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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50

Powered by EnviroScreen® Technology, this hydrating, antioxidant-rich mineral formula provides complete protection from environmental aggressors in a weightless texture that blends invisibly into all skin tones.

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Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
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Water resistant (40 minutes)

Net Wt. 1.8 fl. oz. / 55 mL
90-day supply based on typical use

A shade for every look.

bottles of face shield glow, original and bronze
Face Shield glow swatch

Glow

Natural luminosity.

This pearlescent, golden-champagne formula gives a healthy, lit-from-within look to any skin type. Wear it alone or under makeup for a dewy finish.

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Original

Fresh and flawless.

A lightweight and silky formula, this neutral, universal shade blends seamlessly into all skin tones, leaving no traces of white, unlike other 100% pure mineral sunscreens.

Face Shield Bronze swatch

Bronze

Sunkissed summer skin.

A rich, bronze tint that blends invisibly into darker skin tones, while delivering a boost of warmth and luminosity to lighter skin tones. Unlike self-tanners and stains, the color is temporary, but will stay put until you wash it off.

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Tips to get the most out of your Face Shield.

Face Shield with Formula
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    Shake well before each use! Separation may occur and is natural.

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    Mix in or layer with moisturizer, treatment or cosmetic products, or wear alone for Total Protection with a natural look every day.

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    Try mixing with our Face Shield Glow or Face Shield Bronze formulas for a customized look.

OVERPROTECTION IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

This 100% all-mineral formula features EnviroScreen® Technology to go way beyond UV and provide unmatched protection against sun and pollution, so you're shielded from:

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UVA/UVB

Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA+++

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Pollution

Provides protection from pollution exposure

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Blue (HEV) Light

Provides protection against blue light

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Infrared Radiation

Helps minimize damage caused by infrared radiation

ALL TOTAL PROTECTION™ PRODUCTS ARE:

Reef-safe   /   Non-nano   /   Non-comedogenic   /   Hypoallergenic   /   Paraben-free   /   Cruelty-free   /   Sulfate-free / Phthalate-free   /   Oil-free   /   Gluten-free   /   Fragrance-free

Powerful Protection, Without the White Cast.

Carefully-selected specialty ingredients nourish skin and protect against harmful aggressors.

Most commonly used as cosmetic colorants, these micronized pigments also help protect skin from damage and photoaging caused by blue (HEV) light.

A powerful antioxidant that helps prevent skin aging due to pollution and other environmental aggressors. Lipochroman® is a registered trademark of Lipotec, S.A.

A soothing agent derived from chamomile oil that helps to calm and condition the skin.

This bio-available form of vitamin E provides antioxidant support while helping soothe redness related to environmental, bacterial, and mechanical factors. It is also shown to help calm skin both prior to and following UV exposure. Vital ET™ is a trademark of Ashland Global Holdings.

Provides 4x the hydration of hyaluronic acid to improve overall suppleness of skin.

Also known as Vitamin B3, it helps soothe skin, aid the skin barrier and balance sebum production.

This combination of tara tannins (a powerful antioxidant) and organic sunflower sprouts helps to protect skin against the aging effects of infrared radiation (IR).

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Provides environmental protection against UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation.

+ Lightweight, invisible coverage in a universal shade
+ Hydrating and antioxidant-rich formula
+ Oil-free, hypoallergenic
+ 100% chemical-free active ingredient
+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA+++
+ Water/sweat resistant (40 minutes)
+ Dermatologist recommended
+ Works on all skin types and tones

Shake well before use. Evenly apply a nickel-sized amount to the face, and more if covering the neck and décolleté as well. 

Vegan: Yes

Active Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide 12%

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Allantoin, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Bisabolol, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Maltodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Betaine, Capryl Glycol, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, PEG-10, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

 

NOTE: This product contains Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3. If you have a known allergy to Niacinamide, or suspect you may be allergic, please perform a patch test on the forearm or neck area before using this product.

FAQs

UVB exposure causes redness or burning, while UVA exposure causes skin darkening/pigmentation. Protection from both UVA and UVB means this product provides Broad Spectrum protection. Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (UVB protection) and PA+++ (UVA protection).

The PA rating system measures the level of protection from UVA rays, which are known to cause pigment darkening in the skin. It measures the amount of time a product would protect your skin from darkening.

The following shows how much protection each PA score provides compared to unprotected skin. If your unprotected skin normally darkens/pigments after 5 min of UVA exposure:

PA Rating Level of Protection # of minutes protected before experiencing skin darkening/pigmentation
PA+ 2-4 times 10-20 minutes
PA++ 4-8 times 20-40 minutes
PA+++ 8-16 times 40-80 minutes
PA++++ >16 times >80 minutes

Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 has a PA+++ rating.

EnviroScreen® Technology is proprietary to Colorescience®. EnviroScreen® Technology uses patented active ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, that create a barrier preventing free radical formation and oxidative stress. These patented actives are combined with specialty ingredients that, together, work synergistically to protect skin from damage caused by exposure to UVA/UVB rays, pollution, blue light (also known as High Energy Visible, or HEV, light), and infrared radiation.

Colorescience® follows the FDA guidelines for testing water resistance or adherence to the skin after exposure to water. A panel of 10 people apply the product to their skin prior to being immersed in a whirlpool (of moving or circulating water) for 20-minute cycles. After 20 minutes in the whirlpool, panelists exit the whirlpool before immersing themselves again. For 40 minutes water resistance, panelists are immersed in the water for two 20-minute cycles. For 80 minutes water resistance, this is done a total of 4 times. After all cycles are completed, the SPF that is remaining on the skin is measured. If after 80 minutes in the whirlpool, the SPF remaining is at least 50, the result is an SPF 50 with 80 minutes of water resistance.

