City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30



The Lowdown

This sunscreen serum is a dream come true. It's free of that thick sunscreeny feeling and smell, making it perfect for everyday use. It layers beautifully under makeup as a protective morning moisturizer. Working a moisturizing SPF like this into your daily morning routine is your best insurance policy against the visible signs of aging.

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Chemical sunscreens are called 'chemical' because they cause they absorb into the skin and transform UV exposure into heat via a chemical reaction, which is then passed back out through your skin. 'Chemical' as a word often gets a bad reputation but it does not the opposite of 'natural' here, it just describes how the sunscren works. There are some chemical sunscreen compounds that are widely considered better for humans and the environment than others. Importantly, chemical sunscreens need to absorb to do their job, so apply them 15-20 minutes before sun exposure to ensure protection.

How we use it

Apply daily to face and neck after cleansing. This serum can be used alone or under foundation as a primer. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.

What to expect

A very light serum with major sunscreen protection, and without the overly 'sunscreen' smell.

I love giving this to clients when they don't want to have a heavy sunscreen. There's no excuse now! Don't come telling me you don't like sunscreen when this is an option.

Rivka V. Skin Therapist
Rivka V.
Skin Therapist

Back of the Bottle

  • Vitamin E

    A natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant that helps protect against environmental damage.

  • Vitamin B5

    Soothes and softens the skin while helping stabilize its barrier function, increasing the amount of water trapped in the skin.

  • Glycerin

    Glycerin, a by-product of the saponification (soap-makin') process by which oils, water, and sodium hydroxide are turned into soap, is an excellent humectant (meaning, it helps the skin attract and retain water).

Full Ingredient List

Active Ingredients: Homosalate (Sunscreen) 8%, Octisalate (Sunscreen) 4%, Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 2%; Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cyclomethicone, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Polypropylene, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, d-panthenol, Octanohydroxamic acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA , Pentylene Glycol, Panthenyl Triacetate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Oleyl Alcohol, Ethyl Linoleate