Use if you want everyday protection without a chalky finish.
Non-Toxic | Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Pregnancy-Safe
This mineral sunscreen with SPF 35 and lightweight moisture provides invisible, three-way protection against the elements—environmental pollution, electronic pollution (from screen time), and of course, the sun. Its oil-free formula with a creamy texture has a natural finish—not too dewy, not too matte—and is virtually undetectable on nearly all skin tones. The non-nano zinc oxide (the safest SPF active available for our bodies and our oceans) works at the skin’s surface to physically prevent UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. It helps block HEV (high energy visible) light too. All the while, antioxidants fight off environmental and blue light (aka HEV) damage for 360 protection—and all the benefits for aging skin that come along with it. It’s broad spectrum, mineral sunscreen for your everyday life. Yes, every day—rain or shine, outdoors and in.
Note: Mineral sunscreens like zinc oxide can be sensitizing, and those with reactive skin or a history of allergic reactions should perform a patch test before using this or any new sunscreen.
Made with 79% PCR (post consumer recycled) plastic.
HOW: Gently smooth an even, generous layer (about the size of a coin) onto skin. Because mineral sunscreen acts as a barrier, sitting on the surface of the skin, do smooth it on—don’t rub it in the way you would a moisturizer. Use a light touch with this and any products you apply after to avoid makeup pilling.
WHERE: Face and neck. Bonus points for hands—after your eyes, hands are the number two spot that gives away age.
WHEN: AM (every AM), after your moisturizer has fully absorbed into your skin. If wearing makeup, allow 2-3 minutes for the sunscreen to sink in before applying primer or other cosmetics. Even though mineral sunscreen goes to work right away, we recommend following FDA guidelines to wait 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours when in direct sunlight or getting wet.
GOOD TO KNOW: If you’re applying the recommended 1/2 teaspoon daily, you should finish your tube of Guards Up long before the expiration date printed on the crimp. If you aren’t finishing the tube within a few months, you aren't using enough. For the best experience, keep it out of the sun and extreme heat (a.k.a. don't leave it in your car) too.
1.7 fl. oz. / 50 ml
NON-NANO ZINC OXIDE zinc oxide | 15.2%
SEA FENNEL EXTRACT crithmum maritimum extract
MORINGA SEED EXTRACT moringa oleifera seed extract
Free from parabens, silicones, sulfates, and 1,350+ other questionable ingredients.
Remove the cap and throw it away in the trash. Cut the tube open (but not in half!), remove any excess product, rinse, and toss in the recycling bin.
*Before you toss anything in your recycling bin, check if the local curbside recycling program for your zip code accepts plastic items that look like our packaging. If it doesn’t, recycle it through our Recycle Responsibly Program instead.