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Art of Skin Care Prime & Protect SPF 40


With a natural SPF of 40, Prime & Protect is the perfect base for your favorite foundation.

Don't use foundation? Try the tinted formula alone to enhance your natural complexion. The tint is perfect for minimizing dark spots for an even skin tone.

For fair to light skin, the untinted is a wonderful option to be worn alone or under your favorite foundation. Medium to deep skin tones will prefer the tinted to avoid a white cast.

Key Benefits

  • Blurs imperfections
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimizes pores
  • Antioxidant protection with vitamin C
  • All day SPF 40 protection
  • 100% acne safe and non-pore clogging
  • Contains the #1 and #2 rated sunscreen filters that help prevent skin aging, sun-induced wrinkles, and loss of firmness

The Lowdown on Dimethicones

What is Dimethicone? Dimethicone is derived from silica, which is sand.

Dimethicones are safe and sustainable.

Dimethicone Myth: Dimethicones worsen skin concerns and suffocate the skin.

Dimethicone Truth: Dimethicone provides many effective beauty benefits including:

  • Improves the skin feel – silky, smooth
  • Soft focus – reduces visibility of wrinkles and other skin imperfections
  • Evens skin texture by spreading the pigment and promoting skin adherence
  • Mattifying – absorbs sebum
  • Lightweight, breathable barrier
  • Conditioning and hydrating – no dryness or flaking
  • Prevents water loss
  • Helps reduce and prevent acne/wound scarring

1.8 oz

Who Will Love It

Those who want a sunscreen that offers a chemical-free flawless finish will love Prime & Protect. It is also popular among those who don't like to use a foundation and prefer the sheer look of a tinted sunscreen. It's gentle enough to use after skin procedures such as peels or laser therapy. We find that this sunscreen stays on well through water activity and active outdoor sports.

Studio Tip

We love to mix Prime & Protect with Illuminare Liquid Mineral Makeup. If your Illuminare is a bit dark for you, choose the non-tinted Prime & Protect. If your Illuminare is a bit light for you, choose the tinted formula.

Recommended Use

Apply 1 pump liberally alone or before applying foundation. May also be mixed with your foundation.

Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating immediately after towel drying at least every 2 hours when exposed to sun.


Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 8%, Zinc Oxide 3.8%

Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lauryl PEG/PPG- 18/18- Hydrogen Dimethicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate

Individual Results May Vary