BRIGHTENING FACE PRIMER WITH SPF FOR DULL SKIN
Brightening Primer SPF 20
Brighten your complexion, combat dullness and extend makeup wear with Colorescience® Brightening Primer SPF 20. An illuminating boost for your skin in a soft yellow tint.Read Less
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Formulated for healthier, younger-looking skin.
Helps improve skin firmness and texture
Helps smooth skin and improve moisture
Calms skin and protects against damage from environmental pollutants
Hydrates and conditions skin and locks in moisture
Helps to soften and smooth skin's texture
Antioxidant that protects from environmental aggressors and helps calm and soothe skin
Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen
Water resistant (40 minutes)
1 fl. oz. / 30 ml
90-day supply based on typical use
Part of the Colorescience® Skin Perfector® family.
Apply 1/2 pump over face ensuring even coverage. Use alone as your first layer of sun protection or after your daily skincare routine. Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure; Reapply after 40 minutes of swimming, sweating, immediately after towel drying, and at least every two hours. Children under 6 months of age, ask a doctor.
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 and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
WARNING: For external use only. When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. If any adverse reaction occurs, stop using the product. Inform your doctor if your condition persists. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Non-nano Titanium Dioxide 5.0%: UVA/UVB Defense
Non-nano Zinc Oxide 4.5%: UVA/UVB Defense
+ NEW! Palmitoyl tripeptide-5: Helps improve skin firmness and texture
+ NEW! Hydrolyzed rice protein: Helps smooth skin and improve moisture
+ Aloe barbadensis leaf extract: Calms skin and protects against damage from environmental pollutants
+ Jojoba seed oil and esters: Hydrates and conditions skin and locks in moisture
+ Oat kernel protein: Helps to soften and smooth skin's texture
+ Green tea leaf extract: Antioxidant that protects from environmental aggressors and helps calm and soothe skin
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopherol Acetate, Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Dimethiconol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Alumina, Silica, Jojoba Esters, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Palmeria Palmata Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Beta Carotene (CI 40800).
Each of the Primers had a slightly different blend of ingredients that offered various skincare benefits to each Primer in addition to its specific benefit of mattification, brightening, or bronzing. We took the best of them and added them into to the other formulas. Although the formulations have changed, the product benefits and textures remain. The formula for Calming Primer has not changed.
SUNSCREEN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS CHANGES (See the complete ingredient list for each Primer for all ingredients)
Non-nano Titanium Dioxide: 5.0% Non-nano Zinc Oxide: 4.5%
Non-nano Titanium Dioxide: 2.5% Non-nano Zinc Oxide: 3.9%
Non-nano Titanium Dioxide: 5.0% Non-nano Zinc Oxide: 6.8%
Non-nano Titanium Dioxide: 2.8% Non-nano Zinc Oxide: 5.3 %
N/A no formula change
SPECIALTY SKINCARE INGREDIENTS CHANGES (See the complete ingredient list for each Primer for all ingredients)
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein: Helps smooth skin and improve moisture
Palmitoyl tripeptide-5: Helps improve skin firmness and texture
Essential Oil Blend of: Tea tree, tangerine, lavender
N/A – no formula change
Yes, in addition to the skincare benefits of the new ingredients, the Primers now have a UVA defense rating: PA+++. In addition, all four Primers are non-comedogenic.
The Primers have a lightweight, whipped texture that melts softly into skin leaving a silky, smoothed and even finish. This is the same texture as the previous formula.
Dispense half a pump to fingertips. Dot product around the face and blend, ensuring even coverage. Can be worn alone or under your favorite foundation.
Yes, the Primers can also be worn on their own. They contain ingredients that offer skincare benefits as well as leave the skin looking and feeling smoother and more even.
Apply your favorite Primer before liquid or powder foundation.
We love the layered protection approach! Apply Face Shield original, Glow, or Bronze as the first step in your makeup routine and allow it to dry. Once dry, apply your favorite Primer, then follow with your liquid or powder foundation.
