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Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25 50ml

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.


(£0.60 per ml)
All skin types
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Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25 50ml
(£0.60 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

(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

(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

(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


FREE delivery when you spend £25*

  • Standard delivery – up to 5 working days – £3.75 or free when you spend £25*
  • Priority delivery – 2-3 working days – £4.25
  • Special delivery – 1-2 working days – £9.25

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely surprise! I received this as an added gift in a recent order and will certainly be buying it in future. I don't wear face make-up because, although I would like to have something that very lightly covers the various blemishes on my face, I've always disliked the rather pasty feel and texture of make-up (and that includes, sadly, the Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint, although it's better than most.) I decided, without much hope, to give this Defence cream a try because of its gentle tint; and I'm very pleasantly surprised! It does a great job on the look of my skin and I don't notice it's there! Thank you, Liz Earle!
Date published: 2023-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Cream A great cream, light, non oily, good moisturising and SPF 25, my favourite cream now.
Date published: 2023-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect cover & sun protection win win! I bought this last year & I have recently purchased another tube.
Date published: 2023-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice coverage Just started using the sun factor pleases me. So I use under a light foundation
Date published: 2023-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unpleasant scent! I have been an avid user of Liz Earle products for over 20 years and am very pleased with all their products. However, I bought the Defence Cream about a month ago and have used it just twice; the scent is so unpleasant and rather off-putting that I won't be using it again. Also, it barely added any tint to my skin, so still needed a light foundation. Very disappointing Liz Earle!
Date published: 2023-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not really working for my skin type I love the idea of this cream and it is a great product for most everyone else but me. I have overactive sebum production. I really need some kind of mattifying or balancing in this product to work better for me. Its such a shame as i wanted to love it more.
Date published: 2023-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Cream I have recently discovered Liz Earle products after being recommended from a friend, I love the products & this cream is lovely with SPF 25 it’s good to know it is protecting my skin.
Date published: 2023-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liz Earle Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF I bought this item quite recently for the first time. I really like using it as it does what it says on the tube! It's great under makeup as well as just on top of a moisturiser, as a little goes a long way. Will definitely be purchasing this again.
Date published: 2023-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and light Lovely cream, nice, light with a hint of colour. I love using this daily after moisturising, it goes on well and gives added protection. I have bought another one to have in stock!
Date published: 2023-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely base for makeup I've used environmental defense cream for a couple of years and wouldn't be without it. As well as feeling protected all year round this is the perfect base and I only need one pump of my foundation focused on the centre of my face for a natural day time look. I apply a small amount after my moisturiser has settled, smoothing it gently but quickly then apply foundation straight after so it blends nicely.
Date published: 2023-03-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awful smell I bought this to use whilst pregnant. It leaves my skin dry to the touch and I just can't stand the smell of it.
Date published: 2023-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely product I love using this product to smooth out my skin without feeling heavy. Would definitely recommend
Date published: 2023-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Allergic reaction to the cream I did initially love the cream, however after 2 days my face was red and I developed lumps (blisters) on my skin, and was reacting to the product. I have used Liz Earle for years, from body cream to face cream and never had such a reaction. Returning unfortunately.
Date published: 2023-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My skin glows when I wear this! Love this product whether I'm wearing it just on top of my moisturiser or under my foundation. I've been told my skin looks like it glows! It lasts all day and doesn't become greasy as the day goes on. This will be my second purchase of this product.
Date published: 2023-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great protection Due to a history of skin cancer, I need to protect my face even more. Sunscreen under foundation isnt comfortable but this is really lovely. A tint when used alone, but great under foundation for extra protection.
Date published: 2023-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely tinted moisturiser I bought this without realising it is tinted, but having tried it I am very hapoy with the result. It is light enough to wear under make-up but I find I can wear it on its own, on days when I am not going far. It gives my skin a lovely glow, hides the dark circles and feels good on my skin.
