Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Powerfully invisible, moisturizing daily sun protection

1344 reviews
Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
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Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Powerfully invisible, moisturizing daily sun protection

1344 reviews
  • Full SizeSize: 50mL/1.7oz
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  • EWG EWG

    EWG

  • Vegan Vegan

    Vegan

  • Cruelty Free Cruelty Free

    Cruelty Free

  • Nontoxic Nontoxic

    Nontoxic

  • Paraben free Paraben free

    Paraben free

  • Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free

    Synthetic fragrance free

  • PEG 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

    EWG

  • Vegan Vegan

    Vegan

  • Cruelty Free Cruelty Free

    Cruelty Free

  • Nontoxic Nontoxic

    Nontoxic

  • Paraben free Paraben free

    Paraben free

  • Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free

    Synthetic fragrance free

  • PEG 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
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Mineral sunscreens use Zinc and Titanium, to reflect UV Rays, whereas chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays.
  • Zinc Oxide offers broad spectrum protection and blends in more easily for all skin tones.
  • 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.
  • No, this does not protect against blue light.
  • 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.
  • 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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10/02/2022
Anne B.
United States

Where have you been these last 10 years?

I have been more consistently wearing sunscreen on my 59-year-old skin for the past decade. For some reason I gave my only bottle of Biossance sunscreen to my daughter. She rarely does anything to her skin. Then she told me she loves it, it’s not greasy for her acne-prone skin. She wears it daily. So I thought I should get some for me. It’s easily the best wearing sunscreen, which normally does a number on my skin.

  • What is your skin type? Dry
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Dry Skin
  • How old are you? 55
A
09/30/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Itchy Rash

Like many others have said, I started using this product and loved it! No white cast, goes on smooth, feels good protecting my skin. Until recently, I have started getting a red, itchy, blotchy rash on my face and neck that must have a cumulative effect. Makes me very disappointed because I don’t typically have sensitive skin and I love and use all the other Biossance products without issues. Also, this product is not cheap (for what I typically spend on skincare) so now I am out of pocket for 2 tubes that I can no longer use. Not sure what ingredient is causing this with myself and others, but Biossance needs to figure this out!

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Top Concern Uneven Tone & Dark Spots
  • Age 25-34
09/30/2022

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

A
09/29/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Suncream

I like but I will love that it no be so watering and less oiling.

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Uneven Tone & Dark Spots
  • How old are you? 35-44
Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Review
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09/29/2022
suntrooper
United States United States

First Time Allergic Reaction

OK, there is definitely something in this product that is an irritant. I think that buyers should be aware that at the slightest indication of redness, swelling, itchiness...stop using this product. I have never, in my life, had a reaction to skincare like this. The product is too heavy for my face so I only used it on my decollete and neck. One day I looked in the mirror and my chest was red and swollen; I thought I had heat rash and stopped using any products that now burned when put on my skin. Everything cleared up so I applied this sunscreen again and by the end of the day, red, inflamed chest. The inflammation and itching woke me from my sleep and I had to put ice packs on my chest for 2 nights in order to fall asleep. Today I went to see a dermatologist and received cortisone cream. The doctor requested I send the ingredients so she could identify what might cause this reaction. I do love some of the other products but when this happened to me, I recalled reading reviews about this reaction. My skin went crazy when I re-applied after it calmed down. I just applied more cortisone and my skin itches like crazy.

  • Skin Type Oily
  • Top Concern Age Prevention
  • Age 55+
09/30/2022

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

MS
09/28/2022
Maria S.
Japan Japan

Redness and itch

I am so surprised that after using this product since August 2021 it started causing redness and itch on my face and neck as well as on my hands. Just like the reviewer below it has taken me a few weeks to figure out the culprit. Came to the website because the bottle does not list the ingredients, which I found quite dangerous as with a bigger reaction I might not have been able to check the Internet.

  • Skin Type Normal
  • Top Concern Age Prevention
  • Age 35-44
Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Review
09/28/2022

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

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.
    Vegan Vegan VEGAN Cruelty Free Cruelty Free CRUELTY
    FREE
    Paraben free Paraben free PARABEN
    FREE
    Nontoxic Nontoxic NONTOXIC Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free FRAGRANCE
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    Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free SYNTHETIC
    FRAGRANCE
    FREE
    FSC certified wood FSC certified wood FSC
    CERTIFIED
    WOOD
    Baking soda free Baking soda free BAKING
    SODA FREE
    PEG free PEG free PEG FREE
  • READY TO RECYCLE

    All of our inner and outer cartons. (This excludes our airless bottle components and pumps.) We are working towards more sustainable solutions.