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Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen


Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen

What it is:A quick-absorbing, oil free formula that delivers powerful UV protection.What it is formulated to do:Kate Somerville Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen is a mild, water-resistant complex that harnesses cutting-edge technology to provide broad-spectrum, UVA/UVB sun protection sans white residue, greasiness, or stickiness. This complexion care essential offers a rich dose of antioxidants for further protection against damage and premature aging.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- ParabensWhat else you need to know:This formula is ideal for daily use and suits all skin types, including oily and problematic skin.
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Questions & Answers for Kate Somerville Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen

Question
Does this have good moisturizing properties too/act as moisturizer?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
6 answers
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answer 1
the only sunscreen that does not dry out my skin, cause irritation, itch or burn my eyes - I am on my 2nd tube for this summer. The other sunblocks (non chemical) really dry out and irritate my skin. I first use a moisturizer if my skin is dry (I love the White Tea Skin Guardian by Origins), then I use this, then primer and make up. In summer months, I may just mix a bit of primer with a tad of my foundation and use over my skin. My skin looks radiant and I have not had even one break out since I started using this product.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
answer 2
I am happy with the moisture level of this product. I have dry skin and usually wear a moisturizer and my SPF on top. This does both.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beautymama
(Renton, WA)
answer 3
I have dry skin. I felt it kept my skin moist, but I was also in a moist environment ( something my skin is not used to living in AZ). I have hyperpigment on my face and it protected me wonderfully.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
AprilV
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 4
On days when I know I will be outside a lot I have been using this in place of my usual morning moisturizer with great success. As the summer sun gets stronger I plan to use it every day as my moisturizer.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
larke
(Doylestown, PA)
answer 5
This product has a moisturizing affect.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
smunsy
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 6
I have used it alone and felt it to be pretty moisturizing. I have combo/oily skin so I felt a little greasy throughout the day when used alone. I prefer to use this over my Boscia Hydrator and it works perfect with no greasies during the day. This stuff is very light and absorbs quickly. overall excellent product, love it! Also on the Kate Sommerville website it says it can be used alone as a moisturizer too.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kellylb78
(Jackson, MI)
Question
Is the sunblock clear like a serum or white like a lotion?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
andreask911
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
6 answers
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answer 1
It comes out white like lotion, but sinks in like a gel without any residue.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lipglossjunkee
(Iowa City)
answer 2
This is white like a lotion. Not sure why it's called a serum. It is, however, light and blends to invisible on your skin.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lannf
(Tolland, CT)
answer 3
This product is dispensed as white but blends immediately with my facial skin. It does not leave a white residue like zinc oxide. After I have applied the sunscreen, I can't even tell that I have it on.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Eleanore
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
White like a sunblock, but thin and absorbs easily. More like a moisturizeer
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
AprilV
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 5
This sunscreen is white but doesn't leave a white residue when applied. It soaks right in.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
larke
(Doylestown, PA)
answer 6
It is white like a lotion
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
smunsy
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
Used with other serums?
I'm already using an anit-redness serum, and the REN clearcalm day lotion, so would this go in place of the REN, or over it, or under it? My only concern with using only cleanser, redness serum, and the Kate Serum is not having an anti-acne treatment on my face all day. Obviously I wouldn't use this product at night so I can use my REN night lotion. What to do, what to do...?
asked 4 years ago
bockbagock
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
5 answers
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answer 1
Not sure if my answer will help you out. Time and again, I use a facial cleanser and moisturizer appropriate for rosacea and I use this over that and then apply make-up. I do fine with this regimen.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
