SPF 50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield | Lightly Tinted Cream
A seamless, hydrating and illuminating tinted face sunscreen enriched with marine phytonutrients to provide bioactive defence against solar, blue light and free radical damage. Natural pigments create a subtle, lightly blurring coverage. Wear neat or as protective makeup primer.
Fragrance Free, Fast Absorbing, Non-Greasy, No White Cast.
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SPF 50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield | Lightly Tinted Cream
Feels very good to apply with excellent coverage. Suggest applying directly after face cream for easier coverage.
Hi Margaret, thank you for your review, yes, this is a glorious product. Another little tip is to combine it with your face cream and apply. Either way it still gives great coverage. Kindly, the P4O Team.
I have used P4O products for quite awhile now and was very happy with them, however, this is now my favourite P4O product because it means I can wear it in all situations. I have used it since it was first released and it is amazing in colour and feels so good on my skin.
Hi P, thank you for your lovely comments about our SPF 50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield/Lightly Tinted Cream. We agree with you, it is a great product! Kindly, the P4O Team.
This cream is great! Protects against sun but doesn’t leave any white cast and doesn’t feel to thick or sticky. Really nice colour blends in well to match skin. Highly recommend!
Hi Pandora, thank you for the review of our SPF 50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield. We love it too - it feels lovely and looks great as well! Have a sun safe summer, kindly, the people4ocean team.
I find sunscreen so hard. My skin and eyes get easily irritated. I love the texture, the slight blurring effect of the tint. My skin feels protected and glowy. I love how it feels on my skin. Highly recommend!
Hello Melissa, thank you for your review of our SPF 50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield/Lightly Tinted Cream. We are thrilled to hear that it works for you. Kindly, the people4ocean team.
I loved the formula of this sunscreen, it made for the perfect makeup base and will definitely be a part of my regular routine!
Hi Hattie, Thank you for reviewing our SPF50+ Mineral Bioactive Shield/Lightly Tinted Cream. We're so pleased to hear you'll be making it a regular part of your skin care routine. 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.