The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants

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The Mineral UV Filter formulas avoid the use of any nanoparticles. Instead, a refined dispersion of micronized ZnO and TiO2 in flexible, high-volatility, non-comedogenic silicones allows the formulations to remain extremely lightweight by optimizing the amount of the blocking agents. This formulation uses mainly ZnO for its protective effects (because in addition to reflecting/refracting light, ZnO is actually also able to absorb UV rays without creating oxygen radicals) and the supporting TiO2 that it contains is only in rutile form (no anatase form of TiO2 is used at all since it's an aggressive producer of free radicals).   

Directions: Shake well before use. Apply to face liberally and evenly 15 to 20 minutes before UV exposure. To maintain protection during continued UV exposure, reapply every 2 hours or after material water exposure, towel-drying, swimming, or extensive perspiration. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Suitable for all skin tones.
For use on children less than 6 months of age, consult a physician prior to use. Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.
If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Astaxanthin, Disodium Uridine Phosphate, Ethyl Ferulate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Picea Mariana Bark Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Glucose, Maltose, Fructose, Trehalose, Urea, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Isochrysis Galbana Extract, Lysolecithin, Lecithin, Triolein, Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Polyglyceryl-5 Trioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Tocopherol, Alumina, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.   

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
For external use only. Protect the product in this container from excessive heat and direct sun. This product helps prevent sunburn.   

Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am honestly obsessed with this product. I am blown away by any sort of bad review. I have tried sooo many physical and chemical sunscreens. This is the FIRST one that makes my makeup look amazing, doesn't dry out my skin, and lasts all day. Yes, it does leave a white cast at first, and it can be a little hard to spread around (of course, it's a physical sunscreen). But the white cast disappears on me in 30 seconds, and it is the best product of my life. I am so happy I found this, and if they discontinue it I will be so upset!!!!!!!! (if you hate this product, you should probably stick to chemical sunscreens, since this is the best physical one I've ever tried - which is a lot).
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from How I made it work: use no more than a small pea size amount, PAT it in very well (but stop patting once it starts to appear chalky on skin), use a primer such as The Ordinary’s High-Adherence Silicon Primer(blurring surface smoother & primer), top with brushed on mineral powder (mine contains additional SPF can be reapplied to top up my SPF protection throughout day) . Extreme white cast when over applied, does not “rub” well because it’s so tacky, stays extremely tacky on face. It’s so cheap & sure appears effective, so I’m glad I found a method that allows me to use it. Won’t buy again though.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smells like paint and makes even white people look like a ghost I'm honestly baffled by the good reviews. This is the worst sunscreen I've ever tried. It smells like paint, and leaves the worst white cast I've ever experienced -- and I'm white with pretty pale skin. I'm shocked The Ordinary hasn't discontinued it. I can only imagine that the people who like this product aren't actually applying the amount that you're supposed to for proper protection (about 2 finger lengths). If you watch Dr. Dray's review of it on YouTube (she's a dermatologist) you'll see how bad the white cast is. Terrible.
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a repurchase unfortunately I was so looking forward to this product as I can’t wear chemical sunscreens. It was disappointing in the grey film that is left on your skin and does not rub in. I looked like a very strange greyish beige colour and has to put a lot of makeup over it to bring my skin back to life. I have very fair skin so I thought the white film would blend into my skin over time but it didn’t. Won’t be purchasing again, at least it was inexpensive.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unusable….whitecast beyond belief Wanted to live this product as much as I love some of their others BUT…. I am very, very fair skinned and use lots of mineral sunscreens so know to expect a bit of white cast. But this was so white that it looked like clown makeup. It didn’t absorb or fade with time and make up on top just added to the whole clown impression. Not sure that this could ever be a viable option for someone with darker skin tones.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really effective, pat into skin to reduce white cast! I like this physical sunscreen a lot, I have oily skin and I find that my skin isn't as oily as usual at the end of the day! (zinc has a mechanism that stops overproduction of oil). I am a 2.1 in the ordinary's serum foundation and I find that if I pat this sunscreen into my skin the white cast is really minimal (I initially tried rubbing the sunscreen in, and that made me look like a ghost!). But if you're really worried about the whitecast, foundation or even just powder helps mask it. Will definitely repurchase!
Date published: 2022-06-01
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