DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 15
Based on 15 reviews
This illuminating moisturiser shields skin with all-mineral sun protection plus antioxidants to help protect against the effects of environmental damage.

DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 15

Based on 15 reviews
This illuminating moisturiser shields skin with all-mineral sun protection plus antioxidants to help protect against the effects of environmental damage.
  • Creates an instant, healthy glow for makeup-optional skin
  • 12 antioxidants visibly diminish the signs of environment-based ageing
  • Lightweight, illuminating cream
  • Apply as the last step of your morning routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
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Why is it different?
This daytime anti-ageing moisturiser combines all-mineral, broad-spectrum sun protection with licorice, kiwi, argan, niacinamide, vitamin c and other plant and vitamin-derived antioxidants specifically chosen for their ability to defend skin against air pollution and the harmful effects of blue light exposure.
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What does it do?
Every morning, skin faces environmental threats that chip away at its appearance. This daytime hydrator protects from UV and blue light, plus helps neutralise airborne pollutants before they cause damage. Works all day to visibly repair and brighten skin so it looks younger and more vibrant.
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How to use
Apply liberally to face, neck, and eye area as the last step in your morning skincare routine.
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DEFENSE Skin Care System - Our multi-layer defense system to combat around-the-clock environmental skin damage.
Research

Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, June 2018, pages 123-130

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, January 2018, ePublication

Antioxidants, January 2018, ePublication

Nutrients, August 2017, ePublication

The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, July 2017, pages 113-123

Food Technology and Biotechnology, December 2016, pages 462-467

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2016, ePublication; and June 2014, pages 273-283

Indian Journal of Dermatology, September-October 2012, pages 335-342

Fitoterapia, October 2013, pages 160-184

Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine, April 2011, pages 58-67

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5.25%; Zinc Oxide 6.12%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), 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 (Argan) Kernel Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Tetrapeptide-30, Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring agents), 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, Lecithin (skin-restoring agents), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant/hydration), Xanthophylls (antioxidant), Pullulan (texture enhancer), Sodium Gluconate (hydration), Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Alumina (texture enhancers), 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, Aluminum Stearate (texture enhancers), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

Love this moisturiser

5

This is a lovely moisturiser and works really well for me. Leaves my skin smooth and soft with a slight glow which I really like and it works really well under my powder foundation as well. I was previously using the skin recovery daily moisturiser which was nice as well but I do prefer this as I love the slight glow it gives.

Manhattan

Perth

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Great option for daily sun protection!

5

As someone who doesn't like the look or feel of sunscreen on my face, I have to say I really love this product. It's so lightweight and non greasy, and can be worn easily under makeup. It does give a slight glow to the skin but to be honest it's very minimal, which is probably a good thing as I have oily skin. The smell is great and organic, and does not smell like typical sunscreen. Plus, the packaging from this line is so cute!

Lina

Melbourne

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Absolutely love!!!

5

This has become my holy grail!! Best moisturizer + sunscreen combo without any white cast or stickiness. Fuss-free product for those who are pressed for time :)

Ssharm

Sydney

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Love this!

5

Was looking for a moisturiser and physical sunscreen in one when this was released, and while initially I thought this was a bit thick and heavy, I absolutely love it! It sinks in straight away, doesn't leave a residue or white cast, and gives such a beautiful glow to the skin. Definitely would repurchase!

JMM90

Melbourne

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Favourite SPF

5

This is the best sunscreen I've used so far. It's so easy to put on quickly, I can apply this liberally and it will never get greasy. The sunscreen dries down and sets very quickly so I don't have to wait too long to apply makeup, which is quite rare for a sunscreen. That said, it isn't matte or drying either, rather it keeps my skin moisturised and glowy. It's the perfect balance between being lightweight and moisturising.

Nguyen

NSW

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Nice dewy sunscreen !

5

I am thrilled with this new sunscreen by PC. The other mineral based sunscreens are just too drying for my skin but this one is much more moisturising. I love the glow it gives my skin and I'm pleased there are no 'absorbent' ingredients in this one as I have dry skin.

Indiana

Melbourne

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Great product. My new go to

5

This is a great product. The 'white cast' sinks in pretty quickly. The glow is soft and not shiny (I have a very oily t-zone and I live in the tropics). I love the soft, smooth feel of my skin that lasts all day. It spreads really well, and my sensitive skin does not react at all. A new favourite product!

Storm

Up north

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Dewy finish

4

Just tried this for the first time today. When applied it looked to have a white caste however this disappeared quickly. The result was a dewy, glossy finish which I really like as I don't wear any foundation. There was a bit of tackiness on the skin but certainly not in the realm of other thick/greasy moisturizers containing SPF. Soft scent. I am yet to try this under makeup but on first impressions it is pretty good. I usually use the Resist moisturiser with SPF which I love, so too early to tell if this one will be my new go to daily moisturiser.

MelB

Melbourne

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Good but kind of heavy

3

This has great ingredients and it worked well to moisturise my skin while providing spf protection. However, it feels very tacky/sticky and takes a while to absorb. I dont think I'll repurchase this one simply because the tacky feeling is not ideal for me, especially in humid conditions.

Ivy

Sydney

Nice moisturiser but not for me

3

I liked the texture and the glow it gave my skin but irritated/burned my eyes even though I had applied away from them.

JessaC

Cobar

223

3.8 15

69.2