Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Powerfully invisible, moisturizing daily sun protection

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Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
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  • EWG

    EWG

  • Vegan

    Vegan

  • Cruelty Free

    Cruelty Free

  • Nontoxic

    Nontoxic

  • Paraben free

    Paraben free

  • Synthetic fragrance free

    Synthetic fragrance free

  • PEG free

    PEG free

Clinical Report

% Confirm

  • 100% showed significant protection against pollution while using this product*
  • 100% showed clinical improvement in skin hydration**
  • 94%said this product was non-greasy***

*Based on a single use clinical study of 35 women, ages 25-60.
**Based on a 28–day clinical study of 35 women, ages 25 – 60, once daily use.
***Based on a 28-day consumer study of 35 women ages 25-60, once daily use.

Powerfully invisible broad-spectrum SPF 30 zinc sheer mineral sunscreen protects even the most sensitive skin like you’ve never seen—now also in jumbo size, 2x the size with a better value.

This lightweight, deeply hydrating clean sunscreen lotion blends in for all skin tones fast without leaving a trace. It calms and cools sun-stressed skin and leaves absolutely everyone with a soft, dewy finish. 

Our zinc sheer mineral sunscreen lotion is for external use only. Use only as directed. Avoid eye area. We recommend a patch test prior to use if you are particularly sensitive. If irritation occurs, consult a dermatologist.
*Jumbo Size unavailable to ship outside the United States

  • EWG

    EWG

  • Vegan

    Vegan

  • Cruelty Free

    Cruelty Free

  • Nontoxic

    Nontoxic

  • Paraben free

    Paraben free

  • Synthetic fragrance free

    Synthetic fragrance free

  • PEG free

    PEG free

Directions:

    Apply our sheer zinc mineral sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure. Wear alone or layer over your favorite Biossance serum and your favorite moisturizer. It can also be used in place of your moisturizer. Perfect under makeup. Reapply as necessary.

Layering Guide:

  • Step 1: Cleanser
  • Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser
  • Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
  • Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser
  • Step 2: Toner
  • Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner
  • Step 3: Mask
  • Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial
  • Step 4: Eye Treatment
  • Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
  • Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
  • Step 5: Treatment
  • Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum
  • Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum
  • Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum
  • Step 6: Moisturizer
  • Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
  • Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
  • Step 7: Oil
  • 100% Squalane Oil
  • Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
  • Squalane + Tea Tree Balancing Oil
  • Step 8: Sunscreen
  • Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
  • Step 9: Makeup
  • Apply foundation, BB/CC creams and any color cosmetics
  • Anytime: After Step 1, Over Makeup, or Throughout the Day
  • Squalane + Omega Repair Hand Cream
  • Squalane + Hyaluronic Toning Mist
  • Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm
Zinc Oxide 14%
  • SQUALANE: Derived from sugarcane, it mimics body's natural hydrating oils to provide weightless moisture to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin and prevent overdrying.
  • Water Lily: Cools and calms skin after UV exposure and heat stress.

All Ingredients:

Zinc Oxide 14%, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Sorbitan Olivate, Coco-Glucoside, Cetyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Ethyl Ferulate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Lecithin, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Isostearic Acid.

  • 1What do you mean by “clean sunscreen”?

    Our sunscreen is mineral-based instead of containing chemical sunscreen agents. What this means is that instead of penetrating into the skin and absorbing damaging rays, Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen disperses reflective minerals onto the skin, reflecting the rays away from the skin. In addition, studies indicate that some chemical UV filters may mimic hormones, and physicians report sunscreen-related skin allergies, which raises important questions about unintended human health consequences from frequent sunscreen application (source, EWG). Our goal is to create a sunscreen that protects the skin without causing unnecessary concerns.
  • 2What is the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreen?

    Mineral sunscreens use Zinc and Titanium, to reflect UV Rays, whereas chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays.
  • 3Why use only zinc and not titanium?

    Zinc Oxide offers broad spectrum protection and blends in more easily for all skin tones.
  • 4Does this replace a moisturizer?

    Typically we recommend moisturizer and SPF. This can replace a moisturizer as it provides protection with hydration so it is perfect for a minimalist routine. If you prefer to use a regular moisturizer as well, be sure to use that first followed by the sunscreen.
  • 5Does this protect against blue light?

    No, this does not protect against blue light.
  • 6What does PA+++ mean?

