Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Flex

Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Flex

$54.00

Descriptions :

A lightweight mineral sunscreen with tinted color coverage immediately evens skin tone for a flawless look. This hydrating, antioxidant-rich all-mineral formula is powered by patented EnviroScreen® Technology – which means comprehensive defense against UVA/UVB, Blue Light, Pollution, and Infrared radiation, combined with advanced antioxidants and nourishing, hydrating ingredients for long-term skin health.

FLEX features innovative, iron oxide pigments that bloom in your fingertips to deliver tone-adapting buildable color coverage with a demi-matte finish.

Available in four uniquely flexible shades, each ideal for a broad range of skin tones and under tones. Safe for all skin types, including sensitive.

If you are not sure between two shades, we recommend getting the lighter one.

BENEFITS

Provides environmental protection against UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation.

  • Flecks of encapsulated pigments adjust to skin’s natural tone
  • Hydrating and antioxidant-rich formula
  • Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oil, dyes, and fragrance
  • 100% chemical-free active ingredient
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA++++
  • Water/sweat resistant (40 minutes)
  • Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic
  • Medium color coverage, Demi-Matte natural finish

HOW TO USE

Activate. Develop. Set.
Dispense onto fingertips and rub gently to release and activate encapsulated pigments. As the shade begins to develop from white to your shade, apply to moisturized face and continue to blend for even coverage. Watch as it adjusts to your skin to immediately blur imperfections and even skin tone. The shade is fully developed when product is no longer white. Allow 1-2 minutes for shade to adjust completely. Set with one of our Total Protection brush-on sunscreens or follow with foundation for full-color coverage.
Pro Tip: Layer underneath your foundation for fuller color coverage or use with Face Shield Glow or Face Shield Bronze to enhance your look.

One and Done: Evenly apply one layer to entire face, including under eyes for a look that’s naturally you and powerfully protected.
The Foundation Replacer: Build your coverage to your ideal level of flawless perfection.  After applying your first layer, wait 1 minute before applying another layer.

  • If you find yourself between two shades, feel free to mix and match any Face Shield products to create your ideal shade match. All Face Shields contain the same great all-mineral SPF 50 protection so you’ll never have to compromise protection for color.

FAQS

1. Where is the shade specification on my Face Shield Flex bottle?

Previously, the shade was noted on the front of the Face Shield Flex bottle, above the SPF 50. However, we have updated our packaging to make the shade specification easier to find. This information can now be found on a tinted sticker on the back of the bottle, rather than in the fine print on the front of the bottle. Don’t worry though, the change is only on the outside – there were no changes made to any shades of the Face Shield Flex formula itself.

2. Why does the formula come out of the bottle as white?

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 features innovative encapsulated pigments within the white sunscreen base. These pigments are the flecks of color that you’ll see as you look closely. The pigments are released, or activated, when rubbed gently into your skin, transforming the white to adapt to your skin tone’s natural tone and undertones as you blend. Once it has been fully blended and no longer white, any imperfections are immediately blurred and skin tone is even for a flawless look that is powerfully protected.

3. How do I choose my shade?

Select the same shade as you would use in our Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 or our Tint du Soleil.

4. Does Face Shield Flex work for all skin tones?

Our current shade lineup offers four shades ranging from Fair to Deep, with the Deep shade reflecting the deepest shade of the product we were able to create at the time of innovation without compromising SPF 50 protection. Colorescience® has always been committed to only utilizing the mineral SPF active ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in our sunscreen formulations because they are considered GRASE (Generally Recognized as Safe and Effective) by the FDA and recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology- especially for sensitive skin. While that’s a good thing, these minerals can be challenging because they are very white and opaque. We utilize iron oxide pigments for a dual benefit of minimizing the chalky effect of Zinc and Titanium while enhancing HEV (blue) light protection of the formula, but in some formulas there is a pigment threshold which prevents us from achieving the deeper shades we’re seeking.

5. Are there plans to create more shades for deeper skin tones?

We are continuing to work with our development team to explore expanding this shade range of Flex but it takes time to create the right formula and conduct the appropriate SPF testing. Our goal has always been to create a portfolio of all-mineral, high SPF products suitable for a wide range of skin tones, and we will keep working on this as new technologies become available.

6. The Deep shade is still too light for me. Do you have anything else that may better suit my skin tone?

We do have other SPF products that we have had positive feedback from users with deeper skin tones including Face Shield Bronze SPF50 (more sheer and luminescent than FLEX) and our Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF50, also more sheer and perfect for SPF 50 reapplication throughout the day. For a more sheer, untinted, product, we also launched No-Show, an untinted all-mineral option which has been well-reviewed by people with darker skintones compared to other untinted high-SPF mineral sunscreens on the market

7. How do I apply this?

Activate. Develop. Set!
Activate – Dispense onto fingertips and rub gently to release and activate encapsulated pigments.
Develop – As the shade begins to develop from white to your shade, apply to moisturized face and continue to blend for even coverage. Watch as it adjusts to your skin to immediately blur imperfections and even skin tone. The shade is fully developed when product is no longer white.
Set – Allow 1-2 minutes for shade to adjust completely. Tip: Follow with one of our Total Protection brush-on sunscreens or with our Natural Finished Pressed Foundation for fuller color coverage.

