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SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 is an essential addition to any comprehensive beauty regimen. This daily broad spectrum UVA/UVB protective base is proven to maintain a matte finish, even in humid climates. Using all-physical filters, mineral zinc oxide (Z-COTE®), and titanium dioxide, this premium skin care product utilizes aerated silica technology that is able to absorb 15 times its weight in oil to mattify even in hot, humid conditions. Translucent color spheres enhance radiance, and an optimized smoothing base refines skin texture and minimizes appearance of pores with a powder-dry finish to optimize the application of makeup, making this one of the best beauty products in the SkinCeuticals line.
Who is this for?
People with combination and oily skin.
Apply daily to face, neck and chest. Reapply every two hours and after swimming, excessive perspiring or after towel drying.
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 9.00%, Zinc Oxide 3.99%.
Cosmetic Ingredients: Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Talc, Dicaprylyl Ether, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Peg-8 Laurate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica Silylate, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Iron Oxides, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid.
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I used this sun screen on a two week trip to Hawaii in June. I spent every day at the beach or pool getting in and out of the water and never burned. I have very fair skin and live in the northwest where my skin gets very little or no sun exposure so I was impressed that I didn't get a sunburn. I put it on in the morning and seldom reapplied and it worked all day. I used other sunscreens on my body and I did a sunburn on my knees and shoulders. This is excellent sunscreen!
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I have very oily skin and this sunscreen is the best for it. I use it as a primer under my makeup as it helps fill in pores and smooth skin.
Mon Aug 15 22:04:48 BST 2016 by
I love this sunscreen in the summer. The matte texture makes it perfect when the days are hot and sticky - it doesn't feel as if it's sliding off your face and gives you great coverage.
Thu Aug 11 01:37:18 BST 2016 by
Bought this by mistake and I'm so glad I did!! Absolutely love it - the feel, the texture, the matte look - fantastic! Have tried many others and this one is, by far, the best out there.
Fri Jun 10 01:42:46 BST 2016 by
Best sunscreen for your face
I have purchased this product a few times. Love the feel on my face and absorbs really quickly. It does cover some dark spots.
Tue May 31 19:18:35 BST 2016 by
If you're looking for a simple, tinted, high SPF facial sunscreen with a matte finish, this would be a good choice. It's devoid of antioxidants and such, but the same goes for fragrances and irritants. It's straightforward which, for me, is just fine in a sunscreen.
Sat May 14 11:53:46 BST 2016 by
This is by far the best sunscreen I found for my combo skin. Love the matte finish & the greaseless feel while obtaining good protection. Love!
Wed May 04 09:31:48 BST 2016 by
I received a sample of the matte defense with an order and loved it! It doesn't make my face ghost white like other SPF products and it's awesome at controlling oil. I love that it helps with large pores as well. If you have dry skin I would suggest applying moisturizer before you put this on.
Fri Apr 22 00:58:19 BST 2016 by
I absolutely love this sunscreen!! I have been using SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 50 for 5 years and I thought nothing could replace it but this does. The matte finish is lovely and makes your skin look flawless.
Sun Feb 21 05:32:12 GMT 2016 by
I hate sunscreen. It either makes me look white or shiny and I and mixed race with tan skin. After years of going in the sun without any sunscreen, at the age of 47, I started developing sunspots. Sunscreen is a MUST now and this is the first one with a tint that blends into my skin and there's no shine it all. I wear it over my moisturizer and under my foundation and it all goes together quite well. Very pleased!
Sun Feb 07 10:08:56 GMT 2016 by
If you're looking for a simple, tinted, high SPF facial sunscreen with a matte finish, this would be a good choice. It's devoid of antioxidants, reparatives and such, but the same goes for fragrances and irritants. It's straightforward which, for me, is just fine in a sunscreen.
Sun Jan 10 23:52:52 GMT 2016 by
Light texture, good for oily skin.
Mon Dec 14 23:16:44 GMT 2015 by
best suit oily skin type. the texture is light, leaves a nice matte finish.
Fri Oct 30 18:10:04 GMT 2015 by
After reading reviews of this product, I decided to try it and I do like this product very much. I do not look shiny with this product on, and it does not come off on my hands when I touch my face.
The tube size and weight is great for travel, so I am ready for my next travel opportunity!
Thanks to Skinceuticals for the new product.
Sun Oct 25 19:10:43 GMT 2015 by
This was a poor choice for me because my skin is very dry, and always requires a moisturizer. Using this means that I would be adding a third product to my morning regimen.
I prefer following my Skinceuticals Ferulic with Roche Posay's C with sun block. I will use this sunscreen as a concealer for already existing sun spots.
Thu Aug 27 21:03:48 BST 2015 by
Because my skin is dry and can't be without moisturizer, this was not the best choice for me. 1- it is much too drying, and 2-it requires a third step in my morning regimen. I will stay with Skinmedica's C with sunblock, which moisturizes and prevents sun damage.
Thu Aug 27 20:49:40 BST 2015 by
Great Matte finish sunscreen helps control oily skin and shine all day. Not sticky on your face. However it does not provide enough coverage for hyper pigmentation/dark spot which I found BB Cream with SPF works better, now only if they have one with matte finish was well.
Thu Aug 20 00:33:34 BST 2015 by
I bought this sunscreen based on many great reviews and I am not disappointed! The sunscreen is very light and soft and I like the matte finish afterwards.
Tue Aug 18 20:27:36 BST 2015 by
It's Matt finish sunscreen. I have oily skin. Not sticky on your face. So far I'm happy with the product.
Mon Aug 17 04:58:02 BST 2015 by
This product is very soft and easy to use on my acne skin without causing any blockouts or irritation .I have been using elta md sunscreen for a long time and I should say they are both very good products and worth the price.
Fri Aug 14 02:45:22 BST 2015 by
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