Add critical UVA and UVB defense to your moisturizer or foundation with this Broad Spectrum sunscreen for all skin conditions. Antioxidant vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals.Learn More
Mix with your favorite moisturizer or make-up to boost Broad Spectrum UV defense.Learn More
Apply evenly and liberally to face, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Or, mix with your moisturizer or foundation, then apply. For continuous coverage, apply regularly and reapply as needed after swimming and exercise.
Mix equal parts of Solar Defense Booster SPF50 into your favorite moisturizer or foundation for a Broad Spectrum boost!
Active ingredients: Avobenzone, Octinoxate. UV Smart Booster Technology: an encapsulated complex of antioxidant vitamins C and E; scavenges UV-induced free radicals while enhancing photoprotection. Oleosome Technology: a Safflower-derived, sunscreen-filled capsule that provides enhanced moisturization while boosting SPF. Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed and Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea): soothing botanical extracts that provide anti-enzyme and antioxidant protection. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) and Tocopherol (Vitamin E): antioxidants that improve skin smoothness and softness, and help control damage caused by free radicals.
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Reviewed by 32 customers
This must be the lightest sunblock I've tried. I just came back from Mexico and my face felt hydrated, not oily and no white-ish tints (especially those you get in pictures with over the counter sunblocks while wearing under makeup) all day!
It's pricy, so I used a small dot with each application, and to my surprise it was enough!
I highly recommend splurging on this item, after all it is your #1 defense against aging.
I love this product. It is not greasy and blends well with either moisturizer or the liquid foundation. I have had skin cancer and it has taken a while to find a product that I like to put on my skin.
I use this under my makeup for daily UV protection. At first it goes on a little oily but after s few minutes it really absorbs. I also play tennis and use this solely on my face for my sunscreen. It stays on perfectly even when sweating and doesn't break my skin out like most sunscreens.
I am a true outdoor-lover. I used to be that person working on their tan. Now I spend time protecting my skin from the damaging elements. I've used the Solar Defense Booster along with my moisturizer and am thrilled to say it does an excellent job of keeping sunburns at bay. I introduced my husband to it and he is now a big fan as well. It goes on without the greasiness some sunscreens have. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave any tell-tale whiteness, Great product!
I liked that I was able to mix this booster with any moisturizer or serum concentrate I choose which I base on the weather, the days activities, and the current needs of my skin. Recommend to add to morning routine.
I was able to use this after a dermalogica treatment. when I put it on, it felt a little liquidy… but it did not burn as other sunscreens sometimes do. It didn't absorb as quickly as I would have liked it too, but it protected me from the sun!
My skin is combination and sensitive. I am in love with this solar defense booster. It goes on creamy and light and quickly is absorbed into my skin. I use it with my primer and love that I dont have to worry about my skin all day!
excellent production from solar harm; good protection
I love this SPF it doesn't feel greasy, It is very easily absorbed and it doesn't alter my make-up in any way. That is more than I can say about any SPF I have ever used. I can be in the sun all day long and not need to re-apply. Never get sunburned with this. I have started using it on my arms and chest as sparingly as possible.
I have been using this for several weeks now because I needed extra protection with the addition of retinol into my routine. I have been looking for a strong sunscreen that I could mix in with my moisturizer that would not be too oil-producing or clog my pores. I haven't noticed any increase in acne flares or sun irritation. It's been great!
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Q:Is this product safe to use during pregnancy? O love this product but do not want to continue while pregnant. Well need to find alternatives. Your ingredients say they change too. Thanks.
Q:Is this product okay to use on break out prone skin? I am 54 years old and have occasional breakouts.
Q:What is the actual SPF in the final product when this booster is used to dilute a regular cream 1:1?
Q:I us active moist in the summer and skin smoothing cream in the colder weather. Can this product be used if you have combination/oily skin?
Q:Does it need to be mixed with moisturizer or is it at all hydrating by itself?
Q:Thick consistency?: I bought one of these a few months ago from my regular Dermalogica spa/salon but have found myself rarely using it on account of needing some serious muscles to squeeze it out of the bottle - so much so that one morning I put a bit too much 'oomph' into it and the nozzle flew out, leaving me with a mess of product all over my bathroom basin! Is it typically this thick and hard to squeeze out, or is there perhaps something wrong with my bottle?
A:Thank you for your email. The product should not be that hard to dispense. There may be a malfunction with the dropper opening of your container. Please exchange your product where you purchased it for another bottle. Also, if you could reply to us and share the name, size and batch code of your product we can notify our marketing team about this issue. Please contact us with any further questions.
Q:Is this product ok to use in sensitive skin?: I have sensitive, dehydrated skin. My daily moisturizer is "intensive moisture balance". I would like to use this spf with my moisturizer, but I am afraid it could be bad for my skin
A:Yes! If you use this product there will be no need to use your intensive moisturizer. I use both the intensive moisturizer and active moist moisturizers during the summer months and especially throughout the winter to keep my skin hydrated. The Solar Defense will offer your skin enough moisture and protection that there is no need to apply anything else. Use your normal cleansing routine and simply apply the Solar Defense for the day. You will be happy with the results. I was and still am!