Sunforgettable® Total Protection Face Shield Flex SPF 50

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A lightweight mineral sunscreen with tinted colour coverage immediately evens skin tone for a flawless look. This hydrating, antioxidant-rich all-mineral formula is powered by patented EnviroScreen® Technology - which means comprehensive defense against UVA/UVB, Blue Light, Pollution, and Infrared radiation, combined with advanced antioxidants and nourishing, hydrating ingredients for long-term skin health.

FLEX features innovative, iron oxide pigments that bloom in your fingertips to deliver tone-adapting buildable colour coverage with a demi-matte finish. Available in four uniquely flexible shades, each ideal for a broad range of skin tones and undertones.

If you are not sure between two shades, we recommend getting the lighter one.


Powerful protection with nourishing hydration and advanced antioxidants for healthier skin.
Choose just one, or mix and layer to create your own custom look.

Flex Face Shield

MAGIC, OR SCIENCE?

*Medium Shade is featured in this video


Tips to get the most out of your Face Shield Matte.



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Dispense onto your fingers, rub gently, and watch as the encapsulated iron oxide pigments are released and bloom in your fingertips.



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Once formula is no longer white, apply evenly on face. Finish with just one layer for a naturally flawless finish, or build another layer or two for fuller coverage.



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PRO TIP: For a perfected, protected look, apply FLEX all over the face for a flawless canvas, and then use Glow to highlight the high points, and Bronze to contour.
Flex

This 100% all-mineral formula features EnviroScreen® Technology
to go way beyond UV and provide unmatched protection against sun and pollution, so you're shielded from:

sun
UVA/UVB

Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA++++

pollution
POLLUTION

Provides protection from pollution exposure

blue light
BLUE (HEV) LIGHT

Provides protection against blue light

infra red
INFRARED RADIATION

Helps minimize damage caused by infrared radiation




FAQ

What is the difference between UVA and UVB damage?
UVB exposure causes redness or burning, while UVA exposure causes skin darkening/pigmentation. Protection from both UVA and UVB means this product provides Broad Spectrum protection. Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (UVB protection) and PA+++ (UVA protection).
What does the PA rating mean?

The PA rating system measures the level of protection from UVA rays, which are known to cause pigment darkening in the skin. It measures the amount of time a product would protect your skin from darkening.

The following shows how much protection each PA score provides compared to unprotected skin. If your unprotected skin normally darkens/pigments after 5 min of UVA exposure:

PA Rating Level of Protection # of minutes protected before experiencing skin darkening/pigmentation
PA+ 2-4 times 10-20 minutes
PA++ 4-8 times 20-40 minutes
PA+++ 8-16 times 40-80 minutes
PA++++ >16 times >80 minutes

Total Protection Face Shield Flex SPF 50 has a PA++++ rating.

