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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


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  • 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 Great sunscreen I found this really easy to appy and spreads evenly. I have mild rosacea of my face, and have to use sun screen daily. Lots of products irritate or feel heavy and greasy on my skin but this doesn't. Will continue to use this, glad that I found this cream.
Date published: 2023-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Bought recently & very happy to find a quality moisturizer with SPF for summer days. Have bought extra to take on a Dubai holiday!
Date published: 2023-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favourite Absolutely fallen in love with this. Such a silky smooth texture. The SPF is an added bonus. The tint doesn't really give a colour, but has a beautiful blurring effect which gives a soft glow to the skin. It's light enough to use over the summer and my skin condition has really improved using this alongside my C&P.
Date published: 2023-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely gorgeous I am loving this product will definitely buy this again
Date published: 2023-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quite pale As others have mentioned, it does have an unpleasant smell, but that does disappear once it’s on your skin. The main reason I dislike it is that it is too pale for my from my skin, despite the claim that it suits most skin tones, and I am not particularly dark skinned or tanned. How
Date published: 2023-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for me. This is the only base over moisturiser I have used this Summer. It blends in well & gives a smooth even surface. I am delighted with it. Friends have commented on my lovely skin tone.
Date published: 2023-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liz earle environmental defence Good to use as an spf during the day or mixed with foundation
Date published: 2023-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birthday present I bought this as part of a gift for my daughters birthday so have not tried the product personally. However, my daughter raves about it and would not do so unless the product was worthy. The click and collect service from Bromley boots was excellent.
Date published: 2023-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels great Second purchase of this-it’s lovely & light on the skin and I like the little bit of colour it gives
Date published: 2023-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Environment defence cream I bought this a couple of weeks ago and I am very pleased I did. I use it under foundation which gives a much better finish. Excellent product. .
Date published: 2023-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle SPF Been using this defence cream for while now it’s really natural on my skin with added SPF what could be better
Date published: 2023-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great coverage. Doesn’t react with my sensitive skin.
Date published: 2023-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multipurpose Love this. Serves more than one purpose with its creamy texture and light tint that is good for every day or evening, and gives SPF protection too. A winner with me.
Date published: 2023-06-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I’m disappointed with this product. It doesn’t absorb easily and sits on the skin in patches. Skin feels sticky for hours after applying and has a powdery appearance. Such a shame because I want a tinted natural SPF but this is not it.
Date published: 2023-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab cream I love this cream - gives a glow when applied and has the SPF too for protection.
Date published: 2023-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to it name. I’ve had this about 2 week and have used it everyday, including 2 afternoons painting en plein air. The weather has been sunny and very windy!(we are in the Sussex coast ). My skin feels comfortable with it as long as I use serum and moisturiser. I have not burnt so it works. Unlike some other reviewers I quite like the smell. It seems natural to me. Good product. Does what it says. I bought it with a Liz Earle discount so very good value.
Date published: 2023-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Allergic reaction to the cream I've now tried using Environmental defence cream on afew occasions giving a break between each attempt but I'm having awful breakouts which take days to over a week to recover from. My face and kneck becomes very red and highly blotchy and uncomfortable and I'm getting lots of spots which I'm not prone to.I've checked to make sure it's not other products I use, but it's definitely this. I'm in my 50's and have sensitive skin.
Date published: 2023-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Defender cream I love this cream goes on very easily and natural looking. The SP level is a bonus when abroad
Date published: 2023-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this cream! I love this cream…I use the super skin moisturiser in the morning then apply this cream over it before applying my make up. It goes on lovely, I like that it’s tinted and my make up looks nicer I think!
Date published: 2023-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Took me a while to like this product. Discovered it applies so much nicer with a beauty blender style sponge, game changer. I love how it applies now gives me a healthy barely there glow and protects my skin.
Date published: 2023-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful! Bought this from Boots on line and started trying to use a few weeks ago. Despite trying various moisturiser under it and none it sits in clumps and does not absorb. The overall effect is patchy and odd . I’m going back to my Clinique city block which is head and shoulders better.
Date published: 2023-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cream. Love it! I absolutely love this cream. When I first saw it was tinted I was a bit sceptical but it rubs in really easily and gives my skin a lovely fresh look and feel. I don't use a foundation so this is perfect. Very light but gives a great protection of SPF 25. I wouldn't be without it now. One tube lasts for ages as you don't need much for an application.
Date published: 2023-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good cream with effect of foundation I started using this product about 2-3 year ago and I'd usually use it between March and October as I find it enough moisturising and also with the effect of a foundation, so I apply it after cleansing and toning the skin and no need of more make-up - so it's quick and easy for busy moms. Though can make a skin a bit dry sometimes, but not making skin heavy when it gets really warm. Also great that it has SPF 25 so no need to put any additional cream to protect from the sun.
Date published: 2023-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great every day SPF cream I was a little concerned about this being tinted, but it blended well with my fair skin. It's light and easily absorbed.
Date published: 2023-05-12
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
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Hi, is this suitable for young skin, 12 years? I'm looking for an SPF product for my daughter, many thanks.

Asked by: Lulu9
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Whilst all our formulations are made as mild and gentle as possible, when choosing an SPF for someone of this age group, we would recommend opting for one which has been specifically formulated for those with younger skin. We hope this helps - The Customer Care Centre
Answered by: LizEarleBeautyCo
Date published: 2024-02-08

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: 2024-02-08

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: 2024-02-08

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: 2024-02-08

Is it vegan? 

Asked by: LollyM99
I would assume all Liz Earle’s produce is vegan. 
Answered by: Annie C
Date published: 2024-02-08

 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: 2024-02-08

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: 2024-02-08

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: 2024-02-08
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