Ultra Veil Facial Sunscreen

2.4 fl oz - 70 ml
Ultra Veil® is an incredibly elegant Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ facial sunscreen fluid rich in antioxidants and multi-functional botanical extracts.
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Key Ingredients

Six Botanical Extracts

antioxidants – help limit inflammation and cellular damage.

Four Physical and Chemical Sunscreens

provide durable broad spectrum sun protection.

Finely Processed Pure Mica

Mica is a silicate mineral that reflects light. It is a major component of mineral makeup and is also found in certain skin care formulations where it helps impart a silky feel. Mica is translucent on the skin and, depending upon how it is milled, can impart brilliance and shimmer with a sheer look and smooth texture.

helps provide a wondrously elegant finish.

Full Ingredients List

Click any ingredient to learn the relevant unique benefits

  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate 7%

    Octyl methoxycinnamate- also known as octinoxate and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate- is the most popular sunscreen chemical worldwide. Concentrations of 2.0 to 7.5% are FDA approved for sunscreen. This ingredient's excellent UV absorption capability, good safety profile, broad solubility in oils, insolubility in water, and rare photo-allergy make it an almost perfect sunscreen chemical. It is derived from Peruvian balsam, cocoa leaves, cinnamon leaves, and storax and is noncomedogenic.

  • Titanium Dioxide 5.4%

    Titanium dioxide is an FDA approved physical sunscreen ingredient. It remains on the skin surface, scatters UV light, and is often used in conjunction with other sunscreen chemicals to boost SPF values, thus enhancing overall product attractiveness. The finer the particle size of titanium dioxide, the less obtrusive and whitish the product will appear. Many authorities believe that titanium dioxide in an ideal UVA/UVB protection component given its chemical, cosmetic, and physical characteristics. Titanium dioxide also serves as a white pigment and opacifier in skin care products and cosmetics.

  • Octyl Salicylate 5%

    Octyl salicylate, or 2-ethylhexyl salicylate, is an organic compound used as a sunscreen ingredient to absorb UVB (ultraviolet) rays from the sun. It is a colorless oily liquid with a slight floral odor formed by esterification of salicylic acid with 2-ethylhexanol. The salicylate portion of the molecule absorbs ultraviolet light, protecting skin from the harmful effects of exposure to sunlight. The ethylhexanol portion is a fatty alcohol, adding emollient and oil-like (water resistant) properties.

  • Zinc Oxide 3%

    Zinc oxide is a very effective, non-toxic, and non-irritating mineral sunscreen ingredient with broad spectrum UV blocking ability. When applied as a component of an optimized sunscreen formulation, micronized zinc oxide may appear transparent.

  • Cyclomethicone

    Cyclomethicone is a silicone-based cyclic compound that provides a silky smooth feel to skin care products and aids the delivery of active ingredients and fragrance in skin care formulations. It is also considered a non-comedogenic emollient.

  • water

    Water is a fundamental ingredient for skin care products and life itself. Amarte products contain spring water sourced from a Korean nature preserve.

  • Cyclohexasiloxane

    Cyclohexasiloxane is a lightweight silicone fluid that provide lubricity and helps refine the delivery and finish of topical preparations.

  • Butylene glycol

    Butylene glycol is a solvent with good antimicrobial action that promotes synergystic preservative function. It also serves as a humectant, viscosity controller, and aroma refiner.

  • alcohol

    Alcohol is a viscosity decreasing agent with antifoaming and antimicrobial properties. In topical sprays and liquids it serves to enhance product delivery with subsequent evaporation. Low alcohol concentrations (under 15 - 20%) are generally not irritating. The maximum alcohol concentration in Amarte products is substantially less than 10%

  • Silica

    Silica is a mineral most commonly found in nature as quartz. It serves multiple purposes in skin care products and has excellent anti-caking properties that help create uniform particle suspension within certain formulations.

  • Mica

    Mica is a silicate mineral that reflects light. It is a major component of mineral makeup and is also found in certain skin care formulations where it helps impart a silky feel. Mica is translucent on the skin and, depending upon how it is milled, can impart brilliance and shimmer with a sheer look and smooth texture.

