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Can this sunscreen be used for babies?
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Sephora-include ingred. info plz!!
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This is marketed as a sunscreen but the bottle says moisturizer- which is it?
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What is active SPF ingredient in the product?
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This is marketed as a sunscreen but the bottle says moisturizer- which is it?
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Does this product photograph well? i know titamium dioxide can leave a whitish cast in pics.
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What is active SPF ingredient in the product?


Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30

What it is: A multitasking broad spectrum SPF 30+ daily repair serum for skin exposed to the sun and environmental stresses, both in the past and the present. What it does: City Sunscreen Serum simultaneously protects skin from daily UVA and UVB sun exposure, provides 24 hours of continuous moisture and stimulates the repair of existing UV damage to even further combat premature aging. First to U.S. market with Swiss complex, Uniprotect PT-3 assists with repairing the skin from existing sun damage while reducing UV-induced oxidation. An air-proof dispensing system preserves the strength of the actives while allowing precise dosage to consumer in each application. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan What else you need to know: This product contains antioxidants E and B5 to optimize skin health and promotes nutrient absorption and cell renewal to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Hydroviton 24 stimulates the skin's natural moisturizing factor so that skin is hydrated and moisturized without being delivered in a rich cream or thick lotion. This product contains PA+++ for highest UVA protection. Research results:-Clinical studies with Uniprotect PT-3 revealed a 78% reduction in UV-induced oxidation which leads to wrinkles, age spots and skin roughness. -After 48 hours UV-induced redness is reduced by up to 32%.
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Questions & Answers for Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30

Question
Can I apply this before my existing anti ageing moisturiser?
I want to wear this and another moisturiser with the serum being applied first
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
4 answers
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answer 1
The name implies it's a serum, but I think that mostly speaks to the consistency and absorbency of the product. It's a very lightweight lotion. Yes, it has antioxidants, but this is more like a lightly moisturizing sunscreen. That being said, I wouldn't wear it under any other moisturizer....I would wear it on top since it's sunscreen.
answered 1 month ago
poiuerferd
(Tampa, Fl)
answer 2
Hello! Yes you can certainly apply this before another moisturizer to ensure a foundation of super broad spectrum sun protection (UVA, UBA & IRA). In fact our Serum actually acts as an amazing primer to prep your skin for the rest of your routine.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
supergoop
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Yes! This is the best way to wear it. I was actually recommended this product by a professional Bobbi Brown makeup artist- she uses this serum as her primer, and her skin was AMAZING. I've been using it for about a year daily- my skin has not gotten sunburned, and I never have to reapply. It helps to keep my makeup in place.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
hollysf
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
Yes, its best to do it before applying the moisturizer because the serum absorbs much faster than the moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
jaypanoplos
(Norman, OK)
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Is this product non-comedegnic?
asked 1 year ago
MrSass
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
4 answers
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answer 1
The packaging doesn't say so. But I am prone to a pimple here and there with most products I put on my face within 3 days. I've been using this sunscreen for 1 week and I have no pimples or blackheads.
answered 1 month ago
poiuerferd
(Tampa, Fl)
answer 2
Hello! YES our City Sunscreen Serum is non-comedogenic--in fact all of our products are!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
supergoop
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
I'm not sure, but I can tell you it does not make me break out.
answered 11 months ago
elissamay
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Yes, it is, and I have very acne-prone skin and haven't broken out once using it this entire summer, FWIW.
answered 1 year ago
HarlemJPN
(New York, NY)
Question
Is this product oil-free?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
harmonyj
(Indiana)
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
3 answers
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answer 1
Well this is really confusing information! I selected oil-free as one of the search criteria and this product came up. And it's not oil-free? Maybe someone could get that fixed?
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
cnickyc
(Morehead City, NC)
answer 2
This product is not oil-free, according to a Sephora specialist I spoke to.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
boomeister
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Hi Harmonyj,

This product is not oil free! I hope that this information is helpful.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
What step do I apply htis product?
I use a HA hydrating spray, serum, moisturizer. Where would I put this sunscreen in that system, before everything, after everything? My serum is quite expensive and I want to make sure nothing keep sit form penetrating.

Is it safe for the ocean or is these the active ingredients that can damage the coral reef?

