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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)
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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

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 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

*Free delivery available when you spend £30 or more (excluding delivery and gift vouchers) through 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 Lovely Light Cream Bought this cream not really knowing what to expect but liked the idea of SPF protection. I have used it for over a month now and really love it. It works well under foundation and overall the appearance of my skin is better. Will buy again.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I have bought it twice now and love it, not sure what else I can write.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really great cream The cream feels lovely on my skin and has a very attractive shimmer. Would recommend. I have very sensitive skin and it has been fine .
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Environmental defense Nice soft cream with a tint, would prefer a slightly darker tint to skin but blends in well.
Date published: 2022-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I recently bought this cream and I am very happy with it. It is easy to apply and does not have any smell. I definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2022-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Environmental defence cream Second purchase of the environmental cream does what is says on the tube. Work on my allotment most days and this keeps me protected from the elements. Like it because it has a mineral sunscreen. Excellent product.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels great on skin This is my 2nd tube, I really like how it smooths over my skin giving a lovely protective base either on it’s own or under foundation
Date published: 2022-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I really like this. Its light and easy to apply. Blends well and hides my red patches. Gives my mature skin a nice lightly coloured healthy glow.
Date published: 2022-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product I bought this a couple of months ago as I needed something with an SPF. Is slightly tinted and goes on easily, it is a little runny so care is needed when using it. A little goes a long way. I’m very very pleased with it.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look My second purchase of environmental defence cream and will keep on purchasing. Skin looks smoother nd brighter and love that it has a SPF of 25
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well I have been using this for a week and I am very impressed with how easy it is to apply, lightweight but definitely evens out my skin tone. I originally bought it because of the SPF25. Very pleased with the product will continue to use it daily.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice moisturiser packaging too wasteful Nice tinted moisturiser however the tube allows too much product use each time so won’t last as long as I’d hoped still use this daily under my moisturiser as it has a good SPF
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential daily use Used this daily last summer, easy to use , feels nice on the skin. Purchased again & recommended to friends
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sticky and greasy I love all Liz Earle products but this one I’m sad to say wasted my money. It felt like foundation going on and left my hair around my face really greasy. I just wanted something that would protect my skin from elements but this felt like makeup. I’m not a fan of foundation… love all the other skin products though.
Date published: 2022-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I've been using this product for approx 6 months and I love it. I love the way it soaks into my skin leaving a nice healthy glow with no unevenness, I love the fact that it protects my skin from the sun and the outside world and it also provides a great base for adding make up should you wish to. Personally I feel this product gives me enough coverage so I don't feel I need to apply any foundation.
Date published: 2022-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SPF with a tint Been buying this since last year ,ideal to put on first thing anytime of the year ,love the sun but appreciate I need protection
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised Been using this for 3 weeks because I bought the microdermabrasion cream . First time of using I was disappointed as the cream seemed to roll into little balls on my skin , not sure if I’d used too much or because I used it the first time after using the microdermabrasion but every day since it’s been fine . It gives my skin a glowing look , even had comments on how nice my skin looks . I love this product
Date published: 2022-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Environmental defence cream Yes I like this product, I bought this cream last spring as well. I also bought some for my friend as a gift and she was pleased with it as well. The colour of the cream suit’s all skin tones which is good.
Date published: 2022-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for allergies to chemical sunscreen As someone who has to wear mineral sunscreen it is difficult to find a good product that doesn’t make your face white. Would given another point but still leaves some screen showing on my face, but better than a lot I’ve tried.
Date published: 2022-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Leaves a lovely glow I love adding this as my final step in my morning routine. It leaves a lovely glow to the skin and just blends in beautifully. Careful not to use too much of the product, as it does tend to create a crumbled residue if you rub your skin too much during application. Apply less of the product so less effort is needed to rub in the cream for coverage.
Date published: 2022-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Defence cream I love this defence cream, it primes and protects your skin beautifully.
Date published: 2022-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great base for foundation Have used for a couple of weeks, my skin is extremely sensitive, it seems to prevent the irritation and is a great base for foundation
Date published: 2022-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brilliant stuff Was looking for a tinted moisturiser this tube of magic dose the job
Date published: 2022-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't absorb into skin I thought this cream would act as an SPF moisturiser. But rather it seems to sit on the surface of my skin and makes my skin feel drier. The 'tint' is pretty noticeable too, with my friends asking if I'm wearing makeup... not the subtle moisturiser I was going for.
Date published: 2022-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Part of my skin care routine I absolutely love this product. It goes on smoothly and has absolutely no smell at all and it protects your skin from all the harmful environmental elements, which, is fantastic, never go out without putting this on - hope it never gets discontinued
Date published: 2022-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good product I think for younger skins than mine I bought this product thinking that it would suit me,however, I found it a bit too heavy for my skin, also I do like a much higher spf but more of a liquid something a little lighter. It is a shame because it is the only product of Liz Earle that I have not given 5stars to.
Date published: 2022-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready for the day! I got this free when it was first brought out, when buying some other products from the John Lewis stand. I don't usually wear foundation everyday but after getting reading in the morning I put this on with a little mascara, and feel so much more confident and ready to present to the world! It gives a subtle foundation style sheen without being foundation, and without having to colour match. I have very pale skin and am in my late 30's. It does have a slightly thick texture which I equate with it being part suncream, and it goes on really well after using the Liz Earle cleanser, toner and day creams. I'm so glad I found it!
Date published: 2022-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I've only used it twice but love the finish it gives to my skin, especially with the slight tint. My face felt moisture all day. Will certainly carry on using it.
Date published: 2022-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing I bought this product a few weeks ago when it was on offer having wanted to try it for some time. I have very fair, mature skin (although in good condition at 62 having used Liz Earle skincare for 7-8 years), and scarring from surgery so I was looking forward to the environmental defence cream's SPF and priming qualities. Unfortunately it just felt heavy and as though it was actually drawing moisture out of my skin! Also it accentuated my fine lines. If I hadn't discarded the packaging, etc, I would have returned it for a refund.
Date published: 2022-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good base Used daily as a primer/protective base against the elements. Slightly tinted but blends well and a little goes a long way.
Date published: 2022-01-23
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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
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 - 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 – 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
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