Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

Average rating from 3 Ratings
3.0

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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients


Brightening from 2 Ingredient(s):
Acetyl Glucosamine Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

Anti-Aging from 3 Ingredient(s):
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

UV Protection from 1 Ingredient(s):
Titanium Dioxide

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
2
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
1
Sensitive Skin
2

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
93%
3%
0%
5%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 40 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
Water
(Solvent)
1
A
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Masking, Perfuming, Emollient)
1
Dicaprylyl Carbonate
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient)
2
A
Glycerin
(Solvent, Perfuming, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Denaturant)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
1
A
Pentylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning)

Latest User Reviews

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The fight against blue light
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Dehydrated Skin

This sunscreen is good. Not only, because it's almost like a moisturizer, but because of the ingredients. Luckily for me this site gives me the option to comparing products and that's exactly what I did before buying. I compared this spf with drunk elephant umber sheer physical defense spf 30. At first glance nothing really different but if you scroll down you'll see the difference is the amount of ingredients. This one has 40 and the other has 38. So what made me choose this one? Iron oxide! I'm leaving a link to a credible source on how iron oxide actually might protect us from blue light, a.k.a our phones, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/18798755/As for application, it's a physical sunscreen, so it's thicker than a chemical, it applies white, but not as bad as the Benton papaya-s, you need to to rub it in for it to disappear into the skin, but I'm assuming it due to being a spf 50. It sits well under makeup and when I reapply it doesn't disturb the colour of my base. It has a pleasant smell, not sunscreeny, but leaves a sticky-tight-ish residue on hands. Good sunscreen, will repurchase.

Not sweat proof
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: None

I did not like this sunscreen. It's really greasy, doesn't fully dry/absorb, so as a result when I wear sunglasses and sweat a little from walking in the heat, it just slides off. Didn't test it with foundation. Korean sunscreens with mineral ingredients and silicones work best for me.