Date published: 2023-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Moisturiser Very good moisturiser for the summer. Smooths out wrinkles and avoids your face going red in the sunshine
Date published: 2023-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good This is perfect for my needs. It gives my face a lovely matte affect and works perfectly as a light base under my makeup. It does have an odd smell to it, but it isn’t noticeable after a couple minutes. It is nice not to have to worry about my face being exposed to too much sun whilst wearing this.
Date published: 2023-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Use this after putting on my moisturiser and if I want greater coverage I put foundation on top of it. I’m very happy with this product.
Date published: 2022-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different! I bought this for the first time and really like it. I don’t know if it’s my imagination though, but creams etc that come in tubes never seem to last as long as they do in a pot, even though they are the same volume! The cream itself is smooth and leaves a lovely finish on the skin. It goes without saying really, all your products are excellent which why I’ve been using them for so many years!
Date published: 2022-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, this was an impulse buy I honestly didn't expect a tinted moisturizer tobwoke with my viitigilo which looks like a patch work quilt. Very surprised how amazing it is. I haven't tried it for defence yet, but plan to use it in India where the pollution is horrendous
Date published: 2022-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great SPF cream I love this Environmental Defense Cream. I use it every day, it absorbs into the skin and leaves a nice glow. The only negative is I would like a higher SPF for summer.
Date published: 2022-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Been using this for about a month now and I love it. I wear it on the days I am working in the office and definitely feel its protecting my skin against pollution and the awful air con in work. I don't wear make-up and I apply 10 mins after moisturiser and it gives a lovely even look to my skin. Was a bit wary when I saw the tint but it doesn't show after application. Will definitely buy again.
Date published: 2022-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice to know its protecting my skin . Really pleased with this liz Earle product suits my skin .
Date published: 2022-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I have fair sensitive skin prone to prickly heat and have struggled to find a good facial sunscreen . This product was lovely to wear. It didn’t feel greasy or cause a breakout, the tint was subtle and it was very effective and long lasting. I have already ordered another one .
Date published: 2022-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure I wanted an SPF moisturiser, I am not sure if I like it, you need to use enough to feel like you had moisturiser on, but then to much and it comes off on my glassses.
Date published: 2022-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great texture I bought this brought last month and have been using most days. The texture is fine but I don't like the colour and think it could be better with a slight hint of a tan
Date published: 2022-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great defence mineral cream SPF 25 Excellent SPF 25 cream for non white skin tones. Blends in well to natural skin colour, giving it a dewy glow. Usually mix it with Superskin moisturizer. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2022-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This has become part of my daily skincare regime. Applied after moisturising, the cream goes on smoothly, the colour blends well and my skin seems protected from the sun. I shall order again.
Date published: 2022-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lizard Earle spf 25 Slightly greasy & would like a higher spf such as 30
Date published: 2022-08-26
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Why does this product( the environmental defence cream) need moisturiser on first ? I just want to put moisturiser on that has SPF in it - every other company seems to manage this. 

Asked by: Micah
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. As our moisturisers can be used both morning and evening, we have chosen not to include SPF as this is not required in the evening. We would recommend applying this after your moisturiser to ensure your skin is fully mosturised so the product melts nicely into the skin. We hope this information helps - The Customer Care Centre Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2023-07-26

Is this product pregnancy safe? 

Asked by: Flo329
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that all our products have been safety assessed to ensure they are safe for intended use, which includes use during pregnancy – however, if you have any specific questions or concerns, please speak to your GP or midwife. We hope this information helps - The Liz Earle Customer Care Centre Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2023-01-24

Do you have any plans to have a similar product with a higher sun factor like a spf 50?

Asked by: The henster
Answered by: Eileen28
Date published: 2023-11-03

Is it vegan? 

Asked by: LollyM99
I would assume all Liz Earle’s produce is vegan. 
Answered by: Annie C
Date published: 2023-07-30

 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: 2022-11-16

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 - 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: 2022-05-10

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 – The Liz Earle Beauty Co. Team
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2022-07-30
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