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SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 gives you broad spectrum sun protection you need without feeling like an oil slick! Avoiding the use of chemical sunscreens, z-cote and titanium dioxide offer complete physical coverage against damaging UVA and UVB rays, while artemia salina boosts your skin's defenses.

Ideal for sensitive skin types, this mattifying, feather-weight sunscreen absorbs quickly and leaves no visible white residue on the skin, making it ideal for layering under your makeup.

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4.8 45
Skinceuticals physical uv defense It's no doubt an effective sunscreen! But I think it goes on too white and then your face has that white tint to it all day. So, I use this only when I'm working out. I prefer the physical fusion uv defense - the tinted one. It makes your skin so smooth, so much so that I don't wear foundation or anything after applying it (besides for a matte powder for my oily t-zone and, of course, a little blush and eyeliner) I am going to try the matte version of the physical fusion and see how that might help my oily t-zone so i don't need to use so many blotting papers! Stay tuned...! Hope this was helpful to some searching for that perfect product! Whichever way you go, skinceuticals is a great line and I don't think you can go wrong! (If you are not past 50, don't even consider the age Interrupter products though).
3 5stars
LOVE! I use this sunscreen as a moisturizer as well. I absolutely love this product. I have extremely sensitive skin and this does double duty for me. I highly recommend this if you have sensitive, oily skin and need a product to protect as well as moisturize.
5 5stars
Good for oily skin It doesn't leave a greasy sheen but you have to make sure to rub it all in.
4 5stars
Effective ingredients, but... So far I've been very pleased with Skinceuticals products. I meant to order the Fusion version (Tinted version of this sunscreen) which I received as a sample and loved, but ordered this in error. The texture of this product is wonderful, but it left a very white cast on my entire face (and I am fairly pale). My medium foundation and bronzer combo were unable to overshadow the white color. Not so much sheer at all.
3 5stars
Great sunscreen I have been using this sheer sunscreen for two years and love they way it feels on my face. Not heavy.
5 5stars
Sheer and Lovely! I already use the tinted version of this sunscreen on my face and decided to buy the sheer for my neck because I didn't want the tint to get all over my clothes. This is a great sunscreen, goes on smoothly and cleanly and dries to a matte finish. Love it!!
5 5stars
Favorite sunscreen This is the only sunscreen I will try cause I will use it for life :) it is very thin and light. Mixes well with tinted moisturizers (great with Revisions)
5 5stars
Light coverage I like how light this sunblock is. It is a little white going on but it absorbs quickly. I think this is great for oily, combo skin. Definitely comes out easily and quickly so be careful! It doesn't make me feel greasy either.
4 5stars
The only one that does not make my face crazy This sunblock is the only one I have found that does not make my face shiny or break out. It does leave a white cast if you do not rub it in well.
5 5stars
Fantastic Sunscreen I don't like a lot of chemicals in my skin care routine and that includes my sunscreen. I really like the ingredients and it works very well. You can look at me funny and I will break out, but not with this sunscreen. It goes on nicely and my makeup glides right on. This doesn't melt in hot weather and I've never gotten burned while using it. I highly recommend.
5 5stars
Great Sunscreen I have been using this product for over a year now. I love how it feels on my skin. If I perspire, it doesn't sting my eyes. The light tint allows me to wear it without makeup and I still have an allover, even color. This is a definite must have in my make-up bag.
5 5stars
GREAT!! BUY IT AGAIN!
5 5stars
GREAT PRODUCT Finally find the best sunscreen !!! I use it everyday and it does not cause acne!!!!
5 5stars
Skin ceuticals sun screen Great Item - works well
5 5stars
Sunscreen Great sunscreen.... It works.
5 5stars
Sunscreen This is the best sunscreen! I started using it about a month ago, works great.
5 5stars
FAVE sun protection protect Now this is my go-to sun protection product. I love that it is easy to apply and it absorbs so well that I do not look ghastly white from the zinc oxide! Small enough bottle to pack into my purse for reapplication through the day, too. Really happy to find this product as I have tried quite a few zinc oxide products in an effort to stay away from the other sunscreen ingredients that have given me problems.
5 5stars
Best facial sunscreen on the market I could never have imagined a sunscreen that would offer purely physical uv protection AND look great on my skin and under make up. This is my holy grail facial sunscreen product and I could never imagine using anything else.
5 5stars
skin ceuticals sun screen I have been using this since the beginning of the season and it is a wonderful product.
5 5stars
SkinCeuticals Sun screen GREAT PRODUCT GOES ON SMOOTH, NON GREASY ABSOLUTELY A GREAT PRODUCT.
5 5stars
Sunscreen Great matte finish.
5 5stars
Suncreen This product is so good. It made my face smooth and it doesn't burn my eyes.
5 5stars
Nice Finish I like the "finished look" that my face has using this sunscreen. I don't use a foundation so this is the final touch before a light blush to the cheeks. No parabens is really important to me so I am glad to see that SkinCeuticals is creating more paraben free products into the line.This sunscreen does work- less freckles when applied 365 days a year.
4 5stars
My old faithful Have used this for several years now. I have oily skin and it goes on easy, there is a faint white film at first but it goes away upon absorption. Doesn't add to my oiliness at all. When I work out and sweat it doesn't burn my eyes like other sunscreens do, nor does it discolor my clothing like I have had happen to me in the past with other sunscreens.
5 5stars
Nice! I have used several Skinceuticals sunscreens and this is one that I like very much. I use it on the really hot summer days when my skin produces more oil. It is lightweight and not greasy!
4 5stars
Best Sunscreen This is my favorite sunscreen after trying many, many brands ranging from cheap to expensive. Non greasy, non sticky. This is definitely worth the higher price tag!
5 5stars
Great sunscreen This is a very lightweight sunscreen. It's not greasy, however, may not be great for very dry skin.
5 5stars
LOVE this product LOVE this product
5 5stars
Great for summer This is really the most sheer physical sunscreen I've ever used. It does make my face whiter but not that white ( I have medium fair skin color). I hope they could make it tinted so it would look even more natural. Another thing I like is that this product is NOT GREASY at all. Big bonus for summer.
5 5stars
Quality product I'm liking this product so far. Stays on all day.
5 5stars