  • Cyclohexasiloxane

    Cyclohexasiloxane is a lightweight silicone fluid that provide lubricity and helps refine the delivery and finish of topical preparations.

  • PEG-10 dimethicone

    PEG-10 dimethicone is a polyethylene glycol derivative of dimethicone. It is one of the sophisticated newer generation emulsifiers that provide better skin feel.

  • Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone

    Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone is a skin conditioner and emulsifier comprised of an alkyl silicone polyether specifically engineered to provide the low hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) necessary to produce water in oil emulsions.

  • Sorbitan sesquioleate

    Sorbitan sesquioleate is a widely used emulsifying agent and surfactant synthesized from oleic acid and sorbitol.

  • Hexyl laurate

    Hexyl laurate is the ester of hexyl alcohol and lauric acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. It is used as an emulsifier.

  • Dimethicone

    Dimethicone is an inert, non-toxic silicone oil that serves as a skin protectant, provides lubricity and is very useful in reducing greasiness while improving water-resistance in SPF formulations.

  • Caviar extract

    Caviar extract is prepared from sturgeon roe and used in products for oily and mature dehydrated skins requiring revitalization. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and boasts a high content of multiple vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E. Caviar extract also contains minerals such as cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, silicium, and zinc, as well as multiple essential and sulfured amino acids, including glutamic acid, glycine, methionine, lysine, arginine, histidine, and aspartic acid.

  • Ginkgo biloba nut extract

    Ginkgo biloba nut extract is found exclusively in Amarte Skin Care products. Ginkgo fruit has a unique odor and is resistant to smoke, disease, and insects. Derived from the fruit of the Ginkgo nut utilizing Amarte's patented machinery and methods, this extract is derived from the portion of the Ginkgo tree believed to be richest in active ingredients. Ginkgo biloba nut extract has antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory properties. It appears to aid fibroblast production of collagen and elastin and exerts protective effects on vascular walls. Its beneficial properties are attributed to various flavonoids, including quercetin, kaemphferol, and ginkgetin. Its key constituents also include ginkgolide and bilobalide, catechin, tannin, and luteolin.

  • Phellinus linteus extract

    Phellinus linteus extract is derived from a medicinal mushroom used in Korea for centuries to treat various ailments. Harvard University and other researchers have recently reported it to be a promising anti-cancer agent. It possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been recently shown to provided benefit for those with eczema.

  • Sodium hyaluronate

    Sodium hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, able to bind 1800 times its own weight in water, and serves as a moisturizer, thickener, and emulsifier.

  • Elemental sulfur

    Elemental sulfur is a periodic table element that is an essential part of all living organisms. A broad spectrum antimicrobial with unique anti-inflammatory and exfoliative properties, purified elemental sulfur is very effective in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. A multi-tasker, this element is also a skin brightener that helps decrease sebum production. Amarte uses two nanometer diameter pure sulfur particles to create revolutionary efficacy and cosmetic elegance.

  • Aspalathus linearis extract

    Aspalathus linearis extract is derived from antioxidant and phenolic compound rich leaves of a broom-like red bush from South Africa. Often called rooibos, this plant’s leaf extract contains quercetin and luteolin which are reported to have anti-cancer properties.

  • Potentilla erecta

    Potentilla erecta root extract, also known as tormentil or bloodroot, is a herbaceous perennial member of the rose family that is rich in polyphenols. Tormentil has anti-inflammatory properties and four times the antioxidant efficacy of Vitamin E. It appears to exert beneficial effects on dermal collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycan levels and promote cutaneous micro-circulation stability.

  • Scutellaria baicalensis root extract

  • Human oligopeptide-1

  • Thymus serpyllum extract

    Thymus serpyllum (wild thyme) extract has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties and is rich in thymol and other aromatic compounds. Recent studies indicate wild thyme extract may have anticancer properties.

  • Stearic acid

    Stearic acid is a white, waxy, natural fatty acid found in many vegetable fats. Found in a large percentage of cosmetic creams, it serves as an emulsifier and thickening agent that adds pearlescence to the product finish.

  • Alumina

    Alumina is also known as aluminum oxide. It is an inorganic mineral oxide that does not penetrate the skin. It helps thicken skin care formulations and prevent caking.

