- Titanium Dioxide: An earth mineral used in sunscreens. Capable of creating a physical barrier to block both UVA and UVB.
- Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract: An herb used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-irritant.
- Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate: A form of Vitamin C Ester. Works as a powerful antioxidant to prevent cellular aging by inhibiting the cross-linking collagen, oxidation of proteins and lipid percutaneous absorption and stability.
- Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract: Has positive effects on improvement of noticeable pores, and improvement of skin elasticity.
- Formula is non-comedogenic.
Lovely, light and clean sunscreen formula – luxurious!
So many sunscreens clog your pours and feel heavy on the face. Not this one. It is a smooth, light formula that has a pleasant smell (reminds me of the beach). It stays on the skin and protects but needs reapplication if you perspire – it is recommended that it be reapplied every two hours as needed. Light and fresh. This lotion provides a nice protective layer under my makeup (I enjoy the Jane Iredale line of products).Feels like a special and luxurious product and the packaging doesn’t hurt (it’s beautiful). I am enjoying this line as I try some of the other anti-aging products as well.Please note that I was provided with a sample of this product and per Amazon guidelines am disclosing this fact.
Feels more like skincare than sunscreen!
It’s hard for me to find sunscreen I can use on my face/neck, without a reaction. Normally I just make do with Roche-Posay products from my dermatologist’s office, because most drugstore products just make me break out or itch. I have ‘mature’ skin, and use acid peels regularly, along with Retin-A so my skin is pretty primed for irritation anyway. I normally cannot use chemical sunscreens.First and foremost: there is no fakey chemical fragrance in this product! As someone whose skin reacts unpleasantly to that, I’m so appreciative that this company left out the scent!This product does not apply like a typical sunscreen, nor does it behave like one. It feels like a skincare product/moisturizer when you apply it, it’s not too thick nor is it runny and slimy like many sunscreen products. It takes one pump to do my neck and one for my face, so it’s economical in usage. Since this is so thick and rich, you might find that you need to gently pat on the product instead of trying to swipe it. As it warms to your skin it becomes much easier to apply.If you have (pale) blotchy skin or redness, the titanium dioxide in this tends to skew your skin to ‘pink’, so keep this in mind if you think that your foundation doesn’t quite look the same. Also it reflects white in photos thanks to the titanium dioxide, so you might need to use something else if you will be around flash photography or indoor photography. This sunscreen just about feels like a primer as well, which really surprised me. It leaves a tacky feeling for several minutes, so you might find that you need to use a sponge application for your foundation. Normally I use a brush but the tacky surface grabbed at the brush and left a streaky application, but a damp BeautyBlender sponge made my liquid foundation stay on wonderfully. Normally a sunscreen product causes my face to look like a shiny oily mess but this sunscreen DOES NOT! It makes my face look dewy and fresh almost all day! It also plays well with my MAC Studio Fix Fluid and Urban Decay Naked foundations, no pilling or streaking. I’ve been wearing only this product under my foundation for two weeks now and don’t even miss my normal primer/moisturizer combination.I have to say that I also appreciate the high-quality pump that this is packaged in. It dispenses just the right amount of product with no spitting or leaking, and it isn’t flimsy. I’m confident that this will last right to the end of the bottle without breaking.*I was sent a bottle of this product in exchange for my usage and honest review. I will be purchasing more once this runs out :–) I like this better than the products I normally purchase from my dermatologist and the price is very comparable.UPDATE: I’m going on almost 2 months of usage and the bottle still seems to have plenty of product left! I like the longevity of it.
Unscented, effective, does not interfere with make up
My dermatologist told me to wear sun screen every day whether I am hiking outdoors or driving my car to work if I want to avoid additional sun spots pigmentation (or worse!) This sun screen is the kind that you can wear every day even to the office where you might want to put a bit of make up on top of the sunscreen. Good make up application does not look like you have make it just makes you look better, but other sunscreen I have used tend to attract make up like blush it makes it noticeable. This sun block does not. After wearing for several weeks I am very pleased with results.Here are the reasons I like this sunscreen:✔ It has absolutely no scent✔ It does not feel greasy✔ It spreads on well and absorbed quickly✔ It has nice consistency that is easy to work with✔ It does not interfere with blush or foundation✔ I like the pump delivery system that delivers small amount of sunscrean so that the sunblock will last✔ The bottle size (5 inches tall and 2.9 oz) fits well into my purse, so I can always have it with me✔ After I apply the sunblock my skin feels like I put on moisturizer not sunscreen✔ The container is prettyThis sunblock is rated as SPF 40. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and it means that means you can stay in the sun 40 times longer than without sunscreen without getting burned. My dermatologist recommended reapplying sunblock every 2 hours when I am outside to avoid skin damage which results in the dark spots.By a lucky coincidence I received an offer to test Perfective Ceuticals sunscreen a week before laser surgery to remove my sun spots, and now I am so pleased to have discovered it. It was gentle on my skin and effective.IngredientsWater (Aqua). Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclomethicone, Poly hydroxystearic Acid, Aluminum, Octocrylene, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Tetraiso pa Imitate, Tocopherol, Sodium DMA. Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Magnesium Sulfate. Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylhexyl MethoxycinnamateAli Julia review
My favorite sunscreen ever
The sunscreen perfective Ceuticals is wonderful for using every day. Sun is the enemy of skin and this works beautifully. I don’t have any rash, break out or any issues using the sunscreen. In New Orleans it can get pretty sweaty and the sunscreen stays put, doesn’t drip into my eyes or go away in the humid outside. This is pretty much perfect.Sample provided
SPF 40 Sun Block With Titanium Oxide Does the Trick
Living in Florida, I need a good sun block for my face. Perfective Ceuticals 40 spf sun block is just perfect. It contain titanium oxide, the best sun blocker available. I tried it out several times and my face did not get burnt at all. In fact, it seemed moisturized and felt more resilient to the touch. I high recommend this product.