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What is Enviroscreen®  Technology?
EnviroScreen® Technology is proprietary to Colorescience®. EnviroScreen® Technology uses patented active ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, that create a barrier preventing free radical formation and oxidative stress. These patented actives are combined with specialty ingredients that, together, work synergistically to protect skin from damage caused by exposure to UVA/UVB rays, pollution, blue light (also known as High Energy Visible, or HEV, light), and infrared radiation.
Can you explain how adherence/water- and sweat- resistance is tested?
Colorescience® follows the FDA guidelines for testing water resistance or adherence to the skin after exposure to water. A panel of 10 people apply the product to their skin prior to being immersed in a whirlpool (of moving or circulating water) for 20-minute cycles. After 20 minutes in the whirlpool, panelists exit the whirlpool before immersing themselves again. For 40 minutes water resistance, panelists are immersed in the water for two 20-minute cycles. For 80 minutes water resistance, this is done a total of 4 times. After all cycles are completed, the SPF that is remaining on the skin is measured. If after 80 minutes in the whirlpool, the SPF remaining is at least 50, the result is an SPF 50 with 80 minutes of water resistance.
How do you measure pollution protection?
We measure our pollution protection by directly measuring free radicals created from UV + pollution events on unprotected skin and skin protected with Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50. We use a testing technique called electron spin resonance (ESR) that uses a combination of a magnetic field and electron magnetic waves to directly detect the unpaired electrons of free radicals.
How do you measure blue (HEV) light protection?
Blue (HEV) light protection is tested by measuring the ability of the formula to block light in the HEV spectrum that would otherwise reach the skin. In practice, this is done by applying the formula to a transparent substrate at the same dose level (2mg/cm2) used in the FDA Monograph SPF test. The substrate is then placed at the entrance of an integrating sphere detector which captures all the light passing through the sample. This configuration is the same as that used in the FDA Monograph Critical Wavelength measurement and mimics the situation of a formula applied to the skin. The percentage of HEV light blocked is calculated by comparing the intensity of the light transmitted through the formula to the incident light at each wavelength throughout the HEV spectrum (400–490 nm).
Can I use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products on babies?
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is safe to apply to 6 months and older. As with all sunscreen products, consult your physician for use on children under 6 months of age. All Total Protection™ products use only non-chemical zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as sunscreen active ingredients. The FDA recognizes only these two sunscreen active ingredients as safe and effective.
Can pregnant or nursing women use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products?
Total Protection™ products have not been tested on pregnant or nursing women.  Consult your physician before using.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products chemical free?
Yes, Colorescience uses only mineral (also known as physical) sunscreen active ingredients, zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in all of our sunscreen products.  These are the only 2 sunscreen actives the FDA recognizes as safe and effective.  Colorescience has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ reef safe?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are reef safe AND do not contain any chemical ingredients. A sunscreen is reef safe if it does not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. It is important to note that some reef safe sunscreens contain other chemical ingredients – avobenzone, octisalate, homosalate, octocrylene.  Colorescience has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products non-comedogenic?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are non-comedogenic.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products hypoallergenic?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are hypoallergenic. They are dermatologist-tested
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products gluten free?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are gluten free. People who have gluten allergies may experience sensitivity when using topical products. Total Protection™ is gluten free, and therefore, safe for those with Celiac disease. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products paraben free?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are formulated without parabens. In addition, all Colorescience® products are also 100% free from phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products sulfate free?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are sulfate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products phthalate free?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are phthalate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products oil free?
Yes, all Total Protection™ products are oil free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products vegan?
There are no animal products or derivatives in the following Total Protection™ product: Brush-On Shield SPF 50, Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush, all shades of Face Shield SPF 50, all shades of Body Shield SPF 50, Sport Stick SPF 50, blush and bronze Color Balms. The berry Color Balm contains carmine. All Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products tested on animals/cruelty-free?
Yes.  Colorescience does not conduct any animal testing and we are committed to the highest standards when choosing raw materials for our product formulations. We require non-animal testing statements on all raw materials before final formula approval.  
I noticed some Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products contain mica. Are these safe and ethically-sourced?
The micas that Colorescience uses are ethically sourced. They are sourced from various parts of the world, including Japan, U.S. Mica is not a derivative of asbestos. Our mica vendors adhere to global regulations pertaining to the quality and safety of cosmetic ingredients. The mica used in Colorescience products is mined and processed to meet consistent standards of high quality, safety and aesthetics. Our mica passes or exceeds the standards for heavy metal and microbial testing.
Why does the formula come out of the bottle as white?
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 features innovative encapsulated pigments within the white sunscreen base.  These pigments are the flecks of color that you'll see as you look closely.  The pigments are released, or activated, when rubbed gently into your skin, transforming the white to adapt to your skin tone's natural tone and undertones as you blend.  Once it has been fully blended and no longer white, any imperfections are immediately blurred and skin tone is even for a flawless look that is powerfully protected.
How do I choose my shade?
Select the same shade as you would use in our Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50 or our Tint du Soleil.
How do I apply this?
Activate. Develop. Set! Activate - Dispense onto fingertips and rub gently to release and activate encapsulated pigments. Develop - As the shade begins to develop from white to your shade, apply to moisturized face and continue to blend for even coverage. Watch as it adjusts to your skin to immediately blur imperfections and even skin tone. The shade is fully developed when product is no longer white. Develop - As the shade begins to develop from white to your shade, apply to moisturized face and continue to blend for even coverage. Watch as it adjusts to your skin to immediately blur imperfections and even skin tone. The shade is fully developed when product is no longer white. Set - Allow 1-2 minutes for shade to adjust completely. Tip: Follow with one of our Total Protection brush-on sunscreens or with our Natural Finished Pressed Foundation for fuller color coverage.
Do I need to use any tools, like makeup brushes or sponges, to apply this?
No need!  Face Shield Flex SPF 50 should be applied with fingertips.  This ensures the flecks of encapsulated pigments are released and fully activated to give you the color coverage you want as well as to ensure product an adequate amount of product (at least a nickel-size!) is applied to your skin for complete protection.
How often should I apply?
Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 as your first layer of sun and environmental protection in the AM.  Like all SPF products, reapply every 2 hours.  Or for convenient all-day reapplication on-the-go or directly over makeup, use one of our Total Protection™ brush-on sunscreens. 
What type of color coverage will I receive when using this product?
With one even layer, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 offers medium coverage.
I prefer a look with fuller color coverage. Can I achieve that with this product?
Yes. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex can be layered to achieve a fuller coverage. After applying your first later, wait approximately 1 minute before applying another layer or two to achieve your desired coverage.  Face Shield Flex also layers beautifully under liquid of powder foundation.
Can I use the Face Shield products together?
Yes! Create your perfect sunscreen "outfit of the day" wardrobe by mixing, layering, and spot-applying any of our Face Shield products.  They are all SPF 50 / PA ++++ with 40 minute water resistance.  Just be sure that you are always applying at least a nickel-sized amount to your entire face to be fully protected from sun and environmental aggressors.  You'll find there is endless versatility to create a simple every day look or a complete look that goes from day time to date night.  Here are just a few ways to get you started:
How long will the product last?
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 will last approximately 90 days, depending on usage.
Do I need to moisturize before? / Does this replace my moisturizer?
Although Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 was formulated with ingredients that help to hydrate and nourish, it is best applied to moisturized skin, particularly for those who have dry or fragile skin
Is this product safe for sensitive skin?
Yes. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is 100% mineral protection that is free of chemical active ingredients, oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types.
Is it suitable for oily/acne prone skin?
Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is 100% mineral protection (free of chemical active ingredients), oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types.
Will it work for my skin tone?
Yes. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 is formulated to suit the range of skin tones within each shade.  It is available in 4 natural-looking shades – fair, medium, tan, and deep.
What type of finish does this product have?
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 has a demi-matte finish for a look that's between mattified and dewy.
How long do I have to wait before I go into the sun?
As with all SPF products, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 should be applied 15 minutes prior to exposure. In addition, please allow 1-2 minutes for the shade to adjust completely. The shade is fully developed when product is no longer white. Like all SPF products, reapply every 2 hours. For convenient reapplication on-the-go or directly over makeup, Use the Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 brush for all-day, on-the-go reapplication every 2 hours.
How much do I need to apply to achieve SPF 50 Protection?
We recommend at least a nickel-sized amount for the face and more as needed for neck and décolleté.
How do I use this with the Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50?
Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 as your first layer of protection in the AM and set with your shade of Brush-on Shield SPF 50 and use throughout the day for convenient reapplication at least every two hours.
What is the difference between Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 and Tint du Soleil® SPF 30 Whipped Foundation?
Tint du Soleil® SPF 30 Whipped Foundation is a nutrient-infused, foundation meant to deliver SPF 30 defense with moderate to full color coverage in one application.  The creamy, whipped texture provides cushioned application and wear. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is a lightweight lotion texture designed primarily to provide comprehensive environmental protection from UVA/UVB pollution, blue light and IR. It offers medium color coverage that can be layered for fuller color coverage, or used under Tint du Soleil® SPF 30 Whipped Foundation. In this case, apply your preferred shade of Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 first and follow with your selected shade of Tint to follow.
In what order do I apply ™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 in my routine?
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 is designed to be the first step in your makeup routine. We recommend applying after moisturizer and after our primer if you prefer to use one.
Can I use this with a Primer?
Yes, if you would like to use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 with one of our Primers SPF 20, apply the primer first. 
Can I use this with Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector® / All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector?
Yes, you will find that all Face Shields offer so much versatility for use in your skincare and makeup regimens, including mixing, layering, or using on select areas of the face.  To use Face Shield Flex SPF 50 with treatments, apply Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector® or All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector first. This ensures you are getting the full application of the treatment product.   Allow approximately 1 minute to dry. Then apply Face Shield Flex SPF 50. 
Is there an expiration date?
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 has a 2-year expiration period. See bottom of carton and bottom of the bottle for exact date. After product has been opened, it will last approximately 12 months.
Is it water-or-sweat resistant?
Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 is water/sweat resistant for up to 40 minutes.
Why does Face Shield Flex SPF 50 have a higher PA rating than the other Face Shields?
The Face Shield Flex formula has the same SPF value as the other Face Shield products. The formulas are all different even though they may have the same zinc oxide value, thus obtaining a different PA rating. Colorescience continues to improve the formulas to achieve the highest protection possible.
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17/10/2021
sheryl g.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Best sunscreen ever

