Product Details

  • Sun Protection Products

    For a range of skin types and needs, Obagi sunscreens provide daily protection from the sun to help prevent signs of skin aging.*

    *Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.

  • Sun Shield TINT Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    Technologically advanced formulation provides skin protection against both UVB and UVA radiation plus infrared defense helps to buffer the skin from heat-derived oxidative stress. Contains zinc oxide. Available in cool and warm shades for different skin tones.1-7

    Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 badges

    References: 1. PHYCOCORAIL: the bioceramic thermic shield. Presentation BM-Slides-PHYCOCORAILGB- 02-28102013. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 2. Darvin ME, Haag S, Meinke M, Zastrow L, Sterry W, Lademann J. Radical production by infrared A irradiation in human tissue. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2010;23(1):40-46. 3. Schroeder P, Lademann J, Darvin ME, et al. Infrared radiation-induced matrix metalloproteinase in human skin: implications for protection. J Invest Dermatol. 2008;128(10):2491-2497. 4. Stanfield JW, Investigator. Final report. In vitro evaluation of the critical wavelength of sunscreen products. Obagi Sunshield Cream – Warm, Lot #MS9618-1. Protocol SRL2014-259; December 22, 2014. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 5. Stanfield JW, Investigator. Final report. In vitro evaluation of the critical wavelength of sunscreen products. Obagi Sunshield Cream – Cold, Lot #A9603-1. Protocol SRL2014-259; December 22, 2014. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 6. Subject demographic and static SPF results for Obagi Sunshield Cream – Cold Shade. Protocol A9603-1. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 7. Calles C, Schneider M, Macaluso F, Benesova T, Krutmann J, Schroeder P. Infrared A radiation influences the skin fi broblast transcriptome: mechanisms and consequences. J Invest Dermatol. 2010;130(6):1524-1536.

  • Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    An elegant physical sunscreen that protects skin from UVA and UVB rays with a blend of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. This lightweight formula contains unique INVISIBLE ZINC technology, ceramides, and niacinamide which work together to moisturize, soothe, and help restore the protective skin barrier. Works for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Dries clear and is water resistant for up 40 minutes.1-9

    Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 badges

    References: 1. Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 product information. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 2. FDA in-vitro broad spectrum test. Protocol M-5990; July 25, 2012. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 3. 50 human subject test RIPT skin irritation/sensitization evaluation (occlusive patch). Neutrogena Type Pure & Free Baby Lotion SPF 60+ L-5916. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 4. Topline report – ETC Panel 15049. Comedogenicity evaluation. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 5. Evaluation of sun protection by SPF determination (FDA) – 40 minute water resistant. Protocol M-5990; August 3, 2012. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 6. Rawlings AV, Davies A, Carlomusto M, et al. Effect of lactic acid isomers on keratinocyte ceramide synthesis, stratum corneum lipid levels and stratum corneum barrier function. Arch Dermatol Res. 1996;288(7):383-390. 7. Elias PM, Eichenfield LF, Fowler JF Jr, Horowitz P, McLeod RP. Update on the structure and function of the skin barrier: atopic dermatitis as an exemplar of clinical implications. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013;32(2 suppl 2):S21-S24. 8. Kaymak Y, Önder M. An investigation of efficacy of topical niacinamide, for the treatment of mild and moderate acne vulgaris. J Turk Acad Dermatol. 2008;2(4):jtad82402a. 9. Tanno O, Ota Y, Kitamura N, Katsube T, Inoue S. Nicotinamide increases biosynthesis of ceramides as well as other stratum corneum lipids to improve the epidermal permeability barrier. Br J Dermatol. 2000;143(3):524-531.

  • Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection in a non-greasy, PABA-free, and fragrance-free formula that applies completely sheer in an elegant matte finish.

    Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 badges

  • HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    A dual-function moisturizer with soothing ingredients and broad-spectrum protection to help prevent skin damage caused by UVA/UVB rays.

    HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30 badges

  • Obagi Nu-Derm® Healthy Skin Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 35

    A sunscreen with 9% micronized zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

    Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 badges

  • Obagi Nu-Derm® Physical SPF 32

    A sunscreen with 18.5% zinc oxide that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

  • Professional-C™ Suncare Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    Non-comedogenic, broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays while helping to improve the appearance of the signs of skin aging with 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

    Professional-C Suncare SPF 30 badges

Sun Protection Products

How It Works

Ultraviolet, Visible and Infrared Rays Penetrate Through Multiple Layers of Skin1,2

UV reach skin chart

UVB REACH OF RADIATION

  • Wavelengths span 280 nm to 315 nm1
  • Inflicts more potential damage in superficial epidermal layers but may penetrate to the dermis1,3

UVB HARMFUL EFFECTS

  • A primary cause of skin reddening and sunburn3
  • A factor in the development of skin cancer3
  • Contributes to photoaging3

UVA REACH OF RADIATION

  • Wavelengths reach between 315 nm and 400 nm1
  • Rays are consistently intense throughout daylight hours, regardless of season or cloud cover3
  • Radiation penetrates dermis, deeper than UVB1,3
  • Delivers about 95% of the UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface3

UVA HARMFUL EFFECTS

  • Accelerates photoaging effects4
    —Wrinkles
    —Roughness
    —Blotchiness
    —Hyperpigmentation
    —Poor skin tone
    —Sallowness
  • Damages keratinocytes, thereby contributing to the development of skin cancer3

IR REACH OF RADIATION

  • Near IR wavelengths are between 780 nm and 1400 nm1
  • Manifested as heat on the skin’s surface5
  • Penetrates deeper than UVA and UVB rays, reaching the subcutaneous layer of skin1
  • Accounts for about half of all solar energy reaching the skin6

IR HARMFUL EFFECTS

  • Associated with loss of skin elasticity7
  • Induces production of free radicals5
  • Combined with UV rays, shown to inflict cumulative damage7

Daily Sun Protection Is Essential to Help Preserve Skin Health

The Importance of Sunscreen Composition

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends daily use of sunscreens that provide8:

  • Broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB radiation
  • Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or greater
    —SPF indicates the duration of protection against UVB rays vs not using a sunscreen3
  • Water resistance

Different Ingredients Provide a Range of Benefits

  • Minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide deflect solar radiation9
  • Chemicals such as octyl methoxycinnamate or oxybenzone absorb UV radiation and disperse it as heat9
  • Newer technologies address infrared radiation by helping to buffer the skin from the heat-derived oxidation process4,10

 

References: 1. Laser bio-effects. US Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Web site. http://www2.lbl.gov/ehs/safety/lasers/bioeffects.shtml. Updated September 10, 2015. Accessed September 15, 2015. 2. PHYCOCORAIL: the bioceramic thermic shield. Presentation BM-Slides PHYCOCORAILGB-02-28102013. OMP, Inc. Data on file. 3. Understanding UVA and UVB. Skin Cancer Foundation Web site. http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/uva-and-uvb/understanding-uva-and-uvb. September 15, 2015. 4. Samuels L. The truth about sunscreen and effective patient education. Pract Dermatol. March 2011:27-32. 5. Darvin ME, Haag S, Meinke M, Zastrow L, Sterry W, Lademann J. Radical production by infrared A irradiation in human tissue. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2010;23(1):40-46. 6. Schroeder P, Calles C, Benesova T, Macaluso F, Krutmann J. Photoprotection beyond ultraviolet radiation—effective sun protection has to include protection against infrared A radiation-induced skin damage. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2010;23(1):15-17. 7. Kligman LH. Intensification of ultraviolet-induced dermal damage by infrared radiation. Arch Dermatol Res. 1982;272(3-4):229-238. 8. Sunscreen FAQs. American Academy of Dermatology Web site. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/sunscreens. September 15, 2015. 9. How does sunscreen work? Library of Congress Web site. http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/sunscreen.html. September 15, 2015. 10. Cho S, Lee MJ, Kim MS, et al. Infrared plus visible light and heat from natural sunlight participate in the expression of MMPs and type I procollagen as well as infiltration of inflammatory cell in human skin invivo. J Dermatol Sci. 2008;50(2):123-133.

How to Use

Protect Your Skin by Following These Guidelines1,2*

  • Seek the shade, in particular between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths
  • Cover up with clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen all over the body 30 minutes before going outside; reapply every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating
  • Every month, examine the skin head to toe for changes
  • Every year, see a physician for a complete skin exam

 

* Following a comprehensive sun protection program including applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen, wearing sun-protective clothing including hats and sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm decreases the risk of certain types of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.

References: 1. Sunscreen FAQs. American Academy of Dermatology Web site. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/sunscreens. September 15, 2015. 2. Understanding UVA and UVB. Skin Cancer Foundation Web site. http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/uva-and-uvb/understanding-uva-and-uvb. September 15, 2015.