Thanks!
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
apr-78
(Oakland, CA)
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
3 answers
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answer 1
After all of my morning skincare products have soaked in, I apply it mixed with my foundation primer :)
answered 1 year ago
mynamestooshort
answer 2
I would use this only on your face, and apply it before you apply any other products. It absorbs pretty quickly, but make sure it is applied evenly as sometimes it can rub off. It doesn't have any smell, but when you put this on under your makeup it works well as a primer, and I feel like my face is actually protected from the sun (instead of an SPF 15 moisturizer)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
hollysf
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I find this moisturizing, so I use my moisturizer at night. During the day, I use this last and sometimes apply my bareminerals matte on top to conceal any discoloration. I allow my complexion tonic and radiance serum to completely absorb before applying this.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
indi8
(Adamsville, RI)
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Ingredients?
Can someone post a real ingredients list please? Thank!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
firefly02
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
3 answers
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answer 1
Hello! Thank you for this call out! It seems our full ingredient listing was not included. I'm happy to share this with you from our own website:
Active Ingredients:
Homosalate (Sunscreen) 8%, Octisalate (Sunscreen) 4%, Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 2%
Inactive Ingredients:
Purified Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Polypropylene, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Xantham Gum, d-panthenol, Octanohydroxamic acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA , Pentylene Glycol, Panthenyl Triacetate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Oleyl Alcohol, Ethyl Linoleate
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
supergoop
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
Active Ingredients:
Homosalate (Sunscreen) 8%, Octisalate (Sunscreen) 4%, Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 2%

Inactive Ingredients:
Purified Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Polypropylene, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Xantham Gum, d-panthenol, Octanohydroxamic acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA , Pentylene Glycol, Panthenyl Triacetate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Oleyl Alcohol, Ethyl Linoleate
answered 11 months ago
elissamay
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Active Ingredients:
Homosalate (Sunscreen) 8%, Octisalate (Sunscreen) 4%, Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 2%
Inactive Ingredients:
Purified Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Polypropylene, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Xantham Gum, d-panthenol, Octanohydroxamic acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA , Pentylene Glycol, Panthenyl Triacetate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Oleyl Alcohol, Ethyl Linoleate
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
HarlemJPN
(New York, NY)
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Is this sunscreen oil free?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
laura82
(Anaheim,CA)
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't see any oil in the ingredients, but it does contain silicone. I have very acne-prone skin, and this hasn't broken me out at all, fwiw. Ingredients below:

Active Ingredients:
Homosalate (Sunscreen) 8%, Octisalate (Sunscreen) 4%, Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 2%
Inactive Ingredients:
Purified Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Polypropylene, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Xantham Gum, d-panthenol, Octanohydroxamic acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA , Pentylene Glycol, Panthenyl Triacetate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Oleyl Alcohol, Ethyl Linoleate
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
HarlemJPN
(New York, NY)
answer 2
It is for all skin types.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
indi8
(Adamsville, RI)
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Vitamin C
Can I add my vitamin C powder to this serum? Would it affect it in any way?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
amthyst83
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
2 answers
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answer 1
I think it would be just fine. It does have a fairly thin consistency (not quite serum thin but closer to serum thin than lotion thick). So, I would only add a touch to make sure it isn't too gritty.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
HarlemJPN
(New York, NY)
answer 2
i have done this with the philosophy product. i think the sunscreen still worked but i did not like the texture with the powder in it. i mix the powder with my serum (first layer).
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
okayj
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Water proofiness
The directions suggest using "a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating," and as an excessive sweat-er and resident of a muggy city I'm wondering how seriously I need to take this warning. Does this product really not stand up to some sweat?
asked 2 years ago
DixieW
(Washington, DC)
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
2 answers
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answer 1
It has been fine for me in NYC. I wouldn't wear this if I were, say, playing tennis outside or at a each, but I think it would be more than fine for ordinary, everyday use. It has been for me!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
HarlemJPN
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I use this in the Boston summers and feel it works for a regular hot day. I would not choose this for an outdoor sweaty workout.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
okayj
(Boston, MA)
Question
Do you apply this before or after moisturizer? It's a serum (which would be applied before moisturizer and an SPF which would be applied after...)
asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
JessicaDeFabio
(Long Island, NY)
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
2 answers
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answer 1
Hello! Our City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 is a milky serum and actually acts as more of a moisturizer. I would suggest this as your first step in your skincare routine to ensure super broad spectrum protection (UVA, UBA + IRA), and it also acts as an amazing primer for the rest of your routine!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
supergoop
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
I use this first on my freshly washed face
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
2busy2think
(Bradenton FL)
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Is this sweat resistent?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
mudcatmom
on City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
2 answers
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answer 1
For me, it definitely has been sweat-resistant. I haven't noticed it running into my eyes from my sweaty forehead after schlepping around NYC .
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
HarlemJPN
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I've worn it at the gym and it doesn't sweat off in any noticeable way, but I don't know how effective it is after sweating. I usually re-apply after exercise to be safe.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
GingerSnap90
(San Francisco, CA)
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