Sheer Physical UV Defense breaks ground among physical sunscreens as a first-to-market transparent, mattifying fluid that is paraben-free with an SPF 50 protection level. Through an optimized preservative system, minimized chemicals, and all-physical proven broad-spectrum filters, SkinCeuticals fills a void in the sunscreen market by providing increased protection in a non-irritating, ultra-sheer texture for all skin types, even very sensitive.

The photoprotection of trusted broad-spectrum, physical filters, 5% zinc oxide and 6% titanium dioxide, is enhanced by artemia salina, a plankton extract that increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress. This silky sheer fluid spreads evenly and dries quickly, leaving no residue.


Shaking Fluid

• Evenly distributes active ingredients for enhanced effectiveness • Sheer mattifying texture ideal for oily and acneic skin types
• Non-comedogenic

Physical Sun Filters Only

• No sensitivity issues common to chemical sunscreens • Usable by all skin types
• Broad-spectrum UV protection

Artemia Salina

• Increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress

Usage Recommendations: 

• All skin types, even very sensitive • Sensitive or compromised skin
• Post procedure
• Under makeup

Application Tips: 

Shake well before use. Apply daily to face, neck, and chest, or apply liberally before sun exposure. Use before applying makeup. Reapply every two hours and after swimming, excessive perspiring, or after towel drying. For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use.

Key Ingredients:


  • Microfine zinc oxide provides broad-spectrum protection against burning UVB as well as aging UVA rays 
  • Particle size and distribution characteristics spread evenly and provide  a non-whitening effect 
  • In addition to being an approved sunscreen ingredient, zinc oxide is recognized by the FDA as a Category I skin protectant

• Microfine titanium dioxide is a non-chemical SPF contributor protecting against UVB and low range UVA rays

ARTEMIA SALINA (a plankton extract)*
• Increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress 

• Induces Heat Shock Protein 70 (HSP 70)
Heat shock proteins protect skin proteins, including collagen, against UV damage