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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.

 

Was £27.50 , is £20.62
(£0.41 per ml)
25% OFF
All skin types
Sensitive
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Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25
Was £27.50 , is £20.62
(£0.41 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

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 Light Purchased as a gift for my sister who is delighted with it! It is very light, absorbs well so not much needed and she loves the tint.
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quite dark I like a tinted moisturiser but this is a bit darker than I expected and rubs off quite easily so I'm worried about getting it everywhere and it looks like I have foundation on. Otherwise I like the feel and quality of the cream.
Date published: 2022-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not suitable for dark / tanned skin Pretty disappointed with this one as it leaves a chalky paste. I’m mixed race so have dark skin & normally don’t have any problems with sun cream on my face but this one just doesn’t rub in at all & l have tried using a smaller amount.
Date published: 2022-06-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a nice feeling Had high hopes for this SPF cream, struggling to find one that does feel lardy, very hard to rub in and almost felt solid, big shame
Date published: 2022-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lovely idea but odd texture and horrible smell. I recently purchased superskin day and night cream, skin tonic and cleanser direct from Liz Earle website. These products all smell gorgeous and my skin has been amazing since using them for around a month. I purchased the spf after realising that the day cream didn't include any. I was expecting the same excellent quality and gorgeous smell. I was disappointed to find that the texture was odd and seemed to move over my skin rather than sink in. The smell is really unpleasant and takes away the amazing smell of previously used day cream. Unfortunately I purchased this in store with birthday money on a weekend away. Had I purchased directly from website I would be asking for a refund. SPF included in the day cream would be a much better option.
Date published: 2022-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The tint doesn’t work for me I foolishly bought this without realising it was tinted. It says “tinted to blend with all skin tones” but I don’t think that’s accurate - the tint is pale and pink-ish. I’m a white person with pretty light skin but this doesn’t suit me at all. The pink tone of this product makes any uncovered bits of my face look weirdly yellow (eg. the skin immediately around my eyes - definitely not a good look!)
Date published: 2022-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tinted mineral sunscreen i’ve found Pros: No white cast - natural tinted with luminous finish Feels secure on the face - dries down well Compact packaging Light coverage not cakey foundation feel Pairs well with other LE skincare Truly natural ingredients Cons: Will not work for dark skin I don’t think Has pink undertones (not strictly universal) Very expensive full price I think this would be quite drying without a moisturiser underneath Takes a while to rub in and remove streaks (I am skin shade NC25). I was a die hard Soleil Toujours Mineral Glow user and this is the closest i’ve found since ST was discontinued
Date published: 2022-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good I’ve learned from previous reviews and used a light touch to apply this cream and the finish is lovely. It’s principle use is as a sunscreen and as yet I haven’t had the weather, we shall see.
Date published: 2022-06-10
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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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