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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.


($0.73 per ml)
All skin types
In Stock
Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25
($0.73 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


In light of the current situation, we are placing international orders on pause. Please rest assured this is a temporary measure and we’ll be letting you know as soon as there are any changes. We really appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wouldn't buy again. Pain to apply and blend. I bought this face sunscreen over a month ago and have since replaced it with the Inkey List's mineral sunscreen, which feels lighter, smoother, and easier to apply and blend. The texture of this product feels mealy, and it is a nightmare to evenly and smoothly apply, even with a makeup sponge or brush. The color more or less matched my skin, but even after adjusting the amount of product I used, I couldn't blend it into my skin and looked absolutely ridiculous with the product so obviously smeared across my face. I looked patchy, cakey, and like a teenager trying to apply skin makeup for the first time. In a pinch, I took this sunscreen on holiday, which was a big mistake. Once I started sweating, it melted off my face in the most unappealing way, leaving trails of brown-tinted sweat down my face and body. Embarrassing. I certainly expected more from this product given the reviews I read before purchasing it. I wish I could get my money back.
Date published: 2021-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SPF 25 Really pleased with it. Excellent product.will purchase again.
Date published: 2021-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Double protection I bought this from QVC on the Liz Earle TSV, was desperate to try it after Sarah Carr had demonstrated it, 1 third of a kit, As usual another Liz winner with me, the first time I used I had put to much on my fingertips so today just used enough on 1 tip & wow it feels amazing, goes a long way, the feel on the skin is amazing & having an SPF was a major plus for me & I used it before my Ultrasun & they worked together to give my skin a silky feel then I felt completely protected from the sun, which I do need after having treatment for skin cancer, so Thankyou for another amazing product, must buy another one soon!!
Date published: 2021-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item This is a great product real easy to apply lasts all day
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection and more. Used the defence cream over the summer days and have been really impressed with not only the protection it gives but the soft feel of my skin.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and moisturising Really nice light lotion, very moisturising and with a hint of tint
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Really like this cream. Handy to use daily when going outside giving me a bit of sun protection. Goes on smoothly and absorbs into the skin without making it look shiny.
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Didn't realise this is a tinted moisturiser. Too much like a sun cream texture and feel on my skin. Not suitable for me.
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice texture The environmental defence cream is easy to apply and has a light and creamy texture. I have a combination skin and it suits my skin well.
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't be buying again! I've worn this for over a month, followed the instructions to a tee....but its a no from me! Firstly, I've been sunburnt multiple times while wearing it. Which is the main reason I bought it!!! And for the biggest no no.... I like to wear something light on my face for protection and coverage when I walk...but this cream doesn't like even a little sweat or rain. I've ended up with drips of pale white runny cream all over my fave hours after I've put it on if I dare to sweat. And don't even dream of wearing it in rain!! Think Halloween ready!
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality product and service Excellent quality product and service. 2nd one of these and really suits my skin
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Substantial cream I used to use the SPF moisturiser that Liz Earle and was gutted when it was discontinued a few years ago. So, I was delighted to find this product. It goes on smoothly and does feel more substantial that a light moisturiser. So far I really like it but would say that you need to allow a few minutes after applying before putting on any makeup as it stays tacky on the skin for a short while.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wish I liked this! I bought this quite soon after it was released and as I use Liz Earle skincare products I was confident it would be good. Unfortunately I really don’t like it. It doesn’t go on well - moves over the skin and sits on top rather than being absorbed. It doesn’t smell great and it makes my skin an odd white/grey colour.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you LizEarle! I'm a bit of a skincare freak;) I've been looking for my perfect skincare and I think I've finally found it! I've been using the 3-step routine for over a month now and spf moisturizer in the morning. My morning and evening rituals with LizEarle are a real pleasure. The mineral cream doesn't give much coverage, but I like a natural look, so it's perfect for me. It does make a skin look better though. My skin loves it! Im thinking about buying the botanical drops next ;)
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Non greasey This cream gives your face a healthy look, you only need a small amount, a really nice product and easy to use.
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin Savour. I have been using the whole range for just over 20yrs and I think this product is the one I will never stop using.
Date published: 2021-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely texture Really useful as an everyday product. Evens out the skin tone.
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light base Really like this product… I use it as a base and is perfect with the protection it has … would buy again.
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the effect Bought a couple now and love the effect this has under makeup. Also love that it has SPF.
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing This product appeared just what I was looking for - a day cream with a good spf. However, I was disappointed with the fragrance, colour and the face that it didn't absorb into the skin easily.
Date published: 2021-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it is supposed to do This purchase was an experiment and has turned out very well. The cream does tone in with my fair skin and acts as an excellent primer. The SPF is great as I have been advised to protect my skin. I will purchase again.
Date published: 2021-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic results This cream makes my skin glow and evens out my skin tone it’s fabulous
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new summer essential! At last! A lovely non-greasy SPF cream which feels light on my skin without any clogging & a lovely matt finish. Wasn’t sure how the tint would work, but it just gives a great natural-looking healthy glow. Love it!
Date published: 2021-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cream I recently bought the environmental cream and have been using it daily, it is easy to use, it sinks into the skin and feels great. I use it under my foundation and my foundation covers just as normal.
Date published: 2021-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous product This is so easy to apply and I love that it is tinted. Perfect for me at a SF25
Date published: 2021-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Product Bought for the first time couple of months ago! Pleased with the product that I bought another with discount! Feel it provides good daily UV and weather element protection!
Date published: 2021-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer Saviour I bought this as I kept burning my face and hate the feeling of regular sunscreen on my face, this is a really nice light spf with a tint so you can incorporate it into your light summer makeup look
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY First of all this product makes my skin look terrifyingly WHITE. Secondly when I try to apply blusher to try to look somewhere near healthy the product bubbles and I have to wipe the whole thing off. No idea if this does the job it's supposed to do. It just makes me angry that I have spent money and now time on an item I cannot use.
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light & easy to wear I’ve tried a few new products this month and have not been disappointed with any of them. This is light and non-greasy. It has a light tint to it but I’m sure any skin tone could use it as it just evens out your skin tone without really adding colour. You only need a small amount, so don’t get too carried away thinking it’s the same as a tinted moisturiser! I have very pale skin with lots of freckles all year round (darker in summer of course), so I think it’s great to have this light daily defence with spf.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good protection I really like this as I needed something with an SPF in it. It is also an added bonus that it is slightly tinted. I used it throughout the hot weather we had recently and didn't get burned. On the downside it can be alittle greasy on my forehead by the end of the day.
Date published: 2021-07-12
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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

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

Is this water resistant?

Asked by: Charles
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