La Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Your first line of defense against the visible signs of skin aging
This protection powerhouse helps prevent sunburn and minimizes signs of premature aging from multiple sources*. Natural mineral based sunscreen shields skin from damaging UV rays.
- 100% mineral sunscreen for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Anti-blue light helps shield skin against free radical damage
- Hydrates to help protect skin from dehydration
For all skin types.
2.0 oz / 60 ml
"This product is not greasy and it smells so good, and if it protected me hiking in the Swiss Alps, then it has to be good."
Even though it’s a mineral-based sunscreen, I had no white residue on my skin after it dried. I also found it‘s a great matte base for my foundation.
I’m glad I finally purchased this sunscreen! If I was going to purchase all the other products to have healthy skin, then I had to get the first line of defense as well. This product is so much more than just a sunscreen! I love the way it smells and it isn’t super heavy or greasy. Ive had trouble with breakouts using other sunscreens on my face, but this product doesn’t make me breakout. I just mix a little with my Creme Luxe moisturizer in the morning and my face feels so smooth and hydrated.
I don't miss a day - outdoor sun and indoor blue light protection!
This has been my favorite face sunscreen I've used, plus it uses clean ingredients, so it's a win win. May be considered pricey but one tube lasts me months even after using every morning. The product can pill if your skin is drier but if you apply when your skin is still damp after cleansing or if you wet your hands a bit, it goes on easily and soaks right in - no white cast many other mineral sunscreens leave. It's perfect!
Love this sunscreen my favorite
Very light, not greasy at all. Have been using for 3 years. One tube lasts all season as I don’t have to use much but still am protected from the sunspots I am prone to.
This sunscreen feels wonderful, is easy to apply, and absorbs instantly. Would highly recommend it for others.
Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours of sun exposure, or after swimming, excessive perspiration, or towel drying.
- If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.
- Do not use on damaged or broken skin.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Consult a health care practitioner prior to use on children less than six months of age.
- When using this product keep out of eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
- If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.
100% MINERAL SUNSCREEN provides UVA/UVB protection with outstanding skin transparency: Zinc oxide is the most broad-spectrum UV filter available, protecting from the far end of the UVB spectrum to the far end of the UVA spectrum.
ZINC OXCIDE protects skin against damage caused by free radicals generated by blue-light. Blue-light from both natural light and man-made light emitted from computers, televisions, and smart phone screens, passes the skin membrane causing skin damage similar to that caused by UV rays, such as wrinkles and age spots.
VITAMIN C + VITAMIN E for antioxidant synergy: Vitamin C provides photoprotection, and works even better in conjunction with vitamin E, which potentiates the action of vitamin C four-fold. Vitamin C and vitamin E synergistically limit chronic UV damage by significantly reducing both cell apoptosis and thymine dimer formation.
BIO-SUISSE ORGANIC EDELWEISS, BUDDLEJA DAVIDII and THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACTS reduce oxidative stress from pollution and ozone-generated free radicals that can damage and dull the skin.
HYALURONIC ACID and PANTHENOL (Vitamin B5) keep surface skin hydrated so it stays feeling firm and supple.
VITAMIN C AND ORGANIC LICORICE EXTRACT for a brighter-looking skin tone: help prevent UVB-induced pigmentation and inhibits tyrosinase activity, melanin synthesis and superoxide anion production, without affecting DNA synthesis.
POLYPHENOLS from ORGANIC GREEN TEA and ORGANIC GINGER EXTRACTS provide anti-glycation + anti-MMP protection: UV-induced glycation and MMP (Matrix metalloproteinase) destroy collagen and elastin, leading to loss of elasticity, increased wrinkles and skin dullness. Polyphenols strongly inhibit this damage to help stop the loss of elasticity and firmness.
Active Ingredients: ZINC OXIDE 15%
Inactive Ingredients: ALGAE EXTRACT*†, BUDDLEJA DAVIDII EXTRACT**†, C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE*†, C14-22 ALCOHOLS*†, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID*†, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT*†*, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE*†, CARBOMER†, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL**†, CETYL ALCOHOL*†, CITRIC ACID*†, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) OIL*†, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE*†, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE†, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN*†, GLYCERIN**†, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE*†, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE*†, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT**†, HEXYLDECANOL*†, ISOSTEARYL PALMITATE*†, L-ARGININE*†, LEONTOPDOIUM ALPINUM (EDELWEISS) EXTRACT**†, METHYLCELLULOSE*†, METHYLPROPANEDIOL*†, OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE†, PANTHENOL*†, PROPANEDIOL*†, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE*†, SODIUM HYALURONATE*†, SODIUM PCA*†, STEARETH-2, STEARETH-21, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE*†, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT**†, TOCOPHERSOLAN†, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE*†, WATER (AQUA) *†, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT**†.
* NATURAL-derived / Dérivés de Naturel
** CERTIFIED ORGANIC / CERTIFIÉ ORGANIQUE
† Low Hazard Rating of “Green 0 – 2” (non-toxic, non-irritating)