It’s the best facial sunscreen that I’ve used.
I’ve been using wrinkle and facial creams since I was 25 years old and that was 20 years ago. Even at that young age, I saw improvement in my skin because the main benefit of these is the intense moisture that they give. Through the years I’ve tried many different brands but have mainly used Olay and Garnier products. I recently had the chance to try some Perfective Ceuticals products, definitely the most expensive products that I’ve used yet. I have been using them for about 6 weeks. I wanted to make sure that I gave them a chance to work since results do not happen overnight, especially at my age and with the continued use of creams for 20 years already.I have been using and am going to review four products:Anti-aging Serum – Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Serum with Growth FactorAnti-aging Cream – Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth FactorNon-comedogenic Sunscreen – Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40 with Titanium DioxideAnti-aging Eye Cream – Perfective Ceuticals Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy Cream with Growth Factor (New Packaging)The sunscreen was very effective as a sunscreen. I even wore it all day to a water park and did not get burned. You can of course get those results with most sunscreens. The stand out about this product was that it was not harsh or irritating to my face and did not feel or smell like sunscreen. It just felt and smelled like a was putting on a nice facial cream. I was very pleased with the results. It’s the best facial sunscreen that I’ve used. It has not irritated my skin or been unpleasant to use in any way.~ I was provided free samples for review.
Perfect for very sensitive skin
NOTE: The manufacturer provided me with a free product for review purposes.I’m in my mid-40s, I have combination skin with moderate rosacea, occasional breakouts, and a high degree of sensitivity. I absolutely HATE putting sunscreen on my face, but I am extremely pale, and I burn very easily. So when I had a chance to try this, I had mixed feelings about it. On one hand, having the chance to try a high-end sunscreen sounded good, but I didn’t really WANT to try it, just because I avoid needing sunscreen.But when I went to a daytime outdoor concert, I knew I was going to need something. I used an umbrella to shade me for much of the day, but we were surrounded by concrete, and it’s the reflected rays that usually end up getting me.The first thing I noticed in putting on this Perfective Ceuticals sunscreen was that it is very creamy and easy to apply. There is absolutely no wateriness to it, but it’s so soft that you don’t need to apply any pressure at all to get it to smear around. I also noticed that it has a LOT of white pigment to it from the titanium dioxide. As I said, I’m very pale, so it doesn’t show on me, but I have to wonder if maybe it would show on someone with a tan. As it was, it’s SO heavily pigmented that it actually did a great job of toning down the redness from my rosacea. My skin looked great! In fact, I noticed that in a picture taken of me that afternoon, my skin looked fantastically luminous and flawless.I know you’re supposed to reapply sunscreen every 90 minutes or so, but I never put it on again, and we were outside all day long. And I sweated a LOT because it was very hot. I kept wiping my face against my shirt and on napkins. But the sunscreen never ran into my eyes, and I didn’t burn even the slightest bit. Other people who were with me and also under the umbrella (but not wearing any sunscreen because they don’t typically burn easily) DID burn, so I know it was this product that kept me from burning.I was very pleased that the product never made my skin sting, as most face creams (especially those with sunscreen) tend to do, especially when I get sweaty. It doesn’t smell like a sunscreen (there is virtually no scent at all), and though I could feel that I had something on, it didn’t feel sticky and “masky” as most sunscreens do.Yes, this is a very expensive sunscreen, but I’m so pleased with it, I can’t imagine using any other sunscreen on my face after this.
“A REMARKABLE SKIN-CARE PRODUCT THAT WORKS!”
