Defense Moisturiser SPF 30
This day cream with SPF 30 brightens, hydrates and protects against pollution and UV rays.
- Skin Type: All skin types
- Concern: Anti-Aging, Dull skin
- Ingredients: Kiwi, Licorice root extract, Argan oil View all
- Routine: Moisturizer AM
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Defense Moisturiser SPF 30
What does it do?
Your daily defence against UV rays, pollution and blue light.
Illuminate, hydrate and protect your skin with Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30. This lightweight day cream features an exclusive Anti Pollution Factor blend with over a dozen plant- and vitamin-powered antioxidants to neutralise the effects of environmental pollutants and blue light. Mineral sun filters protect the skin from UV rays, while an innovative brightening mix – including liquorice and resveratrol – brightens the complexion, improving uneven skin tone and dark spots.
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Light cream for easy application
Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution.
How to use
Apply as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Allow a moment to dry before applying makeup.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.Really wanted to like this product because I saw great reviews about it on youtube and I wanted a moisturising sunscreen for winter but sadly it irritated my skin so much I could not use it.
Customer Care: Hi Karina, thank you for leaving a review of our Defense SPF 30 Moisturizer. I'm sorry that it wasn't a good fit for your skin. Everyone's skin is unique and what might work for one person, does not for others - it can be difficult to say why this irritated your skin. Please reach out to us as we may be able to help you with a return for this product and would love to give you some personalized advice to find a suitable alternative. Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer CareIt works really well for my normal to combo skin. Very lightweight and no white cast at all. The glow is just right. I only use it in winter though. It would be too much glow in summer for me, but it is perfect for the dry months of the city winter. A fave!
Hi BM, thank you for taking the time to let us know that you love our DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer! And what's not to love? This SPF is suitable for all skin types and illuminates, hydrates and protects your skin while brightening the complexion, improving uneven skin tone and dark spots. We're so happy to hear that you enjoy this product and we look forward to welcoming you in our webshop again! Kind regards, Shannon - Paula's Choice Customer Care TeamUnfortunately it is a no for me. I only have a very slight tan to my skin and there is a white cast, and the glow looks like... like I applied a shiny glue? It does not look natural, probably due to the effect of white cast + shine. The texture is not lightweight, I needed to rub it in quite a lot, and it is not moisturising enough for my dry cheeks (I have combination skin). I was hoping for an all-rounder, light enough for my oily parts and moisturising enough for the dry parts of my skin, but that is not this product. Worst of all, I got red patchy flare ups on my cheeks, and my skin burned, I had to immediately discontinue. This is not the first time a Paula's Choice product is causing irritation to my skin, and I never had such issues before, nor do I with any other brands I am then replacing my skincare with. I bought tons of Paula's Choice products at once because of people's lovely reviews and now I have wasted a lot of money and am left with unusable products. So disappointed, and I bought it while I was using another sunscreen so did not test this one, now I cannot return it...
Hi Dagamaul, thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact us via email so we can assist you further. Kind regards, Adele - Paula's Choice Customer Care.
What are the key ingredients?
Rich in antioxidants that help defend the skin against visible damage from air pollution.
Licorice root extract
Plant extract that has potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. Can be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone.
Skin softening and nourishing non-fragrant plant oil packed with skin-restoring fatty acids and vitamin E.
Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Zinc Oxide (nano, sunscreen), Titanium Dioxide (nano, sunscreen), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture enhancer), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Dimethicone (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Tetrapeptide-30 (skin-restoring agent), Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring agent), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (skin-restoring agent), Lecithin (skin-restoring agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant/hydration), Xanthophylls (antioxidant), Pullulan (texture enhancer), Sodium Gluconate (hydration), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), Sclerotium Gum (texture enhancer), Alumina (texture enhancer), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), C13-14 Isoparaffin (solvent), Acrylates Copolymer (film-forming agent), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (dispersing agent), Caprylyl Glycol (hydration), Polyacrylamide (film-forming agent), Ceteareth-20 (texture enhancer), Aluminum Stearate (texture enhancer), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
What makes the Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 different from other Paula's Choice day creams?
In addition to offering mineral sun protection, Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer contains a unique blend of antioxidants specially chosen to counter the harmful effects of environmental pollution and blue light. This day cream has a silky texture and is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
Can I recycle this product?
This packaging is made of two components. The tube is made from EVOH plastic and the cap is made from PP plastic. Please check with your local council before recycling this product.
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