Skinmedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 35


An advanced broad-spectrum sun protection designed for sensitive and post-procedure skin. SkinMedica’s Essential Defense Mineral Shield™ Broad-Spectrum SPF 35 provides advanced sun protection while improving the skin’s tone and texture. Formulated especially for sensitive and post-procedure skin types, this sheer, lightweight, mineral sunscreen gives you the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage to protect you from damaging rays. Green tea and caffeine help to calm, soothe and reduce redness and discoloration.

  • Advanced broad-spectrum protection infused with age-defying ingredients that moisturize and improve the skin’s texture and tone
  • Lightweight, sheer cream applies evenly and absorbs quickly
  • Specially formulated for post-procedure and sensitive skin
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic
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Additional information

At A Glance

• Face Sun Care: Face Sunscreen
• Ideal for these Concerns: Hypersensitive Skin, Crow's Feet
• Ideal for these Skin Types: Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Mature Skin
• Preferences: Gluten-Free, Paraben-Free, Non-Comedogenic, Hypoallergenic, Clean, Oil-Free, Fragrance-Free
• Key Ingredient(s): Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Herbal Extracts, Antioxidants, Caffeine
• Application Area: Face, Neck, Decollete
• SPF: SPF 30-40

Key Ingredients

• Green Tea Extract: calms irritation, evens out discoloration and soothes redness 
• Caffeine: helps reduce inflammation and puffiness
• Titanium Dioxide 5.0% ; works to 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


• Sensitivity-free and great for sensitive skin
• Protects with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide
• Diminishes signs of aging with caffeine and antioxidants

How to Use

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours and after towel drying, swimming, or sweating to avoid lowering protection

Customer Reviews

"This is THE BEST sunscreen I have ever used!!! It has a cream texture which is easy to apply and not greasy at all. It leaves no white cast but instead brightens up my skin perfectly – even works better than my Bobbi Brown foundation. It absolutely exceeds my expectations. I hated wearing sunscreens but I'm loving it now. I will never use other sunscreens on my face." – ★★★★★ Milly, Verified Buyer

"Holy grail sunscreen. My criteria for facial sunscreen is that: It has to be cosmetically elegant, not drying, not shiny, not whitening, not sticky or tacky, no chemical filters (my skin reacts to these), I don't want to be able to feel it on my face throughout the day because it is heavy or drying, and it has to layer nicely over other skincare and I don't want to have to put makeup or powder on top of it (but it has to play nice if I want to). I prefer non-tinted so I can use it on my neck and not worry about my clothes staining. I am telling I'm picky and all these things are in one is extremely hard to find. But somehow Skinmedica has done it with this." – ★★★★★ Paulina, Verified Buyer

"No streak, no white cast. I’m a guy, and I am always looking for sunblocks that’s won’t make me look like I’m wearing makeup or leave me looking like a geisha. This stuff works." – ★★★★★ Andy, Verified Buyer

Product Size

1.85 oz