Urban Skin Rx®, an unparalleled line of clinical skincare products, was developed by Rachel Roff, a highly successful Licensed Aesthetician. In 2006 Rachel opened her own medical spa, in Charlotte, NC, and it quickly became the leading medical spa and laser center for treating melanin-rich skin. Through her experience working on clients, Rachel learned which ingredients and formulations most effectively improved common conditions in skin of color, including hyperpigmentation and melasma. Recognizing the wide unmet need for products to address the concerns of diverse skin tones, Rachel founded Urban Skin Rx® in 2010. Urban Skin Rx® and Pro Strength™ collections include effective, targeted solutions with scientifically researched ingredients to help reduce the appearance of dark marks and uneven skin tone. The brand also offers additional products that smooth texture, reduce the visible signs of aging and fight acne and dry skin. Urban Skin Rx® is sold online at urbanskinrx.com and at Target, Ulta, Walmart, Walgreens, Amazon, CVS, QVC.com, HSN.com and Dermstore.com. In 2020, the brand launched its first international distribution in Nigeria.
Providing inclusive clinical skincare products that use quality ingredients and deliver real results has always been our priority. For this reason our products are formulated without unnecessary, problematic or harmful ingredients, including the following:
- Mineral Oil
- NPEs (Nonylphenol Ethoxylates)
- Mercury and mercury compounds
- Perfluorinated compounds
- Plastic microbeads
USRx® is also committed to increasing the sustainability of our packaging. In the near future, 100% of our packaging will contain post-consumer recycled plastic, sugarcane or recycled material.
What is it?
If you have oily skin, the thought of wearing sunscreen may make you cringe. Will it be heavy, greasy or worst of all, leave a layer of white residue that could cause a breakout? We feel ya! That’s why we developed ShineBlock™ Oil Control Mineral Moisturizer. It’s a lightweight, double duty moisturizer and 100% mineral-active sunscreen that shields skin from harmful UVA/UVB damage to protect your glow! The oil-absorbing formula also contains Camphor Bark to reduce the appearance of inflammation and irritated skin, and Safflower Extract to soften and soothe skin without clogging pores. And it leaves a velvety matte finish, a must for oily and acne-prone skin.
Let’s be real. Skin cancer does not discriminate and the fact is melanoma is more deadly among people of color because it’s often not diagnosed until the later stages. We can’t stress this enough. Everyone, no matter your skin tone, needs to use sunscreen every day, 365 days a year!
Mineral sunscreens prevent UV rays from penetrating the skin and tend to be less irritating than chemical sunscreens, making them especially good if your skin is sensitive or acne-prone, or if you struggle with hyperpigmentation and melasma.
But mineral sunscreens have been known to go on thick and leave a white or purple cast… until now. Formulated with our SheerGenius™ Technology, ShineBlock™ provides 100% mineral-active broad spectrum sun protection for all skin tones. Zinc Oxide is broken down to the finest particles, which makes it virtually impossible to see. The formula is “non nano,” meaning the particles are not small enough to penetrate the skin, which is considered to be better for your body.
An SPF should always be the last step in your daily skin care routine. And make sure you apply it correctly! Apply at least a quarter size amount to your face and neck a minimum of 15 minutes before sun exposure. Don't forget your ears and hairline too! For the sheerest results, rub the product in thoroughly and wait 3-5 minutes for full absorption. Be sure to reapply every 2 hours.
Now you’re ready to shine... without being shiny!
Aesthetician Tip: ShineBlock™ not only does double duty as a moisturizer and SPF, it also makes a great “primer” before applying makeup so you can reduce the number of products you apply.
1.7 fl oz
Who Should Use
If you have oily, blemish-prone skin and are looking for daily mineral-active sun protection that is mattifying and goes on sheer, this is for you!
How It Looks/Smells/Feels
This lightweight white cream provides a velvety, matte finish and has a light, subtle peppermint scent.
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How To Use
This sunscreen is the perfect last step to your morning routine! Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.Warning Details
For external use only.
Do not use on damaged or broken skin.
When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with warm water to remove.
Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control center right away.
Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor.
Safflower Seed Oil
- 100% mineral-active protection from harmful UVB/UVA rays
- Sheer protection for diverse skin tones
- Ideal for oily and blemish-prone skin
- Mattifying formula absorbs excess oil and controls shine
- Hydrates, tones and fights against free radical damage
- Acne-friendly formula softens and soothes skin without clogging pores
- Shields acne scars from damaging UV rays
- Reduces the appearance of inflammation and irritated skin
- Helps prevent visible signs of aging, uneven skin tone and enlarged pores
- Peppermint Oil cools inflamed skin
What does “non nano” formula mean?
ShineBlock™ is formulated with finely milled Zinc Oxide so when the formula is applied, it sits on top of the skin. The particles are “non nano”, meaning they are not small enough to penetrate the skin, which is considered to be better for your body.
Is this a sunscreen or moisturizer or is it both?
This dual-purpose formula provides lightweight hydration and broad-spectrum SPF in one!
Why is this formula sheer?
Our SheerGenius™ Technology uses finely milled Zinc Oxide to create a sunscreen that provides 100% mineral-active protection without the density of traditional mineral sunscreens. It took 10 years and over 300 formulas/samples for us to perfect this formulation. We were committed to not settling and pushed the boundaries to make a product that worked for the entire spectrum of skin tones, from the fairest to the richest.
Should I wear sunscreen or SPF daily?
Yes! SPF or sunscreen should be applied every morning as the final step in your skincare routine and before sun exposure. No matter your skin tone, everyone’s skin needs to be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays even when it’s cloudy. Not to mention, a daily SPF can also protect your skin from the visible signs of aging and hyperpigmentation.
It’s also important to note that if you’re using corrective skincare products that contain AHAs or Retinol, your skin could be more sensitive to sun exposure. As a result, you should make sure you’re applying an SPF when using such products.
What is the difference between chemical and physical (mineral) SPFs?
Chemical: May include - Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate and Octinoxate Physical: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
How They Protect the Skin
Chemical: Neutralize UV rays before they can damage the skin. Ingredients are absorbed by top layers of the skin to filter the UVB/UVA rays and convert them into heat, neutralizing them.
Physical: Reflect UV rays. Ingredients form a barrier on the surface of the skin that helps reflect UV rays away from the skin.
Chemical: Depending on the formulation, chemical sunscreens may be easier to rub into the skin and less likely to leave a white cast. Tend to be better for water & sweat resistance. Tend to be thinner and easier to spread.
Physical: Depending on the formulation, mineral sunscreens may be thicker and difficult to fully blend into the skin, leaving a white cast. Tend to be less irritating and better for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Last longer when in direct UV light, but not when wet or sweating.
Are your products tested on animals?
No. We take pride in being a cruelty-free company!
If I took your Skin Quiz and this product wasn't suggested, does that mean that I shouldn’t use it?
While our product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed. If you feel this product could be right for you, we encourage you to try it! Of course, if you have any questions, please contact us and we would be happy to provide expert advice.
I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?
Schedule a free one-on-one virtual consultation with our in-house team of even tone experts and licensed aestheticians! Or contact us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!
ShineBlock™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
Mattifying broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen for oily skin$21.00
WHY YOU NEED IT
Looking for a mattifying moisturizer that also offers mineral sun protection for your oily, blemish-prone skin? Meet ShineBlock™ Oil Control Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30. This lightweight, non nano sunscreen and moisturizer absorbs excess oil and controls shine for a sheer matte finish. And it’s Oprah approved, having won an O Daily Award!