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Guards Up

Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
475 Reviews

Use if you want everyday protection without a chalky finish.

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$21.99 $24.99 Sale price

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.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Based on 475 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 287 Total 4 star reviews: 82 Total 3 star reviews: 43 Total 2 star reviews: 34 Total 1 star reviews: 29
78%would recommend this product
475 reviews
  • LS
    LuAnn S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 days ago
    Protection with Tint

    Since I live in FL, I won’t leave the house without an spf. This product is perfect for me. I don’t use foundation. In FL, it just gets smeared around or drips off. guards Up has a tint which provides all the color I need. It’s not irritating to my skin. Just perfect.

  • JT Profile picture for Julie logo
    Julie T.
    Verified Reviewer
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Do not recommend

    At first I thought this was an ok sunscreen I could recommend for some folks. However, after a few months of using this, I decided to discard the sunscreen entirely. I'm not happy with this product at all. It has a strong smell, spreads like clay, and feels so thick on my face. I'm constantly aware of it on my skin, and it stains my clothes and stings my eyes. Everytime I wipe my eyes with tissue, the tint comes off. On top of that, it makes my face feel "warm", which I've come to realize it a sign of a mild reaction. I was looking forward to using something for my sensitive acne prone skin, but I think this sunscreen made it worse. Do not spend 21$ on this, there are other sunscreen that are way better and worth the money.

  • BK
    Brianna K M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Happy with purchase

    I really like the texture of this sunscreen. I think the tint is a nice too.

  • A
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    My favorite!

    I have tried a lot of facial sunscreens on my face and couldn't stand the way any of them felt on my face. UNTIL NOW! This sunscreen really feels like a moisturizer instead of sunscreen. Soaks into my skin really good and makes it feel soft and smooth. Love that it has a bit of a tint to it as well. Finally a sunscreen I can wear. Thank you!!!

  • H
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Allergic reaction??

    I like it initially but unfortunately I had a horrible reaction to this sunscreen I used it about a week and my face has tiny red bumps all over now that are itchy. I’ve tried a ton of sunscreens and my skin has never reacted like that before.

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