Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Powerfully invisible, moisturizing daily sun protection

1437 reviews
Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
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Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Powerfully invisible, moisturizing daily sun protection

1437 reviews
  • EWG EWG

    EWG

  • Cruelty Free Cruelty Free

    Cruelty Free

  • Nontoxic Nontoxic

    Nontoxic

  • Paraben free Paraben free

    Paraben free

  • PEG free PEG free

    PEG free

  • Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free

    Synthetic fragrance free

  • Vegan Vegan

    Vegan

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

  • Cruelty Free Cruelty Free

    Cruelty Free

  • Nontoxic Nontoxic

    Nontoxic

  • Paraben free Paraben free

    Paraben free

  • PEG free PEG free

    PEG free

  • Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free

    Synthetic fragrance free

  • Vegan Vegan

    Vegan

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.

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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02/03/2023
Barbara G.
United States United States

Sunscreen

I love this sunscreen because it is light, blends beautifully in the skin and does not have a fragrance.

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Top Concern Uneven Tone & Dark Spots
  • Age 55+
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02/02/2023
Caroline
United States United States

Horrible Contact Dermatitis

I’ve used a handful of Biossance products over the years (cleansing oil, rose oil, and peptide serum) and have no issues, really I have enjoyed the brand. I received this sunscreen as part of a set for Christmas and was excited to use it because I had in fact used it before in 2021 and enjoyed it. I’m not sure what changed but the day I used this, I had a TERRIBLE reaction—and I typically do not have reactive skin so I was shocked. Redness, hives, swelling on my eyelids and under eyes, and painful itching. The itching was so bad I went to the emergency department to get prescription corticosteroid treatment because I was so desperate to relieve the discomfort of this rash. I’ve deduced the sunscreen caused this reaction as it’s the only new product I used in my routine and my reaction is limited to the face/neck (the only place the sunscreen was used). It’s taken nearly a week to recover from these awful symptoms, cost me $$ in unexpected medical bills, and now I’m going to be on a new journey to heal my usually calm skin. Absolutely not worth it. I hope Biossance looks into the formula as it seems others have also had similar experiences. If you do buy, please patch test before putting on your face! Very disappointed with this product and exhausted from dealing with the discomfort of this experience.

  • Skin Type Normal
  • Top Concern Age Prevention
  • Age 25-34
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02/03/2023

Biossance

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you had this type of reaction. We'd like to connect with you and learn more about your experience so we can help resolve this situation. An advisor from our Customer Care team will reach out directly. Thank you & have a wonderful day, The Biossance Team

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02/01/2023
Anonymous
United States United States

Best mineral sunscreen

This is my favorite mineral sunscreen. Goes sheer quickly and easily and gives a great glowy look. Perfect for dryer skin

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Top Concern Blemishes
  • Age 25-34
M
02/01/2023
MN1138
United States United States

Horrible allergic reaction

I’m a big Biossance fan, and used to use this sunscreen regularly and loved it. I bought a new tube last month and finally used it this week. I had a HORRIBLE allergic reaction that made me consider going to hospital! Painful burning itching, swelling, and redness, everywhere this sunscreen touched me. It’s been an awful few days of icing, Benadryl, and anti-itch lotion, which all barely help. I’ve never had a reaction from any product before, so this has been a shock. I recommend doing a patch test before using and waiting a full 24 hours to see if you’re okay.

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Top Concern Age Prevention
  • Age 35-44
02/01/2023

Biossance

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you had this type of reaction. We'd like to connect with you and learn more about your experience so we can help resolve this situation. An advisor from our Customer Care team will reach out directly. Thank you & have a wonderful day, The Biossance Team

A
01/28/2023
Anonymous
United States United States

My holy grail

I really enjoy this product. I was using this for years but took a break because of the price. I recently splurged on the larger size and I regret ever stopping. Very light weight. The white cast is undetectable. Does not have a strong scent. I like it

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Top Concern Dry Skin
  • Age 25-34

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