Skin Shield SPF 30

$98 50mls

UVA/UVB Defense


Boosts Radiance

Carbon number: 21.37 kgCO₂e/litre
This high-performance broad spectrum mineral sunscreen contains targeted ingredient complexes that protect collagen, impart supercharged hydration, and help to improve skin tone...
Carbon number: 21.37 kgCO₂e/litre

This high-performance broad spectrum mineral sunscreen contains targeted ingredient complexes that protect collagen, impart supercharged hydration, and help to improve skin tone and condition. Engineered with our proprietary Physiology Synchrony Unlock Method™, it’s so much more than just a sunscreen. Harnessing 9 innovative actives including UVA/UVB protecting Zinc Oxide, our signature 72-hour moisture-lock, and a powerful pink algae extract that helps to protect from free radicals and collagen degradation - it truly is a Skin Shield. Boosted absorption greatly reduces the white residue associated with mineral sunscreens, and its silky glide provides the perfect priming for makeup. This innovative formulation has been rigorously tested against international SPF standards.*

*Tested according to the AS/NZS standard 2604 which is based on the International Standards ISO 24443 & ISO 24444.

Please note, this product ships from our New Zealand and UK warehouse. 

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Agree that when using Skin Shield SPF 30 their skin feels resilient and protected after sun exposure


Agree that Skin Shield SPF 30 did not cause any irritation to the skin


Agree that they want to continue purchasing Skin Shield SPF 30

Source: Consumer Survey July 2022. Based on 41 respondents.

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"We love Skin Shield SPF 30, it pampers skin with hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing plant extracts.”

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Application and Routine

Apply liberally to skin every morning as the final step of your skincare routine. Gently warm the crème between your fingers before applying to your face and body.

Apply 20-30 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply every 2 hours to maintain protection, or more frequently after perspiring, swimming, or towelling dry.

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Clinical Testing and Ingredients

Emma Lewisham's Physiology Synchrony Unlock Method™ is our proprietary skin-first formulating philosophy, which blends up to 25 scientific ingredients that are selected for their proven effect on the skin. The true breakthrough happens when these ingredients work in symphony across multiple skin pathways to unlock transformational results.

Our formulations are fundamentally different. Uniquely developed by scientists and physiologists with over 100 years combined experience, our formulas are engineered with up to 25 meticulously chosen ingredients that are individually efficacious, but in combination amplify each other to provide three-dimnesional, next generation results.

The most powerful way to interact with the skin is naturally, therefore we only use natural ingredients, harnessing both bio-identical ingredients found within the skin as well as the specialised, scientifically proven natural plant extracts. These bio-active ingredients work in harmony with the skin to trigger powerful cellular responses that deliver unparalleled results.

While our ingredients are natural, naturally derived and nature identical, we recommend doing a patch test or consulting your medical practitioner before using any new skincare product, particularly if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

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Tested according to the AS/NZS standard 2604 which is based on the International Standards ISO 24443 & ISO 24444.

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Powerful Protection Complex: Our specialised Zinc Oxide is a natural mineral pigment which helps to protect from harmful UVA and UVB rays without leaving white residue on your skin. This UV hero provides robust SPF30 protection that is validated by independent testing on every batch. This is paired with innovative Inula Helenium Extract to reduce damage from blue light and pollution, and pink algae to protect the skin's collagen inventory from UV-induced degradation.

Supercharged Hydration Complex: Next generation hydrating hero Saccharide Isomerate increases the skin’s own production of Hyaluronic Acid, while an advanced Hyaluronic Acid delivers moisture deeply into the skin. Specialised Ceramides enhance the skin barrier to protect and lock hydration, which is proven to persist for up to 72 hours to profoundly lift and smooth this area of delicate skin.

