solar defense booster spf50

customizable spf defense

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

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solar defense booster spf50

Add critical UV defense to your moisturizer or foundation with this Broad Spectrum sunscreen for all skin conditions. Sophisticated, non-chalky formula forms an invisible shield against skin damaging environmental assault with Green Tea and Grape Seed extracts. Antioxidant vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals. Apply directly to face and neck for full SPF50 coverage, or mix equal parts with your moisturizer or foundation to add critical defense against skin-aging UV light.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
This product is vegetarian, but may contain milk, honey or other animal byproducts.
vegetarian
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
paraben-free
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Boost the UV defense of prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizers by mixing equal parts together. May also be used alone for maximum SPF50 coverage.
  • Sophisticated, non-chalky formula forms an invisible shield against skin damaging environmental assault.
  • Antioxidants help improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals.

how to use

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.

quick tip

Mix equal parts of Solar Defense Booster SPF50 into your favorite moisturizer or foundation for a Broad Spectrum boost!

ingredients

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.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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solar defense booster spf50
 
4.7

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5.0

Perfect for Oily Skin

By 

from Warrington, UK

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

Perfect for oily skin; does not leave any whitish residue behind; blends and absorbs in the skin great.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Will definitely be buying this product again

By 

from Los Angeles

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

I wanted a lightweight sunscreen to apply in the mornings and there is no residue left behind with this! I use it as my moisturizer for daytime and it not only leaves my skin feeling hydrated but I can feel confident knowing that I am protecting myself against sun damage with SPF 50. The sun in SoCal is so intense and I distribute it evenly throughout my face, neck and ears.

Love this!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have

By 

from MA

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

This is the ONLY sunscreen that I have been able to continuously use on my face without a breakout. I have tried many 'face' sunscreens and I still end up with pimples, but the Solar Defense Booster does not irritate my skin or clog my pores. I love that I can wear it alone or mixed with my foundation. I have recommended this product and will continue to do so.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ultimate test: Disneyland all day 100+ degrees

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from Santa Rosa, CA

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

Applied once in the morning under makeup and on face, neck and shoulders. Lasted all day in brutal So. CA heat. I will never be without this amazing product....wow!

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65
 
5.0

i would buy this product again

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from CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

I use this product mixed in with my moisturizer. I use the same moisturizer for the day and night. If its a sunny day and I will be outdoors I mix a little bit of this product into my moisturizer and apply to my skin. on days when I am working and in doors all day I do not use the block. It gives me options when to use sun block.

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
4.0

it is the right product.... bets one i have tried

By 

from Nottingham

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

I have struggled to find a product the protects my skin from the sun but doesn't leave it feeling layered or cause a lot of breakouts. I have been using this product since I have tried the sample. It doesn't cause breakouts at all or feel like a layer of icing is on your face and it protected my skin from the sun for long hours. The reason for not giving it 5 stars is because with it doesn't do it's job when water gets on it even with just a slight bit of rain on my face and it does leave my skin oily even while using matt moisturizer with it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy it again

By 

from Calabasas, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

Not greasy, easy to apply. Like it very much!

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
5.0

Great product

By 

from Newyork

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

İt is very good ıt doesnt irritates the skin very light booster

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product with just one defect

By 

from Hollywood, FL

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

During the flight cream comes out of the bottle no matter how hard I close the lid. I fly pretty often and lose pretty much of this booster.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Best

By 

from Newyork

Comments about solar defense booster spf50:

Best

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    If I mix the SPF 50 with my daily moisturiser as you suggest, can I then apply foundation over the top?
    Asked on 5/9/2018 by K from Leicestershire

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you an apply foundation on top of that mixture.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/16/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hello,
    Someone reviewed the product on your page saying they still burned. Dermalogica responded by stating you need a tablespoon of sun block on your face to be effective. This is a booster - am I still supposed to use a tablespoon of this on my face? It'll be gone in a week! People are saying they use a drop of it in their moisturizer. Which is it? How do you use this product?
    Thanks,
    Yvette
    Asked on 5/4/2018 by Yvette from BC

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please use equal parts of moisturizer and SPF.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/16/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hello,

    I have used the Solar defence booster spf 50 and it is a great product undoubtedly. I however, found it greasy. Is there an alternative for the sunscreen that you can suggest and it is possible that i receive a tester of the non- greasy spf before i buy the product.
    Asked on 4/23/2018 by Nupur from Warrington, UK

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day instead.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/7/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Exactly how much of this do you mix with moisturizer?
    Asked on 4/21/2018 by p from california

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Mix equal parts of SPF and moisturizer.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/9/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does this product leave a "white caste" on darker skin tones?
    Asked on 2/17/2018 by Dana from NY, NY

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Dana,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It does not.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/20/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Cam this be used around the eye area?
    Asked on 2/1/2018 by Louise from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Louise,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please try Total Eye Care SPF 15 for the eyes.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/7/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have roseaca on my cheeks, would this product be recommended for sensitive skin/roseaca?
    Asked on 1/24/2018 by Rosie from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Rosie,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you have sensitive skin, you may prefer Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/24/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    hello! If my moisturiser is already spf50, does applying this beforehand give extra protection? or is it not really necessary unless extreme sun exposure?
    Asked on 11/28/2017 by n from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The FDA approves SPF at a maximum of 50. Dermatologists recommend applying a tablespoon of SPF to the face and neck. Your best bet is to reapply throughout the day for the best protection. Rather than layering.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 11/29/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Should we use make up remover at night after apply?
    Asked on 10/21/2017 by Chriska from Chicago, iL

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Chriska,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can double cleanse at night for the cleanest skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/23/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    what exactly is the sunscreen? is it a chemical sunscreen or a barrier sunscreen like Zinc or titanium?
    Asked on 9/2/2017 by Pat from Naples Florida

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Pat,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The product contains chemical sunscreen: 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.

      Answered on 9/19/2017 by Anonymous
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