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This collection includes all three Color Balm SPF 50 shades. Designed with EnviroScreen® Technology, these antioxidant-infused, all-mineral formula balms provide lips, cheeks, and eye lids with customizable color, hydration, and unmatched protection.
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Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating: PA++++
UVB protection rating:
Water resistant (40 minutes)
Net Wt. 0.32 oz. / 9 g each
Tips to get the most out of your Color Balms.
Color balms can be used on your lips and/or cheeks. For sheer or lighter coverage (like on your cheeks), use fingertips to lightly dab color onto skin. For fuller color coverage, apply directly onto skin and layer as needed.
Try blending shades together to create custom looks with unmatched Total Protection™.
Be sure not to leave your Color Balms in hot temperatures for an extended period of time as the formulas may soften and lose their shape (though they won't lose their effectiveness).
These 100% all-mineral formulas feature 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.
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 trademark of the Lubrizol Corporation or its affiliates.
A soothing agent derived from chamomile oil that helps to calm and condition the skin.
A plant extract which helps to sooth and calm skin while helping to protect against the effects of infrared radiation. Physavie™ is a registered trademark of Chemyunion.
Increases moisturization and aid in skin barrier function.
Increases moisturization and aid in skin barrier function.
Provides environmental protection against UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation.
+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA++++
+ Water/sweat resistant (40 minutes)
+ Hydrates & conditions for healthier-looking lips
+ Includes all 3 buildable lip and cheek shades:
BLUSH: a true nude with pink undertones
BERRY: a vibrant deep raspberry
BRONZE: a shimmery golden bronze
+ Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic
+ Ophthalmologist Tested. Safe for: Use around the eye area, contact lens wearers, and sensitive eyes
+ Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oil, gluten, dyes, and fragrance
Apply liberally to lips and cheeks. For sheer color, use fingertips to lightly dab color onto skin. For fuller color, apply directly onto skin, or layer on as needed. Reapply at least every two hours.
Pro Tip: Blend shades together to create custom looks with unmatched Total Protection.
Zinc Oxide 12.5%
Blush: Jojoba Esters, C26-28 Alkyl Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Squalane, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Tridecyl Salicylate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Methylpropanediol, Tribehenin, Lecithin, Mica, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glyceryl Behenate, Caprylyl Glycol, Physalis Angulata Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenylpropanol, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide CI 77491, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.
Berry: Jojoba Esters, C26-28 Alkyl Dimethicone, Squalane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Tridecyl Salicylate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Methylpropanediol, Tribehenin, Lecithin, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glyceryl Behenate, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Physalis Angulata Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenylpropanol, Dimethicone, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Tocopherol, Carmine (CI 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).
Bronze: Jojoba Esters, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C26-28 Alkyl Dimethicone, Squalane, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tridecyl Salicylate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Tribehenin, Methylpropanediol, Lecithin, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Behenate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Caprylyl Glycol, Physalis Angulata Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenylpropanol, Tin Oxide, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Color Balm SPF 50 is designed for lips and cheek use where you’d like to add color to the face. For a colorless option to apply all over your face, we recommend our Sport Stick SPF 50.
Color Balms have not been tested specifically for use around the eye area.
For all-over face protection, use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sport Stick SPF 50, or Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50. For easy on-the-go reapplication on top of makeup, use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield.
For sheer color, use fingertips to lightly dab color onto lips and cheeks. For fuller color, apply directly onto lips or cheeks, or layer on as needed. Reapply at least every two hours.
Reapply at least every two hours for continued protection, or as often as needed for additional color coverage.
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Color Balms SPF 50 are water/sweat resistant for 40 minutes. As Color Balms SPF 50 are not stains or longwear, matte finish formulas, they are not smudgeproof. How long color lasts will vary based on activity, just as with many other lip products with a similar emollient finishes.
Color Balms SPF 50 should not be stored in a vehicle as the temperature inside a car can become excessively high. Avoid frequent or long-term direct exposure to sun and heat. Store at room temperature. When outdoors, such as the beach or pool, try to avoid leaving out in direct sunlight by keeping in a bag or in the shade.
No, it does not stain clothing. Remove Color Balm according to the wash instructions on your garments.
No, Color Balm is not a lip stain. It has a hydrating, emollient texture and a natural finish that is neither glossy, nor matte.
Yes, Color Balms SPF 50 offer not only high SPF all-mineral sun protection, but also includes ingredients such as jojoba esters and plant-based Squalane to increase moisturization and aid in skin barrier function, as well as Bisabolol to soothe skin. Use Color Balms as your new everyday lip balm with a touch of color, and Total Protection from environmental aggressors.
No, Color Balms are a lip and cheek option for everyday balm with sun protection without the gloss. Choose from blush, berry, and bronze. Lip Shine SPF 35 is the ideal lip gloss with sun protection. It includes peptides for fuller-looking lips and a pleasant hint of peppermint. Lip Shine SPF 35 is available in clear, rose, pink, champagne, and coral.
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™ Color Balms SPF 50 in Blush, Berry, and Bronze provide 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 | 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
Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 has a PA++++ rating.
Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 has a PA++++ rating, the highest level of protection from UVA exposure.
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™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 and 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).
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 non-comedogenic.
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are hypoallergenic. They are dermatologist-tested.
Yes, all Total Protection™ products 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 Total Protection™ products 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 Total Protection™ products 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 Total Protection™ products 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.
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are 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, 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. 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 8 shades
Ivory and Pale Skin Tones
Fair and Light Skin Tones
Beige and Golden Skin Tones
Light Brown and Olive Skin Tones
Medium Brown Skin Tones
Deep Skin Tones
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