Skinmedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 32 (Tinted)


SkinMedica’s Essential Defense Mineral Shield™ Broad-Spectrum SPF 32 – Tinted offers advanced sun protection while enhancing the skin’s tone and texture. Formulated especially for sensitive and post-procedure skin types, this lightweight, tinted formula gives you the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage that’s gentle on the skin. Green tea and caffeine help to calm and soothe redness and irritation.

  • Protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays
  • Lightweight, tinted formula goes on smoothly and helps visibly even skin tone
  • Delivers a natural tint
  • Ideal for post-procedure and sensitive skin types
  • Paraben-free, hypoallergenic, oil-free, and fragrance-free
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Additional information

At A Glance

• Face Sun Care: Face Sunscreen
• Ideal for these Concerns: Sunburn, Hypersensitive Skin, Sun Damage
• Ideal for these Skin Types: Oily Skin, Combination Skin
• Preferences: Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Fragrance-Free, Non-Comedogenic, Phthalate-Free, Hypoallergenic, Clean
• Key Ingredient(s): Vitamin E, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Herbal Extracts, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone
• Application Area: Decollete, Neck, Face
• SPF: SPF 30-40


• Protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays
• Will not clog pores
• Paraben free, hypoallergenic, oil free, and fragrance free

Key Ingredients

protect a person’s skin by blocking absorption of the sun’s ultraviolet light that can cause sunburn and is also linked to skin cancer.
• Zinc Oxide 6.0% : works by scattering the sun's rays, which prevents potentially damaging ultraviolet radiation from getting to the skin. Doctors call sunscreens with zinc oxide “physical” sunscreens because they sit atop the skin and physically block the rays
• Green Tea Extract: calms irritation, evens out discoloration and soothes redness 
• Caffeine: helps reduce inflammation and puffiness

When to Apply

Apply in the morning after cleansing, toning, and application of treatment products.

Where to Apply

Apply to your entire face, (neck and chest if desired) and other sun-exposed areas.

How to Apply

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours.

Product Size

1.85 Oz / 52.5 G

Customer Reviews

"Light and does the job. I absolutely love this sunscreen. I absolutely hate wearing makeup in the heat so this has been so lovely. A nice lightweight tint all while protecting your skin. No gross smell and easy application. So lightweight and doesn’t have a greasy finish. If it does get to greasy you can always pat with light setting powder or a blotting sheet. I wear this every day." – ★★★★★ Lori, Verified Buyer

"Just enough color. This is a lovely, transparent physical sunblock with a bonus of beneficial skincare ingredients, and just the right amount of color." – ★★★★★ Susan, Verified Buyer

"Holy grail. Wow. Another hit from SkinMedica. Tried this and the SM Total Defense SPF and I prefer this one. I have very fair skin, this isn't super opaque so the tint just melts into my complexion. This doesn't irritate my skin, and it feels like nothing! My summer make up go-to is now this product+ mascara+ lipstick. Done!" – ★★★★★ Vera, Verified Buyer