Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50
2.50 OZ / 74 ML
So sheer and invisible that you won't even notice it once applied
Received highest rating for broad spectrum protection
Contains both chemical and the newest chem-free technology for optimal protection
Can be applied easily and evenly under makeup
There is no point in using any anti-aging or reparative skincare treatment if you’re not preventing further damage by using a sunscreen.
The ultimate in protection from the sun’s damaging rays without the traditional heavy feel of sunscreens. The Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50 applies easily and sets invisibly. It also makes a great base for makeup. Containing micronized zinc oxide, this cream provides instant protection, without having to wait 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Lightweight, it's appropriate for the driest skin to the oiliest.
Remember, you don’t have to stay out of the sun; That’s neither realistic nor possible. Instead, just make sure to protect yourself while in the sun.
Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50 Active Ingredients
Zinc Oxide (10.5%): Provides both UVB and broad spectrum (short-wave and long-wave) UVA protection as soon as applied by reflecting harmful UVA rays
Octinoxate (7.5%): Provides UVB protection by absorbing harmful UV rays
Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50 Inctive Ingredients
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate, Citric Acid, Squalane, Polysilicone-11, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate 60, Chlorphenesin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Methylisothiazolinone, Tropolone, and Ubiquinone.
Paraben free. Fragrance free. Dermatologist tested.
Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50 Key Ingredients
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: Provides antioxidant protection against free radical damage
Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50 Directions
Apply liberally to face 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours and immediately after swimming, sweating, or toweling dry.
Protect the product in this container from excessive heat and direct sun.
WARNINGS: For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Stop use and ask doctor if rash or irritation develops. When using this product keep out of eyes and mucous membranes. Rinse water to remove. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Keep out of reach of children. For children under 6 months of age, ask a doctor prior to use.
Sun Protection Measures
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50 FAQ
Is an SPF of 50 necessary?
An SPF of 50 provides 98% protection against UVB rays. For context, SPF 15 provides 93%, SPF 30 provides 97%, and no SPF provides 100%. However, as the SPF increases, so does that thickness of the sunscreen itself. You should always use a sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 to 30, with broad spectrum protection, however, the choice is ultimately up to you and based on your preference of how the sunscreen feels on your skin compared to how much protection it provides. The good news is that the Maximum Solar Defense Sheer Cream SPF 50 feels significantly lighter than most other sunscreens that offer the same protection; in fact, many people can't even feel it once it has been applied and absorbed.
What is a chemfree sunscreen?
Chemfree sunscreens contain, amongst other ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in place of chemicals such as avobenzone and oxtinoxate. Traditional avobenzone- and oxtinoxate-based sunscreens work by being absorbed into your skin, and after approximately 30 minutes, forming a layer of protection that absorbs and attempts to neutralize the harmful rays of the sun. Chemfree active ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide act as a physical block against the sun's rays, to provide instant protection, without having to wait 30 minutes to be fully protected.
Why should I use a chemfree sunscreen?
Chemfree sunscreens are less irritating than traditional, chemical-based sunscreens. Additionally, micronized zinc oxide and titanium dioxide particles can absorb oil, making this a good alternative for oily-skinned people.
Have other questions about sunscreen? Visit our Sunscreen FAQ.