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Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
4.2
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
467 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).

RECYCLE IT: CLIMATE TRANSPARENCY:

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.

4.2
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Based on 467 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 282 Total 4 star reviews: 82 Total 3 star reviews: 43 Total 2 star reviews: 33 Total 1 star reviews: 27
78%would recommend this product
467 reviews
  • J
    Jacob
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    5 Stars

    Works great! from being out in the sun quite a bit, and being active it holds very well. A bit of a tint but it compliments my skin tone better than most I’ve tried. Try it and see for yourself!

    I’m Swedish and tan easy so if that helps with an idea of skin tone to best match yours with this product, awesome,

    if not, tough luck mate. Hope you find something that best suits youuu, much love :)

  • K
    Kiara
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    4 Stars

    A slight smell at first but goes away quickly. Leaves no white cast after fully rubbed in.

  • MY
    Mandee Y.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    My go-to face sunscreen

    I make sure I never run out of this stuff. I love the texture and the finish. Using this product makes it easy, enjoyable I'd even say, to apply plenty of sunscreen every morning.

  • MA
    Mariah A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Love the tint and protection.

    Sometimes I use this just as my basic coverage for the day - the light tint helps me look awake and evens my skin tone a bit.

  • BW
    Beth W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    The best mineral sunblock!

    This is the best mineral sunblock that I have ever tried... and there have been many. No white cast and leaves the skin feeling moisturized. It goes on so smooth you would not think it has mineral spf at all! Love,love, love!!

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