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Formulated specifically for oily or blemish-prone skin, this daily mineral sunscreen is powered by patented EnviroScreen® Technology - which means comprehensive defense against UVA/UVB, Blue Light, Pollution, and Infrared radiation, combined with advanced antioxidants and nourishing, hydrating ingredients for long-term skin health.
This lightweight formula absorbs excess oil, blurs the appearance of pores, and leaves skin shine-free. Tinted with a unique iron oxide blend for additional Blue Light defense, and blends in sheer. Skin looks fresh and feels clean with a modern matte finish.
For Normal to Oily and Combination skin types.
Ideal for Medium to Deep skin tone.
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Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating:
UVB protection rating:
Water resistant (40 minutes)
Net Wt. 1.8 fl. oz. / 55 mL
90-day supply based on typical use
Powerful protection with nourishing hydration and advanced antioxidants for healthier skin. Choose just one, or mix and layer to create your own custom look.
Lightly tinted formulas that blend in sheer for a barely-there finish. Available in Classic for a naturally dewy look, and Matte for shine-free, oil-absorbing protection.
Buildable color coverage for a flawless look. Available in 4 flexible tone-adapting shades.
Subtle sheen gives skin a boost of warmth and radiance. Available in Glow for a soft champagne candle-lit effect, and Bronze for beachy warm brilliance.
Powerful defense against sun and environmental aggressors, plus nourishing hydration and advanced antioxidants for healthier skin.
All with SPF 50 and 40-minute sweat/water resistance, so you can mix and match without compromising your protection.
Fresh and Natural - Apply just one layer of Classic for the easiest beautiful bare skin look with powerful protection.
T-Zone Rescue - Combination skin rejoice! Apply Classic all over face, and use Sheer Matte Brush SPF 30 across the forehead and down the center of face to soak up excess oil.
Mattified and Perfected - Apply Matte all over or just on the T-zone. Take just a moment to admire the Matte, then apply your preferred shade of Face Shield Flex for an even-toned, shine-free look!
No filters, just sunscreen - These fan favorites illuminate your complexion and blur imperfections when you apply all over face.
Light up your Flex - For light color coverage with a radiant glow, mix a few drops of Glow with your preferred shade of Face Shield Flex SPF 50 and apply all over face.
Beach beauty - Mix a few drops of Bronze with Face Shield Classic or Matte to add just a hint of warmth.
Buildable Coverage - Apply just one layer for a naturally flawless look, or build another layer or two for fuller coverage, waiting 1 minute between for each layer to set.
Set. Contour. Go! Apply your shade of Face Shield Flex to immediately even skin tone. For a simple contour, use the Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50 or Loose Mineral Foundation Brush in one shade deeper to contour and add depth.
All Total Protection™ Face Shields are formulated with the same high all-mineral SPF 50 and water resistance, so you can choose just one or mix them to create your own custom look with the confidence that your skin will be nourished and powerfully protected.
Tips to get the most out of your Face Shield Matte.
Apply at least a nickel-sized amount evenly on face for complete protection. Wear alone, mix with any other Face Shield product for your own custom blend, or layer with treatment products or cosmetics.
Spot apply to areas requiring additional oil control, such as the T-zone.
Use Total Protection Face Shield MATTE all-over, and touch-up throughout the day with Total Protection Sheer Matte SPF30 brush for continued defense and shine control.
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:
Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA+++
Provides protection from pollution exposure
Provides protection against blue light
Helps minimize damage caused by infrared radiation
Carefully-selected specialty ingredients nourish skin and protect against harmful aggressors.
Patented, Zinc Oxide 12% provides UVA/UVA and Free Radical Defense
Most commonly used as cosmetic colorants, these micronized pigments also help protect skin from damage and photoaging caused by blue (HEV) light.
Highly elastic, sponge-like particles that allow for absorption of excess surface oil. This powder blurs imperfections and minimizes pores to soften appearance of skin texture.
A powerful antioxidant that helps prevent skin aging due to pollution and other environmental aggressors. *LIPOCHROMAN™ is a trademark of the Lubrizol Corporation or its affiliates.
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™ Trademark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries.
Significantly more hydrating than hyaluronic acid, this extract is proven to provide immediate hydration and improve skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, helps provide antioxidant support to defend against premature skin aging.
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).
Provides environmental protection against UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation.
+ Lightly tinted formula that blends in sheer without white cast
+ Minimizes the appearance of pores
+ Absorbs excess oil, leaving skin shine-free and comfortably matted
+ 100% chemical-free active ingredient
+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA++++ ; Water/sweat resistant (40 minutes)
+ Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oils, dyes, and fragrance
+ Dermatologist recommended, hypoallergenic, and suitable for sensitive skin
+ Antioxidant-rich formula
Apply liberally and evenly to face.
Spot apply to areas requiring additional oil control, such as the T-zone.
For on-the-go protection and continued oil absorption, pair with Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Brush-on Sunscreen, reapplying at least every two hours.
Zinc Oxide 12%
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquoixane/Silica Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Tridecyl Salicylate, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Maltodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Bisabolol (Levomenol), Polysilicone-11, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Silver Ear Mushroom) Extract, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) Fruit Pod Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Decyl Glucoside, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, 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.
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.
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.
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Matte 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 sheer 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.
To achieve color coverage with the Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Matte SPF 50, we have a variety of options.
For color coverage in powder format, apply Face Shield Matte, then follow with our Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 in a shade of your choice.
For color coverage in liquid format, Matte can be layered under Face Shield Flex for medium to buildable color coverage.
Apply Matte first and allow 1 minute to set. Then follow with your preferred shade of Face Shield Flex.
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 100% mineral protection (free of chemical active ingredients), oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types.
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, if you would like to use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 with one of our Primers SPF 20, apply the primer first.
Mattifying Primer SPF 20 was designed to prep and prime oily skin for application of makeup and extend makeup wear. It's SPF 20 defense is meant to provide one layer of UV defense in one's makeup routine where additional products and SPF are applied. It is a non-comedogenic, 40minute water resistant primer designed with salicylic acid to control shine and blur imperfection of oily or blemish-prone skin.
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Matte SPF 50 is a lightweight lotion texture designed primarily to provide comprehensive environmental protection from UVA/UVB pollution, blue light and IR. It contains silica-treated powders that help to absorb excess surface oil while providing powerful environmental defense in a single application. If you would like to apply together, apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Matte SPF 50 first and follow with your Mattifying Primer SPF 20.
Yes, you will find that all Face Shields offer so much versatility for use in your skincare and makeup regimens, including mixing, layering, or using on select areas of the face. To use Face Shield Matte SPF 50 with treatments, apply Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector® or All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector first. This ensures you are getting the full application of the treatment product. Allow approximately 1 minute to dry. Then apply Face Shield Matte SPF 50.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no animal products or derivatives in the following Total Protection™ product: Brush-On Shield SPF 50, Brush-On Shield Glow SPF 50, Brush-On Shield Bronze SPF 50, Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush, all shades of Face Shield SPF 50, all shades of Body Shield SPF 50, Sport Stick SPF 50, blush, bronze, and golden hour Color Balms. The berry, pink sky, and violet haze Color Balms contain carmine. 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. 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.
Available in 4 shades
Usually burns, Tans minimally
Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly
Rarely burns, Always tans well
Never burns, Tans very easily
Available in 3 shades
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