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.

  • 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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05/21/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Sunscreen that actually does moisturize your skin!

The formulation is so luxurious and so hydrating that this is the only SPF I don't need to apply another moisturizer underneath it (tho I do apply several layers of toners and essences anytime after I cleanse.) I do wish that somehow, without undermining the gorgeous application and feel, the SPF could be bumped up. The SPF level is the reason I did not give this five stars. I think it's great of Biossance to make this available in larger tube as I am one of those sub-sensitive folks who reapply a couple times a day even indoors.

  • What is your skin type? Sensitive
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Redness & Sensitivity
  • How old are you? 45-54
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05/20/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

High quality daily Spf

I have been searching for a natural, yet high quality daily spf for a while and this meets those standards. It blends easily, no white cast and it also softens and moisturizes my skin which I think is in thanks to the squalane. So far, this seems like something I would continue to invest in over time and it has also made me interested in getting on Biossance skincare.

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Age Prevention
  • How old are you? 25-34
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05/19/2022
Arlene
United States United States

The absolutely Best

There’s no sticky residue nor does it start to pill if you rub it in too much. No white cast either. I love that you can even wear this as a most user under your makeup in a pinch and this just feels like moisturizer period.

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Top Concern Uneven Tone & Dark Spots
  • Age 45-54
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05/19/2022
Gretchen V.
United States United States

Love the feel

Have only used once, yet loved that it is goes on smoothly and sheer as described. No strong scent

  • What is your skin type? Dry
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Age Prevention
  • How old are you? 45-54
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05/19/2022
Pamela O.
United States United States

Almost perfect

I have medium-light, olive combination skin. Overall I like this sunscreen but it could be better. I am able to deal with the shine by applying spf powder on top, but I hope Biossance will create more of a matte version soon. PROS: Doesn’t smell like sunscreen Easy to apply Doesn’t make eyes sting Moisturizing Minimal white cast Good value for jumbo size Vegan CONS: Very shiny Slight white cast on my skin but it fades (darker skin tones may have issues). Makes loose hair stick to face/neck

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Age Prevention
  • How old are you? 45-54

OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROMISE

Our commitment to people and planet applies to everything we create. We innovate every aspect of our company and supply chain to do better for our world and be the leading pioneers in sustainable beauty.

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  • RENEWABLE RESOURCES

    Our squalane is derived from renewable sugarcane.
  • PLANET-FIRST PROCESSES

    Formulated using the latest sustainable methods. No deforestation and developed in far proximity from rainforests. Low water usage.
  • CONSCIOUS PACKAGING

    Sugarcane and Forest Stewardship Council-certified boxes (FSC).
  • SAFE PRODUCTS

    Vegan, cruelty-free and nontoxic for people and the environment.
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    All of our inner and outer cartons. (This excludes our airless bottle components and pumps.) We are working towards more sustainable solutions.