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SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 35 (1.85 oz.)

An advanced broad-spectrum sun protection designed for sensitive and post-procedure skin.

SkinMedica's Essential Defense Mineral Shield™ Broad-Spectrum SPF 35 provides advanced sun protection while improving the skin's tone and texture. Formulated especially for sensitive and post-procedure skin types, this sheer, lightweight, mineral sunscreen gives you the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage to protect you from damaging rays. Green tea and caffeine help to calm, soothe and reduce redness and discoloration.

Key Ingredients:

  • Green Tea Extract: calms irritation, evens out discoloration and soothes redness
  • Caffeine: helps reduce inflammation and puffiness

Key Benefits:

  • Advanced broad-spectrum protection infused with age-defying ingredients that moisturize and improve the skin's texture and tone
  • Lightweight, sheer cream applies evenly and absorbs quickly
  • Specially formulated for post-procedure and sensitive skin
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours and after towel drying, swimming, or sweating to avoid lowering protection

Active: Titanium Dioxide 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.0%.

Inactive: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Caffeine, Camellia oleifera Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilance, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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Protect
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SkinMedica

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SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 35 (1.85 oz.)

An advanced broad-spectrum sun protection designed for sensitive and post-procedure skin.

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SkinMedica's Essential Defense Mineral Shield™ Broad-Spectrum SPF 35 provides advanced sun protection while improving the skin's tone and texture. Formulated especially for sensitive and post-procedure skin types, this sheer, lightweight, mineral sunscreen gives you the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage to protect you from damaging rays. Green tea and caffeine help to calm, soothe and reduce redness and discoloration.

Key Ingredients:

  • Green Tea Extract: calms irritation, evens out discoloration and soothes redness
  • Caffeine: helps reduce inflammation and puffiness

Key Benefits:

  • Advanced broad-spectrum protection infused with age-defying ingredients that moisturize and improve the skin's texture and tone
  • Lightweight, sheer cream applies evenly and absorbs quickly
  • Specially formulated for post-procedure and sensitive skin
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours and after towel drying, swimming, or sweating to avoid lowering protection

Active: Titanium Dioxide 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.0%.

Inactive: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Caffeine, Camellia oleifera Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilance, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Range:
Protect
Brand:
SkinMedica

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.78 / 5 (106 Reviews)
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Holy grail

The only sunscreen that has ever worked for my face! I am hypersensitive and very prone to acne. My laser tech gave me a sample and I was blown away at the results. It doesn’t pill, make my skin dry, or cause a rash/bumps like other sunscreens I have tried. Thank you SkinMedica!!!

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My go to sunscreen

I use Skin Medica Essential Defense SPF 35 every day.  I have dry, mature skin and I feel that it leaves my skin feeling and looking nourished. I see an improvement in my skin texture when using it. 

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Lovely sunscreen

This is a great mineral sunscreen. It is easy to apply and is great for sensitive skin. However, because it's not tinted, I feel like there is a slight white cast after blending on my face. But that can be fixed with some make up on top.

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Found my holy grail

When I tell you I have tried countless sunscreens, it’s truly an understatement. But I would do it again to find this gem! It’s perfection. Doesn’t make me oily, doesn’t break me out, doesn’t pill up, no white cast, doesn’t sting around the eyes, doesn’t have a smell, and doesn’t feel heavy. I love love love this sunscreen. I’ve already repurchased twice and plan to keep it always! 

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Fav sunscreen

I’ve tried them all. Elta md clear, sheer, restore, Revisions intellishade. I really like them all. And while I don’t believe skinmedica’s has additional skincare included in the sunscreen, like the other brands I mentioned, it layers well over my daily routine and I do not have any flaking or pilling. I also like the way it dries. After using some sunscreens I feel like my face is still moist throughout the day almost like it never dries or I could still wipe the sunscreen off. I do not have to worry about that with Skinmedica. It blends really well. Actually for a mineral only sunscreen it blends fantastically. I am fair complected  but I have no trouble with the white not blending in completely. I also use this on the backs of my hands. Overall it has become one of my favorite sunscreens to wear. The best sunscreen is always the one you will apply everyday. 

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Fantastic product

This is a dream for sensitive - rosacea prone skin. I never used to wear sunscreen daily, but got a bad rosacea flare after having baby. Mineral is the way to go for so many reasons, but especially in rosaceaa. This sun screen does not have any white cast, goes on smoothly, and it actually makes my skin look better immediately after putting it on. I was breaking out a ton from the rosacea flare and this sun screen did NOT make things worse.

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Unbelievably good mineral sunscreen

Of all high-end mineral sunscreens I've tried (colorescience, eltaMD, sente, skinceuticals, paula's choice, etc.), this is by far the most comfortable to wear. 

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Really good

I really like this sunscreen .. I does not break me out and doesn’t leave a white cast like other mineral sunscreens  despite being medium brown skin. 

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Overall good

This is a good sunscreen. Not a big white cast but it feels a bit sticky at the beginning, not sure if on my top5

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Just ok sunscreen

This was just “Ok” sunscreen.  The product goes on very white and takes a while for the white look to go away.  I will stick with Elta Md

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