hearthis
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 2
This product definitely plays well with other products. While I haven't tried the REN products you mentioned, I always layer my face creams/gels, and use this sunscreen last over everything else (unless I am using primer, which I normally don't unless I am having a very bad skin day.)
For example:
I have weird sensitive skin: acne AND dryness on my chin, flakiness on my cheeks, and oily forehead. Because of this, I use different products on different parts of my face: acne medicine, heavy duty moisturizer on my cheeks in the winter, and retinol cream on my forehead. Sometimes I throw in a vitamin c serum as well.
This Sunscreen hasn't interacted with any other product to cause irritation or burning. It also looks great with both BareMinerals and liquid foundation.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tulipa
(St. Petersburg Florida)
answer 3
I prefer to use this under moisturizer. If you are using another serum, i would use it after that and before moisturizer. This is extremely lightweight and has never caused me any breakouts- nor have i ever gotten burned.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
floof
(CA)
answer 4
I mix this serum with my usual brightening serum, and it works great. In my experience, this can be added to your regimen - it needn't replace another product.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ninjin
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
Hi Bockbagock,
You don't have to sacrifice using your REN ClearCalm Day Lotion. I suggest layering the sunscreen over the lotion, or even mixing the two together.
Hope that helps!
answered 4 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can you feel this product when it's on?!
I'm a redhead and have sensitive, very acne prone skin. I am always trying new sunscreens because I know I need to wear it... but they all have made my face feel like it's suffocating and has big greasy stage makeup on! Bleh! Can you feel this product when it's on?! And does anyone know if I can get a sample of it?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
irisheyes
(Riverside, CA)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
5 answers
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answer 1
You can't feel it at all. It's very light. Just give it a few minutes for your skin to absorb it and your makeup won't be greasy. I always give my skin a couple of minutes between layers of serum, moisturizer, makeup etc.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
klc2615
(Denver, CO)
answer 2
No you can't feel this product at all....I put in on after my moisturizer and it soaks right in.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
t34flygirl
(San Diego)
answer 3
I know your feeling, and that is the reason I don't like sunblock either. This product is like a lotion. It is light, and not like other product. Worthy to try!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
momo00
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
If you go into a Sephora store you can always ask for a sample. I felt it was too heavy and did made my make up slide off. I would say that in answering your message this is not the one for you. I ending up returning it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
hydroxity
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 5
No you can't! I also have acne-prone skin and this is one of the only sunscreens that don't make me break out or make my face feel greasy. It's really lightweight and absorbs into your skin easily. I recommend waiting about 2-3 minutes to apply your foundation. You could pick up a sample at your local Sephora. I recommend contacting them in advance to ensure availability. I hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tiffanybt
Question
Can this be worn under moisturizer or makeup?
Will this still provide sun protection under moisturizer or makeup? If so, how long should I wait to apply anything on top?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
aviondepapier
(New York, NY)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
4 answers
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answer 1
I used it alone and over my moisturizer. It is a serum, so I was told by a store rep that it can be used over or under my daily moisturizer. Makeup I don't know because I don't wear any
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
AprilV
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
put on over moisturizer always. take care of the skin first. then spf. wait 20-30 secs between each layer. ask yourself, why would you put a liquid sunscreen over your makeup? answer your own question. the outcome wouldn't be nice. always skincare first. then makeup.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
erintheskinguru
answer 3
yes
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Amanda08
(Lemoore, CA)
answer 4
I apply this over my moisturizer and under my make-up (including the primer). One pump provides full coverage and dries fairly quickly; I don't wait at all between applying moisturizer, sunscreen, and primer. Just make sure you completely rub everything into your skin before moving on to the next step.

