Why choose Colorscience?
Colorscience is at the forefront of sunscreen innovation. It takes the approach that the best defence is mineral suncare offence and therefore only uses mineral filters. And nowhere it this more important than in Australia.
The brand formulates with clinically tested ingredients to ensure you get the best results and your skin’s health is protected. It only uses mineral filters, antioxidants and botanicals to formulate its skin-caring products.
The mineral filters it uses to protect the skin from the sun’s rays are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, specifically non-nano forms. Colorscience avoids all mineral particles in the range of 1-100 nanometers.
Mineral filters are generally more suitable for those with sensitive or reactive skin and are better for environmental reasons.
Some sunscreen ingredients can worsen skin conditions, causing irritation, stinging and itching. Oxybenzone and Avobenzone are the two most common culprits, but other ingredients in the formulation also can cause skin issues. Alcohol, fragrance, essential oils and some preservatives can be problematic too. Colorscience formulates with only the safest ingredients to minimise the potential for skin reactions or acne breakouts.
Mineral filters are a better choice for anyone who is pregnant or breast-feeding as it has been found that some chemical filters make it into the bloodstream and breast milk.
Some of the chemical filters of the greatest concern are commonly used in sunscreens: Octinoxate, Oxybenzone and Avobenzone. If you’re expecting a baby, you may wish to avoid these.
Zinc Oxide is one of the safest and most effective sun protectors available. It blocks both long and short-wave UVA and UVB rays. And it has antimicrobial properties, as well as helping to heal wounds more quickly.
Titanium Dioxide is very gentle on the skin and non-comedgonic. It’s better at blocking short-wave UVA and UVB rays.
Additionally, Octinoxate and Oxybenzone are thought to be harmful to coral reefs. Hawaii and Florida have regulated against sunscreens that contain these chemical filters to protect their marine environments.
The US FDA has proposed that 11 ingredients commonly used in sunscreens need additional safety and efficacy data. These 11 are:
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Why choose Colorscience?
Colorscience is known for its excellent mineral protection formulations. Its sunscreens are nearly invisible to the eye so you won’t appear chalky. Neither do you need to worry about your skin feeling or looking greasy.
The brand offers a number of sunscreen and cosmetic products with sunscreen. Not only do these products prevent sunburn, they help prevent premature signs of skin ageing, such as sagging, wrinkles and discolourations.
Colorscience products do not contain any animal derivatives and are certified vegan. You won’t see ingredients such as Lanolin, Beeswax, Collagen, Elastin or Chitin in its products.
As you would expect, the company does not conduct any animal testing. And this is not just a meaningless statement, as is the case with many brands. Colorsciencee We requires non-animal testing statements from all its raw materials suppliers.
In addition, Colorscience excludes the use of PABA, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, mineral oils, talc, dyes and drying alcohols.
The brand originally formulated its products for vulnerable post-procedure skin, however it found that there was a much broader market wanting its gentle and hypoallergenic products.
Colorescience is the fastest growing professional skincare brand in the US and is increasingly being recognised around the world for its sunscreen technologies.
It strives to create products that provide the best possible defence and are pleasant to use – that way, you don’t do everything possible to avoid using your sunscreen regularly.
The brand has deservedly picked up many awards and is loved by beauty editors.
Colorescience. Know better skin.
SPF 50 Total Protection Face Shield Classic
The Colorscience Sunforgettable range is the brand’s much loved and top-performing range.
We particularly like the Colorscience Sunforgettable SPF 50 Total Protection Face Shield Classic and have included it in our shop.
This is a lovely creamy but light sunscreen that easily blends into the skin and leaves an invisible shield. It uses a universal tint that leaves a natural finish so that you don’t look white and pasty, promise. Neither dewy, nor matt, it leaves the perfect finish.
Now you can make it out the door in the morning without worrying about looking chalky, shiny or oily. You will be able to feel comfortable knowing that you look great, whether you choose to just apply the sunscreen or you choose to follow with makeup.
Colorscience is one of the few brands I really trust when it comes to sun protection. Its products are awesome and I love them. I have sensitive skin and find it difficult to find a sunscreen that not only protects me from burning, but also doesn’t cause irritation or clog my pores. I’ve tried so many other sunscreens, but IMO it’s the best. I really like the Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Sun Shield Classic as it blends into my skin really well and it doesn’t look like I’m wearing sunscreen at all. I don’t end up looking oily or shiny either. This one’s perfect for me.