We offer three physical-only sunscreens specifically formulated for sun protection for post-procedure skin. These are also appropriate for anyone with sensitive skin who prefers a physical-only sunscreen. Please see our Sunscreen FAQs for more information on physical sunscreens.
Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use daily, both indoors and outdoors. Reapply at least every 2 hours.
VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Post-Procedure Barrier Cream 50+
This is a 100% allergen- and fragrance-free formula to keep delicate skin thoroughly protected from the sun with physical sunscreens titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Designed to be used after laser treatments, chemical peels and other deeply exfoliating procedures, it is also ideal for the skin of those suffering with rosacea or UV light-sensitive skin diseases such as contact dermatitis, or polymorphous light eruption. It’s SPF 50+ and has a slight redness-neutralizing green tint made with natural minerals. It also contains the natural disinfectant monolaurin that gently kills bacteria, and green tea that aids with healing and reduces inflammation. This product is “Validated Hypoallergenic”* and is free of fragrances and paba.
VMV Hypoallergenics Skintangible “Faint”ation Skin – Refining Non-Makeup SPF 30
Skintangible is a very light alternative to foundation (or even BB Cream) hence the name “Faint-ation”. It yields a very sheer, glowing finish with a hint of color. With antioxidants and purely mineral SPF sunscreens to protect against fine lines and other signs of (photo) aging, It can be used alone as a barely-there non-makeup that leaves the complexion incredibly natural looking yet more refined. It also works under makeup as a skin-friendly, skin enhancing primer. Skintangible “faint”ation Skin-refining Non-makeup is free of fragrance, nickel, paraben, lanolin, gluten and paba. This product is “Validated Hypoallergenic”.*
SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Achieve the highest level of UV protection with this Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen. This lotion has a 5% titanium dioxide and 6% zinc oxide formula that protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Appropriate for all skin types, including sensitive and post-procedure, it is paraben-free, oil-free, fragrance-free and will not clog pores. The sheer, lightweight cream also features ingredients like caffeine and powerful antioxidants to help correct and prevent signs of aging. You could earn 15 Brilliant Distinctions® Points with this product.
*The VH-Rating System—created by the founder of VMV HYPOALLERGENICS®— is an effective way to objectively validate hypoallergenic claims in cosmetics.