Now powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, Colorescience® Brush-On Shield Multipack offers powerful SPF 50 UVA/UVB protection, alone or over makeup. Perfect for your car, purse and home; sand or snow. Protect the whole family wherever you are.
Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating: PA++++
UVB protection rating: SPF 50
Water resistant (80 minutes)
Package includes three Brush-On Shield SPF 50, Medium shade.
Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%
Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Water, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercus Robur (Oak) Wood Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Maltodextrin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-4, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Zinc Oxide 12%
Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Allantoin, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Bisabolol, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Maltodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Betaine, Capryl Glycol, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, PEG-10, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Duo Kit SPF 50. Featuring our Face and Brush-On Shield formulas, this duo kit provides total environmental protection from UVA/UVB, pollution, blue...View full product details
As we all progress toward safer, healthier and more effective makeup products, our journey leads us through a tangled forest of complicated and sometimes scary ingredients that people have been using for decades without much thought. The team here at Colorescience does not like uncertainty and doubt with anything related to skincare, so we fully research everything that we put on our skin.
As it turns out, this ingredients known as PABA is bad news and we don't use it. You shouldn't use it either. Continue reading to find out why, or simply shop with confidence knowing everything here is PABA free sunscreen.
PABA, or para-aminobenzoic acid as our friends in white coats call it, is a chemical that is naturally present in small amounts in various foods. However, since the 1940s it has been produced on an industrial scale to be used as a UVB absorbing ingredient in sunscreen.
It was one of the earliest active ingredients used in sunscreens and, as with a lot of other ingredients used back then, there had not been a whole lot of research done on all of the effects it has on the human body. Meanwhile in the current year, we know that PABA is not good at all, and there is no reason to use sunscreen containing PABA. It produces allergic reactions for some, and it inflames sensitive skin, along with other serious concerns.
The fact is, PABA does provide decent protection from UV rays, but it also comes with many downsides and no real benefit compared to using a PABA free sunscreen with safer active ingredients such as minerals.
This is an easy one. The best alternative is to use a sunscreen with no PABA in it. Fortunately, a lot of the makeup and skincare industry has moved on from using this very questionable ingredient, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding an alternative to suit your needs. As a matter of fact, we have our own line of sunscreens here at Colorescience and none of them contain PABA.
Simply choose between a brush-on powder or cream formulation from Colorescience and you will never have to think about PABA ever again. It will all be a distant memory soon, and your future self will thank you for taking care of your precious skin by using a high quality mineral-based sunscreen today.