Broad Spectrum sunscreen ideal for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin. Natural mineral sunscreens help shield against photodamage and UV exposure. Contains our exclusive UltraCalmingTM Complex with Oat and botanical actives to help minimize discomfort, burning and itching. Sheer formula provides optimal hydration and helps protect and reinforce barrier lipids, which are often compromised in sensitized skin conditions. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.Learn More
Broad Spectrum sunscreen ideal for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin.Learn More
Broad Spectrum sunscreen ideal for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin. Natural mineral sunscreens help shield against photodamage and UV exposure. Contains our exclusive UltraCalming™ Complex with Oat and botanical actives to help minimize discomfort, burning and itching. Sheer formula provides optimal hydration and helps protect and reinforce barrier lipids, which are often compromised in sensitized skin conditions.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
This product is vegetarian, but may contain milk, honey or other animal byproducts.
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
Formulated specifically for sensitized skin using only natural mineral UV protectors (no chemical sunscreens).
Sheer formula hydrates while reinforcing barrier lipids.
Antioxidants and botanical extracts guard against premature aging and irritation.
how to use
Apply evenly and liberally to face, preferably 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Or, mix with your moisturizer or foundation, then apply. For continuous coverage, apply regularly and reapply as needed after swimming and exercise.
Perfect for wearing alone or over your prescribed Dermalogica regimen.
Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.
Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.
Itching, burning, stinging and redness are the obvious signs of sensitive skin. The triggers behind these sensations are less clear: genetics, hormones, stress, chemical assaults, foods and even aggressive skin treatments can intensify skin’s highly reactive state.
The common thread behind irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. When paired with the loss of skin’s protective barrier, skin health is compromised and becomes highly reactive.
how it works
UltraCalming™ contains UltraCalming™ Complex, our exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity.
I have very sensitive skin and I use a lot of Dermalogica products, however this one dried my skin out horribly. My makeup got wrecked because of the product, but much worse than that the dryness and tightness caused by this product was awful. It also gave me acne all over my neck and decollete area.
I tried this product several times with the same results each time.
At first i thought this was great, then it started to leave my skin with big cystic acne/spots and also caused a lot of red & burning. I ended up stopping using it and my skin cleared up eventually.
I use all of the ultra-calming range and have never had an issues before, but having read some of the other comments it seems i'm not the only one whose skin didn't agree with this.
Not what I was expecting
I switched to the Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 (from Oil Free Matte SP30) because I absolutely love all the other products in this line. Unfortunately this isn't a right match for me. The product is super thin and runny which makes it difficult to apply, it makes my face look extremely pasty, it's difficult to apply make-up once applied and it also makes my face (and hands) feel extremely sticky. Unfortunately I will have to switch back to Oil Free Matte.
Tried for 3 months
I wanted to see if it would last the 3 month test to see if this product really would work. And though I didn't see any major reaction at the beginning, I realized that it progressively dried my skin out.
It's quite a sticky texture and though I understand it's a physical sunscreen, it always felt like it would leave a dry layer after application.
I still love dermalogica products and have tried new Dermalogica products that I've been using underneath to solve my skin issues, but I'm convinced the top layer, the super sensitive shield, has been the cause of troublesome skin.
Im very disappointed!
At first, I believed that it was my great choice because I love the smell and it is for super sensitive skin, but as the result, it made my skin more small white pumps and acnes.
Recommended this by approved retailer made my skin feel parched, tight and flaky. Product stuck to the dry areas of my skin.
Very unhappy with the product.
Wakefield United Kingdom
Not my favorite.
I was excited about this product because when I first used it because it smells wonderful and felt really light going on. However this makes my face so oily and is causing breakouts like I'm a teenager again. It's difficult to find balance in skincare products when I have both breakout-prone AND sensitive skin, but this obviously is not helping.
Typical sunscreen- may be calming but still thick and casper- inducing. Fine for true outdoor activities but can't be used under makeup. Why did they take away the anti-redness primer!?
Daily Retin A user
I absolutely love this sunscreen. I have been using prescribed Retin A for the past month and my skin has naturally become more sensitive. I've used every facial SPF Dermalogica has to offer and this one is my favorite. It has a milky consistency. When you first apply it to your face it leaves a white residue (Which I Love!) the white residue let's me know I didn't miss any spots and every inch of my face is completely covered. After about 5 minutes it's completely soaked into my skin and I'm glowing and sun protected! No redness, no irritation! Perfect for those with sensitive skin or Retin A users.
Los Angeles, CA
Hello, is the SPF supposed to be used a moisturizer or do you use as sunscreen with moisturizer on top?
Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 is a moisturizer and sunscreen in one. If your skin requires more moisture please layer Super Sensitive Shield over you moisturizer.
The Dermalogica Team
Hi I would like to know if this SFP30 is safe to use during pregnancy?
I had a look at SFP50 and it contains chemical sunscreen but it doesn't say so for the SPF30
Could you please advise?
Please always check with your doctor.
Has super sensitive shield been discontinued?
It has not been discontinued.
I have been using this product and just got the ultracalming starter kit (cleanser, mist, serum concentrate, water gel) as well. I really like barrier repair because of the smooth finish and have been using it instead of the water gel. I've noticed that when I add this sunscreen in with the other products, my skin seems to react but I'd really like to use sun protection. Can you suggest a regimen with another sunscreen product that would work with ultracalming products or explain why my sensitive skin might be reacting poorly when I use super sensitive shield with the starter kit? Feeling overhwhelmed!!!
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may prefer Sheer Tint or Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30.
I'm sensitive with removal oil, must this product wash off by removal oil?
You can double cleanse at night with Precleanse Balm and Ultra Calming Cleanser for best results.
I have rosecia and want to know if this is a safe product to use.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Only a doctor can treat and diagnose Rosacea. That being said, our Ultra Calming products may help with the symptoms associated with Rosacea. Like redness, irritation, etc.
When I put this on and then try to put makeup on, the makeup does not go on easily. Do I need a moisterizer before I put on makeup? The product is super sensitive shield-spf 30.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Skin Smoothing Cream and Redness Relief Primer SPF 20.
Can I use this product as a sunscreen when I'm at the beach/pool, or will I get better coverage using an actual sunscreen?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30 is for every day use. If you will be in water, I recommend Protection 50 Sport SPF 50. It is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Hello, how should I use this with barrier repair? Before, after or mixed? Thank you.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Barrier Repair at night and Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30 during the day.
Is this product safe to use during pregnancy?
This product does not contain Salicylic Acid or Retinol, so it is safe to use while pregnant. For your reference, there is a full ingredient list on all of the product pages.