SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 32 TINTED



A sunscreen that offers extensive UVA/UVB ray protection that glides on smooth with a nice tint finish. It is excellent for post procedure and sensitive skin types as the lightweight formula is hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, oil free, paraben free, and fragrance free. The all-physical mineral sunscreen also benefits sensitive skin due to its ability to deflect rays from the outside layer of skin without absorption or chemicals. SkinMedica's Essential Defense sunscreen has the highest rating of UVA protection and is excellent for day-to-day sun exposure.


Ideal For: Post procedure and sensitive skin types

Size: 52.5 g / 1.85 oz

How to Use

Apply to exposed skin in need of sun protection. Reapply every 2 hours or as often as needed. 


Active Ingredients- titanium dioxide 5.0%, zinc oxide 12.0%

Inactive Ingredients- Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Caffeine, Camellia oleifera Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilance, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Favorite everyday sunscreen

For reference, I have aging combo skin prone to breakouts. This is my favorite sunscreen. I prefer physical sunscreens and this one ticks all the right boxes. The tint is perfect for my light skin tone, not shiny or greasy, no strong smell, spreads evenly and absorbs quickly, doesn’t pill or cause flakiness, plays well with concealer on top (I do not wear foundation on top of it), by the end of the day the skin still looks fresh. I get easily burned in the sun and freckles pop up almost immediately. This sunscreen keeps me protected. Perfect for every day use going to work or running errands. I would use something stronger for a day at the beach

Kitty O.
SkinMedica Mineral

It works well with darker skin tone! It absorbs well but I have to be careful which moisturizer to use underneath. If it’s too thick or shiny, the sunscreen will sit shiny.

Nancy D.
Great product

Love this sunscreen. You can use it alone as a tinted moisturizer/sunscreen. Gives your skin a nice glow while protecting it from the sun. Just purchased my second tube.