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Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25

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.

 

£27.50
(£0.55 per ml)
All skin types
Sensitive
In Stock
Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25
£27.50
(£0.55 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

UK (INC CHANNEL ISLANDS)

FREE delivery for orders over £30

Orders £30 or more

  • Standard service – up to 5 working days – FREE*
  • Priority service – up to 4 working days – £5.25
  • Free returns within 60 days

Orders under £30

  • Standard service – up to 5 working days – £3.75
  • Priority service – up to 4 working days – £5.25
  • Free returns within 60 days

Customer Centre

Need help? Please visit our dedicated Contact Us page for all the ways you can get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Tel: 01983 813913
Email: naturallyactive@lizearle.com

*Free delivery available when you spend £30 or more (excluding delivery and gift vouchers) through lizearle.com and our Customer Centre only. Free delivery is England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland standard delivery only and applies to your entire order. Ordering after 2pm could extend delivery by an extra working day.

**Ordering after 2pm could extend delivery by an extra working day.

 

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Environmental defence cream spf 25 Received this as part of a collection with original skin tonic, cleanse & glow cleanser. It's a cream, not too runny or too thick, spreads well, & goes into the skin well , has a light coloured tint. I've seen some reviews saying it made their face look orange, patchy , or even ashy looking, i didn't notice that at all, i think it blended in well to my skin, always make sure you massage in well using circular motion with finger tips, if you have dry or flakey patches tinted/ coloured creams/ lotions can make it look more obvious, so exfoliate off those dead skin cells & dry patches it will help the cream to absorb better, apply better you can use this defence cream on It's own, works well over another moisturiser aswell0p
Date published: 2022-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unsure, But Now I Love It I bought this some time ago and really didn’t get along with it to begin with, it seemed to roll off when I was rubbing it in. I then read some reviews and realised others were having similar issues. I started to leave about 5 minutes between applying my moisturiser and then applying this, that resolved the issue for me. I’m glad I tried again as the cover and SPF is great
Date published: 2022-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage I bought this to use daily, the tint in it is great but I do find it a little sticky (like sun cream). It's smells great and really nice application.
Date published: 2022-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Product I use this most days when I am staying home doing chores or nipping to the shops. On Gardening or Long Days out I use a higher SPF which works for me. It has a lovely texture to it and leaves my face with a subtle glow . I find just a tiny bit of concealer is all I need to complete my look. A fabulous mineral SPF product.
Date published: 2022-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great protection Bought this previously & now bought another for when I run out of the first tube
Date published: 2022-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tone I got this 2 weeks ago and have used it a few time, although it tones my skin really well, I find it is like running water when you dispense it, finding putting on back of one hand and distributing by tapping fingers into this and then fanning onto places I feel need some time etc. It stays out even in this heatwave at moment. Slight transfer into face mask, but not drastic. Overall performance is fine but feel the consistency needs addressing.
Date published: 2022-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I nearly didn't buy this as it seems a bit if a Marmite product from reading other reviews but I'm so glad I did. I have actually ditched my normal foundation now and just wear this, for the first time in ages I look alive and glowing. I've only been using it for 4 days but I do think it goes on better over the Light moisturiser rather than superskin but not thoroughly tested yet. Try it!
Date published: 2022-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t buy if you’re pale. I’m rather pale and it makes me my face look orange.
Date published: 2022-07-17
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Do you have any plans to have a similar product with a higher sun factor like a spf 50?

Asked by: The henster
Yes
Answered by: Eileen28
Date published: 2022-05-13

Is it vegan? 

Asked by: LollyM99
I would assume all Liz Earle’s produce is vegan. 
Answered by: Annie84
Date published: 2022-05-07

 Does this need makeup removal?

Asked by: Gloria Qin
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. You shouldn't need to use a separate makeup remover to remove our Environmental Defence Cream, this should be easily removed, in the evening with your usual cleanser. We hope this information helps - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-04-11

Is the environmental defence cream slightly tinted. I hoped it would give a little coverage to be able to leave off foundation. 

Asked by: Deb58
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Suitable for all skin types and tones, our Environmental Defence Cream has been developed with a naturally derived tinted pigment that blends well with all skin tones in order to dispel any pale cast on skin. The also makes a great primer for makeup. I hope this information helps however, should you require any further assistance with this, please contact our Customer Centre by emailing naturallyactive@lizearel.com - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-04-08

Is it possible to buy small samples of this product to try before I commit to the larger size?

Asked by: Sarsk
Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. I am sorry but we don't currently have any sample sizes of our Environmental Defence Cream available, however, we do offer an amazing 60 day returns policy - even after you've tried the product. We do hope this helps! - The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2021-11-21

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: 2022-08-05
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