  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane

    Triethoxycaprylylsilane is a non-ionic silicone surfactant. It has excellent dispersing, adsorption and lubricating characteristics.

  • Stearalkonium hectorite

    Stearalkonium hectorite is a fine creamy powder produced from the naturally occurring white clay mineral hectorite. It functions as a suspending agent, facilitating the dispersion of solids in liquids.

  • Disodium EDTA

    Disodium EDTA, or disodium ethylenediamine tetraacetate, serves as a preservative and product stabilizer by binding metal ions. It also aids in the topical penetration of active ingredients.

  • Fragrance

    Fragrance refers to compounds added to a cosmetic formulation to impart a pleasant aroma and achieve subtly communicated market positioning messages. Fragrance is known to influence consumers' performance assessment of otherwise identical skin care products. On some ingredient labels it may be unclear if the fragrance is natural or synthetic - a known fragrance or a proprietary blend. Terminology such as 'plant extracts' indicates extracts used for therapeutic purposes and/or fragrancing. Amarté products incorporate multiple botanical extracts for fragrance to simultaneously achieve therapeutic benefits while respecting consumers' natural preferences and desire to avoid increased skin sensitivity.

Why, When, How

Provides the highest level of FDA recognized sun protection in a supremely elegant formulation. Shake well and apply to face, neck and décolleté before sun exposure. Reapply as needed, especially after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating.

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FAQs

  • Are Ultra Veil Sunscreen and Natural Finish BB Cream fully compatible?

    Ultra Veil and Natural Finish BB go very well together. Ultra Veil works exceptionally well under Natural Finish BB Cream for extra protection. The two products also provide a harmonious look when applied individually to adjacent/contiguous areas.

  • Do the extracts in Ultra Veil help prevent skin cancer?

    No. The plant extracts in Ultra Veil have not been shown to prevent skin cancer. It is interesting to note, however, that four extracts in Ultra Veil (Phellinus linteus, Scutellaria baicalensis, Thymus serpyllum, andAspalathus linearis) are considered to have possible anti-cancer properties. Even more intriguing, data from a 2007 Korean university study suggests that Scutellaria baicalensis may have the potential to inhibit development of skin cancer. Nevertheless, there is no concrete clinical evidence at this time that the extracts in Ultra Veil prevent skin cancer and Amarte does not make this claim. While this concept is an intriguing theoretical possibility, Amarte wishes to be perfectly clear in stating that the extracts in Ultra Veil have not been clinically proven to prevent skin cancer and are not intended to further reduce the risk of skin cancer that users can reasonably expect when applying Ultra Veil per FDA guidelines.

  • Does Ultra Veil cause a grey discoloration when applied to those with darker skin?

    Ultra Veil has been tested on the forearms of people with Fitzpatrick Type VI skin. It does not produce visible residue, opacification, or tonal change.

  • How is Ultra Veil's 40 minute water resistance claim verified?

    The water-resistance component of Ultra Veil's SPF testing consisted of alternating water-immersion and drying procedures performed by an independent laboratory on ten human subjects. Per FDA guidelines, the water-immersion procedure begins at least 15 minutes after sunscreen application and immediately after obtaining an initial SPF reading. Subjects are immersed in water to cover the test area for 20 minutes. Immersion is followed by a 15-minute drying period. Then subjects are immersed again for 20 minutes followed by another 15-minute drying period. After these two sequential 20 minute immersions, repeat SPF testing is performed. This sequence must be performed to substantiate a “water-resistant (40 minutes)” claim and the SPF result on the product label must be from test results taken after water immersion. Ultra Veil's SPF 50+ water resistant (40 minutes) label reflects the results of these tests.

  • How is Ultra Veil's SPF 50+ value determined?

    Ultra Veil's SPF determination is based on human testing as mandated by the FDA. For the record, Amarte is cruelty free and never performs animal testing. Ultra Veil was tested at an independent laboratory on ten subjects (nine women and one man) with Fitzpatrick Skin Types II and III. Every human subject on which Ultra Veil was tested demonstrated at least an SPF 50 rating both initially and after 40 minutes of water immersion.

  • Is the yellow color of Ultra Veil fluid natural or artificial?

