SPF 50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield | Lightly Tinted Cream

SPF 50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield | Lightly Tinted Cream

$55.00 AUD

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews

Loved that the product is less shiny than most tinted SPF50+ products that I have tried, however, the tint is just too dark and blends poorly. In saying that, I have fairly pale skin, which is something to consider. I appreciate the ingredient listing, blue/pink undertones and as mentioned previously, that the product is less greasy in comparison to others on the market. Perhaps an introduction of more shades to cater for varied skin tones would be an option, and at a more reasonable price point?

Thank you for this valuable feedback Dana,
More shades should be considered in the future. Meanwhile, I can recommend blending the sunscreen with your preferred foundation or a lightweight moisturiser. Best regards, the people4ocean team.


This honestly feels like applying a layer of velvet on your skin! Love the texture, colour is perfect, no need for make up if you ask me! Absolutely fabulous product for every day wear. Many thanks

Thank you for your review Gabi, it is a beautiful protect and with the added bonus of giving sun protection! We're so glad you love it too. The People4Ocean Team.


It’s a great product it’s so soft to put on my skin

Taylah Wilnierak
Great product!

I really like this sunscreen, I bought it to wear daily under my makeup and the feel and look is really great. It is a bit thick to start with but melts into the skin

Thank you for this valuable feedback Taylah. The cream has that 'natural' grip to ensure an even and fullproof UV coverage. However, we find that applying moisturiser prior to the sunscreen helps with the glide. So for day-long hydration and protection, in order of application (1) serum (2) moisturiser (3) sunscreen. Let us know how you go!


I really wanted to like this as I have been looking for a mineral sunscreen that doesn't leave me feeling chalky. The texture is great and what I've been looking for but it turns me really orange. I am fair skinned and initially it looks fine but as soon as it oxidises I am left really orange

Hi Lisa, I'm sorry to hear this, can I ask - are you combining it with any other products because we have never experienced any ‘oxidation’ on skin or change of colour before. Are you able to forward me a photo? If so please send to hello@people4ocean.com, kindly - the people4ocean team.


Questions and Answers

Why is zinc oxide the best UV filter?

We use zinc oxide as our only active ingredient, and here is why:

+ It is the only reef-safe UV filter available.

+ Zinc oxide provides excellent sun protection and has several advantages over synthetic actives. Zinc particles sit on top of your skin and act as a reflective barrier (exactly like a mirror) to block both UVAs & UVBs from penetrating your skin and causing damage and ageing.

+ It is the only FDA* and TGA** approved broad spectrum sun protection ingredient, and unlike any other active ingredient, its concentration in a product has no limitation. It is also the EWG (Environmental Working Group) nº1 ingredient for skin protection.

+ Zinc oxide is also effective for healing the skin. It can be used to heal wounds, reduce the tenderness associated with sunburns and soften chapped skin. It is sometimes used as an acne treatment - it is believed to reduce the appearance of blemishes and reduce skin irritation and inflammation, reducing the number and severity of acne breakouts.

* Food & Drug Administration (US).
** Therapeutic Goods Administration (AU).

What does reef-safe mean?

Many sunscreens contain ingredients that wash off our skins (or down the drain) to harm coral reefs, even at very small concentrations. Using a "reef safe sunscreen" means that no ingredients in that product will cause detrimental effects to marine life. That includes coral reefs but also marine mammals, turtles, fish and a variety of marine species. Remember that certain brands falsely claim to be "Reef-Safe" but actually contain chemicals harmful to ocean life, so always check the label for these toxic ingredients:







What is PEG and is it safe?

PEG is an acronym for polyethylene glycol, an amazingly versatile and tolerant ingredient in skin care products.

The safety of PEG in its various forms has recently been questioned. The primary concern is that they can contain problematic impurities such as ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane. Both of these are by-products from the manufacturing process, not something natural to any form of PEG. Although this was once a concern, reputable cosmetic ingredient suppliers have long since eliminated these impurities from the finished ingredient, which makes PEGs safe for skin.

We have extensively researched the safety of this ingredient and use many trusted references such as the database of the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org). When used topically, research has shown low risks for allergies & immunotoxicity, low developmental and reproductive toxicity and no statistical links to cancer.

How much sunscreen should I apply?

Sunscreen should be the last line of defence after clothing, a hat, shade and sunglasses. Research shows that sunscreens are effective when applied frequently and liberally. The Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recommends at least a teaspoon for each limb, front and back of the body and half a teaspoon for the face, neck and ears every two hours. You should apply one cupped adult hand (30 to 40 ml) of sunscreen for an adult body. When using an aerosol can, remember that some of the sunscreen may not land on your skin. This is also why we don't offer aerosol-type products.