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Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50 Oil free sunscreen for face and body

Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50 is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 30.
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A broad spectrum, oil free sunscreen for face and body that provides high UV protection while moisturizing skin in a weightless lotion.

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Product Details

Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50 is a weightless, non comedogenic sunscreen featuring an optimized concentration of UVA/UVB filters to provide advanced broad spectrum protection against damaging UV rays. Formulated for the face and body, this oil free sunscreen thoroughly moisturizes as it protects, leaving skin feeling comfortable and soothed. Fast absorbing, quick-dry technology blends invisibly into skin and does not transfer to clothing.

  • Sheer, weightless formula that easily blends into skin
  • Moisturizes in a weightless lotion without clogging pores
  • Absorbs quickly on face and body with a clean skin finish
  • Fast absorbing, non-transfer, non-whitening formula
  • Oil-, paraben-, and fragrance-free; non comedogenic

How To Use

Apply a generous amount of this oil free sunscreen to the face, neck, and overall body 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Apply before makeup. Reapply after 80 minutes of sweating, swimming, immediately after towel drying, and at least every two hours. For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad-Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:

    • Limit time in the sun, from 10 am - 2 pm
    • Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
    • For children under six months of age, consult a physician before use

Key Ingredients

  • 3% Avobenzone
  • 10% Homosalate
  • 5% Octisalate
  • 7% Octocrylene
  • Glycerin

This oil-soluble, organic compound is commonly used in sunscreen formulations to absorb skin-aging UVA rays.

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Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Water, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Trisiloxane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Stearate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, P-Anisic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Peg-8 Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum

Physician Insight

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This universal SPF is perfect for all of my patients - its weightless formula thoroughly moisturizes as it protects and leaves skin comfortable. While daily sunscreen usage is necessary to protect their skin from UV-induced aging and discoloration, many patients claim that sunscreen formulas feel greasy and are difficult to rub in. This new SPF is a game changer!

Dr. Brian A. Stolley - SkinCeuticals Aesthetic Center By Medispa Maui

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed that it contains avobenzene Avobenzene stains fabric. I would not have purchased this product if I knew it contained that ingredient
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect summer-weight sunscreen I have been using Light Moisture UV Defense for over a year, mainly during spring/summer in place of the Ultimate UV Defense, which I use during fall/winter.It's the final facial product that goes on before makeup - and I use it sparingly as a little goes a long way, on face, ears and neck/front and back. Be careful around eyes - it can creep into them later and sting.
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it were less shiny I like the way this goes on smoothly and is not too thick. I just wish that it didn't make my skin look so shiny. Other than that, I feel like it protects my skin.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great everyday sunscreen I bought this as an everyday sunscreen and so far it has been great. I have not yet tried it out for the beach but imagine it would hold up well and not be too sticky.
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the care of my skin It protected my skin from you UV. rays and prevents spots.
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pam 19 This produce has good coverage and protection. There's just a little white that shows up.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Wish I had a tub of it! Also wish I had used SPF 50 sunscreen sooner. Skinceuticals has wonderful products. Pricey but so worth it.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bring back Ultimate UV Defense This sunscreen is ok it smalls Like I’m putting something cheap on and it makes my skin look oily
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for the entire family I bought this because my husband has had melanoma and needs to wear a sunscreen daily. I tried many different brands but he likes this and consistently uses this. It is non greasy, moisturizing and protects. My husband even brags about how soft his skin is now.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protected me from the sun! After using imiquimod cream for actinic keratosis and getting Fractional C02 laser, I am so very concerned about getting sun on my chest and face. I love how this moisturizer feels and especially how it protects. After being in the sun for some time, there were no bathing suit lines noticeable on my décolletage or redness to my face. I was relieved.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tried because can't get Ultimate UV Def. 30 Texture is very thin, application not smooth for consistent coverage. Tried this because I couldn't get Ultimate UV Defense 30. Will use on extremities to finish the tube but not on my face again. I have sensitive, very fair skin & this just did not provide the protection I need.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the only sunscreen my husband will use! With my husband’s job, he predominately works outside. I wanted him to use sunscreen but we couldn’t find him any that would not make him break out. I tried this on a whim and it’s the only sunscreen that he will use. He likes it and uses it, thus; I’m happy! (I use the tinted sunscreen.)
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looking for Moisturizer/sunscreen I am not happy with this product. It may be good for an over all sunscreen, however I purchased it to replace ULTIMATE UV DEFENSE which I have been using for YEARS as a daily moisturizer/sunscreen for my face. No one seems to know if ULTIMATE UV DEFENSE has been discontinued or what the problem is. I sent Skin Ceuticals a note on their web site when I found out ULTIMATE UV DEFENSE was not available to see what product might be comparable and received no reply. I purchased Light Moisture UV Defense only because it was the "featured product" and got such good reviews. This product does not work for an all around moisturizer/sunscreen on my face, in fact, it leaves tiny white particles on my skin as I gently massage it into my skin. I worked in Dermatology my entire adult life where I was introduced to the Skin Ceuticals line and have always loved their products. I will continue my search for a good facial moisturizer/sunscreen if ULTIMATE UV DEFENSE is no longer available.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! This is very light and iseasyto apply. Bottle was a lotlarger than I expected. Bonus!!
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this 365 days a year I have used this product for over 2 years and it protects my skin great
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not greasy pretty good sunscreen, it isn't greasy and hasn't broken me out yet!
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my favorite I love s In Celtic also products and was excited to try this sunscreen. I found that it flakes and marked up my bathing suit. It did not look nice on my skin. Over the years I use this brands sunscreen on my face...I did not find it to be effective sunblock for my face. PLEASE BRING BACK DAILY SUN DEFENSE SPF 20! This was your best facial sunscreen for all day sun. And please NEVER discontinue Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. I use that on my face instead of make up on a daily bases. Not great for all day at the beach though.
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft Skin! I purchased this a week ago to add to my regimen of retinol 1.0 and AGE Interrupter. I put this on in the morning as my last step and reapply during the day as needed. I can't get over how soft this leaves my skin! A little dab will cover your whole face...sun protection, very lightweight, not greasy and absorbs quickly!
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great sunscreen for face and body I live in the desert southwest and stuff is a miracle worker for my skin. It also does NOT promote breakouts like other sunscreens.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So awesome I can’t believe this product doesn’t get more recognition. It is the best SPF Moisturizer that I have ever used. Not greasy and you get so much for the price!
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband stole this! This lotion goes on easily without feeling heavy or greasy. Can be applied to face and body and works well everywhere. My hubs tried it out and basically won't give it back! He likes that it stays put so it doesn't run into his eyes during workouts and mountain biking. And he's not burned during outdoor activities since giving it a try. Also soothing to apply even after shaving: a winner!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All in one tube! So very nice to have a moisturizer added to this sunscreen. It allows for UV protection while keeping your skin moist. I like thie combination in this product so much. You don’t have to remember to keep adding the moisturizer each time you reapply this sunscreen...a great benefit!
Date published: 2018-06-10
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