    Ultra Veil fluid's interesting yellow color is 100% natural and harmonizes with the outer box color. Ultra Veil absorbs completely, of course, producing no perceptible color shift or opacity even on the darkest skin types.

  • New sunscreen ingredients may be approved by the US FDA soon. Will Ultra Veil be as cosmetically elegant and effective as future products containing these yet-to-be FDA approved ingredients?

    Amarte prides itself in creating the most elegant and effective products and we believe that Ultra Veil has set a durable standard for sunscreen elegance and efficacy. In our pre-launch testing of Ultra Veil, we performed a small head to head comparison with the leading grey-market French Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen containing a patented non-US ingredient. Ultra Veil was judged by all participants to be functionally and aesthetically superior to this famous 'leading' French product. While these are not scientific study results, they suggest that Ultra Veil will remain one of the very best sunscreens available even as products containing yet-to-be-FDA-approved sunscreen ingredients come to market. After all, Ultra Veil has set the bar for sunscreen function and elegance extremely high by all objective measures.

  • Ultra Veil is Broad Spectrum rated. What does that mean?

    SPF values relate mainly to the ability of products to block UVB, not UVA. To be classified as broad spectrum, at least 10% of a sunscreen's total ultraviolet light (UV) screening must occur within the UVA spectrum - at or above the 'critical' 370 nanometer UV wavelength. A Broad Spectrum rating indicates that a product provides UVA screening benefits proportional to the UVB-linked SPF rating.

  • Ultra Veil is considered Broad Spectrum. What is the science behind this determination and classification?

    Ultra Veil's broad spectrum classification has been confirmed by performing the critical wavelength test as mandated by the FDA. This test is performed in vitro by a private laboratory with the Labsphere UVA/UVB Sample Analyzer, Model UV-2000S with a xenon flash lamp. During the test, the absorbance of a thin film of Ultra Veil is integrated (summed) from 290 nm across the UV wavelengths until the sum reaches 90% of Ultra Veil's total absorbance in the ultraviolet region (290-400 nm). The wavelength at which the summed absorbance reaches 90% of total absorbance is defined as the 'critical wavelength' and is considered to be a measure of the breadth of sunscreen protection. Ultra Veil is classified as 'broad spectrum' because it has a critical wavelength of at least 370 nm and thus a significant part of its ultraviolet absorbance is in the UVA band.

  • What does SPF 50+ mean? Why isn't there an exact number?

    The US FDA has instructed that sunscreens with SPF values greater than 50 be labeled SPF 50+ rather than with an actual SPF number. The FDA reasons that the real-world differences in protection from products with SPF's higher than 50 are negligible. There is a concern that promoting the display of defined SPF numbers over 50 may result in misleading marketing messages and not be in the best interest of consumers. Ultra Veil’s human-tested SPF value is significantly higher than 50 but, in keeping with the FDA's wishes, Ultra Veil's label only lists SPF 50+.

  • Why are there six plant extracts in Ultra Veil?

    The six plant extracts in Ultra Veil have been included with the intent of creating a uniquely beneficial and protective product. The generally recognized properties of each extract are summarized on the ingredient hyperlinks present on the Ultra Veil Ingredients tab. Scientific studies have shown that these six extracts have antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory properties. Four of them also possess potential anti-cancer properties that continue to be scientifically studied.

  • Will Amarte incorporate any sunscreen ingredients awaiting FDA approval into Ultra Veil once approved?

    Amarte selectively incorporates the best breakthroughs in skin care technology into its products. As new ingredients for sunscreen formulation become available, Amarte will conduct formulation research and development with an eye towards delivering ongoing value and innovation to the marketplace. However, given the exceptional characteristics of the current Ultra Veil formulation, it is likely that any future sunscreen products from Amarte will complement rather than replace it.

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Acacia collagen (ActivExtract®)

Acacia collagen is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless dried extract from the stem of the acacia tree grown in Africa, the Near East, India, and the southern United States. Widely used for over 4,000 years as a soothing and anti-inflammatory agent and a product thickening agent, Acacia collagen dissolves rapidly in water and is typically included in products recommended for dry, sensitive or delicate skin.