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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.


(£0.57 per ml)
All skin types
In Stock
Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25
(£0.57 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 £25

Orders £25 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 £25

  • 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: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Tel: 01983 813913

*Free delivery available when you spend £25 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.


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure I wanted an SPF moisturiser, I am not sure if I like it, you need to use enough to feel like you had moisturiser on, but then to much and it comes off on my glassses.
Date published: 2022-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great texture I bought this brought last month and have been using most days. The texture is fine but I don't like the colour and think it could be better with a slight hint of a tan
Date published: 2022-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great defence mineral cream SPF 25 Excellent SPF 25 cream for non white skin tones. Blends in well to natural skin colour, giving it a dewy glow. Usually mix it with Superskin moisturizer. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2022-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This has become part of my daily skincare regime. Applied after moisturising, the cream goes on smoothly, the colour blends well and my skin seems protected from the sun. I shall order again.
Date published: 2022-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lizard Earle spf 25 Slightly greasy & would like a higher spf such as 30
Date published: 2022-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me I can't understand the good reviews on this, it pills like crazy so I can't be sure I even have any spf coverage. It's really really oily, there's no way I could wear this without some sort of powder. Normally I don't wear powder. And let's not talk about the colour
Date published: 2022-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smells awful The smell is so awful I couldn’t wear it for more than an hour without washing it off. Such a shame!
Date published: 2022-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says!! Love this cream. It has a slight tint and some sun/weather protection
Date published: 2022-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Protects your skin I tried this a few months ago and I can honestly say it has protected my skin when I have been working outdoors. I also love that it has a tint to the cream. It lasts for ages and I'm now on my second one
Date published: 2022-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Really nice product I’m really happy that I brought it
Date published: 2022-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect protection Nice hint of colour, easy to wear, to use when required with the protection you need!
Date published: 2022-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't expect a lot from this product. Not as good as I expected from a Liz Earle product. Besides using only a small amount this cream stayed on the surface of my skin remaining sticky and shiny all day. I won't be purchasing this again and I'm sorry to say it has been thrown in the bin.
Date published: 2022-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry but awful Followed the instructions and after about two hours the first time I used it, my face was a pool of sweat, the cream was running down my face and I had to wipe it off with tissues. Second try, same thing again. (I was just out for a walk or more a stroll at 72) Third try I put it on after LIz Earle instant tonic. Lasted a bit longer but again ran off my face, this time into my eyes. Sorry Liz Earle, I love and use so many of your products with great results, but I won’t be using this one again.
Date published: 2022-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me Had great expectations but product did not live up to them No difference to my skin at all, will not be making a repeat purchase
Date published: 2022-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite LE product! Just love it. Easy to apply , absorbs instantly gives a good coverage and I know I’m protected. What more do I need?!
Date published: 2022-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Environmental defence cream spf 25 Received this as part of a collection with original skin tonic, cleanse & glow cleanser. It's a cream, not too runny or too thick, spreads well, & goes into the skin well , has a light coloured tint. I've seen some reviews saying it made their face look orange, patchy , or even ashy looking, i didn't notice that at all, i think it blended in well to my skin, always make sure you massage in well using circular motion with finger tips, if you have dry or flakey patches tinted/ coloured creams/ lotions can make it look more obvious, so exfoliate off those dead skin cells & dry patches it will help the cream to absorb better, apply better you can use this defence cream on It's own, works well over another moisturiser aswell0p
Date published: 2022-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unsure, But Now I Love It I bought this some time ago and really didn’t get along with it to begin with, it seemed to roll off when I was rubbing it in. I then read some reviews and realised others were having similar issues. I started to leave about 5 minutes between applying my moisturiser and then applying this, that resolved the issue for me. I’m glad I tried again as the cover and SPF is great
Date published: 2022-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage I bought this to use daily, the tint in it is great but I do find it a little sticky (like sun cream). It's smells great and really nice application.
Date published: 2022-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Product I use this most days when I am staying home doing chores or nipping to the shops. On Gardening or Long Days out I use a higher SPF which works for me. It has a lovely texture to it and leaves my face with a subtle glow . I find just a tiny bit of concealer is all I need to complete my look. A fabulous mineral SPF product.
Date published: 2022-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great protection Bought this previously & now bought another for when I run out of the first tube
Date published: 2022-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tone I got this 2 weeks ago and have used it a few time, although it tones my skin really well, I find it is like running water when you dispense it, finding putting on back of one hand and distributing by tapping fingers into this and then fanning onto places I feel need some time etc. It stays out even in this heatwave at moment. Slight transfer into face mask, but not drastic. Overall performance is fine but feel the consistency needs addressing.
Date published: 2022-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I nearly didn't buy this as it seems a bit if a Marmite product from reading other reviews but I'm so glad I did. I have actually ditched my normal foundation now and just wear this, for the first time in ages I look alive and glowing. I've only been using it for 4 days but I do think it goes on better over the Light moisturiser rather than superskin but not thoroughly tested yet. Try it!
Date published: 2022-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t buy if you’re pale. I’m rather pale and it makes me my face look orange.
Date published: 2022-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best This cream smears as it goes on and takes considerable time to be absorbed. It is also a rather strange colour and leaves my skin looking somewhat blue/white. Not my favourite Liz Earle product.
Date published: 2022-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good protection for skin I like the protection and the consistency is good but perhaps a smaller hole in the tube as I don't mean to squeeze as much out.
Date published: 2022-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I absolutely love this! It leaves a lovely finish on my skin which lasts all day. I have oily skin and normally by around midday my skin is all shiny and greasy, but not with this wonderful product! I'm made up with it, thank you Liz Earle!
Date published: 2022-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I buy this to use on make up free days when the sun isn’t too bright. I find that as well as offering some protection which helps keeping my rosacea under control, it evens out my skin appearance so that I can just add a pop of blusher if I want to.
Date published: 2022-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I love all the Liz Earle products I have bought previously this one not so much.I was hoping for something easy to apply,but this product is thick and needs a lot of rubbing in and it feels heavy which is not what you need in the summer months,so I’ve gone back to the product I used before.
Date published: 2022-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Nice I bought this cream to protect my skin and also give me some colour as it's Tinted. Really thick texture and didn't soak into my skin nicely. I had to tissue some of it off . Felt sticky . I wouldnt recommend it Sorry .
Date published: 2022-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product I use this everyday. It goes on beautifully, my skin looks healthy and glowing. The SPF factor is not too high which allows some tanning to occur. Why would you want to block out the sun’s rays completely for your normal day to day routine. The SPF is perfect. This is a miracle product and I love it. Some people are never happy.
Date published: 2022-06-30
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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: 2023-01-24

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: 2022-08-22

Is it vegan? 

Asked by: LollyM99
I would assume all Liz Earle’s produce is vegan. 
Answered by: Annie C
Date published: 2022-05-11

 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: 2022-05-10

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: 2022-07-30

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: 2022-07-30
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