Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Sunscreen has come a LONG way!
I'm thrilled that I have found a sunscreen that is everything I need and want it to be! Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 is far from the sunblock we slathered on as kids, as this formula is not only a SPF, but a blue light protector and great for your skin!
The squeeze tube (containing 1.7fl.oz of product) is super easy to use. The top flips shut protecting from accidental spills and leaks. The scent is ever so light. I smell hints of citrus giving this formula a very fresh smell that fades once it's on the skin.
The product texture is very pleasant. I was nervous when I read the main ingredient was Zinc Oxide, as I know that can be grainy and greasy, not to mention the hideous, ghastly white shadow (I'll get to that in a moment). This formula is unbelievably smooth. It is thick and creamy. You really feel the protection when it's on your skin. I was also very surprised when I started working this into my skin as it is very easy to blend. I don't have to pull or tug my skin to get this moved into place, and I don't have to hurry as it doesn't dry instantly. I'm able to get a nice, even layer on my skin with no issues. It absorbs very well into the skin. Your left with a soft, smooth and moisturized finish with absolutely no greasiness! Another thing this formual won't give you is that hideous, ghastly white hue on your skin. It blends and absorbs so well that it's impossible to see your even wearing sunscreen! Dermalogica has made me rethink everything I thought about Zinc Oxide!
I would say that besides protecting your skin from harmful rays and blue light, this formula also keeps your skin hydrated, supple and smooth. I haven't experienced a single pimple or other blockage since using this formula daily. (We have been outside every single day of this quarantine!) There have been many days I have just worn the product with no makeup and honestly, I feel like it makes my skin appear smoother than other SPFs or moisturizers do. I love how this formula feels and looks under makeup too! My makeup blends so easily on my skin, there is no pilling or greasiness. It also doesn't feel heavy or cakey at all.
I'll be totally honest, I do not like makeup with SPF added. I have never used one that didn't make my skin feel heavy or like I was wearing a mask. Before finding Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF30, I was either gastly white or super greasy. All that is different now because of this formula! It is the easiest, most effective, skin friendly SPF I have ever used. I literally have no excuses now to not be fully protected from the sun and my phone/computer screens!
I've always been a big fan of Dermalogica, as I feel the products are above and beyond, but this formula really surprised me! It is on a whole new level of skin protection, as it's no longer a heavy, greasy, ugly and messy hastle, rather a simple and comfortable addition to any skincare routine! I no longer forget or dread putting on my sunscreen!
Thank you Dermalogica for making an amazing sunscreen! You have made me (someone who dreaded putting on SPF) really enjoy and look forward to using SPF!
On that note, I'm ready to apply and get outside!
Most Helpful Critical Review Neutrogena Sheer Zinc triple the price
When they tell you that non-nano zinc oxide at 20% concentration doesn't produce white cast, they are either Snow White or they don't use enough sunscreen for proper protection. Bottom line: this Dermalogica Invisible Physical Sunscreen SPF30 is NOT INVISIBLE on those of us with skin darker than light/white when used in proper amount (minimum 1/4 tsp for face+neck to achieve declared SPF).
My skin is light to light-medium neutral-yellow, tans easily, and is combination normal to oily.
On a daily basis, I only wear physical sunscreen and powder. What I look for in a sunscreen is minimal white cast, and the powder is to take away the shine from the sunscreen. I use minimum of 1/4 tsp of sunscreen, and yes, I measure it out with a measuring spoon.
Even though I had been skeptical of its claims, I was still excited to try Dermalogica Invisible Physical Sunscreen SPF 30. ......Only to find out that it's pretty much like Neutrogena Sheer Zinc; both are similar in zinc oxide content, in thick-ish texture, in greasy feel, and in making my skin white. The only difference is that Dermalogica is much more expensive and smells better (from lavender oil and such, which can irritate sensitive skin).
Granted, the white cast and thickness from this sunscreen are about half that from Neutrogena Sheer Zinc, but it's also more than 3 times the price. And at this price, my face still feels suffocated and so greasy-shiny that even after copious amount of powder I still look like a disco ball.
In itself, Dermalogica Invisible Physical Sunscreen SPF30 is a fine sunscreen; however, I can only give it 2 stars because the actual product's performance is wildly different from its claims.
Reviewed by 267 customers It blends very well so
Nikole from Undisclosed
It blends very well so you don't see the white cast of sunscreen, but not as moisturizing as I would like.
d from Undisclosed
This works great as a
kristin from Undisclosed
This works great as a sunscreen. It offers the protection needed when trying to fight those harmful rays. It goes on smoothly and is light enough to wear under makeup.
Good to purchase!
VI from Undisclosed
Very good one!