Make-up does not seem to alter the efficacy of the sunscreen. My skin tan's quickly and is extremely prone to burning, and I haven't had any change in skin color since I started using this product.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
Question
Is this product available in Sephora stores?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Landresen
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes it is. That is where I purchased it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
AprilV
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
yes this is available at Sephora stores and also on the kate Sommerville website
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kellylb78
(Jackson, MI)
answer 3
you will have to call your local sephora store. there are over 250 stores in the usa and each store is a different size. and with the massive number of brands sephora carries, if each store carried every brand the stores would be as big as your local mall and probably go out of business with not enough people to shop all the stuff. each store is different within what brands they carry and brands change every year due to new brands and demands of brands coming/going. all brands, however, are always, always available at sephora.com
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
erintheskinguru
answer 4
I have only seen this product in south coast plaza sephora. Otherwise It is available to purchase online
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Amanda08
(Lemoore, CA)
Question
How is this for oily skin?
I know its oil free but some "serums" don't sink into your skin right away and leave a dewy finish. Dewy turns into sticky under my makeup. Does this matte up before primer & make up? How is it on your oily skin? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
msmonica
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
4 answers
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answer 1
I have dry skin. I can say it did not leave a funkly film feeling on my face. I hate using regular sunscreen on my face because of that film. This went on just like a moisturizer and blended in just like one. I love it!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
AprilV
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
I have been using this as my moisturizer in the mornings, then a few minutes later applying primer, then mineral powder make-up. It soaks right in and does not leave a residue on my skin.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
larke
(Doylestown, PA)
answer 3
This definitely soaked right into my skin with no dewyness! It actually felt dry after applying and made my fingers feel a little "chalky", so I'd say it soaks right in and does not leave any greasy feeling at all. I have used this alone on my oily/combo skin and I felt a little greasy during the day. I find this works best OVER my Boscia Hydrator and I do not get the greasies at all! I am also prone to acne and this does not break me out at all. I suggest using it over your moisturizer, however try it out and see how your skin does with it alone.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kellylb78
(Jackson, MI)
answer 4
it absorbs very quickly and it isn't sticky at all. now, keep in mind, you'll wanna wait roughly 20-30 seconds if you're applying a treatment then moisturizer then sunblock then primer and then makeup. that's just a sephora best practice, to assure the skin is receiving the ingredients and nothing gets tacky or "beads up." always apply this spf over your moisturizer, wait 20-30 secs, then apply primer and makeup like normal.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
erintheskinguru
Question
How long does a tube last?
I tried this as the sample that came in the Sephora sun care kit, and loved it! But before I spend $45, I wanna know how long a tube lasts when applied once daily.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
lipglossjunkee
(Iowa City)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
4 answers
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answer 1
About 60 - 90 days (max) when used daily in the right amount for face, ears, neck and chest. I use the lower cost sunscreen the rest of my body, and this (very expensive) sunscreen on my face, ears, neck, chest. I do not re apply during the day unless I go into the water or really sweat alot. Bought in late June, my tube will late through mid August at best. I do not skimp when I use sunscreen but also do not gob it on.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
answer 2
I use mine everyday and it lasts me about 4 months.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
hazel3
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 3
I bought this is August, and use 1 1/2 pumps daily. I haven't run out yet, probably have 1/3 tube left. It lasts a looooooonnngggg time. Longer than my "value" sunscreens I blew through this summer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lipglossjunkee
(Iowa City)
answer 4
I don't know exactly how long it will last, as I recently purchased the full size myself, but my guess is 6-9 months or more. I've had it about a month, and honestly can't tell that any product has been used by the weight of the tube. The size is much larger than many serums (many of which are under 1 oz), and the relatively thin formula makes a little go a long way. Seems like a decent value so far.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ninjin
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Is this product non-comedogenic?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
acneprone1
(Malvern, PA)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes. dear, virtually every product is make non-comedogenic these days. they have to be to sold at sephora. you'll see that kind of stuff at the drug stores and walmart, those products have petrols and those ingredients that clog up the skin and pores. also keep in mind, that if you're not taking care of your skin, anything will clog the pores because makeup and natural oils will clog all on their own.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
erintheskinguru
answer 2
yes
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Amanda08
(Lemoore, CA)
answer 3
This product does not specifically say it is non-comedogenic, however, we have included a list of the ingredients below for your reference:

Avobenzone (3%), Octisalate (5%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Oxybenzone (6%), Homoalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-3, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Aqua, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Bentonite, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Picea Excelsa Bud Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocophyeryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Benzoid Acid, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CL 77891).
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Over makeup?
I've read some of the reviews and I love what I'm reading. The only thing is that no one mentioned is if they can reapply this product OVER their makeup. I know they use it under. I would like to know if I can reapply the sunscreen during the day, over my makeup and not worry about smudging or anything like that.
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
leesha0585
(New York, NY)
on Protect SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I myself haven't tried to do that. I usually reapply sunscreen in powder form when I have to do it over make up.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beautymama
(Renton, WA)
answer 2
Since this is more like a lotion than a serum, I would think that reapplying over makeup would definitely smudge anything you have on.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lannf
(Tolland, CT)
answer 3
I don't wear makup so I can't answer that. I would say yes because it is so light.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
AprilV
(Tucson, AZ)
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