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Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25

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About this cream

Primes and protects for visibly healthy-looking skin. Our easily absorbed lightweight cream is formulated with naturally derived mineral UV filters and antioxidant plant extracts to help protect your skin from the elements and prime it for the day ahead.

 

Our non-comedogenic formula delivers SPF 25 broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays, blue light and pollution while enhancing skin's natural defence barrier.

 

Enriched with a priming, light reflecting pigment that blends with all skin tones, plus blueberry seed oil, lingonberry seed oil and shea butter, skin is left looking healthy and luminous.

 

$36.50
($0.73 per ml)
All skin types
Sensitive
In Stock
Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25
$36.50
($0.73 per ml)
50ml tube

“Great. The cream is very light, goes on smoothly and blends in well. It’s nice to know it is giving protection as well.”

Sandy, North Yorkshire

Why you will love this

  • Delivers broad spectrum UVA + UVB protection
  • Guards against pollution and blue light
  • Helps to enhances skin’s natural defence barrier
  • Pigmented to blend well with all skin tones
  • Cruelty free and certified under the Leaping Bunny Program
  • For all skin types, including sensitive

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Blueberry Seed Oil

BLUEBERRY SEED OIL
(Vaccinium myrtillus)

High in potent antioxidants, we use blueberry seed oil in our Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25, as it helps the cream work as a natural shield against blue light. Thanks to its high fatty acid composition, it also supports skin’s natural moisture barrier, resulting in hydrated and nourished skin. Sustainably sourced and produced; we extract this ingredient from 100% upcycled blueberries – a waste product of the juice production industry.

Lingonberry Seed Oil

LINGONBERRY SEED OIL
(Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

Known to be a powerful antioxidant with a reputation as a health-promoting superfruit, we use lingonberry seed oil in our Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25, as it helps the cream work as a natural shield against blue light. This botanical is also known for its conditioning properties and for helping boost skin’s natural moisture barrier. We source these wild self-sustainable berries from Finland and Sweden.

Shea Butter

SHEA BUTTER
(Butyrospermum parkii)

Renowned for its excellent emollient properties and ability to help improve the barrier function of the skin, we source our shea butter from West Africa, where the pulp of the fruit is removed to reveal the kernel, which is boiled and dried in the sun before being shelled for pressing.

Aqua (water), Zinc oxide (nano), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Glycerin, Shea butter ethyl esters, Cetearyl alcohol, Titanium dioxide (nano), Vaccinium myrtillus (blueberry) seed oil, Coco-caprylate, Diheptyl succinate, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Vaccinium VitisIdaea Seed Oil, Borago officinalis seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii butter extract, Echinacea purpurea extract, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Cetearyl glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan gum, Caprylyl glycol, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Aluminum stearate, Alumina, Isostearic acid, Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, Sodium glycerophosphate, Citric acid, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, CI 77491 (iron oxides), CI 77492 (iron oxides), CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), Glycine soja (soybean) oil.

Recyclable tube made using 55% recycled materials
With sustainably sourced shea butter in partnership with the Global Shea Alliance
We're certified under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Program