Melanie from Undisclosed
A must buy ! Great
Erin from Undisclosed
A must buy ! Great for your skin.
I LOVE this sunscreen. It
Amanda from Undisclosed
I LOVE this sunscreen. It doesn't have a strong scent, it mixes well worth my moisturizer, and I haven't noticed any breakouts since using it.
No white casting and no allergic reaction
Aliczandria from Undisclosed
I've had allergic reactions to a lot of sunscreens in the past so I avoid them like the plague! But since I've had such great success with everything else from dermalogica that I've used, I thought I'd try it out. It's great! Sits very light on my face. Im brown so white casting is usually an issue for me with sunblocks. But I had no issues with this one
Jackelyn from Undisclosed
Light weight product, non greasy, and feels good on the skin.
Love this sunscreen
Jenn from Il
I use daily. Great, lightweight formula that does not cause me to break out with regular use.
It is a bit thick,
Anca from Undisclosed
It is a bit thick, you have to massage a while till it gets absorbed by the skin. What I do is sparying my skin first with the multiactive toner and while that is still drying I am massaging the spf on. And ta da: light protection and velvet skin. Suggestion: Dermalogica we need an spf spray for replenishing. Thank uuu
I like the way it
Natasha from Undisclosed
I like the way it feels going on my face. And I appreciate that I don't get the white film or thick/ heavy feeling when I put it on.
This blends well with jo
Brandi from Undisclosed
This blends well with jo white residue and work's amazingly. I work outside and I am very fair skinned and I haven't got sunburned yet!!!
Skincareislife from ND
This left a white cast and I am pretty pale. Additionally, continued use broke me out and congested my pores. I returned it today.
Love the texture.
DNICEnyc from NYC
I have dry acne prone skin and this felt great on my skin. The only downfall for me is the size of the tube and also the slight white cast on my face.
Best spf for my skin
AAO from Chicago
Goes on well and improves the look of my skin.
Didn't like the product will be returning it. I am a black
Will not buy again from Chicago
More natural and blending
Nice product but beware of white cast
Assa from Newark, NJ
I use this sunscreen everyday and reapply after every two hours as advised. I was using a chemical sunscreen prior to this and experienced some irritation due to the formulation so I decided to switch to a physical sunscreen. I noticed that this product was lot more gentle on my skin and actually had a soothing effect. My skin really likes the formulation and I don't find it too thick like other physical sunscreens with zinc oxide. I knocked off stars because as a person with a deeper complexion, when using this product with the proper dosage of sunscreen (two-finger approach), it is not invisible as it claims, takes a very long time to blend and leaves behind a cast. I've continued to use this because it is a very expensive product (this is definitely not the best value for your money and another reason why I took a star off) and due to Covid-19 I usually have a mask on when I'm outdoors so it isn't as noticeable. In the end, I would recommend this product but with a heavy disclaimer. I would be more enthusiastic about this product if Dermalogica came out with a value size or a tinted version.
Very much enjoying the product
Ryan D from New York
I was recommended this product and it did not disappoint. Light weight, non greasy product. I has an almost semi matte finish and the product goes very well under your foundation, but you do have to wait until the product dissolves into your skin before applying your primer. Very good foe sensitive skin.
msmmm from Metro-Detroit
applied liberally to face 20 minutes before sun exposure. 30 minutes into sun exposure, I'm burning. What good was this? Tried again the next day and got burned within the hour. Had a friend try it and she said it did nothing as well. Complete waste of money for a sunscreen. And didn't even moisturize that well either - went right in the garbage with ¾ left in the tube.
Lightweight .... like a moisturizer
Nancy from NC
I use this when I go out on the boat for my face .... not sticky or greasy and does its job!
Invisible Physical OFFENSE
Sunscreen Optimist from Washington
If you are a person of color with sensitive skin this product is not for you. Initial application with the typical sunscreen (blue/purple) hue that does fade after an hour or so but what remains is a skin irritant layer of OFFENSE that sits on top of your face. If applying moisturizer prior to application your skin feels weigh down with goop that is sticky to the touch, plus hot weather and you'll be searching for your nearest waterhole to rinse it off. I've been trying this product since April 2020 and I consistently end up with dry patches and breakouts.
I wanted to love it
Jess from Sc
I was extremely hopeful as I loved the weightless feel and non sticky residue feeling but sadly I Developed severe eyelid dermatitis. I kept doing try so and error and this product was the only thing I could single out.
Dermalogica is the best
Iris from Orlando
Love using this sunscreen, non-oily, non-drying, no white residue. Recommend!! Especially if you have super sensitive skin!
Nice and light
Autumn from Nebraska
This was perfect. Did what it should!