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SKINCEUTICALS Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

(46 customer reviews)


SKINCEUTICALS Physical Fusion UV Defense

Sunscreen. All skin types.

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defenseis a high UVA & UVB protection with a universal tint and translucent colour spheres. Water & sweat resistant and suitable for all-day wear leaving a weightless and fluid like texture.

Size: 50 ml

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Skin results and statements are based on clinical trials performed by the brand and individual results may vary.



How to use

How to use

Shake well before application. Apply prior to sun exposure. Re-apply frequently and generously to maintain protection especially after swimming, perspiring or towel drying.

Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients:


  • Micro fine Zinc Oxide coated with patented technology to generate a smooth, transparent formulation (Z-COTE®)
  • The only true broad-spectrum sun filter that uniformly covers UVB, and short and long UVA rays


  • Protects against UVB
  • Forms a protective barrier over the skin


  • Plankton extract
  • Increases skin’s defences and resistance to UV & heat stress


  • Iron Oxide Spheres in red, black and yellow blend to create a sheer, universal tint
  • Spheres disperse within fluid texture to provide more even, luminous complexion
  • Discreet coverage to boost radiance
  • Tested across all ethnicities

Full ingredient list:

Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Undecane, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Methicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Iron Oxides, Peg-8 Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Artemia Extract, Benzoic Acid, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Peg-9.

Reviews (46)

46 reviews for SKINCEUTICALS Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

  1. Leanne (verified owner)

    I never stop buying this product…

  2. Yolisha (verified owner)

    Best alternative to my regular sunscreen.

  3. Leanne (verified owner)

    Stocked up on Black Friday – I love it because it works! Nice dewy finish

  4. Zeruiah (verified owner)

    I’ve stopped using foundation as this has a beautiful tint. Just add a little blush and I’m good to go

  5. Trusha (verified owner)

    Love this product…no need for foundation. Perfect for my skin

  6. Donna Marie (verified owner)

    No white cast for olive skin. No breakouts. Bottle lasts a long time. Can be runny- just use slowly. Nice makeup base – or use as is. Great for oily, combination and sensitive skin.

  7. Glenda (verified owner)

    There are very few sunscreens that do not burn my eyes (even some of the sunscreens with safe eye technology do) but this one does not. The consistency is a liquid, not a cream, which takes some getting used to, but it applies so well and does not add oiliness or over dry my skin. I use a more cost-effective sunscreen on my neck and décolleté and apply this one only on my face. Lovely product.

  8. Leanne (verified owner)

    Continue to use and love this product.

  9. Kayla (verified owner)

    I love this sunscreen. My face looks flawless with it – no foundation needed.

  10. Erin (verified owner)

    Amazing suncream- doesn’t leave streaks or patches. No pilling. Only problem is the nozzle – often it leaks or runs out quickly and you need to make sure you’re ready to catch it so none gets wasted

  11. Leanne (verified owner)

    A back up bottle so that I never run out!

  12. Zeruiah (verified owner)

    Love love love :)

  13. Carmen (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this sunscreen since it was released and it has never let me down. It provides such a beautiful glow and leaves my skin looking even. It also sits well under my makeup.

  14. ROSALYN (verified owner)

    I was reluctant to buy this product due to the tint. I have tried tinted products previously and they were very orange on my skin. I took the plunge based on the words “universal tint” and it’s a fabulous match for my fair skin. It’s a lovely product and I have no doubt that I would buy this again. It has a lovely finish and is very comfortable on the skin.

  15. Ashleigh (verified owner)

    This is my 3rd bottle. I just absolutely love this sunscreen. It lasts me about 4 months. I’ve started to gently apply it over my makeup recently as I believe we have to touch up with sunscreen every 3-4 hours. I want to try colorscience next but this will always be a fan favourite.

  16. Fatima (verified owner)

    Tried other sunscreens but I keep on coming back to this beauty !

  17. Leanne (verified owner)

    This is my second purchase – it is not sticky which is a deal breaker for me, so that’s great. Takes a little while to absorb, but leaves a lovely silky finish.

  18. Jeanne (verified owner)

    I enjoy the fluid light consistency that glides on easily. Absorbs quickly. Not oily, not sticky. Subtle tint that blends with my olive toned skin. Perfect for my combination skin.

  19. Nicola (verified owner)

    Love this SPF, silky finish with no greasy residue. It has light reflecting properties, which looks great on its own or under make up

  20. Gwyneth (verified owner)

    This sunscreen is amazing, it has a natural tint that makes the skin look healthy and dewy for those no make up days and you have the confidence of being fully protected. It also wears really well under makeup!

  21. Meagan (verified owner)

    This is one of my preferred sunscreens. It is light in consistency and does not leave the face shiny. The tint is helpful in balancing out the whiteness that is typical with physical sunscreens. The only complaint is that the tint often ends up on the collar of my white shirts.

  22. Bianca (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this sunscreen as it adds a light tint and glow to the skin when not wearing makeup, it sits nicely underneath makeup and lasts all day! One only needs to use a little as it’s goes a long way!

  23. Safiyya (verified owner)

    The bottle last longer then you think
    The sunscreen is soft light non greasy
    It smooth on easily & effortlessly
    Make up goes on beautifully

  24. Donna (verified owner)

    5 stars for this one. No break outs. No shine. No white residue – I have olive skin. And the best part – no little balls of sunscreen when applied after your moisturiser. Sadly I have experienced this with NeoStrata. The more you rub the more it makes little balls – that feels like a waste. I rate this as the best I’ve ever used across the premium brands. Makes your skin look polished and finished. Using less makeup with the use of this product.

