• Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer Full size
  • Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer Full size
  • Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer Full size
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Defense Moisturiser

10 Reviews
  • A sheer, radiance-boosting night cream that primes skin against pollution while you sleep.

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Concern: Anti-Ageing , Dull skin
  • Ingredients: Wild cherry , Linseed , Peptides View all
  • Routine: Moisturizer PM


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Defense Moisturiser

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  • What does it do?

    Protect your skin against air pollution and blue light overnight.

    Prepare skin for the day ahead with Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer, which contains an exclusive Anti Pollution Factor blend with 8 superfood-derived antioxidants and plant-derived ingredients to repair and strengthen skin while you sleep. This super-light yet hydrating night cream replenishes skin and neutralises the effects of blue light and air pollution, so that you wake up to a soft, radiant and revitalised complexion.

  • Key Features

    Fights signs of ageing

    Light lotion, does not feel oily

    Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution.

  • How to use

    A night moisturiser is the last step in your evening routine.
    Apply the moisturiser liberally to your face after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and applying an antioxidant serum or targeted treatment .

  • Reviews

    10 Reviews
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    Elsa - Not sure
    I have oily skin so I love the light texture of this product, but I don't find that it is a sufficient nighttime moisturiser. I feel like it sits on top of the skin for a while before absorbing.

    Hi Elsa, we're so happy to hear that you love the lightweight texture of our Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturiser. I'm sorry to hear that you don't feel that it's sufficient as a night time moisturiser. This moisturiser is a great option for those concerned with enviromental effects on the skin. It contains an exclusive Anti Pollution Factor blend with 8 superfood-derived antioxidants and plant-derived ingredients which all work together to repair and strengthen skin while you sleep and although is suitable for all skin types, we understand that it's not for everyone. Should you like for us to recommend an alternative option for you, please reach out to our Customer Care Team. Kind regards, Shannon - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Lucy - Brighter skin, but strange smell
    I got a free travel-size sample of this Defence moisturiser with another purchase. At first I hated it, mainly because it smells a bit off - almost like it's fermented. However, I persisted as I didn't want to waste the product. I'm really glad I did, because my skin seems more radiant and the tone more consistent since using it. I ignore the advice to apply it at night, and instead put on a thin layer before my SPF in the morning. Seems to work a treat and doesn't antagonise my sensitive skin. (I use it alongside the Resist products for dry skin. I don't know much of my skin's improvement is due to combining these products, but either way I'll be sticking with this combination for the foreseeable.)
    Char - Light moisturiser
    I got this after reading the ingredient list. I quite like the texture, its a very light cream that absorbs well. My skin is combination and it doesn't make my skin feel greasy. Holds up well all day. I have swapped to this from moisturiser from my old Invisible Finish Moisture gel, at least for the summer.
    Mburapa - One of the best PM moisturisers!
    I had this as a sample and it’s been sitting in a box for a while as I wanted to finish off my night cream that I was using. I wasn’t overly keen on the scent of this when I started using it, not sure if it was because it’s a month old or that’s how it’s supposed to smell or what.. I honestly don’t know!! But the smell was quite unpleasant :/ ANYWAYS.. when I woke up the next morning, my skin definitely looked radiant and felt hydrated which is quite rare. I have oily/combination and acne prone skin and this doesn’t break me out. Regardless of the smell I carried on using it as I saw good result and it’s probably one of the best PM cream I’ve used. I have purchased the full size :-)
    CUGAA - Just what I was looking for
    I’m in my late 20s and live/work in central London so I’m increasingly concerned about the ageing effects of pollution, and I have an office job so also concerned about the ageing effects of blue light. I was looking for something that would address these concerns without being too heavy as I’m very oily and acne/congestion prone. That’s hard to do - as most lightweight/gel formulas are light on actives for some reason. This gives me all the actives I’m looking for, keeps my skin hydrated (unlike some gel formulas that dry you out - precipitating *more* oil production), plays well on top of my vitamin c serum, and below my daily sunscreen, keeps my oil production in check and doesn’t break me out or give me blackheads/whiteheads. I don’t know why there aren’t more great reviews for this stuff - if you have oily/combination skin this is perfect for you! This is my first PC product but won’t be my last - Please never stop making this! Thank you!
    Biene - update
    I've been using this for a few nights and in the day now and really love it. As in my inital review, I still feel it isn't really a moisturiser but it does seem to do the job! Even though it doesn't feel 'moistuisery' it doesn't leave my skin dry and tight. It's a difficult one to define because it's not what you expect. It gives a lovely hit of moisture and plumps up my skin without greasiness but that also doesn't wear off. I really love the Resist Replenishing Toner and use it on my fingers for a blast of moisture first thing in the morning, but it's a toner and needs to be layered under a day cream, this feels like one step up. Bought it in the trial kit and will definitely buy the full size.
    Biene - Hmmm
    Baffled. This is not a moisturising cream. It's so lightweight that it might be better employed as a serum in the morning, before a day cream. Feels nice when it goes on, feels nice for about 3 minutes and then leaves skin feeling dry and lacking - in moisture.

    Customer Care: Hi, and 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.
    Jemdaw - Not sure
    I’ve only used this twice and both times my skin feels tingly/burning when I apply? Never had any issues before with PC products.

    Customer Care - Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your experience and discomfort. Although this is not a common response, we do understand that each customer is uniquely different in how they will respond to certain products or ingredients. Should you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our customer care team.
    Vee - Sadly this did not work for mr
    It was wrong for my skin type, even though I have combination skin it left my face feeling prickly and tight. Shame, as it has a very light, smooth finish and nice mild scent. I have contacted customer care for a refund and will keep looking for the right nighttime moisturiser.
    Christina - Great if you have combination skin
    This moisturiser is really lightweight but my skin still feels hydrated.
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  • Ingredients

    What are the key ingredients?

    Wild cherry
    Contains antioxidants and is rich in vitamin C. Wild Cherry calms and protects the skin against the harmful effects of air pollution.

    Flax seed
    Linseed, (also known as Flax seed oil) contains antioxidants. Linseed is also a rich source of linolenic acid, an important fatty acid.

    Portion(s) of amino acids, some have a remarkable skin-soothing effect, others can improve the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, and help to soften the look of expression lines.

    Aqua, Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancer), Isoamyl Laurate (emollient), Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Almond/Borage/Linseed/Olive Acids/Glycerides (skin-replenishing/plant extracts), Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract (antioxidant), Sesamum Indicum (antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Eruca Sativa (Arugula) Leaf (antioxidant), Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Hydrolyzed Algae Extract (hydration), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10 (skin-restoring), etanorulayH muidoS (skin-replenishing agent), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing agent), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Cocoyl Proline (hydration), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Trehalose (hydration), Eclipta Prostrata Extract (antioxidant), Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (skin-brightening), Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract (antioxidant), Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (hydration), Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Alaria Esculenta Extract (antioxidant/texture enhancer), enisonedA Phosphate (skin-restoring), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture enhancer), Tribehenin (hydration), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (emollient), Sorbitan Olivate (olive-derived hydration), Sodium Gluconate (mineral-derived hydrator), Zinc Gluconate (mineral-derived hydrator), Copper Gluconate (mineral-derived hydrator), Magnesium Aspartate (mineral-derived hydrator), Cetearyl Olivate (olive-derived hydration), Isoamyl Cocoate (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate (emulsifier/stabilizer), Microcrystalline Cellulose (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Xanthan Gum (texture enhancer), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Citrate (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).

  • FAQ

    Can I use the Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer around my eyes?

    Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer can be used around your eyes, but if the skin around your eyes is dry we recommend using one of our specific eye creams or gels.

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