Sunscreen. Science. Skin.

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MINERAL SUNSCREENS 101

Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, UVA, oh my. What does all this mean?

Let’s get back to the basics.

icon check box Chemicals = Absorb
Minerals = Reflect
icon diamonds Zinc Oxide + Titanium Dioxide
are safe minerals
icon sun Minerals are wayyy better for sensitive skin!
icon reef Our mineral sunscreens
are always reef safe
Read more about reef safety and sunscreen ban information for Hawaii and US Virgin Islands.

INGREDIENT SAFETY

Don’t just take our word for it... check out what the FDA has to say.

zinc oxide + titanium dioxide

are the only 2 ingredients that are recognized as safe and effective by the FDA.

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Skin Cancer Foundation Recommended

Pro Tip:

Be sure to check your labels! Look for only Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide listed under “Active Ingredients”.

Bonus if your sunscreen carries the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal.

go minerals!

BUT...NOT ALL MINERALS
ARE CREATED EQUAL

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average protection

Standard mineral sunscreens provide basic protection.

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superior protection

Preferred mineral sunscreens provide total protection against multiple causes of skin damage.

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your skin goes through a LOT, daily

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UVA/UVB These rays contribute to aging & burning.


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BLUE LIGHT—YOUR PHONES WILL GETCHA! Light from the sun & devices can cause brown spots


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Infrared Radiation Invisible wavelengths of heat causing sagging skin & wrinkles


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Pollution, Yuck! Major offender which can cause pre-mature aging.

Physicians trust formulas that
are backed by science and data.

  • Trusted by dermatologists

    I like the Colorescience Sunforgettable brush. It is easy to apply every two hours because it is a powder that doubles as an SPF. Perfect for touch-ups and protection! Mona Gohara, MD, Vice President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Recognized in the Media

    ...carry a stick or a powder formulation for facial touch-ups-try Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF50O Magazine, October 2019
  • Loved by Customers

    I apply this product over my moisturizer during my AM routine. It is very hydrating, does not leave blotchy spots, glides on flawlessly. This is perfect if you hate when products stick into fine lines. Perfect for an "all natural" look, I'm in love! Emily
  • Trusted by dermatologists

    Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection sunscreen is a mainstay of our sun protection routine not only in the summer, but year round. Yardy Tse, MD, California Skin Institute
  • Recognized in the Media

    If you’re looking for a cruelty-free, invisible, grab-and-go type of sunscreen, this is it-literally. It’s so light you won’t even know you have it on, yet it’s packed with the highest concentration of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide…it not only provides UVA and UVB protection, but also defends skin from pollution and both blue and infrared light. ASK MEN
  • Loved by Customers

    I love how easy it is to just throw this in my bag and have sun protection. The powder keeps me looking fresh while giving me protection at this same time!”Melissa
  • Trusted by dermatologists

    The unique antioxidants in the products help to combat free radicals and the smooth application means my patients actually want to wear these sunscreens. Vicki Rapaport, MD, Rapaport Dermatology of Beverly Hills
  • Recognized in the Media

    This SPF formula is non-chemical, making it ideal for all faces. Southern Living
  • Loved by Customers

    This sheer formula goes further than just protecting against UV rays: it also offers blue-light and infrared radiation protection to keep your skin ultra-healthy Harper’s Bazaar
  • Trusted by dermatologists

    As a pediatric dermatologist, Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection brushes are one of my favorite products. The brushes are great for kids because they are quick to apply and the sunscreen doesn't get in their eyes. Brandie Metz, MD, Pediatric Dermatology of Orange County
  • Recognized in the Media

    ...carry a stick or a powder formulation for facial touch-ups-try Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF50O Magazine, October 2019
  • Loved by Customers

    With this sunscreen I never need makeup. It makes my life easier, and it protects me. It contains the best ingredients for my skin that makes me very happy. I recommend it! Leidy

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