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, while Lutein guards skin from blue light emitted from smartphones and computer screens.
- 100% mineral sunscreen for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Anti-blue light helps shield skin against free radical damage
- Antioxidant protection against damaging smog and ozone exposure
- Hydrates to help protect skin from dehydration
For all skin types.
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.
1.7 oz / 50 ml
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- 100% free from the Toxic 12
- Plant extracts sustainably-harvested and certified organic by Bio-Suisse
- Clean|Cold Formulated™ for maximum ingredient potency
- Animal cruelty-free
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.
LUTEIN 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, TAGETES ERECTA (MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT*†, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE*†, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT**†, TOCOPHERSOLAN†, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE*†, WATER (AQUA) *†, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT**†.
* NATURAL-derived / Dérivés de Naturel and/or ECOCERT
** CERTIFIED ORGANIC/ CERTIFIÉ ORGANIQUE USDA / ECOCERT / BIO-SWISS
† Low Hazard Rating of “Green 0 – 2” (non-toxic, non-irritating)
Zinc oxide is an extremely effective UV filter. It provides protection across the UVB and UVA spectrum. It has a strong safety record with years of use. The limitation to zinc oxide’s use for UV protection has been its unacceptable skin whitening, especially at levels required to provide good sun protection. Luzern uses a proprietary process for its zinc oxide dispersion that offers both broad spectrum UV protection (UVB and UVA absorption) and exceptional transparency on the skin.