I wear it every day! Excellent sunblock that feels like makeup and doesn't smell like sunscreen. Easy to wear and flattering. Nobody knows you have it on. I recommend it highly.
5 5stars
No breakouts! Love that I found a sunscreen that doesn't cause me to break-out!
5 5stars
Great for sensitive, intollerant skin! I have tried MANY sunblocks - All from Skinceuticals, La Roche Posey, Elta MD, Obagi. This one seems to work the best: dry finish, rubs in clear, does not cause acne or skin irritation, works under my makeup. I recommend this is you have sensitive, intolerant, oily/normal skin.
5 5stars
Lightweight feel This sunscreen is not chalky at all as over-the-counter face creams. It goes on smoothly and feels really good. It is not greasy and absorbs quickly. I recommend this product 100%.
5 5stars
Great sunscreen This sunscreen is not oily. It lives up the title..."sheer" physical fusion. I have used it for several years and just ordered 5 bottles.
5 5stars
Best Sunscreen Ever for acne-prone skin I have suffered acne for over 10 years. It has been difficult to find a sunscreen that provides enough protection without causing break-up and goes on thin. This sunscreen is the best so far. I have used 2 bottles and ordered two extra bottles for winter break and next summer. The sunscreen goes on smooth, light and clear with a matte finish. It provides the sheer of tinted moisturizer, which evens out skin tone. The smooth finish serves well under make-up. Regarding on water resistant, it is very water resistant. I don't have to reapply sunscreen during normal working days. Best sunscreen so far for acne prone skin.
5 5stars
Very light, goes on clear, mattifying My aesthetician recommended this sunblock. I have sensitive combination congested (acne-prone) skin.---I wanted something with a physical sunblock and no parabens, fragrances and stuff like that. A little goes a long way. I put a few dabs around my face and rub it in. It goes on completely clear for me. I'm Asian with medium-light skin tone. I like how light it feels and I don't get the shiny forehead and greasy-sticky feel. I would recommend putting some moisturizer on dry spots first if you are concerned about that this accentuating dry skin. I haven't found this to be my case, but for those with really dry skin it might help. I don't have the white cast with this. I think it's all in how much you use and how well you rub it in. I've learned that less is more with physical sunscreens and it works fine. You don't need to glob on a bunch. Another technique is to layer it on if you want to feel secure that you've lathered your face with sunscreen. I think this is a great sunscreen for summer/warmer months or humid areas. So far no breakouts or irritations. My only complaint is I am not a fan of the smell. Good thing is it seems to go away after a little while.
5 5stars
BEST! Yay- no breakouts!!!! I switched to this sunscreen last year after using Anthelios for years and struggling with breakouts and the greasy feeling it always left on my skin (I need a high uva uvb sunscreen). I LOVE it. The breakouts stopped immediately, my pores cleared up and the sunscreen absorbed quickly and left my skin with an almost dewy finish to it (added bonus). I ran out of this sunscreen and briefly went back to Anthelios and the breakouts started again almost immediately. This is the only sunscreen for me!
5 5stars
No breakouts from this sunscreen! I've been using this product for over a year now. I have very fair skin and really like the sheer mattifying effect of this sunscreen. Used alone or under makeup I have seen the results -- no new sunspots or color -- must be doing the trick!
5 5stars
Flawless! For the first time ever, my skin looks flawless. I received a sample bottle of this sunscreen, and skeptically applied it. Instead of the white/heavy/slick/pore-clogging results I usually get, I dusted mineral powder over this and watched my pores vanish before my eyes. My skin stayed comfortably matte and perfect for the entire day. I am so impressed with this gem that I can see myself as a lifelong purchaser. The tint doesn't alter my powder color, just makes it invisible on the skin (my skin tone is fair to light). Wonderful product for those needing sun protection. I'm sold!
5 5stars
Amazing Sunscreen!!! Finally someone made a sunscreen with zinc that is not sticky... I dunno how anyone can say this sunscreen leaves white marks, this rubs in super quick and dries like a mattifying moisturizer. I actually couldn't believe how easily it absorbed. Considering I have tried almost every zinc sunscreen out there. If it leaves any white residue you are probably using way to much ....another reason I love this sunscreen...A little goes a long way so you get more for your money...I have oily skin with hormonal breakouts and this stuff allows me to wear sunscreen under my make up without feeling oily or sticky..its AMAZING..... Sandra
5 5stars
LOVE IT!! I've tried many sunscreens. This is not greasy at all. It does not leave a white mask as long as you don't use too much. A little goes a long way. It actually makes my skin look nicer and smoother once it is on AND with sensitive skin, I have never broken out from it. I could do without the smell that reminds me of bug spray but, I have honestly not been able to find anything else that works as well without all the added chemicals in it.
5 5stars
Love it!! Just got my sunscreen just today! And I love it!!! I too have sensitive skin and can't use chemical based sunscreens, they irritate and or break me out! This sunscreen is amazing it is so light and feels like nothing on your skin. I love that it has a high Physical SPF coverage. I love it too, that it is not tinted.....Most Physical based sunscreens are tinted, please skinceuticals keep this one, it's absolutely exceptional:)sss
5 5stars
Best Physical Sunscreen I have sensitive skin and can only use physical sunscreens. I've tried many that were either too heavy or left a white residue on my skin. Skinceuticals is the best! It's lightweight, absorbs instantly, leaves no white residue and does not make skin greasy during the day, nor cause breakouts. They advise to shake the product to activate ingredients. A tip I learned - do not shake with the cap on. You will find it ends up on the inside of the cap. I take the cap off, put my finger over the small opening and shake that way. It's a small bottle for the price so you want to make sure you don't waste a drop. I just wish for the price that the size would be a bit larger. I don't know if I could afford to use this everyday - it probably won't last a month. Other than that this is by far the best sunscreen I've used. Love it!
5 5stars
Fantastic for Oily/Sensitive Skin This is an incredibly lightweight sunscreen that did not cause any problems for my very sensitive skin. No breakouts or clogged pores, which is a miracle, because most sunscreens cause me major problems with these, plus irritation. This is beautiful on its own or under makeup. Do not use this if you have dry skin because it will emphasize flakes. Well worth the price and skincarerx's customer service is the BEST! Don't miss this one!
5 5stars
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SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