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY First of all this product makes my skin look terrifyingly WHITE. Secondly when I try to apply blusher to try to look somewhere near healthy the product bubbles and I have to wipe the whole thing off. No idea if this does the job it's supposed to do. It just makes me angry that I have spent money and now time on an item I cannot use.
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light & easy to wear I’ve tried a few new products this month and have not been disappointed with any of them. This is light and non-greasy. It has a light tint to it but I’m sure any skin tone could use it as it just evens out your skin tone without really adding colour. You only need a small amount, so don’t get too carried away thinking it’s the same as a tinted moisturiser! I have very pale skin with lots of freckles all year round (darker in summer of course), so I think it’s great to have this light daily defence with spf.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good protection I really like this as I needed something with an SPF in it. It is also an added bonus that it is slightly tinted. I used it throughout the hot weather we had recently and didn't get burned. On the downside it can be alittle greasy on my forehead by the end of the day.
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful sun screen This is such a luxurious light cream,it gives wonderful coverage,I am very pleased with it.
Date published: 2021-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I purchased this as I thought it was similar to a BB cream which I have used many times in the past. I expected it to glide on my skin like a serum, It does not. I applied it over my normal routine as instructed and it made my face feel oily and sticky all day. I tried using less but then it drags on your skin and doesn't feel pleasant to apply. I tried it without moisturiser in fact I've tried it everyway possible! My skin is classified as normal so it may be suitable for someone with a dry skin. I purchased this with 20% discount but nevertheless I could have bought another cleanse and polish for the cost of it.
Date published: 2021-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was so pleased when you introduced this cream but when I started using it I didn't like the feel of it on my skin and after wearing it for a while I find that it makes my skin slightly irritated. I also disliked the fact that it was tinted. Overall I was disappointed with a product that I had high hopes for and upset at another costly mistake!
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed Sorry but I don't like this new product. Firstly it is very thin, and I need a moisturiser as well which I was hoping I wouldn't and I find even LE's moisturiser doesn't go on the skin well with this product. Secondly I don't think the coverage is very good and if you use more then it just slides around and won't sink into the skin. Thirdly the sheen it gives your skin is not flattering on my older skin - if I look tired it just emphasises this. Fourth I don't understand why it has to be tinted when you would need to cover it up with makeup anyway as it doesn't give enough coverage otherwise. Fifth - the applicator is too difficult to control and I end up throwing most of it away which is left on my hand. Sixth - why SPF 25 when the minimum which is recommended is SPF 30? I bought two tubes in the same order and I shall not be purchasing again. Years ago LE had a lovely range of sun creams which, for some reason, they discontinued. Please LE stop trying to tinker with your range - just stick to the skin routines you have had for years and that really work for me and so many others. In other words please don't make your products too complicated.
Date published: 2021-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb product I absolutely love this product. It goes on easily and gives a beautiful sheen to my skin. Sometimes I wear it alone over moisturiser and it gives me a lovely glow, but mostly i wear it underneath sheer tint. It is the perfect primer for makeup.
Date published: 2021-07-07
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I have been desperate for something with an Spf and so was very excited when this came out even though it's very expensive for daily use but how can I prevent it forming rolls when I use foundation after?

Asked by: Daisie
Hello, thank you for getting in touch and for your feedback. Here are a few tips that might help make your mineral formula work for you: 1. Make sure you’re applying Environmental Defence Cream after your moisturiser – this will ensure you are protecting your skin’s natural barrier. Allowing the cream to sink in for at least 30 seconds – 1 minute can also make a big difference to how the formula sits on your skin before you apply your foundation. 2. You may find you get a better finish by applying Environmental Defence Cream to your face section by section. Dot generously onto the forehead, nose, cheeks and neck before gently blending with your fingertips one section at a time, ensuring you’re using enough cream to fully protect your skin. If you prefer an all-over approach that’s also okay – whatever works best for you! 3. Be gentle with your application. As our formula is rich in physical UV filters in powder form, over rubbing can cause a pilling effect where the minerals separate and accumulate on your skin. This can make it harder for them to blend in , especially when you’re using the defence cream before make up. 4. Check how much you’re applying – too much can lead to over rubbing and the above pilling effect may occur. We recommend using a grape sized amount to start and then determining if you need a little more or less depending on your particular skin type. We do hope this information helps. Quality and service are at the heart of everything we do, so please do not hesitate to contact our customer centre on 01983 813913 if you require any further assistance. - Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-06-15

Does the Environmental Defence Cream SPF25 provide protection equivalent to regular SPF25 sunscreen - or is it necessary to wear sunscreen as well?

Asked by: Caren
Hello, thank you for getting in touch. Our Environmental defence cream is designed to be perfect for all year round protection. It is a 3-in-1 protection designed for your day to day protection needs as 90% of sun exposure happens in daily life- this include cloud cover- not just sunny days. We recommend reapplying Environmental Defence Cream at least once during a regular day, similar to how you may top up your make up at lunchtime. However on hotter days, or when you know your skin will be more exposed, we recommend reapplying more often while also wearing a wide brim hat. Remember, our formula is designed to protect skin from a range of everyday environmental aggressors, such as UV rays, blue light and pollution, but should not be used to protect skin while sunbathing. If you were intentionally exposing yourself in an environment much stronger than the UK sun, we would always advise a higher SPF specifically designed for Sun protection as opposed to an all round protection product. I do hope this information helps. – Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-06-15
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