Classic SPF 50
Powered by patented EnviroScreen® Technology, this hydrating, antioxidant-rich mineral formula provides complete protection from environmental aggressors in a weightless texture that blends in sheer, for a natural bare-faced finish.
For Dry, Normal, and Combination skin types.
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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
An SPF for every look.
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.SHOP FACE SHIELD GLOW
Fresh and flawless.
A lightweight and silky formula that blends seamlessly into most skin tones, leaving no traces of white, unlike other 100% pure mineral sunscreens.
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.SHOP FACE SHIELD BRONZE
Use just one...or mix, layer,
contour, and more.
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.
So, what's your SPF style?
Know better skin.
Tips to get the most out of your Face Shield.
Shake well before each use! Separation may occur and is natural.
Apply at least a nickel-sized amount evenly on face for complete protection. Wear alone for a bare-faced, dewy look, mix with any other Face Shield product for your own custom blend, or layer with treatment products or cosmetics.
PRO TIP: Use original Face Shield all-over, then use Face Shield Glow to highlight the high-points of your face such as cheek bones, bridge of nose, and brow bones, and Face Shield Bronze to contour for a fully protected, perfected 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:
Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA++++
Provides protection from pollution exposure
Blue (HEV) Light
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.
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. Proven to provide immediate hydration and improve skin's ability to retain moisture. Also provides 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.
+ 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.
Zinc Oxide 12%
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Niacinamide, Tridecyl Salicylate, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Maltodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphate, Bisabolol (Levomenol), Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) Fruit Pod Extract, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Silver Ear Mushroom) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, 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.
Yes, our original Face Shield has been renamed Face Shield Classic. This reflects a new formula that looks, feels, wears, and performs as well as the original formula, and meets more stringent global testing requirements beyond the US FDA requirements. We will continue to sell through our original formula before converting to the globally and US compliant formula with Face Shield Classic on the packaging
Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic 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 Classic 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 Classic SPF 50 can be applied to the body, its specialty ingredients and lightweight texture make it ideal for applying to face, neck, and décolleté. Our all- mineral Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Body Shield SPF 50 was specifically formulated with shea butter esters for all-over body application.
Yes. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic 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 Classic 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 primer or treatment, apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic SPF 50 first and follow with your selected perfector or treatment.
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic 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.
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 Classic 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 Classic SPF 50.
Face Shield (Classic, Glow, and Bronze) formulations have been modified and retested to meet more stringent global requirements which exceed US FDA requirements. The new formula has achieved a higher PA rating and is PA++++, which indicates the highest level of UVA protection. This will be reflected on packaging as each shade is transitioned to this new formula. Packaging with a PA+++ is authentic Colorescience product and meets US FDA requirements for SPF testing, and will continue to be sold until each shade transitions to the formula that will be both globally and US compliant.
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 Classic SPF 50 is lightly tinted due to the coloring of iron oxides. However, when it is applied on the skin, the formula allows it to blend in sheer unlike other mineral sunscreen care products.
Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic SPF 50 has a universal shade that blends in sheer for most skin tones. Someone with a deeper skin tone may enjoy our Face Shield Flex SPF 50 in Tan or Deep or our Face Shield Bronze SPF 50.
No, unlike other mineral SPF products, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic 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 most skin tones. Someone with a deeper skin tone may enjoy our Face Shield Flex SPF 50 in Tan or Deep or our Face Shield Bronze SPF 50.
As with all SPF products, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic 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 décolleté.
Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic SPF 50 for your initial application. As with all sunscreens, 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 Classic SPF 50 has a 2-year expiration period. See bottom of carton and bottom of the bottle for exact date. After product has been opened, it will last approximately 12 months.
Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic SPF 50 is water/sweat resistant for up to 40 minutes.
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).
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.
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