Each of the primers contain a variety of ingredients that hydrate, nourish, and help skin retain moisture. However, each can be used in a regimen that includes moisturizer. Those who have dry or fragile skin may prefer to add a moisturizer first.
After applying your favorite primer followed by foundation, apply our brush-on sunscreens for an additional layer of protection. Take your brush on-the-go for reapplication throughout the day.
Yes, all our Primers are water/sweat- resistant for up to 40 minutes.
Yes, all our Primers are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen. All Primers carry the seal for Daily Use.
Yes, Primers provides all-mineral protection (free of chemical active ingredients) are, hypoallergenic, non- comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.
The Primers are not meant to offer any color coverage or match skin tones, but rather prime and prepare the skin for application of makeup. They can be used alone and will not offer color coverage. Note that the tint used in Bronzing Primer will offer a subtle tan tint to the skin.
Based on average usage of 1/2 pump per day, each should last approximately 90 days. Usage will vary depending on dose size and frequency of use.
Yes, all our Primers were formulated with several ingredients that help to hydrate and nourish skin, including hydrolyzed rice protein, jojoba seed oil and esters, oat kernel protein.
Yes, our Primers offer 100% mineral protection that is free of chemical active ingredients, are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types.
Bronzing primer is designed to offer a light hint of bronze in an emollient, whipped texture while priming the skin to adhere to and help extend the wear of foundation while providing SPF 20 sun protection. For powerful Total Protection™ from environmental aggressors, including UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and Infrared radiation, select our Face Shield SPF 50 in bronze for a deeper, natural bronze tint with subtle luminosity. Face Shield Bronze is also water-/sweat- resistant for up to 40 minutes, which makes it ideal for outdoors and active lifestyles.
Although both products provide redness correction, All Calm™ is a treatment product that has subtle green undertones that instantly neutralize and balance redness while other ingredients provide ongoing treatment to address redness long-term. All Calm™ is formulated with the powerful BioSolace™ complex that provides ongoing relief from sensitivity and the appearance of redness. Lastly All Calm™ contains a higher level of broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection (SPF 50 vs SPF 20 in the Primer).
No, the Mattifying Primer SPF 20 does not contain talc. Its mattification properties come from salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid known.
Yes, the Primers offer 100% mineral protection (free of chemical active ingredients), are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types.
As with all SPF products, Primers 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 our Brush-on sunscreens (Total Protection SPF 50 or Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen) for all-day, on-the-go reapplication every 2 hours.
Yes, Colorescience uses only mineral (also known as physical) sunscreen active ingredients, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These are the only 2 sunscreen actives the FDA recognizes as safe and effective. The sunscreen active ingredients in the Primers are non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide. Colorescience has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.
Yes, Colorescience uses only mineral (also known as physical) sunscreen active ingredients, zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in all 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 Colorescience sunscreen products are reef safe AND do not contain any chemical active 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, all our Primers are non-comedogenic.
Yes, all our Primers are hypoallergenic. They are dermatologist-tested.
Yes, all our Primers are gluten free. People who have gluten allergies may experience sensitivity when using topical products. Total Protection™ is gluten free, and therefore, safe for those with Celiac disease. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Yes, all our Primers are 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, all our Primers are 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, all our Primers are 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.
Calming Primer is oil free.
Brightening, Bronzing, and Mattifying Primers contain an essential oil blend of tea tree, tangerine, and lavender oils, which offer a light, and pleasant scent. These primers also contain jojoba seed oil as a skin conditioning ingredient. Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Calming Primer is fragrance free. It includes cucumber extract which offers a light scent.
Brightening, Bronzing, and Mattifying Primers contain fragrance, but are free of synthetic fragrances. They contain an essential oil blend of tea tree, tangerine, and lavender oils, which offer their light, and pleasant scent. Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Yes, all our Primers are vegan. All Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
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.
All 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.
Once opened, the product is good for 12 months and up to 2 years from the expiration date. The expiration date is printed on the bottom of each bottle and carton.
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 | Total # of min 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
All Primers have a PA+++ rating.
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.
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.
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