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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

Cleanse & Polish The Results

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 3 out of 5 by from SPF I’m not sure if you are supposed to wear this as a moisturiser or in addition to moisturiser. I have very oily skin (even at 42!) so I don’t like loading up on products. I wish the SPF was higher at least 45 would be great. Also the the texture is generally good going on but can create a pilling effect when I put foundation on after. My solution is to let it sit for awhile -but I don’t have always have time for that in the mornings… For the winter I will use it but in Spring I’ll go back to another brand with a higher SPF. Not my favourite LE product but will do for now.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Another great product from Liz Earle. My new primer giving a great glow and even skin tone with the comfort of good protection. On my 3rd one this year, I'm delighted with it.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great prodcut I've been using Liz Earle since 1998 and try every new product, I have never been disappointed. This is easy to apply, a lovely skin tone and provides another layer of protection
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matches perfectly with my skin tone I always use your products because they are kind on my skin. The defence cream matches my skin tone and feels nice to use. I also like that it’s environmentally friendly. Feels like a lovely treat for my skin. Has just the right amount of SPF in too. Thanks for creating this product your entire range is amazing
Date published: 2021-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice light coverage I bought this a couple of months ago as it had spf and a light coverage to help cover up imperfections. It really suits my skin which can be sensitive. I would recommend
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from REALLY NOT SURE First time I tried this wasn't good. I definitely ended up with a very strange looking colour to my face so needed to apply foundation to cover it but....the foundation ended up 'rubbing off' a bit like the rubber waste you get when using an eraser on paper! So I went off and looked at the 'how to' sections on the web site so the next time I used it was an improvement but I found my foundation, although it does seem to last longer actually doesn't sit well on top of the Defence Cream base at all. I ended up with quite a dotty look as the foundation seemed to accentuate my pores which doesn't happen when I use it on it's own! Anyway, as this was the first primer I've tried, sadly, I've decided to try other brands rather than purchase this one again, which is a shame as I've only used Liz Earle products for many, many years. I'm just not at all sure that this one is for me.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful cream I love this cream. It is light and goes on easily. The results are amazing. I have very sensitive skin and I have had no problems. It leaves my skin very soft and nourished. Would happily recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was disappointed with the texture and quality of this product - was not what I was expecting and was told I had to use moisturiser before applying it after I had purchased it! I kept trying it but very disappointed.
Date published: 2021-10-02
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Is this water resistant?

Asked by: Charles
Hi, thanks for getting in touch! We can confirm that our Environmental Defence Cream is not water resistant therefore, this should be re-applied after swimming. I hope this information helps however, if you do require any further assistance, please reach out to our Customer Centre by calling 01983 813913 or email naturallyactive@lizearle.com – The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-21

Do you make tinted moisturizers or self tanning products 

Asked by: RosieJ
Hello, thank you for your message I am sorry to disappoint you, but we do not have either a tinted moisturiser or self tanning products within the range. Best Wishes - The Liz Earle Beauty Co Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-09-06

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: 2021-09-12

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: 2021-09-09
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