Powerful, clean, SPF 40, UV-blocking skin tint made with zinc oxide 12%, hyaluronic acid, squalane, and niacinamide Light-coverage creates a more even complexion Safe for sensitive skin SPF 40 helps block over 97% of harmful UV rays, blue light, and infrared rays Perfect combination of superior skincare, makeup, and sun blocking power in one serum Non-nano zinc oxide delivers small particles to the surface of the skin to create a safe, thin barrier that rejuvenates the skin and blocks UV rays Potent nutrients even the skin tone, soften fine lines, hydrate the skin, and lock in moisture Active ingredients create a natural barrier that also boosts antioxidant activity by about 200% for plump, radiant, youthful-looking skin Won numerous awards such as: Best Natural Skin Tint, Prevention (2021), Best Complexion Product, The Editorialist (2021), Best Clean Foundation (2020), Best Makeup with Clean Sunscreen (2020), and more Vegan serum Cruelty-free Silicone-free, Fragrance-free, Chemical screen-free, Oil-free, Gluten-free Non-comedogenic Non-toxic
Ingredients Concern: None
Cons: Cannot be used on damaged or broken skin
Ilia is founded on clean, skin-centric beauty. Founder of Ilia, Sasha, believes in skin that actually looks like skin rather than tons of makeup which allows radiance to come through naturally. With transparency as their guide and color as their vehicle, Ilia challenges the conventions of clean beauty to create something radically new, through safe, potent formulas that protect and revive your skin.
Founder of Ilia, Sasha, was born in Vancouver and raised in a rural, ocean-side setting just outside the city, Sasha has always believed in the power of nature.
Sasha started this venture after being blown away with the poor, unsafe ingredients that she was shocked to see in her lip balm. She set a challenge to re-create her favorite lip balm so that it would be safe, effective and natural. And so the story of ILIA begins.
Zinc helps target abnormal inflammatory activity that is linked skin problems such as acne and it also speeds up the body's natural skin cell rejuvenation capabilities . Zinc oxide is frequently added to sunscreen as an inorganic sun blocker . A zinc-deficiency is associated with oxidative stress-induced aging due to free radicals and oxygen reactive species, which are skin-damaging particles that zinc targets [3, 4].
Squalane helps target the signs of aging such as fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles . It also moisturizes the skin, softens texture, and soothes the skin .
Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid have moisturizing properties that are beneficial for the skin [6, 7].
Skin tone enhancement [1, 5]; Skin hydration [1-5]; Skin health [1-7]; Sun block [1, 2]
Zinc supports skin health by promoting natural cleansing of the pores and it also reinforces healthier inflammatory responses in the skin . Zinc oxide is frequently added to sunscreens due to its ability to target free radicals. This blocks harmful invaders from damaging skin cells and lipids (healthy fats) that play a natural role in protecting the skin from UV exposure or skin irritants (e.g., pollution) . Zinc oxide is also linked to anti-aging because it enhances the activity of collagen-producing skin cells .
Furthermore, zinc oxide creates a thin layer on the skin that blocks UV light and in doing so, hinders UV rays from penetrating the skin . The structure of zinc oxide helps it mix easily with other topical agents and zinc does not absorb deeply into the skin . This lowers the occurrence of skin irritation and is one of the main reasons it is added to sunscreen for individuals with sensitive skin. These properties make zinc oxide a strong UV-blocking shield.
Squalane mimics natural oils that the skin produces, which makes it an optimal moisturizer and natural emollient. It also creates a smooth layer on the surface of the skin that helps lock in moisture. This helps the skin stay hydrated. In addition, squalene is easily absorbed by the skin because it mimics naturally produced oils and this helps restore skin plumpness . This powerful compound also naturally cleanses the skin and supports collagen production .
Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid also hydrate the skin and help it retain moisture [6, 7]. These two nutrients also reinforce healthy levels of inflammation in the skin for less acne, UV, or invader-induced irritation [6, 7].
Key Ingredients: Zinc oxide 12.0%, hyaluronic acid, squalane, niacinamide, shea butter
All Ingredients: Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 12.0%; Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Squalane, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Isoamyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Sodium Chloride, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Phenylpropanol, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (¬¨¬±): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
Shake well before use.
Works best if applied to clean skin or on top of True Skin Radiant Priming Serum. On application, shade will appear lighter and will adapt to its true color.
Dispense quarter of a dropper into palms of hand and apply like a serum.
On application shade may appear lighter. After 30-60 seconds the shade will adjust to its true color. For oily skin, set your t-zone with our Soft Focus Finishing Powder.
As a result of the silicone-free formula, some natural separation may occur. This is normal and it will reform when applied to skin.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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