  25. Irina (verified owner)

    This is my favorite sunscreen. I am buying it for the third time. The cream spreads easily, not very thick. It is consumed economically. Moisturizes the face well enough. My pigmentation has become less noticeable. No new spots formed, despite the fact that I was under the active sun. The cream gives shine, not oily sheen. Both alone and with serum. The cream has good compatibility with foundations. Not visible on the skin, no white marks! Absorbs instantly and completely.

  26. Idil (verified owner)

    Very nice and well protecting. I will use it in wintertime. Light weight for summer.
    Tinted (colored) think twice if you want transparent sunscreen.

  27. Safiyya (verified owner)

    Best sunblock by far
    Non sticky , clogged & clammy
    It’s apples smoothly light & airy

  28. Chantal (verified owner)

    This is my favourite sunscreen, the tint blends in perfectly with my skin and doesn’t leave a cast. The tint covers most of my redness so I usually wear this without foundation.

  29. Katlego (verified owner)

    This is an overall good sunscreen especially if you are looking for a tinted version that applies universally and blends in with your natural skin tone. The texture is watery, does have a chalky feel when applied but does melt in to the skin. Be careful, the tint does rub off on clothes.

  30. Cornelia (verified owner)

    I really like the smooth texture of this sunscreen. Not heavy on my skin. I use it everyday. The only problem is the tip of the bottle. The sunscreen flows out even if you just open the top. Some of the liquid gets wasted, rather than that I love it.

  31. Ashleigh (verified owner)

    Very nice runny texture, leaves my skin feeling soft and glowy. Takes a few minutes to absorb into my skin and thereafter I add on my foundation. It works as a primer before makeup due to the tinted color. Works well for my dry skin as it moisturizes well. Does not pill and isn’t heavy.

  32. chris (verified owner)

    Gentle, all-mineral broad spectrum sunscreen.

    The tint doesn’t colour your face too much so it looks natural.

    If you have dry skin, you’ll find it too drying in winter, which is true of most mineral sunscreens since zinc oxide is a natural astringent and tends to absorb oil.

    But great for summer! PPD 24.

  33. Fatima1989 (verified owner)

    Leaves skin smooth and glowy , evens out skin tone … lovely sunscreen !

  34. Salisha

    Great sunscreen, however, does leave a cast.

  35. Anri (verified owner)

    A very nice sunscreen with high protection and a light tint . Evens out your skin and spreads easy .

  36. Rishana (verified owner)

    I don’t use any make-up and the tint makes up for that. Love the texture and gives my skin great cover. Cannot go a day without it!

  37. Reinecke1 (verified owner)

    Very light and sheer. Light tint. A but runny so be careful when using for the first time as you can waste some, tip over gently. A little goes a long way

  38. Simone

    Used this every day since I received it . The light tint works well for days you do not wish to use makeup giving you a tinted glow and uv protection. It’s easy to apply formula glides right on unlike some leaving white streaks . This works well under makeup and is perfect for everyday use

  39. Janine (verified owner)

    I use sunscreen every single day , sun or no sun! So it’s such an integral part of my routine, I am very picky when it comes to sunscreens and have found my new favourite! The texture, formulation and the hint of colour is so perfectly suited to what I like in a sunscreen! Absolutely love the look of this even with no foundation or a BB or CC cream!

  40. Rita (verified owner)

    Keep coming back to this sunscreen after trying nee releases. It doesn’t trigger any allergies. It doesn’t irritate. The smell is tolerable. And no white cast. Don’t know why I get distracted and try something else. When this is actually perfect. I really 3 / 4 times a day when outside and it still lasts quite a while. Definitely worth the investment.

  41. Charmaine (verified owner)

    A lightweight sunscreen with a very sheer tint. Blends well with a high spf. Suitable for my dry, sensitive skin. Does not pill or oxidise with other products which is perfect. I have purchased this sunscreen again.

  42. Razana (verified owner)

    It’s a lot runnier than I thought, and grainy on application
    It can get a bit drying on the skin under a mask ( being a healthcare worker wearing a N95 8 hours a day) but very sheer and light weight
    The grainy feeling does subside with application
    I really wanted to love it but prefer the heliocare gel cream
    Probably won’t purchase again for my skin type
    But would be better suited for anyone looking for a light weight sheer sunscreen. And stays all day. Doesn’t come off on my hands or mask through the day

  43. Anisa (verified owner)

    I have always been a bit frustrated with suncscreen as I hated the thick texture, white cast and the fact that it made my makeup look gross. Well hello SkinCeuticals.. this sunscreen like their other cult products is the best to me hands down! It’s super light with a slight tint which blends seamlessly into my skin. It has a high SPF 50 which has been a life send during hiking expeditions and living in a humid city like Durban. I love the nifty packaging too which means I can travel light with my beauty stash!

  44. wentzel (verified owner)

    The most versatile sunscreen! Hydrates without cloying my pores or leaving any ashy streaks. The universal tint is an added bonus, covering areas with mild uneven skin tone. Suitable for all seasons, effective and affordable.

  45. Sascha (verified owner)

    Husband uses this for cycling he loves it and so do I. This and La Roche are the our 2 main sun products our family uses now. This is perfect for every day and not too oily and not too drying.


    This is the best sunscreen inhabitants ever used. A bottle lasts me three months with daily use and does not leave my skin oily at all.
    The slight tint blends well into my skin tone and that is what I love the most, no blue or white caste left on my skin.
    It applies very very smooth and spreads easily
    This screen leaves skin with a nice glow and looks even better in pictures. It also gives me a great base on which to apply make up as it leaves skin so smooth.

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