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colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50

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Powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.

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Powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.

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Benefits
  • Always 100% chemical-free, mineral sunscreen actives
  • Hydrating and antioxidant-rich formula
  • Convenient, easy-to-apply, portable brush
  • Antimicrobial bristles help protect the brush and maintain freshness
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA+++
  • Water/sweat resistant (80 minutes)
  • Dermatologist recommended
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
FAQs
What makes this new formulation different from the previous?

While both formulations provide SPF protection from UVA/UVB, the Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 was reformulated with proprietary EnviroScreen® Technology to go beyond SPF protection.

  • This new formulation also provides protection from other environmental aggressors that we are exposed to everyday, including:
    • Pollution
    • Blue light (also called High Energy Visible, or HEV, light)
    • Infrared radiation
  • In addition, this formulation includes hyaluronic acid (HA) powder for a moisturizing benefit and is water/sweat resistant up to 80 minutes. The new brush has antimicrobial bristles that protect and keep the brush fresh.

The PA rating system measures the level of protection from UVA rays, which are known to cause pigment darkening in the skin. It measures the amount of time a product would protect your skin from darkening.

The following shows how much protection each PA score provides compared to unprotected skin. If your unprotected skin normally darkens/pigments after 5 min of UVA exposure:

PA RatingLevel of Protection# of minutes protected before experiencing skin darkening/pigmentation
PA+ 2-4 times 10-20 minutes
PA++ 4-8 times 20-40 minutes
PA+++ 8-16 times 40-80 minutes
PA++++ >16 times >80 minutes

Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 has a PA++++ rating, the highest level of protection from UVA exposure.

The Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 was reformulated with new, proprietary EnviroScreen® Technology. This technology uses patented zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that make them more efficient as sunscreen actives than standard zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

This formulation contains 22.5% Zinc oxide and 22.5% titanium dioxide, for a total of 45% of active ingredients. This is the highest percent of actives among leading brush-on sunscreens on the market.

Finally, Colorescience Sunforgettable™ brushes are the only powder sunscreen brushes recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 has earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Active use seal.

Our brush is coated with a proprietary wash comprised of surfactants and a well-known non-toxic, and paraben-free preservative that has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus to keep the brush fresh.

Yes, Colorescience® brush cleaner is the most effective and gentle way to clean the antimicrobialtreated brush and maintain its freshness.

EnviroScreen® Technology is proprietary to Colorescience. EnviroScreen® Technology uses patented active ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, that create a barrier preventing free radical formation and oxidative stress. These patented actives are combined with specialty ingredients that, together, work synergistically to protect skin from damage caused by exposure to UVA/UVB rays, pollution, blue light (also known as High Energy Visible, or HEV, light), and infrared radiation.

Colorescience follows the FDA guidelines for testing water resistance or adherence to the skin after exposure to water. A panel of 10 people apply the product to their skin prior to being immersed in a whirlpool (of moving or circulating water) for 20-minute cycles. After 20 minutes in the whirlpool, panelists exit the whirlpool before immersing themselves again. For 40 minutes water resistance, panelists are immersed in the water for two 20-minute cycles. For 80 minutes water resistance, this is done a total of 4 times. After all cycles are completed, the SPF that is remaining on the skin is measured. If after 80 minutes in the whirlpool, the SPF remaining is at least 50, the result is an SPF 50 with 80 minutes of water resistance.

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you; the new formulation does look lighter in the brush component in comparison to the existing brush in Medium, Tan and Deep. However, when you apply on skin you will see that there is no visible difference in how the color wears on the skin.

This is a result of our new technology in which our zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are encapsulated, and how they interact with the iron oxides and our skin. While slightly lighter looking in the brush component, when applied to skin the colors wear the same.

We measure our pollution protection by directly measuring free radicals created from UV + pollution events on unprotected skin and skin protected with Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brushon Shield SPF 50. We use a testing technique called electron spin resonance (ESR) that uses a combination of a magnetic field and electronmagnetic waves to directly detect the unpaired electrons of free radicals.

When activating for the first time, hold the brush with cap on and facing down and tap 5-10 times on a hard surface. Put some power behind those taps! Then remove the cap and run your finger through the bristles to ensure powder is flowing. Repeat tapping if needed, until you see a small puff of powder in the air when running your finger through the bristles. It may be necessary to repeat this process a few times before initial use. 

Blue (HEV) light protection is tested by measuring the ability of the formula to block light in the HEV spectrum that would otherwise reach the skin. In practice, this is done by applying the formula to a transparent substrate at the same dose level (2mg/cm2) used in the FDA Monograph SPF test. The substrate is then placed at the entrance of an integrating sphere detector which captures all the light passing through the sample. This configuration is the same as that used in the FDA Monograph Critical Wavelength measurement and mimics the situation of a formula applied to the skin. The percentage of HEV light blocked is calculated by comparing the intensity of the light transmitted through the formula to the incident light at each wavelength throughout the HEV spectrum (400–490 nm).

Yes. The Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is formulated for all skin tones and is available in 4 neutral shades – fair, medium, tan, and deep.

Two passes around the face is recommended to achieve full SPF 50 coverage.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is water/sweat- resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is non-comedogenic.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is hypoallergenic. It is dermatologist-recommended.

All Colorescience products are formulated without the addition of gluten or its derivatives. In addition, our products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen. Those who have gluten allergies may experience sensitivity when using topical products.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 has been formulated without parabens. In addition, all Colorescience® products are also 100% free from phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is sulfate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is phthalate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is oil free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes. There are no animal products or derivatives in Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, the tube is BPA free.

Yes, this product is sold in the EU and meets EU requirements for sunscreens.

Skin Type All Skin Types
Size 0.21 oz
Color White
Brand Colorescience
Usage

1. OPEN

Remove brush cap and slide the rubber band off the edge of bristles.

2. ACTIVATE

After removing rubber band and pulling back sleeve, shake the brush a few times with bristles facing downward to get the powder flowing. Ensure powder dispenses freely from brush head by activating it on the back of your hand. Repeat before each use.

3. APPLY

Using circular motions, sweep the brush directly onto bare skin or over make up. Apply generously across your face, ears and neck for up to two hours of protection. If applying directly over a moisturizer, primer or liquid foundation, ensure products have set before applying the brush.

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