Tuesday, August 16, 2016

OBAGI Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 for Fun in the Sun | Review

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With some beach days left this summer, I decided to share the sunscreen that I put in my beach bag before I headed out for a day of fun in the sun. My criteria was a high SPF mineral sunscreen that was water resistant and effective, and after looking through my selection of sunscreens I reached for OBAGI Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50.

OBAGI Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is lightweight, oil-free and non-comedogenic. It is formulated for all skin types, including sensitive and reactive skin, and unlike many mineral sunscreens it dries clear. Furthermore, it is water resistant for up to 40 minutes– which is among the reasons that it is a particularly well suited choice for a day of fun at the beach.  I reapply it every 80 minutes, and avoid excessive exposure to the sun, but I am definitely impressed by the efficacy of this fantastic sunscreen.
According to Obagi,

Introducing Sun Shield Mineral: an All-Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
We are proud to introduce Obagi® Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50, a light, clear-drying, all-physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.1-3

This sunscreen was recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen and can be worn every day. Because of the ingredients used in all-physical sunscreens, some formulations tend to leave a white film on the skin after application and are harder to rub into the skin. Sun Shield Mineral uses the revolutionary INVISIBLE ZINC technology, which is naturally sourced and results in a uniquely dry, clear finish.

- Formulated with naturally sourced, microfine zinc oxide in INVISIBLE ZINC technology provides clear-drying protection against both UVA and UVB rays
- Ceramides help repair and restore the protective skin barrier
- Moisturizing Vitamin B derivative niacinamide supports skin’s natural ceramides and fatty acids in a skin-soothing formula
- Lightweight, oil free, appropriate for all skin types and designed for sensitive skin
- Non-comedogenic
- Non-irritating and non-sensitizing
- Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 provides up to 40 minutes of water-resistant protection

Directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure; reapply after 40 minutes of swimming or seating; immediately after towel trying; reapply at least every 2 hours; children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.
Key Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide: reflects and scatters UV rays, protecting the skin
Titanium Dioxide: boosts cell repair and rejuvenation
Dimethicone: protects your skin from irritants

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 4.9%, Zinc Oxide 4.7%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone PEG-8 Laurate, Isohexadecane, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Trisiloxane, Arachidyl Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydrated Silica, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Niacinamide, Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbic Acid, Avena Sativa (oat) Kernel Extract, Arachidyl Glucoside, Beeswax, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Bisabolol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylgrycerin, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Pantothenic Acid/yeasty Polypeptide, PEG-8, Xanthan Gum, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Alumina, Potassium Sorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Methicone, Methylisothiazolinoine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
Blends clear!

Overall Assessment: This is my go-to water resistant high SPF mineral sunscreen, and if you need one that you can rely on– this one is worthy of your attention!

$30.99-$43.78 for 3 oz. from Skin Store and Overstock.com (Affiliate Links) Also sold at physician’s offices.

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  1. We're getting toward the end of our beach season but this is one that I must remember: lightweight, SPF 50 and water resistant for 40 minutes. Sounds good to me

    1. This is definitely a very worthy contender! It is also fantastic when doing work in the garden!

  2. With Obagi as the manufacturer it has to be great.

    1. This sunscreen definitely does not disappoint! Their products are fantastic!

  3. Great review! I Really like the look of this sunscreen.

    1. Thank, Erika! This is definitely a fantastic sunscreen!

  4. I'm all about spf lately - never leave home without it!

  5. I'm new to this brand, but this sounds like a perfect sunscreen. Higher SPFs are my go-to as well.

    1. Oh, then you need to discover Obagi Skincare, Bailey! They make amazing sunscreens and skincare products!

  6. Pricey for SPF but if it works and wouldn't break me out it's worth it!

  7. I love reading about Obagi on blogs... I used to work for a plastic surgeon for years and we carried this line.. it was always a favorite.

    1. It is such a high quality line, and I love the products that I use from Obagi! The sunscreens are really amazing!

  8. Ohh this sounds REALLY nice! I haven't heard of Obagi before so I'll have to check them out


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