Ingredients List

INGREDIENTS: Coco-caprylate/caprate • Aqua / water/ eau • Zinc oxide • Tapioca starch • Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil • Glycerin • Sorbitan olivate • Tris-biphenyl triazine (nano) • Cera alba • Polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate • Lecithin • Polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate • Achillea millefolium extract • Galactoarabinan • Glyceryl caprylate • Malva sylvestris (Mallow) extract • Polyhydroxystearic acid • Sodium chloride • Melissa officinalis leaf extract • Potassium cetyl phosphate • Isostearic acid • Primula veris extract • Decyl glucoside • Caprylhydroxamic acid • Saccharide isomerate • Dunaliella salina extract • Butylene glycol • Disodium phosphate • Leontopodium alpinum flower/leaf extract • Xanthan gum • Alchemilla vulgaris extract • Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf extract • Veronica officinalis extract • Sodium hyaluronate • Inula helenium extract • Parfum • Benzyl alcohol • Citronellol • Linalool • Geraniol • Eugenol • Benzyl salicylate

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Sustainability and Refills

All Emma Lewisham products are Toitū Climate Positive certified PAS 2050 and are designed to be circular. Through our global circularity programme, ‘Beauty Circle’, we take back all of our used packaging to be refilled or recycled.

Carbon number: 21.37 kgCO₂e/litre.

Repurchasing Skin Shield? By choosing to buy this refill instead of a new jar, you'll reduce your carbon footprint by 68%.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
I am stunned at how much better my skin is and to have a sunscreen I can use is a game changer

My skin has been devasted by eczema for 20 years (went haywire after my pregnancy). I'm also allergic to dairy, wheat, grass, dust, cats etc etc and compositae (10%of all plants including all the ones usually associated with skin care). I have a UV allergy as well. So you can imagine how impossible and expensive it has been to find even a sunblock I can use on top of my glamourous regime of emulsifing ointment (or greasy pig as we call it in my family) and sorbelene.

Cut to last summer when I had the opportunity to try the Skin Shield SPF, I was extremely trepidatious - the wrong product can set me off for weeks. At 59 years old I think I've found a product that works for me! I have spent literally thousands of dollars on my skin over the years, buying and binning products that promise they are gentle, perfect for sensitive skin ra de ra ra only to blow up my face right up.

I am stunned at how much better my skin is and to have a sunscreen I can use is a game changer for me, meaning I can venture out between the usually forbidden outdoor hours of 10am to 4pm. So thank you for the opportunity to try these incredible products. For the change in my skin. I am so deeply grateful.

Best SPF ever!

After just a few days I can say this is the best SPF I've ever used. My skin looks and feels great with or without makeup. So happy I found it. Thanks Emma!

The best sunscreen!

Honestly, the best sunscreen! Very lightweight, smells amazing and does not leave my face with a white film. Highly recommend xx

Love this sunscreen!

Love this SPF! No white cast, does not aggravate my acne prone skin, spreads nicely and sits well under make up.

Loving this product!

Great sunscreen! So hard to find these days - Smells very luxurious , easy to apply, works for southeast asian skin and LOOOOVE the packaging. I wish Emma Lewisham would offer this on their travel kit!

Great for all, even sensitive and acne prone skin!

Lovely sunscreen! Doesn't clog pores and does not irritate my sensitive skin (unlike many other sunscreens I've tried in the past). Applies smooth and even, with any whiteness disappearing within a minute.

Skin Shield is amazing!!

I cannot say enough about skin shield. Living in a hot climate (Australia) and with the hole we have in the ozone layer, it is so important to be protected from the sun at all times. Skin shield is my morning go to before I step outside. It has the most luxurious feel and makes my skin soft, protected and ready to take on the day. I use it all over my face, neck and décolletage. I absolutely love the texture and feeling of protection it provides as well as the beautiful smoothness it gives my skin. I’m in love!!!

Can't wait for a warm day

Can't wait to use this sunscreen when we get some warm weather. If this product is like all others from Emma's range it will be fantastic.

Awesome under makeup, smooth skin

I was reading reviews elsewhere and almost didn't purchase this but I wanted to make MY mind up first. So into Mecca I went and tried it and purchased it then and then. BTW its awesome under makeup.. Thanks Emma I'm a new addict to your products after 58 years of no skincare.

Great physical sunblock

Absolutely love this. This is very moisturising and doesn’t pill under makeup. Primer goes beautifully on top pre foundation although since using all of EL products I don’t wear foundation a lot. Nice matte finish and while it can seem a bit white to start with if you wait 60 secs it always evens out. Smells beautiful as well, like clean linen.