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Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection SPF50

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Based on 19 reviews
Rachel Birch

I'm a sunscreen connoisseur at this rate and this particular beauty is one of the best I've tried. A warning to fellow acne sufferers, stay clear of chemical filters, I'm speaking from experience when I say that chemical sunscreens, even of the most advanced nature, trigger inflammation which in turn leads to acne. Physical sunscreens are the way forward. This one is perfect for sensitive combination skin types, it's gives a natural finish without the dreaded white cast. You'd barely even notice you're wearing any because it blends in so seamlessly. My one gripe would be I wish it was water resistant. Oh and the price of course. This is better than the skingedients spf in my opinion as the finish is more on the matte side as opposed to the former's more dewy look. It also contains anti oxidants which will help prevent free radical damage.

One of the better spf’s

Tried many many spf’s this ones is really good for people with oily skin but it does make skin feel a tad tight. (I apply serum and moisturiser aswell)
Very similar to skin nerds spf which I found brilliant.. but that one is also that bit more expensive. I bought Neoatratta as I heard its similar to the skinnerd and on sale at around €23 I bought two bottles.
Would I reccomend? Yes! Absolutely. If you can afford the skinnerd brand spf- I would go with that one though. :)

GR O’Neill

While it product was lightweight and dried quickly, it left a white cast and did not sit well under my foundation. Despite using setting powder I had lots of creasing. I do not recommend.

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Katie OMahoney
It’s okay probably best for oily skin

I had high hopes for this but it leaves my skin feeling tight. I do have dry prone skin so it can be patchy and leaves a white cast around my hairline no matter what, I’ve started mixing it with rose hip oil to stop it looking cakey. I won’t be repurchasing.

Hey Katie,

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry this SPF is not a match for you. It can quite tricky to find a SPF you like so if you are looking for an alternative, we'd be happy to advise. Just pop us an email at x

Sue Meaghan
Great coverage!

I found the Neostrata Sheer Physica Protection SPF50 to have a beautiful creamy texture and great coverage. It has a slight tint which means I didn't feel the need to wear makeup, perfect in the hot weather. I always feel well moisturised with this product. The only drawback for me was the matt finish. I prefer more of a glow. Having said that, I still would recommend it.

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Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection SPF50 PA++++ (50ml) is an ultra-sheer, mattifying treatment formulated to provide photostable, physical broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a sheer tint that blends with skin’s natural tone.


  • PHA/Bionic complex protects and strengthens skin
  • Sheer tint blend with natural skin tone to provide mattifying finish
  • Potent antioxidants (green tea, lactobionic acid, vitamin E) work to neutralize free radicals
  • Lightweight, translucent, universal tint 

Ideal for everyone, but especially those prone to redness, sensitivity and congestion. 


  • 7% Titanium Dioxide/6% Zinc Oxide: mineral SPF filters
  • 4% PHA Complex (Gluconolactone, Lactobionic Acid): hydrating, brightening
  • Vitamin E, EGCG (green tea extract): antioxidant protection

How to use:

Use 1/2 a teaspoon for your face, neck and ears daily and ideally, top up every 2 hours. Shake vigorously before use, and apply 15 minutes before light exposure.