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Now powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, Colorescience® Brush-On Shield Multipack offers powerful SPF 50 UVA/UVB protection, alone or over makeup. Perfect for your car, purse, and home; sand or snow. Protect the whole family wherever you are.
Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating: PA++++
UVB protection rating: SPF 50
Water resistant (80 minutes)
EnviroScreen™ Technology is an exclusive blend of specialty ingredients and patented sunscreen actives that create a protective barrier on the skin, preventing free radical formation and oxidative stress.
PATENTED ZINC OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE
- 100% mineral sunscreen actives provide:
- Broad Spectrum SPF 50, PA++++
- Water/ sweat resistance (80 minutes)
Our Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 is a self-dispensing mineral powder sunscreen brush recommended by over 1,000 physicians to their patients. It provides dry, convenient, broad-spectrum sun protection that reapplies easily over makeup, and fits conveniently into a purse or pocket. See below for all of the reasons that customers, physicians, and magazine editors love this unique product!
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:
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.
What does the PA rating mean?
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.
Why is the % of actives lower in this brush formula compared to the previous one?
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.
What is the antimicrobial ingredient?
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.
Is Colorescience® brush cleaner compatible with the antimicrobial wash?
Yes, Colorescience® brush cleaner is the most effective and gentle way to clean the antimicrobialtreated brush and maintain its freshness.
What is EnviroScreen™ Technology?
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.
Can you explain how adherence/water- and sweat- resistance is tested?
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.
When I hold the new brush up next to the existing formula it appears lighter, why is that?
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.
What is the reasoning for why the colors appear visibly lighter in the brush component?
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.
How do you measure pollution protection?
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.
How long does it take to activate or prime the brush?
When activating for the first time, it may take 3 to 5 minutes of sweeping the brush in small circular motions on the back of your hand before you begin to see powder flow freely through the brush head. Once activated, your brush will always be ready to use.
How do you measure blue (HEV) light protection?
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).
Will it work with all skin tones?
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.
How much do I need to apply to achieve SPF 50 protection?
Two passes around the face is recommended to achieve full SPF 50 coverage.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 water- or sweat- proof/resistant?
Yes, Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is water/sweat- resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 non-comedogenic?
Yes, Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is non-comedogenic.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 hypoallergenic?
Yes, Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is hypoallergenic. It is a dermatologist-recommended.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 gluten-free?
Yes, Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is gluten free. People who have gluten allergies may experience sensitivity when using topical products. Total Protection™ is gluten-free, and therefore, safe for those with Celiac disease. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 paraben free?
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.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 sulfate free?
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.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 phthalate free?
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.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 oil free?
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.
Is Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 vegan?
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.
Is the brush tube BPA free?
Yes, the tube is BPA free.
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1. OPEN: Remove brush cap, pull back the sleeve, and remove and discard the rubber band. Put cap back on.
2. ACTIVATE: With the cap still on, hold the brush with cap 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.
3. APPLY: Using small circular motions, sweep directly onto dry bare skin, moisturized skin, or over makeup. Apply generously across your face for at least 60 seconds while making multiple passes. Don't forget about your ears, neck and other areas! Reload more powder into bristles by giving the brush a good shake with bristles facing downwards, or recap, tap, and flick as necessary during application. If applying directly over a moisturizer, primer or liquid foundation, ensure products have fully set before applying Sunforgettable®. Reapply at least every two hours for continued protection.
Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%
Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Water, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercus Robur (Oak) Wood Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Maltodextrin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-4, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).