I was almost a little shocked, when I first got this foundation, that something so lightweight and light in texture could actually be so effective at doing just what it says - giving the look of perfect skin. It is quick and easy to apply because it blends so beautifully. I dot it around my face and then buff or stipple it in with a brush (because it's so liquid-y, I think putting the foundation directly on the brush or even picking it up from the back of your hand or a makeup palette would waste too much of the product). In Canada, there are no claims about sun protection on this product - not on the packaging or on the tube. But this is such a terrific product that I'm willing to overlook that especially since I have several products - moisturizers and primers - that contain SPF and which I can use before applying this.