SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 Sunscreen

(2 customer reviews)

SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 is a broad spectrum 100% physical sunscreen specifically designed for post-procedure, sensitive, and very dry skin.

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

Skin Conditions: Anti-Aging Products, Discoloration Products


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SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 sunscreen combines barrier repair and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is formulated specifically for post-procedure, sensitive, and very dry skin. More advanced than your typical sunscreen, SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 is an all-physical sunscreen featuring zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*) and titanium dioxide that provides all-day hydration and has been proven to increase the expression of essential proteins responsible for skin’s barrier integrity. Artemia salina, a plankton extract, provides increased photoprotection by stimulating skin’s defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress.**

Benefits of SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 Sunscreen use:

  • 100% mineral filters, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Repairs and improves skin’s barrier function
  • Provides all-day hydration in a nourishing, comforting texture
  • Paraben-free and fragrance-free
  • Ideal for daily use

*Z-COTE HP-1 is a Registered Trademark of BASF

**based on in-vitro testing

How To Use

How to Use SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 Sunscreen:

In the morning, following a SkinCeuticals antioxidant, apply a dime size amount to the face, neck, and chest at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Apply before makeup. Reapply after 80 minutes of sweating, swimming, immediately after towel drying, and at 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:

  • Zinc Oxide (Z-Cote®*) – Microfine zinc oxide provides protection against burning UVB as well as aging UVA rays without leaving white residue.
  • Titanium Dioxide – Microfine titanium dioxide forms a protective barrier over the skin to protect against UVB and short UVA rays.
  • Artermia Salina – Boosts skin’s defense and resistance to UV and heat stress while protecting collagen from UV damage, based on in-vitro testing.

All Ingredients:

titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, water, glycerin, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, dimethicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, styrene/acrylates copolymer, stearyl dimethicone, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, isododecane, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, talc, dimethicone/polyglycerin-3 crosspolymer, nylon-12, pentylene glycol, lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, aluminum stearate, phenoxyethanol, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, dipropylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate

2 reviews for SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 Sunscreen

  1. wpadmin

    LOVE IT!
    This product was recommended to me, and I have been using it for about 4 years. I love the fact that it provides non-chemical protection that works for both UVA and UVB. I wear it every single day, and it actually gives a nice smooth base for my foundation. I haven’t had a burn on my face in years, even though I spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer–I just have to reapply it every 2 hours when I’m in the sun, as directed. I also like the tube itself, which gets smaller as it empties (like a tube of toothpaste), so it fits easily into my purse. Thanks for making such a great product.

  2. wpadmin

    I live in California and have fair skin, so sun protection is very important for me. I also prefer to avoid chemical sunscreens. I tried the Physical Fusion SPF 50 first, and while I’ll continue to use it when going to the beach or other times when I need to maximize my sun protection, I wanted something better for everyday use since I found it a bit “heavy”. So, I tried this product. It’s FANTASTIC. It is lightweight, and feels great when applied after a moisturizer. It doesn’t leave my skin looking ghostly when rubbed it fully (I am pale though). My skin is sensitive and dry yet prone to the occasional acne breakout, and this sunscreen does not irritate, dehydrate, or cause breakouts on my skin. Thanks for a great product!

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