Health Facts: Sulfate-Free, Phthalate-Free, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate-Free, Contains Vitamin E, No Fragrance Added, Nonylphenol Ethoxylate Free, Butylparaben-Free, Formaldehyde Donor-Free, FD and C Color Free, Petroleum-Free, Talcum-Free, Dye-Free, Propylparaben-Free, Vegan, Aluminum-Free, Non-Toxic, Paraben-Free, Formaldehyde-Free
Capacity (Volume): 1.7 fl oz (US)
Product Warning: Eye irritant, skin irritant
Beauty Purpose: Sun Protection
Recommended Skin Type: Combination, Mature
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-0438
Origin: Made in the USA
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An Update From Versed (April 2021): Recently, some of our community members have reached out with feedback regarding graininess and, in some rare cases, irritation while using certain batches of Guards Up SPF. We have launched an in-depth investigation, including new third-party testing, as well as quality and process audits on each batch produced. All product tested did perform to SPF 35 standards, however we have identified certain batches that do not meet our high expectations for texture and experience.
To address this issue in full, we're working with our manufacturer and an independent chemist to implement stricter protocols and testing on every batch, and we will be offering full refunds for returned Guards Up SPF with proof of purchase.
Please use the return instructions on Target.com or return it to one of Target’s stores. If you are currently using a Guards Up SPF without experiencing any issues, you're welcome to continue doing so.
The trust of you, our community, is the most valuable thing we have. To our community members who reached out with feedback, we thank you for holding us accountable to our values. To all community members, we thank you for being a part of our mission to make clean skincare for everyone and will continue to work to earn your support with each decision we make.
What It Is: A mineral SPF 35 with lightweight moisture that provides invisible, three-way protection against the elements—electronic pollution (like screen time), environmental pollution, and of course, the sun. Its oil-free formula with a creamy texture has a natural finish—not too dewy, not too matte—and never leaves a white cast on any skin tone. 15.2% non-nano zinc oxide (the safest SPF active available for our bodies and our oceans) works at the skin’s surface to physically prevent UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. All the while, antioxidants fight off environmental and blue light damage for 360 protection and all the anti-aging benefits that come along with it. It’s broad-spectrum sun protection for your everyday life. Yes, every day—rain or shine, outdoors and in.
How to Recycle: Remove the cap and throw it away in the trash. Cut the tube open (but not in half!), remove any excess product, rinse, and toss in the recycling bin.*
*Before you toss anything in your recycling bin, check if the local recycling curbside program for your zip code accepts plastic items that look like our packaging.
Your clear choice for clean. Details, by category: • Beauty, Personal Care & Cleaning - formulated without Phthalates, Propyl-paraben & Butyl-paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and more. Also, cruelty free and/or not tested on animals. • Feminine Care, Adult Care & Diapers - fragrance free and chlorine free. • Pets - formulated with meat, poultry, or seafood as the first ingredient, and without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Formulated without parabens: A product either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from parabens, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no parabens."
Formulated without sulfates: A product either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain sulfates (not added sulfates); or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no sulfates" or "sulfate-free".
A product has an independent third-party certification on pack or unqualified on-pack marketing claim relating to being cruelty-free and/or not tested on animals.
No Synthetic Fragrance
A product that either makes an on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain synthetic fragrance, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement "no fragrance".
A product that either makes an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that it does not contain dye, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement such as "no dyes" or "dye-free."
A product that carries an unqualified independent, third-party certification, or carries on-pack statement relating to the product being 100% vegan.
Recommended for Combination Skin.
Recommended for Mature Skin.
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