Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Powerfully invisible, moisturizing daily sun protection

1336 reviews
Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
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Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Powerfully invisible, moisturizing daily sun protection

1336 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
  • 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.

  • 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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4.6 Based on 1,336 Reviews
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KC
09/21/2022
Kristina C.
United States

Great mineral sunscreen!

Love this sunscreen, blends seemlessly!

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • How old are you? 35-44
TS
09/20/2022
The S.
United States United States

Sunscreen

I really like this sunscreen. After you apply you only wait 15 minutes for it to be effective. It leaves my face dewy with a nice light glow. I’m 68 so that’s good

  • What is your skin type? Sensitive
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • How old are you? 55
RL
09/18/2022
Regan L.
United States United States

Gave me an itchy rash

It took me weeks to figure out what was causing my skin to be red, irritated and itchy. Although, I originally loved this product and have used it for months, so this is some kind of cumulative response. Then I used this sunscreen on my neck for the first time and when the same rash appeared in that exact area only, the culprit became clear. I’ve never had this kind of allergic reaction to a skincare product before, and I love the rose oil. I’m hoping it’s one of the inactive ingredients and not the squalane, but have discontinued all Biossance products for now.

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Top Concern Age Prevention
  • Age 35-44
Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Review
09/19/2022

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
09/18/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

*Chef's Kiss*

This sunscreen has been my daily go-to since I discovered this product in 2020 (it came highly recommended by my wedding makeup artist!) I use this every morning after rinsing my face with cold water and it leaves my skin dewey and moisturized with no white cast. My skin definitely errs on the side of dry/dehydrated but acne-prone, and this product works beautifully for my skin. With the strong sun and dry air in Colorado, this product has become a staple in my daily routine because of the mineral-based UV protection and perfect hydration. I also super appreciate that there is no fragrance in this product - yay for *actually* clean beauty products!

  • What is your skin type? Dry
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Blemishes
  • How old are you? 25-34
V
09/18/2022
Valerie
United States United States

Buyer Beware

Just like many other 1 star reviews, I too ended up with a rash, itching, and swelling on my neck and face. I have used it before, but this was the first time I used it while out in the sun. I wore a hat all day, but my neck and face are completely destroyed right now. Ice packs have helped a lot, but I ended up going to urgent care for a steroid shot and prescription. All the other Biossance products I use are great, so I am not sure what's going on with this one.

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Top Concern Age Prevention
  • Age 35-44
09/19/2022

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.
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    Paraben free Paraben free PARABEN
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    Nontoxic Nontoxic NONTOXIC Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free FRAGRANCE
    FREE
    Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free SYNTHETIC
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    FREE
    FSC certified wood FSC certified wood FSC
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    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.