    PA+++ refers to a measure of protection against UVA rays. Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen is broad spectrum and protects against both UVA & UVB rays.
  • 7Is this sunscreen waterproof/ water resistant?

    This is your daily sunscreen. If you are going to be in and out of water, make sure you reapply. It is not water resistant.
    • As stated in the Drug Facts panel: "Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming"

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08/16/2022
Anonymous
United States

Best Mineral sunscreen I’ve used!!

I have dry and sensitive skin and this did wonders for me! I’m able to easily put it over my moisturizer (omega repair cream) and it keeps me moisturized throughout the day. There’s no white cast either for me (medium skin tone) and it blends in easily. I’d definitely recommend that you give this a try if you’re looking for a good mineral sunscreen and/or have sensitivity to chemical sunscreens like I do.

  • What is your skin type? Sensitive
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Dry Skin
  • How old are you? 18-24
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08/12/2022
Natalie G.
United States United States

Only sunscreen I’ll use

I used to use the Tula sunscreen until I started using this mineral sunscreen. This mineral sunscreen is such a great product for my oily skin and I love how it blends in so smoothly and Thinly. I used this sunscreen during my pregnancy as well. The big bottle lasted me a year . Definitely won’t be changing my sunscreen in my skin routine.

  • What is your skin type? Oily
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • How old are you? 18-24
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08/11/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

No white residue

This sunscreen doesn't leave any white cast behind, which is the #1 factor I look for with suncreens these days. I've been using it for a few weeks and find that it's a deep moisturizer that lasts all day while providing sun protection. It might feel a bit heavy a first, but it's not oily and it absorbs quickly. I really like it overall.

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Lifting & Firming
  • How old are you? 45-54
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08/10/2022
Deb
United States United States

Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, please read reviews

I came to the reviews in desperation to hopefully find some answers as to why this highly rated product wrecked my skin for over half a year. I’ve never had skin issues except for the occasional dry patch during winter time, but five doctor visits and three steroids later to treat the intense itchiness, redness, flakiness, and wrinkles from dry skin (!), I’m reflecting on how this might have started. Around January 2022, I tried two new products for myself: Skinfix face wash and Biossance’s sheer mineral sunscreen. I had returned the Skinfix face wash thinking that was the culprit - the irony here is that the Sephora employee said it was a “bad batch” and that there had been some sort of recall. I continued using the Biossance sunscreen because I always use SPF outside and I liked that it was a mineral sunscreen, left absolutely no white cast or pilling, and made my skin glow. However, I’ve noticed that when I go out and use this sunscreen, I have super itchy rashes and hives appearing on my face and/or neck. The redness and irritation can last for days, or on and off for months as I have been dealing with this. I’ve been making sure I’m hydrated and moisturized, so I’ve had my normal skin for almost a week now - until today. I used the Biossance SPF again and within 20 minutes of being outside, I began to feel the tingle on my jawline. It was too late and now I’m sure it’s been this product this whole time. The dermatologist had dismissed the SPF initially as a culprit, but seeing these reviews..yikes. I have literally lost sleep by using this product because I have been clawing at my face and neck from the intense irritation. I am disappointed I stocked up on this product and do not feel right to give it away to someone in case they have the same reaction. Will need to toss in trash.

  • Age 25-34
08/11/2022

Biossance

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.  We are so sorry you experienced some sort of adverse reaction to our Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen.  All of our items are thoroughly tested for safety and sensitivities to recent FDA standards. We conduct testing at accredited 3rd party labs to ensure our products meets the safety, compliance, and quality requirements set by the FDA. We ban over 2000 potentially harmful ingredients from all our formulas, and our Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 meets the same stringent safety standards as the rest of our products.  With safety being our top priority, all of the ingredients in this formula are also all listed as safe ingredients in the EWG database. Everyone has such unique and different skin biome's and you may have a sensitivity to an ingredient in our Sunblock.  We understand one of our advisors from our Customer Care team will be in touch with you. We look forward to them being able to support you in your journey to resolve this issue!   Thank you & have a wonderful day,  The Biossance Team

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08/09/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Love it!

I have super sensitive skin and this SPF didn't irritate at all! I can apply around the eyes with no issues. Zero white cast and quickly blends in. Leaves a dewy/natural finish. Works really well under makeup too! I would repurchase!

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Age Prevention
  • How old are you? 35-44

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