Use if you want everyday protection without a chalky finish.
Vegan | Cruelty-Free | Pregnancy-Safe
This creamy mineral sunscreen with SPF 35 and lightweight moisture is great for all skin types, including acne-prone. While the formula has a peachy hue to help neutralize the white cast commonly associated with physical SPF, it’s not tinted—but rather, blends to a natural, skin-like finish. Non-nano zinc oxide (the safest SPF active for our bodies and our oceans) works at skin’s surface to physically prevent UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. All the while, antioxidants fight off environmental and electronic (a.k.a. blue light) damage for three-way protection and premature aging prevention. It's a broad spectrum, mineral sunscreen for your everyday life—yes, every day, all year round.
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.
2.5 fl. oz. / 75 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+ ingredients that have questionable data.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Diheptyl Succinate, C18-21 Alkane, Erythritol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Propanediol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-Glucoside, Ethyl Ferulate, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Bisabolol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Maltodextrin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).
We are a climate-first brand focused on reducing our footprint. Our partner in emissions tracking, Bluebird Climate, calculates each product’s footprint using Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which considers emissions from materials, ingredients, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution. A product’s waste footprint is calculated by examining its recyclability and degradability.