8. Do I need to use any tools, like makeup brushes or sponges, to apply this?

No need! Face Shield Flex SPF 50 should be applied with fingertips. This ensures the flecks of encapsulated pigments are released and fully activated to give you the color coverage you want as well as to ensure product an adequate amount of product (at least a nickel-size!) is applied to your skin for complete protection.

9. How often should I apply?

Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 as your first layer of sun and environmental protection in the AM. Like all SPF products, reapply every 2 hours. Or for convenient all-day reapplication on-the-go or directly over makeup, use one of our Total Protection™ brush-on sunscreens.

10. What type of color coverage will I receive when using this product?

With one even layer, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 offers medium coverage.

11. I prefer a look with fuller color coverage. Can I achieve that with this product?

Yes. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex can be layered to achieve a fuller coverage. After applying your first later, wait approximately 1 minute before applying another layer or two to achieve your desired coverage. Face Shield Flex also layers beautifully under liquid of powder foundation.

12. Can I use the Face Shield products together?

Yes! Create your perfect sunscreen “outfit of the day” wardrobe by mixing, layering, and spot-applying any of our Face Shield products. They are all SPF 50 / PA ++++ with 40 minute water resistance. Just be sure that you are always applying at least a nickel-sized amount to your entire face to be fully protected from sun and environmental aggressors. You’ll find there is endless versatility to create a simple every day look or a complete look that goes from day time to date night. Here are just a few ways to get you started:

With Face Shield Classic – Mix Flex in with Classic for barely-there color coverage all over. Or spot-apply Flex to certain areas where you’d like a little more coverage – Blemish to cover? Hyperpigmentation or redness in just a certain spot? Use Flex to target those areas.

With Face Shield Glow – For light color coverage with a radiant glow, mix a few drops of Glow with your preferred shade of Shield and apply all over face. Full fuller coverage and luminous highlight, apply Flex all over face, then apply Glow to high points, like cheek bones, around brow, and bridge of nose.

With Face Shield Bronze – For a hint of warmth, mix a few drops of Bronze to your preferred shade of Flex and apply all over. Or use as a contour or add depth to certain areas after applying Flex all over as your base layer. With Face Shield Matte – Apply Matte all over or just on the T-zone. Take just a moment to admire the Matte, then apply your preferred shade of Face Shield Flex for an even-toned, shine-free look!

13. How long will the product last?

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 will last approximately 90 days, depending on usage.

14. Do I need to moisturize before? / Does this replace my moisturizer?

Although Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 was formulated with ingredients that help to hydrate and nourish, it is best applied to moisturized skin, particularly for those who have dry or fragile skin.

15. Is this product safe for sensitive skin?

Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is 100% mineral environmental protection that is free of chemical active ingredients, oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types. If you have known allergies or specific ingredient sensitivities, we always recommend consulting your skin health professional before introducing a new product.

16. Is it suitable for oily/acne prone skin?

Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is 100% mineral environmental protection that is free of chemical active ingredients, oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types. If you have known allergies or specific ingredient sensitivities, we always recommend consulting your skin health professional before introducing a new product.

17. Will it work for my skin tone?

Yes. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 is formulated to suit the range of skin tones within each shade. It is available in 4 natural-looking shades – fair, medium, tan, and deep.

18. What type of finish does this product have?

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 has a demi-matte finish for a look that’s between mattified and dewy.

19. How long do I have to wait before I go into the sun?

As with all SPF products, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 should be applied 15 minutes prior to exposure. In addition, please allow 1-2 minutes for the shade to adjust completely. The shade is fully developed when product is no longer white. Like all SPF products, reapply every 2 hours. For convenient reapplication on-the-go or directly over makeup, Use the Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 brush for all-day, on-the-go reapplication every 2 hours.

20. How much do I need to apply to achieve SPF 50 Protection?

We recommend at least a nickel-sized amount for the face and more as needed for neck and décolleté.

21. How do I use this with the Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50?

Apply Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 as your first layer of protection in the AM and set with your shade of Brush-on Shield SPF 50 and use throughout the day for convenient reapplication at least every two hours.

22. What is the difference between Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 and Tint du Soleil® SPF 30 Whipped Foundation?

Tint du Soleil® SPF 30 Whipped Foundation is a nutrient-infused, foundation meant to deliver SPF 30 defense with moderate to full color coverage in one application. The creamy, whipped texture provides cushioned application and wear. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is a lightweight lotion texture designed primarily to provide comprehensive environmental protection from UVA/UVB pollution, blue light and IR. It offers medium color coverage that can be layered for fuller color coverage, or used under Tint du Soleil® SPF 30 Whipped Foundation. In this case, apply your preferred shade of Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 first and follow with your selected shade of Tint to follow.

