Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for Face & Body
Suitable for all Skin Types Hybrid Formula
Hybrid Blend of Sun Filters Absorbs and Reflects the Sun’s Damaging Rays
Introducing CeraVe's first-ever mineral/chemical hybrid sunscreen for use on the face and body. Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 combines mineral and chemical sun filters to help effectively reflect and absorb the sun's damaging rays. Our hybrid sunscreen formula blends zinc oxide with chemical sun filters, providing the benefits of a mineral sunscreen with the cosmetic elegance often found in chemical sunscreens. This multi-benefit sunscreen helps protect you from the sun's harmful rays while also delivering instant hydration that lasts all day long.
Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen’s ultra-lightweight fluid formula goes on white to guide an even application, and is absorbed within seconds for a non-greasy finish. This hydrating sunscreen formula leaves skin feeling comfortable, velvety-soft, and smooth to the touch. When used on the face, it helps prime skin for makeup, creating an even base for application. Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen does not pill and will not transfer onto clothes, run into your eyes, or move when you sweat—allowing you to enjoy your time in the sun.
Homosalate 6% ................................................................... Sunscreen
Octisalate 5% ...................................................................... Sunscreen
Octocrylene 5% ................................................................... Sunscreen
Zinc oxide 7%...................................................................... Sunscreen
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: water, glycerin, coco-caprylate/caprate, propanediol, butyloctyl salicylate, C12-22 alkyl acrylate/hydroxyethylacrylate copolymer,
niacinamide, ethylhexyl methoxycrylene, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax,
steareth-20, ceramide NP, ceramide AP, ceramide EOP, sorbitan
isostearate, carbomer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, cetearyl alcohol,
behentrimonium methosulfate, triethyl citrate, sodium lauroyl lactylate,
sodium hyaluronate, cholesterol, chlorphenesin, hydroxyacetophenone,
hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, citric
acid, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol, trisodium
ethylenediamine disuccinate, diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate,
xanthan gum, phytosphingosine, polyhydroxystearic acid, polysorbate
60, benzoic acid
Please be aware that ingredient lists for the products of our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on your product package for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable to your personal use.
- Broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen: Helps protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays
- Chemical and mineral sun filters: Help absorb and reflect the sun’s damaging rays
- Lightweight, non-comedogenic formula: Won’t clog pores
- Niacinamide: Helps calm skin
- Formulated with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II), moisturizing hyaluronic acid, and MVE Technology
- Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin
- Allergy-tested, paraben-free, and fragrance-free
- Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes
- Provides 24-hour hydration
- Non-greasy finish
- Apply CeraVe Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
- Reapply at least every two hours, immediately after towel drying, and after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.
- Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen is suitable for teen & adult use, only.
- For Face: Dispense one line of product on two separate fingers. Blend until fully absorbed.
- For Body: Apply 1 ounce, approximately the size of a golf ball. Blend until fully absorbed.
- All sunscreens should be applied liberally for sun protection. It’s essential to use any sunscreen product as directed.
- Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures, including:
- Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
Product Features & Benefits
Chemical & Mineral Sun FiltersHybrid Blend of Sun Filters Absorbs and Reflects the Sun’s Damaging Rays
Non-Greasy FeelSkin feels clean and fresh after use
Non-ComedogenicWon't clog pores
With mineral and chemical sunscreen ingredients, it offers the perfect blend of sun protection and absorbability. The thin formulation makes for easy spreadability, and it absorbs quickly without leaving a white cast or greasy feel. Having both organic and physical filters even make this sunscreen suitable for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin.
Why do I need sunscreen?
As your body's largest organ, your skin needs care and protection just as much as any other part of your body. That’s why sun protection is a crucial step in any skincare routine for healthy-looking skin. Everyone should wear broad spectrum sunscreen daily, regardless of gender, age, or skin tone. Proper sun protection can help minimize the risk of skin cancer and premature signs of skin aging caused by the sun’s harmful rays, when used as directed and combined with other protection measures. Including a hydrating sunscreen in your skincare routine can help ensure that your skin is protected and also remains hydrated and healthy-looking.
What is mineral sunscreen?
