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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 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant cream I bought this to use under foundation but found it gave enough cover that I didn’t need anything else. I use during the winter as well as Summer. I highly recommend
Date published: 2021-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results Leaves a lovely smooth matt finish ideal for foundation to go on
Date published: 2021-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this I bought this and it’s perfect Evens out my skin and gives protection to my super sensitive skin
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good protection I use this every day as it covers well and during the summer I didn't need to wear anything else on my face . I wait until my moisturizer has had time to be absorbed before applying as it feels a little greasy to apply if skin has just been moisturized but otherwise an excellent product !
Date published: 2021-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like a Blanket for Cold Weather I like this as it protects my skin from the cold and wind just as its supossed to. Now that we are in Autumn and it's getting colder and windier this helps stop my skin from getting so dehydrated and sore. I think this will be a definite winter winner! I didn't give it 5 because I have had the occassional spot with it in the T zone but I think that's because my skin is adjusting to not being soo dry and maybe I can put a bit less moisuriser on now!
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I have been using this cream throughout the summer and continue to do so. It is slightly tinted which gives the skin a glow and enough coverage to fade any slight blemishes. Very comfortable on the skin and is easily blended. A perfect base layer and with the added bonus of SP25 protection.
Date published: 2021-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointingly not for me I was so looking forward to trying and loving this product, but it was not to be. It doesn’t spread evenly, even when applied over LE moisturiser as recommended by the salesperson who helped me with my purchase. It leaves an unnatural, shiny greyish cast on my face and sits in my pores, making them more noticeable than usual. If anything, this product makes my skin look worse than it is, not better. I will sadly be returning it.
Date published: 2021-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential protection I like this SPF cream as it goes on smoothly & is easily absorbed into the skin. I allow some time between applying my moisturiser before using this cream. My skin can be quite sensitive and I have no problems with it. A little goes a long way so it will last longer. I really like this and have purchased it again. I would recommend it.
Date published: 2021-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great to have sun protection When I first put this on, I thought it would cause breakouts as felt sticky to touch, like I had a film over my face. However, after wearing throughout the day, it didn’t clog my pores and seemed to melt into my skin as the day wore on. I was glad to have a product with sun protection produced by Liz Earle.
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not sure I find that this cream does not absorb into my skin. It seems to move around when I am putting it on.
Date published: 2021-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necessity I thought the cream had a good consistency and left no greasy residue so ideal for wearing on its own i will certainly repeat buy
Date published: 2021-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product I was waiting for a product from Liz Earle with SPF as don’t wear foundation now! I absolutely love this defence cream! So light in texture but gives an amazing glow on top of the other liz earle cleanse, tone and moisturise items! Please do not stop making this! It’s brilliant ♥️
Date published: 2021-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from SPF I’m not sure if you are supposed to wear this as a moisturiser or in addition to moisturiser. I have very oily skin (even at 42!) so I don’t like loading up on products. I wish the SPF was higher at least 45 would be great. Also the the texture is generally good going on but can create a pilling effect when I put foundation on after. My solution is to let it sit for awhile -but I don’t have always have time for that in the mornings… For the winter I will use it but in Spring I’ll go back to another brand with a higher SPF. Not my favourite LE product but will do for now.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Another great product from Liz Earle. My new primer giving a great glow and even skin tone with the comfort of good protection. On my 3rd one this year, I'm delighted with it.
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great prodcut I've been using Liz Earle since 1998 and try every new product, I have never been disappointed. This is easy to apply, a lovely skin tone and provides another layer of protection
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matches perfectly with my skin tone I always use your products because they are kind on my skin. The defence cream matches my skin tone and feels nice to use. I also like that it’s environmentally friendly. Feels like a lovely treat for my skin. Has just the right amount of SPF in too. Thanks for creating this product your entire range is amazing
Date published: 2021-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice light coverage I bought this a couple of months ago as it had spf and a light coverage to help cover up imperfections. It really suits my skin which can be sensitive. I would recommend
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from REALLY NOT SURE First time I tried this wasn't good. I definitely ended up with a very strange looking colour to my face so needed to apply foundation to cover it but....the foundation ended up 'rubbing off' a bit like the rubber waste you get when using an eraser on paper! So I went off and looked at the 'how to' sections on the web site so the next time I used it was an improvement but I found my foundation, although it does seem to last longer actually doesn't sit well on top of the Defence Cream base at all. I ended up with quite a dotty look as the foundation seemed to accentuate my pores which doesn't happen when I use it on it's own! Anyway, as this was the first primer I've tried, sadly, I've decided to try other brands rather than purchase this one again, which is a shame as I've only used Liz Earle products for many, many years. I'm just not at all sure that this one is for me.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful cream I love this cream. It is light and goes on easily. The results are amazing. I have very sensitive skin and I have had no problems. It leaves my skin very soft and nourished. Would happily recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2021-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was disappointed with the texture and quality of this product - was not what I was expecting and was told I had to use moisturiser before applying it after I had purchased it! I kept trying it but very disappointed.
Date published: 2021-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer glow I bought this as a summer moisturiser as it’s spf25 An added benefit is the peachy tint which gives a nice glow to the complexion.
Date published: 2021-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job First time I've tried this and generally happy. The consistency is nice and it did stop me burning during the hot weather; however I did come out with a few bumps under the skin. Not sure this was the product as I can be prone to this anyway with certain things.
Date published: 2021-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light cover plus moisture and protection Not having worn make up for 18 months I want something light and natural-looking. I chose this primarily as a moisturiser with SPF. The slight "foundation" feature of a tint is a bonus. It goes on well and a little bit goes a long way. I recommend it.
Date published: 2021-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not sure about this product. I bought this a few months ago as I was concerned that the moisturisers did not have a SPF option. I was surprised that it looked more like a foundation cream in colour and texture. I never used foundation as I feel that it is like a mask. My husband commented that it was noticeable. Anyway, I used it two other three times but did not like the feel or look of it so have resorted to using sun cream on my face for the moment, or no SPF and a hat. Summer nearly over, shall have to think again for next year but will not be buying this product again. I am a Liz Earle fan and happy to try the products but this one was not for me.
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its ok Bought this a couple weeks ago, find it doesn’t rub in well to skin and makes skin feel tight. I didnt notice any tint to my skin. It is a nice base for make up though
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Environmental Defence Cream Mineral Excellent product. All my skincare is Liz Earle and has been for a long time.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great primer and sun protection This is a beautiful product. It goes on so smoothly. Use sparingly if using under makeup and it is a perfect primer.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light feeling I’ve used this a couple of times now and it gives a light glow but it’s not like a heavy cream or foundation, whilst moisturising
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rather disappointed I bought this as I wanted a cream that had SPF factor in it. I found it to be thick, difficult to apply evenly, and it did not appear to moisturise as well. I spilt some while applying and that has not washed out. I like all the other Liz Earle products that I have used.
Date published: 2021-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional base cream. Not only has this cream an SPF of 25, which is the minimum I would use, It has a beautiful tint to it and acts as a really lovely base for make up. I don't think I would use it on very sunny days as I tend to use a 50 spf as I burn quite easily. But for other non very sunny days it's absolutely perfect.
Date published: 2021-09-15
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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

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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