23. In what order do I apply ™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 in my routine?

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 is designed to be the first step in your makeup routine. We recommend applying after moisturizer and after our primer if you prefer to use one. Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 is designed to be the first step in your makeup routine. We recommend applying after moisturizer and after our primer if you prefer to use one.

25. Can I use this with a Primer?

Yes, if you would like to use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 with one of our Primers SPF 20, apply the primer first.

26. Can I use this with Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector® / All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector?

Yes, you will find that all Face Shields offer so much versatility for use in your skincare and makeup regimens, including mixing, layering, or using on select areas of the face. To use Face Shield Flex SPF 50 with treatments, apply Even Up® Clinical Pigment Perfector® or All Calm® Clinical Redness Corrector first. This ensures you are getting the full application of the treatment product. Allow approximately 1 minute to dry. Then apply Face Shield Flex SPF 50.

27. Is there an expiration date?

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 has a 2-year expiration period. See bottom of carton and bottom of the bottle for exact date. After product has been opened, it will last approximately 12 months.

28. Is it water-or-sweat resistant?

Yes, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 is water/sweat resistant for up to 40 minutes.

29. Can I use it on my eyes?

Total Protection™ Face Shields have not been tested for use around the eye area. Use caution when applying to the eye area and avoid getting product into eyes. Consider some of our non-liquid Total Protection™ products, including Brush-On Shield SPF 50, Sport Stick SPF 50 and Color Balms SPF 50 in 6 shades. Color Balms have been ophthalmology tested and are safe for use around the eye area, for sensitive eyes, and contact lens wearers.

30. Why does Face Shield Flex SPF 50 have a higher PA rating than the other Face Shields?

The Face Shield Flex formula has the same SPF value as the other Face Shield products. The formulas are all different even though they may have the same zinc oxide value, thus obtaining a different PA rating. Colorescience continues to improve the formulas to achieve the highest protection possible.

31. What is the difference between UVA and UVB damage?

UVB exposure causes redness or burning, while UVA exposure causes skin darkening/pigmentation. Protection from both UVA and UVB means this product provides Broad Spectrum protection. Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (UVB protection) and PA++++ (UVA protection).

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:

32. What does the PA rating mean?

PA Rating Level 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™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50 has a PA++++ rating.

33. 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.

34. 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.

34. 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™ Face Shield SPF 50. We use a testing technique called electron spin resonance (ESR) that uses a combination of a magnetic field and electron magnetic waves to directly detect the unpaired electrons of free radicals.

35. 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).

35. Can I use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products on babies?

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 is safe to apply to 6 months and older. As with all sunscreen products, consult your physician for use on children under 6 months of age.

All Total Protection™ products use only non-chemical zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as sunscreen active ingredients. The FDA recognizes only these two sunscreen active ingredients as safe and effective

36. Can pregnant or nursing women use Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products?

Total Protection™ products have not been tested on pregnant or nursing women. Consult your physician before using. products have not been tested on pregnant or nursing women.

37. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products chemical free?

Yes, Colorescience® uses only mineral (also known as physical) sunscreen active ingredients, zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in all of our sunscreen products. These are the only 2 sunscreen actives the FDA recognizes as safe and effective. Colorescience® has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.

38. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products non-comedogenic?

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are non-comedogenic.

39. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products hypoallergenic?

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are hypoallergenic. They are dermatologist-tested.

40. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products gluten free?

All Total Protection® and Colorescience® products are free from ingredients containing gluten. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols and chemical sunscreen.

41. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products paraben free?

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are 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.

42. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products sulfate free?

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are 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.

43. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products phthalate free?

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are 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.

44. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products oil free?

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are 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.

45. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products vegan?

There are no animal products or derivatives in the following Total Protection™ product: Brush-On Shield SPF 50, Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush, all shades of Face Shield SPF 50, all shades of Body Shield SPF 50, Sport Stick SPF 50, blush and bronze Color Balms. The berry Color Balm contains carmine. All Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

46. Are Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products cruelty-free?

Yes. Colorescience® does not conduct any animal testing and we are committed to the highest standards when choosing raw materials for our product formulations. We require non-animal testing statements on all raw materials before final formula approval.

47. I noticed some Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ products contain mica. Are these safe and ethically-sourced?

The micas that Colorescience® uses are ethically sourced. They are sourced from various parts of the world, including Japan, U.S. Mica is not a derivative of asbestos. Our mica vendors adhere to global regulations pertaining to the quality and safety of cosmetic ingredients. The mica used in Colorescience® products is mined and processed to meet consistent standards of high quality, safety and aesthetics. Our mica passes or exceeds the standards for heavy metal and microbial testing.

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