We measure our pollution protection by directly measuring free radicals created from UV + pollution events on unprotected skin and skin protected with Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50. We use a testing technique called electron spin resonance (ESR) that uses a combination of a magnetic field and electron magnetic waves to directly detect the unpaired electrons of free radicals.

Blue (HEV) light protection is tested by measuring the ability of the formula to block light in the HEV spectrum that would otherwise reach the skin. In practice, this is done by applying the formula to a transparent substrate at the same dose level (2mg/cm2) used in the FDA Monograph SPF test. The substrate is then placed at the entrance of an integrating sphere detector which captures all the light passing through the sample. This configuration is the same as that used in the FDA Monograph Critical Wavelength measurement and mimics the situation of a formula applied to the skin. The percentage of HEV light blocked is calculated by comparing the intensity of the light transmitted through the formula to the incident light at each wavelength throughout the HEV spectrum (400–490 nm).

Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 15 minutes before exposure to environmental aggressors. Like all SPF products, reapply every 2 hours. For convenient all-day reapplication on-the-go or directly over makeup, use the Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50.

If applied once daily as recommended, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 will last approximately 90 days.

Although Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 was formulated with ingredients that help to hydrate and nourish, it is best applied to moisturized skin, particularly for those who have dry or fragile skin.

While Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 can be applied to the body, its specialty ingredients and lightweight texture make it ideal for applying to face, neck, and décolleté.

Yes. Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is 100% mineral protection that is free of chemical active ingredients, oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types.

No. Our perfectors were formulated to treat specific skin concerns to mattify, bronze, brighten, or calm, while our treatments were designed to treat such skin conditions as hyperpigmentation and redness. Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is designed for all skin types and is ideal for those without a particular skin condition seeking protection from UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light and IR. Its invisible and weightless finish also makes this an ideal product for men. If you would like to use it with a perfector or treatment, apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 first and follow with your selected perfector or treatment.

Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is designed to be the first step in your makeup routine. We recommend applying after moisturizer and following with your favorite Colorescience® foundation or enhancements, and using the Sunforgettable® Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50 for all-day reapplication.

If you would like to use it with a perfector or treatment, apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 first and follow with your selected perfector or treatment.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is 100% mineral protection (free of chemical active ingredients), oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is safe to apply to 6 months and older. For children under 6 months of age, consult with doctor.

Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 has a universal shade due to the coloring of iron oxides. However, when it is applied on the skin, the formula allows for clear application with no white residue unlike other mineral sunscreen care products.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 has a universal shade that is suitable for all skin tones. It dries clear and leaves no white residue on the skin.

No, unlike other mineral SPF products, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 was formulated with proprietary EnviroScreen Technology using patented zinc oxide. In addition, iron oxides result in a universal shade, leaving no white cast for all skin tones.

As with all SPF products, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 should be applied 15 minutes prior to exposure. Like all SPF products, reapply every 2 hours. For convenient reapplication on-the-go or directly over makeup, Use the Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50 brush for all-day, on-the-go reapplication every 2 hours.

We recommend a nickel-sized amount for the face and more as needed for neck and décollaté.

Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 for your initial application. Like all SPF products, reapply every 2 hours. For convenient all-day reapplication on-the-go or directly over makeup, use the Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50.

Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 has a 2 year expiration period. After product has been opened, it will last approximately 12 months. See bottom of carton for exact date.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is water/sweat resistant for up to 40 minutes.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is non-comedogenic.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is hypoallergenic and dermatologist-recommended.

All Colorescience products are formulated without the addition of gluten or its derivatives. In addition, our products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen. Those who have gluten allergies may experience sensitivity when using topical products.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 has been formulated without parabens. In addition, all Colorescience® products are also 100% free from phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is sulfate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is phthalate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 is oil free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes. There are no animal products or derivatives in Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, this product is sold in the EU and meets EU requirements for sunscreens.

Yes, apply your moisturizer or moisturizing oil first, and then layer Face Shield over the top. When we mix non-SPF products in with SPF containing products, it dilutes their SPF efficacy.  While it can vary from product to product with regard to how much reduction occurs, it is best practice is to layer them as opposed to mixing.

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is safe to apply to 6 months and older. As with all sunscreen products, consult your physician for use on children under 6 months of age. All Total Protection™ products use only non-chemical zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as sunscreen active ingredients. The FDA recognizes only these two sunscreen active ingredients as safe and effective.

Total Protection™ products have not been tested on pregnant or nursing women. Consult your physician before using.

Yes, Colorescience uses only mineral (also known as physical) sunscreen active ingredients, zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in all of our sunscreen products. These are the only 2 sunscreen actives the FDA recognizes as safe and effective. Colorescience has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are reef safe AND do not contain any chemical ingredients. A sunscreen is reef safe if it does not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. It is important to note that some reef safe sunscreens contain other chemical ingredients – avobenzone, octisalate, homosalate, octocrylene. Colorescience has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.

Yes. Colorescience does not conduct any animal testing and we are committed to the highest standards when choosing raw materials for our product formulations. We require non-animal testing statements on all raw materials before final formula approval.

The micas that Colorescience uses are ethically sourced. They are sourced from various parts of the world, including Japan, U.S. Mica is not a derivative of asbestos. Our mica vendors adhere to global regulations pertaining to the quality and safety of cosmetic ingredients. The mica used in Colorescience products is mined and processed to meet consistent standards of high quality, safety and aesthetics. Our mica passes or exceeds the standards for heavy metal and microbial testing.

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