I looooove this sunscreen. As a Black woman, I’m alway struggling to find a sunscreen that doesn’t make my skin look ashy or ghostly with that horrendous white cast. I saw a review by Dr Alexis Stephens on YouTube and decided to try it in the shade Deep. Omg! This sunscreen is amazing!!!! It blends flawlessly into my skin and adapted to my complexion like I’m wearing foundation. I absolutely love Flex and it’s now the only sunscreen I will be using from now on. I will 100% recommend Colorscience products, especially flex sunscreen. Great job Colorscience on a fantastic product that doesn’t exclude any skin tones.

KM
13/10/2021
Kyran M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Beautiful finish

I was a little dubious when first using the product because it looked very white when it came out of the tube. The product blended really well with my skin tone and didn’t drag or pull at my skin on application like most mineral factor 50’s. It left my face looking healthy and dewy but not greasy. Even my friends noticed how lovely my skin looks on a video call. I definitely recommend this product, go hit the buy button!

RH
12/10/2021
Rachael h.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Absolutely love this sunscreen!

This sunscreen is absolutely fantastic as it provides excellent protection from the suns rays but also gives such lovely coverage that I can go without foundation. Makes my mornings much quicker and easier and I feel good knowing my skin is so well protected. Will repurchase.

HA
12/10/2021
Helena A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Like it

I purchased this twice in medium and although it's okay I think the colour was a little off I now got it in Tan and I can say hands down the undertone is so much better so much more suitable for Indian skintone and less rubbing in to do. So far it's a good product will use it in the summer as it's too matte and drying.

CS
11/10/2021
Carole S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Sp50 deep

Not as good as I expected, if you use to much skin tone changed to grey even with makeup on.