Mineral sunscreen filters (sometimes called physical sunscreen filters) are made from naturally-occurring minerals, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. They work by creating a physical barrier between your skin and the sun’s rays. This helps block and scatter harmful UVA and UVB rays before they penetrate your skin. Mineral sunscreens are generally considered to be gentler on your skin, which is why they tend to be used in baby sunscreens and preferred by people with dry skin, sensitive skin, and eczema.
What is chemical sunscreen?
Chemical sunscreens are made using ingredients that act like a sponge on your skin’s surface—helping to absorb harmful rays and release them as heat. The most common active ingredients in chemical sunscreens include avobenzone, oxybenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. Chemical sunscreens typically have a cosmetic elegance and non-chalky finish that make them less likely to leave a white residue than some mineral sunscreens.
What is a hybrid sunscreen?
Hybrid sunscreens are made using both mineral (physical) and chemical sun filters. By combining the both types of UV filters, hybrid sunscreens can offer the benefits of a mineral sunscreen with the cosmetic elegance of a chemical sunscreen. These sunscreens have a lightweight formula that rubs in easily on most skin tones. Hybrid formulas also offer a gentle, versatile, non-greasy sunscreen option that’s suitable for most skin types.
How much sunscreen should I apply to my face and body?
CeraVe's Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 can be applied on both your face and body. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it’s best to apply roughly two tablespoons of sunscreen—about the equivalent of one shot glass—to any exposed areas on your face and body.1 For your face alone, apply approximately a nickel-sized amount of sunscreen. If you’re using a sunscreen stick or spray, it’s recommended to apply liberally until you can see a visible sheen on your skin. Always follow the directions on the product packaging to see how much sunscreen body lotion or face lotion to apply and how often to reapply.
Do I need to reapply hybrid sunscreen?
Yes. Just like chemical and mineral sunscreens, hybrid sunscreen formulas must also be reapplied regularly in order to be fully effective. We recommend applying our Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you’re swimming or sweating, reapply every 80 minutes. Otherwise, reapply at least every two hours when spending time outdoors.
Can I use less of this hybrid formula than other sunscreens?
Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen is an ultra-light hydrating sunscreen formula that goes on white to help guide an even and proper application. Despite its lightweight, easy-to-spread formula, this hybrid sunscreen should always be applied per the product label and expert guidelines.
Can I use this sunscreen every day, even if I’m not going to the beach?
Absolutely. Sunscreen should be a part of your daily face and body care routines to help protect against harmful UVA/UVB rays. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends applying a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher every single day, even on cloudy days, along with other protective measures (like wearing a hat and staying in the shade).2
Is CeraVe Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen water resistant?
Yes, CeraVe Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Always remember to reapply this product after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating.
Can I use this hybrid sunscreen if I have sensitive skin?
Our Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen is developed with dermatologists and suitable for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Will this sunscreen clog my pores if I have acne-prone skin?
This product is non-comedogenic (meaning it won't clog pores) and is deemed suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone skin.
Should I use CeraVe’s Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen or Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen?
Both CeraVe sunscreens provide effective protection from the sun's harmful rays while delivering hydration to the skin. We recommend using Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen if you prefer a face or body sunscreen that is 100% mineral, meaning that there are no chemical sun filters used. For a sunscreen with a mineral filter that also provides the cosmetic elegance commonly found in chemical sunscreens, we suggest using CeraVe Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen. Additionally, we recommend our Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen if you’re looking for a water resistant product that can be used on both your face and body.
What’s the difference between CeraVe’s Hydrating Mineral Sheer Tint and Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen?
CeraVe's Hydrating Mineral Sheer Tint is a 100% mineral face sunscreen with a universal tint. Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen is our first-ever hybrid sunscreen formula created for use on both the face and body. For a facial sunscreen that will provide a natural, healthy-looking glow, we suggest trying our Hydrating Mineral Sheer Tint. Or, if you’re looking for a water-resistant hybrid sunscreen that can be used on both the face and body, we recommend trying our new Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen.
What is zinc oxide?
Zinc oxide is a physical sunscreen ingredient that can help protect your skin against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. It works by forming a physical barrier to UV light and reflecting the sun's rays away from the skin. Zinc oxide is often used in both face and body sunscreen formulas to suit all skin types, including sensitive skin.
- “Photoaging: What You Need to Know About the Other Kind of Aging.” Skin Cancer Foundation, 2022.
- “Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10 Sept. 2021.