Activated Sun Protector 100% Mineral Sunscreen for Face & Body SPF 50

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A 100% mineral sunscreen for sensitive skin.

Discontinued product

We regret to inform you that this formula has been discontinued.

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What It Is

A 100% mineral sunscreen for face and body that protects your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Infused with antioxidant protection, this non-comedogenic mineral sunscreen for sensitive skin provides well-rounded protection.

What It’s Good For

  • Helps prevent sun damage with SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection
  • Ultra-lightweight formula smoothes onto skin with a non-greasy texture
  • Non-comedogenic, water-resistant (80 minutes)
  • For all skin types, including sensitive skin
  • Suitable for the whole family

Key Ingredients

How To Apply

How to Use

How To Apply


Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Commitment to Recycling
Rated 4 out of 5 by from leaves white residue but ok for me I accidentally purchased this product. I was trying to buy Activated Sun Protection in the 100ml bottle without the mineral / titanium stuff. The labels look almost exactly alike. I tried it anyway because returning the product was not going to happen for me. Yes, it's oily when you put some into your palm. However, when I put it on my face, it's drier and less sticky than the product I was trying to buy. It does leave a white residue but it turns out ok for me. I am pasty-white, super pale, and burn easily. I ended up liking this product better! With that being said, my wife has brown skin and the white residue side effect is not acceptable.
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this sunscreen when I was in Nordstrom, mainly because it only contained titanium dioxide and I prefer that to zinc oxide for my sensitive skin and because it has a great price point compared to other department store sunscreens. I use it everyday twice a day to prevent aging, the application is a little hard, because it takes some work to get it to blend on my face evenly, but once it's blended it dries completely clear and doesn't leave a ghostly cast like other mineral sunscreens. I also really like how thin the formula is, it makes it so much easier to apply especially to the neck and back of the hands. definitely my new favorite sunscreen!
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from White cast I bought this to protect my face while I run. When putting it on, it is very liquidly ad you have to be careful not to apply too much. It takes a little while to rub in and even so, it leaves my skin looking a bit lighter. This works for me, since I have very light skin, but it might not for darker skin tones. It does work very well as a sunscreen as I have not been burnt while running under the scorching sun,and also does not run off my face, which I appreciate.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from White Face! I go to the beach every chance I get and I have fair skin (I'm a redhead), so I need a really good sunscreen. I love Kiehls' products so I decided to try this. I really wasn't thrilled with how it works. It's so thin and watery that when I tried applying to my skin it went everywhere. Since you can use it on your face, I tried that too and my face was completely white, even when I used a DRIP.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I can't get it off! I have to literally scrape my skin off to remove the dry white layer that sticks every time I use it. I have tattoos, so I am definitely a lot more conscious of this layer than other people may be. I love the texture, wateriness and non-greasy protection but I can only use it occasionally now because of this white layer. I like the product in every other way. If anyone has a recommendation for a different Kiehl's sunscreen that does not do this, please let me know!
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Here Comes The Sun - I Said, It's All Right This product blew me away. I have tried many sun screen products in my lifetime, and none have worked as effectively and throughly as this one. Normally, being very pale, I can burn just by *thinking* about the sun. Give me five minutes and I will turn deeply red and be in big trouble with the unpleasant effects of sun overexposure far more quickly than most people I know. It's awful; days at the beach or by the water or even walking around anywhere without shade are usually very frustrating and concerning experiences for me involving many layers of clothing, frequently feeling overdressed, and constantly looking for shade or else simply accepting I'm going to burn and good to pay for my time outdoors. I have to slather on 50 SPF sunscreens I've used in the past and reapply often; even then, I get far more color and sun-exposure than I'd like. This product, though, is for me nothing short of a miracle. I can apply once, and be out in the sun hours later for a significant amount of time and still see absolutely zero effects from the exposure - no reapplication necessary. I can sit in full sun without worry and have no trouble at all. This is absolutely amazing to me -- I've never experienced this before. I can finally relax and enjoy time outside without fear of paying for it later. It's just incredible. I'm beyond thrilled with it and hope the formula never changes as for me it works perfectly.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feel protected and comfortable. I recently got a sizable second degree burn on my arm and as the skin grows back I was told by my doctor to always use sunscreen on my new skin that is mineral based and white (instead of other colors which means they have dyes that would settle into the new skin). I found this product and am very thrilled. It goes on like a lotion and lasts all day. I don't have to reapply ever so often and my skin feels protected.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Turned Blue! For being a physical sunblock, I understand that this product wont soak in as much as a chemical block; however, I was pleasantly surprised when it nearly soaked into my skin - Amazing! Only thing I didn't like is the slight blueish tint it gave my skin. Looks strange. But great none the less. Not sure I'd put this on my face however. Going to try the Super Fluid Mineral SPF for the face area.
Date published: 2016-04-25
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