love it...Love it!...Awesome Product #1 for Dark Skin...I find this is a good every-day city sunscreen but I wouldn't trust it to provide sufficient protection at the beach or being outdoors all day... I am taking off one star because it creates a tingling sensation on the skin when you first apply it, as if it had an acid in it.
Which skin type is it good for?
What it is:
A sheer, physical sunscreen that delivers powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and helps aid in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage, as well as photoaging for a more youthful-looking complexion.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Uneven skin tone
If you want to know more…
Umbra™ Sheer is a daily sunscreen loaded with potent antioxidants like astaxanthin, grape juice extract, and sunflower shoot extract to help defend from free radicals and environmental aggressors. Infused with raspberry seed and marula oils, Umbra Sheer delivers essential moisture and helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking healthy and youthful. This unique formulation is ideal for daily use and won’t leave any ghost-like white residue or greasiness. The new and improved texture melts into skin, feels lightweight, and is virtually invisible.
What else you need to know:
It is very difficult to formulate a physical sunblock without using chemical screens or silicones, but D.E. has done just that. This physical sunscreen is formulated without any chemical sunscreens, which can be sensitizing and not as beneficial to skin as the naturally-derived physical alternative, zinc oxide. Umbra Sheer is non-irritating, free of fragrance and essential oils, and suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive.
Drunk Elephant is committed to using only clean ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of the formulations. They never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on its safety and bio-compatibility. You won’t find what Drunk Elephant calls "the suspicious six" of any kind in their products (1. silicones, 2. chemical screens, 3. sensitizing colorants/perfumes, 4. sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) 5. essential oils, 6. drying alcohols), making them appropriate for all skin. They believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue. When formulating the products, they focus on pH and toxicity, always making sure that the actives are at efficacious levels. This is the Drunk Elephant difference.
Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.
This product is a 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Award winner.
In an independent consumer testing panel of 50 women age 25 to 55:
- 98% agreed skin felt protected
- 94% found Umbra Sheer gentle and non-irritating
- 93% agreed skin felt soft and smooth
- 88% agreed skin felt more hydrated
- 88% agreed skin had a healthy glow
Clean at Sephora
When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid.
Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.