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NEW IN 2018

Defense Moisturiser SPF 30 - Sample

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  • This day cream with SPF 30 brightens, hydrates and protects against pollution and UV rays.

  • Skin Type: All Skin Types
  • Concern: Anti-Ageing , Dull skin
  • Ingredients: Kiwi , Licorice root extract , Ingredient061-Argan oil View all
  • Routine: Moisturise AM
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  • 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.

  • Key Features

    Brightens skin

    Light cream for easy application

    Reverses pollution damage, leaving skin brighter and more even-toned.

  • How to use

    How to use

    Apply as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Allow a moment to dry before applying makeup.

  • Reviews

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    Maija - Love it!
    I really like Paula's products but struggled to find a day moisturiser that would feel perfect for my skin. Till now. This moisturiser has improved the appearance of my skin, the skin feels hydrated but the same time not overly shiny on my T zone (I have dry cheeks and oily T zone). Just brilliant!
    K - To active for my skin
    I'm always looking for that perfect sunscreen as I suffer from melasma and need to wear sunscreen at all times. I had high hopes for this one. I loved the look and feel of this, but unfortunately it broke me out and made my skin red and irritated. I think it's too active for my skin unfortunately.
    K - Too active for my skin
    I'm always looking for that perfect sunscreen as I suffer from melasma and need to wear sunscreen at all times. I had high hopes for this one. I loved the look and feel of this, but unfortunately it broke me out and made my skin red and irritated. I think it's too active for my skin unfortunately.

    Customer Care: Thanks for letting us know of your experience - we're sorry to hear this didn't work for you! We encourage you to contact our customer service department, who might be able to provide you with a refund and some advice.
    Jenny - Thank you! One of the finest moisturising mineral sunscreens for dry, sensitive skin
    I’m delighted with Defense Essential Glow Moisturiser SPF 30, no irritation, lovely texture and easily absorbed. Paula’s Choice discontinued Resist sunscreen for dry skin was one of my all-time favourites and I’m happy with this new mineral moisturiser. My skin is dry and sensitive. The only sunscreen additives I’m able to use without causing an allergic reaction are the two mineral ones, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. This sunscreen not only has that gentle protection, it contains the finest ingredients protecting my skin. It has a lovely finish. I use this sunscreen as my last step after applying Paula’s Choice toner, exfoliant and serum or treatment. Using the sunscreen alone will certainly protect your skin but the combination of a good cleanser and exfoliant prior application of this moisturiser helps create the glow.
    MT - Lovely but wish there was a sensitive skin version!
    This sunscreen is mostly a joy to use- much more so than other PC spfs I have tried which either felt extremely heavy on my skin or dried my skin out :( (I have rosacea and dermatitis and can only use mineral sunscreens so can only speak for those) It spreads easily, looks glowy and flattering and doesn't make my foundation overly matte or hard to blend :)

    Unfortunately I am not sure about using this long term due to the vitamin c and niacinamide. My skin is particularly sensitive right now due to the weather and I have noticed a little bit of stinging on my areas of dermatitis on applying this. I suspect it is the above mentioned active ingredients. Please make a less active version of this for sensitive skin, I have liked it much better than the calm products!

    Customer Care: Hi MT, thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you haven't found the right moisturiser with SPF yet. Please make sure to contact our skincare experts at the customer care team for further assistance.
    Phoebe - Lovely daily SPF
    I wear an SPF everyday and this has become my new favourite! I love a dewy finish so the glow I get from this under make-up is perfect. Unlike other mineral SPFs it doesn't leave a white cast and absorbs quickly. If you like a glow then this is 100% for you!
    Lauren - My favourite new Mineral Sunscreen
    I am always excited to try new mineral sunscreens, and this one is my new favourite. It is moisturising without feeling heavy or greasy. It absorbs very nicely and doesn't leave a white cast, which can be an issue with mineral sunscreens. The reason it's my new favourite is the gorgeous glowy finish. It just makes my skin look better, especially on non-make-up days.
    Val - dissapointed
    I adore most of PC products and had really high hopes for this moisturizer, however, I was very disappointed :( very sticky, made my face look shiny and greasy, difficult to distribute the product due to the thick and not so runny consistency. expected it to be more lightweight and hydrating.

    Customer Care: Hi Val, we're sorry the Defense moisturiser SPF 30 wasn't a fit for you! Be sure to contact our Customer Care for assistance.
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  • Ingredients

    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.

    Argan oil
    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).

  • Faq

    Frequently asked questions

    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.

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