Ideal for anyone who prefers a clear (non-tinted) mineral facial sunscreen. Utilizing multiple particle sizes of a 20% Zinc Oxide dispersion, this single sunscreen filter offers a soft, silky elegant feel that dries clear, while providing superb UVA and UVB protection.
Like Tizo SPF 40 Age Defying Fusion Sunscreen Lotion, the mineral sunscreen SPF 40 with 20% Zinc oxide is ideal for Face and Body.
This is just a sunscreen. It is not a moisturizer. Most people do not need moisturizer all over the face - but they need sunscreen all over the face.
To learn more about sunscreen and skin care see the videos 'Sunscreen: The Critical Facts' as well as 'Sunscreen Myths' in the 'Other Resources' tab.
The best sunscreen is made up of inorganic compounds - aka MINERALS....Why? Because minerals contain no carbon like all other sunscreen compounds. Carbon-based sunscreen compounds are therefore known as organic. Anything organic contains carbon. Carbon is the basis of all life. Humans and the rest of the animal kingdom (on land and in water), as well as all plants, are carbon based. Anything carbon based will be broken down by UV rays from the sun. Inorganic compounds (minerals) are not broken down by the sun. It goes without saying then that inorganic minerals are the best form of sunscreen....PERIOD. It provides full spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Many companies will try and claim to be mineral based but have only 3 or 4% minerals in them and then fill in the balance with organic (carbon-based) sunscreen ingredients. That just does not cut it with me.
Made in the USA specifically for professional dermatology and esthetic practices.
Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%.
Other ingredients: Water, C12 - C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylhydroxyamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Methicone, PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglycerol-4 Isostearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Microcrystaline Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Chloride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Tetrahexadecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
External use only.
Use this sunscreen every A.M.
Apply the size of a large pea on your finger.
Smooth over the facial skin until it goes clear.
Never rub a mineral sunscreen, it is just smoothed over the skin. The mineral particles must sit on the skin. The more you rub the more you take the minerals off the skin and thus the less protection you have.
The skin will have a slight shine for 10 – 15 minutes due to the coating on the mineral particles.
Apply after serums and moisturizer but before makeup.
Reapply after swimming.
Reapply if you wipe or wash the face.
Reapply if in direct sunlight according to the mathematical formula of the SPF as relevant to your skin.
It can be applied to face, neck, ears, chest, hands and any skin exposed to daylight.
To learn more about sunscreen and skin care see the videos 'Sunscreen: The Critical Facts' as well as 'Sunscreen Myths'
More sunscreen information is available at the Skin Care Blog.
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Sonja S. Oakland, CA August 25, 2014
5 star yelp review
I have been using the mineral sunscreen SPF 40 with 20% clear zinc
on my face for over a year. It has never clogged my pores and I love
its consistency - it smooths on very easily. Its unscented and as I swim
in an outdoor pool all year around - the 40 minute water resistance
just adds another dimension to my satisfaction.