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SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical Defense SPF 50 gives you broad spectrum sun protection without oily skin.

  • 1.7 fl oz
  • SKU: 19021
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Skinceuticals physical uv defense

Posted 7/20/2016 by Floting

It's no doubt an effective sunscreen! But I think it goes on too white and then your face has that white tint to it all day. So, I use this only when I'm working out. I prefer the physical fusion uv defense - the tinted one. It makes your skin so smooth, so much so that I don't wear foundation or anything after applying it (besides for a matte powder for my oily t-zone and, of course, a little blush and eyeliner)

I am going to try the matte version of the physical fusion and see how that might help my oily t-zone so i don't need to use so many blotting papers! Stay tuned...!

Hope this was helpful to some searching for that perfect product! Whichever way you go, skinceuticals is a great line and I don't think you can go wrong! (If you are not past 50, don't even consider the age Interrupter products though).

LOVE!

Posted 6/23/2016 by Mandi

I use this sunscreen as a moisturizer as well. I absolutely love this product. I have extremely sensitive skin and this does double duty for me. I highly recommend this if you have sensitive, oily skin and need a product to protect as well as moisturize.

Good for oily skin

Posted 6/16/2016 by Nw gurl

It doesn't leave a greasy sheen but you have to make sure to rub it all in.

Effective ingredients, but...

Posted 2/16/2016 by KIMBERLY

So far I've been very pleased with Skinceuticals products. I meant to order the Fusion version (Tinted version of this sunscreen) which I received as a sample and loved, but ordered this in error. The texture of this product is wonderful, but it left a very white cast on my entire face (and I am fairly pale). My medium foundation and bronzer combo were unable to overshadow the white color. Not so much sheer at all.

Great sunscreen

Posted 12/22/2015 by LYNN

I have been using this sheer sunscreen for two years and love they way it feels on my face. Not heavy.

Sheer and Lovely!

Posted 10/12/2015 by Ginna

I already use the tinted version of this sunscreen on my face and decided to buy the sheer for my neck because I didn't want the tint to get all over my clothes. This is a great sunscreen, goes on smoothly and cleanly and dries to a matte finish. Love it!!

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