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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 £28.50 , is £22.80
(£0.46 per ml)
20% OFF
All skin types
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Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25
Was £28.50 , is £22.80
(£0.46 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.


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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liz Earle Environmental Defence Cream 25SPF I have used this product before and am very happy with it, I find it very easy to apply and it works for me. I would like to know why you have not sent me the remainder of my order.
Date published: 2022-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love to use I have bought various items from Liz Earle over many years especially hot cloth cleanser and toner, wouldn't be without them
Date published: 2022-06-28
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
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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: 2022-08-22

Is it vegan? 

Asked by: LollyM99
I would assume all Liz Earle’s produce is vegan. 
Answered by: Annie84
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

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: 2022-08-05
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