PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45: Water Resistant


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Defend skin against damaging UV and UVB rays with PCA Skin's Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45. Lightweight and water-resistant, this formula offers SPF 45 protection for your skin while in water or sweating making it the ideal sunscreen for an outdoor lifestyle.

- Provides water-resistant, broad-spectrum protection.
- Lightweight formulation suitable for outdoor activity.
- Added antioxidants protect against free radical damage.

Key ingredients:

- Zinc Oxide: provides broad-spectrum protection by reflecting, scattering and absorbing UV rays.

- Octinoxate and Octisalate: absorb and filter UVB rays.

- Caffeine and Silybin: powerful antioxidants that further protect the skin from damaging UV rays.

How to use

Smooth a nickel-sized amount onto face and neck after cleansing. This sunscreen is also meant for use on the body and should be applied to any sun exposed areas. Allow to absorb at least 20 minutes prior to daytime exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of sun exposure and repeat as needed. It is recommended for active use.


Active: Octisalate 4.9%, Octocrylene 8.1%, Zinc Oxide 8.0%.

Inactive: Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C13-14 Alkane, Caffeine, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetyl Palmitate, Ethyl Ferulate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isohexadecane, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyester-7, Polysorbate 80, Propanediol, Sodium Gluconate, Sorbitan Oleate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Xanthan Gum.

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