to stray. Here is what I love about...

About reviewer (164 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

My experience with the Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense is quite similar to LPomona's below. I'd been searching for a sunscreen that wouldn't irritate my late-40s, sensitive, mild rosacean,...

About reviewer (50 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

I just realized that I've never reviewed this gem, though I've been using it happily for years. My skin is normal, slightly dry, & "mature," and this sunscreen is the most cosmetically elegant...

About reviewer (202 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairSilver, Other, Other

EyesHazel


4.0
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7 years ago

My skin: mature, reactive/sensitive, acne prone, combination with some dry areas. My face seems happiest with the fewest products possible on it during the day. I've tried so many facial...

About reviewer (77 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


3.0
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7 years ago

This is a runny tinted daily sunscreen, probably a good option for those with normal to oily skin. Price: I bought this as a sample in an attempt to find a daily use sunscreen. I will not be...

About reviewer (68 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


1.0
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7 years ago

This is identical to La Roche Posay tinted mineral spf 50. The only difference is Skinceutical one doesn't go with liquid makeup and it's a little more metallic tint. For sunscreen, I will...

About reviewer (14 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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8 years ago

A top-notch sunscreen with a nude tint -- I was sold as soon as I hear about this product in a summer issue of Better Homes & Gardens. The tint isn't a replacement for foundation or concealer, but...

About reviewer (927 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBlue


5.0
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8 years ago

HG status! Ive been using this for years and absolutely love it. The price is steep, but well worth it. This is the only physical sunscreen I've tried that doesn't leave a horrible white cast. It's...

About reviewer (45 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairOther, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 years ago

I have tried several high end and drug store sunscreens. This, by far, is the best for my dry and aging skin. The slight tint allows me to finish off with a little powder if needed. No...

About reviewer (49 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Other, Fine

EyesBrown