I received this product as a courtesy from Perfective Ceuticals in exchange for an honest review and put it to the test immediately. My daughter and I have been using it everyday for over a week, and the results are remarkable. We applied very little at a time, prior to going out in AZ temps of 97 degrees and higher in the sun. This Ultra-light Sunscreen also acts as a skin-care product, that leaves your skin smooth, while protecting it from the harsh rays of the sun. What better location to test this than Arizona, where summer begins in May, with brutal heat for the next 3 months. If you attempt to smell this after using, it is a very pleasant and gentle fragrance, but you need to take a good sniff. The attractive, plastic bottle is very light-weight, and the pump is perfect for small applications. You need very little to apply at once. You don’t need to rub in as it vanishes, while absorbing into the skin. I made sure Not to use on my left hand and arm in order to compare the difference. My right hand and arm feel soft, like silky skin. My left hand and arm has severely dry, damaged skin. The difference is incredible for both me, and my daughter. She has a few skin problems also, and finds this product the best she has ever used as it is extremely gentle. As it protects from the sun, it also repairs damaged, dry skin and leaves it feeling soft and silky, with no irritations after using it. We are still using this each day, prior to going outside, and appreciate the quality of skin-care it gives. I will indeed be purchasing this product for both of us in the near future. It is the best Sunscreen, skin-care product we ever used. Highly recommended!
Best Sunscreen I’ve Used – Worth Every Penny!
Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40 with Titanium Dioxidearrived on my doorstep at just about the same time as my 16 year old granddaughter, here on her summer visit “home” from the UK. It being the hottest week in July, we spent most of the week camping and swimming at the lake, so this sunscreen got a real workout, tested on the 16 year old, my 30-something daughter and my age-not-to-be-mentioned skin. Was it ever a hit! Even though we were in and out of the water all week long, none of us suffered so much as a pink nose.Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40 with Titanium Dioxideis non-greasy and not at all sticky, blending right into your skin like a face cream, ideal for under makeup but perfect as a stand-alone. (None of us took makeup camping.) Like most other Perfective Ceutical products, it is non-comedogenic* and fragrance free.Grandma’s $0.02 – the very best sunscreen that I’ve found for my face. Highly recommended*Non-comedogenic products are ones that do not block the pores of your skin, leading to breakouts and blackheads.
Another wonderful Perfective Ceuticals product!
I’ve been using Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Serum and Anti-imperfection Eye Therapy for several months, with amazing results. So when I had an opportunity to try a free sample of their SPF 40 sunscreen I was excited.We live in North Carolina, and I spend all summer long baking at the baseball fields with our sons. With our intense sun, sunscreen is not only a good idea, it’s mandatory. I use tons of Bull-Frog and Coppertone and Neutrogena on exposed body parts, but I’ve never been happy using them on my face. They burn my eyes if I sweat, and they feel sticky and greasy on my face. I’ve also had a chemical burn feeling from using regular sunscreens on my face.This Perfective Ceuticals sunscreen is exactly what I’ve been needing for my face. I only need a very small pump of the product to apply to my face, and another small pump for my neck and upper chest. It dispenses from the bottle as a very thick cream, but quickly liquefies with my body heat. I reapply it every couple of hours, and my face is perfectly protected. I gave it the ultimate test when I had to be in the direct sun for a weekend tournament recently, and I’m very happy with it. Not only did it keep my skin from burning, but it also didn’t irritate my face.I was worried that the titanium dioxide would look sparkly or white, but I can’t tell it’s there at all. Titanium dioxide, which is a naturally occurring mineral, blocks ultraviolet light from the sun and is less irritating for people with sensitive skin than the ingredients in some sunscreens.I love the attractive bottle and high quality pump, and I look forward to using this product for years.
Doesn’t leave my face shiny or oily ….
I don’t like using sunscreen on my face because it leaves my skin shiny & oily. Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen is thicker than theirAnti-aging Cream – Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor. I was expecting the oily feel that I have experienced with other sunscreens I’ve used. After rubbing Perfective Ceuticals’ sunscreen into my skin, I was surprised that it was quickly absorbed. My face & neck didn’t feel or look oily. It is definitely ultra-light as advertised. I use it over my daily moisturizer, then apply my makeup; this sunscreen is very moisturizing; I really don’t need to use moisturizer with it.I never knew that there was a sunscreen on the market that would ‘feel’ so good on my face. If you don’t like that oily feel & shiny look you get after using sunscreen on your face, I suggest you tryNon-comedogenic Sunscreen – Perfective Ceuticals Ultra-light Sunscreen SPF 40 with Titanium Dioxide. It leaves my skin feeling soft, & moisturized without being oily..and protects it from the sun too.Apply liberally and uniformly 30 minutes prior to UV exposure. Reapply to skin every 2 hours or as needed.I was provided a sample for an unbiased, honest review.
I use Perfective Ceuticals sunscreen over the Perfective Ceuticals serum, eye cream, and face cream every morning and part of my new beauty regimen. It really has helped my skin look younger.The sunscreen uses titanium dioxide. Many people prefer it because it’s a physical sunscreen (creates a physical barrier) versus a chemical one. To be honest, physical sunscreens are not my favorite, because I can see the barrier as I put it on in the thick, opaque, white cream. It really needs to be rubbed in or else I’ll suffer from white streaks or a white face. Fortunately, it does rub in and I can walk around without people knowing I have it on.It works very well. I haven’t gotten any sunburns in this part of the country where the temps have been in the 90’s. The liver spots on my skin (which usually darken in the sun) are lighter. It doesn’t clog my pores, so no problems with my acne acting up. It does exactly what it promises.This product was provided for review by Perfective Ceuticals.