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Paula's Choice DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 (2 fl. oz.)

A face moisturizer that hydrates, protects and brightens the skin.

Paula's Choice's DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 imparts a natural-looking glow to skin. Mineral sunscreens are added to this daily formula to keep your skin protected from harsh UV rays, while vitamin C brightens and counteracts dullness and niacinamide promotes a more even complexion.

Key Ingredients:

  • Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: mineral sunscreen actives that provide broad-spectrum protection
  • Vitamin C: delivers potent brightening benefits and counteracts dullness
  • Antioxidant Blend: defends against airborne pollutants and visibly smooths for noticeable radiance
  • Niacinamide: promotes more even-toned, glowing complexion

Key Benefits:

  • Creates an instant, healthy glow for makeup-optional skin
  • Defends skin against air pollution and the harmful effects of blue light exposure
  • Visibly repairs and brightens for a younger-looking, more vibrant complexion

Apply liberally to face, neck, and eye area as the last step in your morning skincare routine.

Active: Zinc Oxide (6.125%), Titanium Dioxide (5.25%).

Inactive: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tetrapeptide-30, Linoleic Acid, Resveratrol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Phospholipids, Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Xanthophylls, Pullulan, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Alumina, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyacrylamide, Ceteareth-20, Aluminum Stearate, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Range:
DEFENSE
Brand:
Paula's Choice
Volume:
60ml

Paula's Choice DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 (2 fl. oz.)

A face moisturizer that hydrates, protects and brightens the skin.

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Paula's Choice's DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 imparts a natural-looking glow to skin. Mineral sunscreens are added to this daily formula to keep your skin protected from harsh UV rays, while vitamin C brightens and counteracts dullness and niacinamide promotes a more even complexion.

Key Ingredients:

  • Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: mineral sunscreen actives that provide broad-spectrum protection
  • Vitamin C: delivers potent brightening benefits and counteracts dullness
  • Antioxidant Blend: defends against airborne pollutants and visibly smooths for noticeable radiance
  • Niacinamide: promotes more even-toned, glowing complexion

Key Benefits:

  • Creates an instant, healthy glow for makeup-optional skin
  • Defends skin against air pollution and the harmful effects of blue light exposure
  • Visibly repairs and brightens for a younger-looking, more vibrant complexion

Apply liberally to face, neck, and eye area as the last step in your morning skincare routine.

Active: Zinc Oxide (6.125%), Titanium Dioxide (5.25%).

Inactive: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tetrapeptide-30, Linoleic Acid, Resveratrol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Phospholipids, Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Xanthophylls, Pullulan, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Alumina, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyacrylamide, Ceteareth-20, Aluminum Stearate, Laureth-7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

Range:
DEFENSE
Brand:
Paula's Choice
Volume:
60ml

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.25 / 5 (20 Reviews)
  • 14 5 star reviews
  • 1 4 star reviews
  • 2 3 star reviews
  • 2 2 star reviews
  • 1 1 star reviews
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Smooth consistency

I'm really loving this SPF! For a mineral sunblock I'm very surprised by how smoothly it applies. White cast if any is very subtle compared to my previous mineral SPF from Is clinical. It's a lot more hydrating from my previous SPF as well. My favorite aspect of this SPF is that I've not noticed any pilling!

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highly recommend

I've tried dozens of mineral spfs and this is the closest I've found to the perfect one. Most are either too tinted or leave too much of a white cast but this one leaves my skin looking pearlescent and radiant, but not in an overstated way. I have dry skin in the winter & oily skin in the summer and I can wear this throughout the year without issues. It's not greasy in my opinion and absorbs really well. I don't wear makeup so I can't say how it sits with foundation or other products, but I apply this a few minutes after my moisturizer in the morning and have never had any issues with pilling.

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great daily spf!

i've been using this for 2+ years and it is definitely my holy grail spf. i don't wear makeup of any sort, plus i am very pale and fair, so this just gives me that healthy, dewy glow i need & a "barely-there" subtle natural look. the texture is almost whipped and has a nice mattifying feel, really easy to apply & sets in quickly. my only complaint is i wish it was a bit higher in SPF!

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good sunscreen

good sunscreen, no whitecast. its kind of gray-ish. leaves skin glowy for sure

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Greasy sunscreen

I received this sunscreen sample from an order with DermStore. I feel lucky to give it a try before I purchase it. The texture is very greasy. And it's hard to blend it evenly on your face.

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Glowy and light

So nice! Always afraid of SPF because they're either sticky, heavy, or make my skin itchy. I do have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin which makes me so cautious. But this product, WOW. Lightweight and glowy -great under makeup.

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Love this SPF

This is a great lightweight moisturizer with SPF protection! Seems white at first but soaks in after about 1 minute. Doesn't leave your skin tacky or sticky feeling like some SPFs. Also works well with my BB cream ! Great product at an affordable price.

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My Favorite Product

This is my go-to moisturizer/sunscreen. The glow it provides looks natural, not like glitter.

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Favorite Everyday SPF

I have acne prone skin. This does not make my skin oily. It blends nicely and does not leave a white spf residue. It does not flake off weird under makeup like some sunscreens do.

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My morning trifecta

At 70 years of age, I am frequently complemented on how youthful my skin is. There is only one reason: sunscreen every single day! But not all sunscreens are created equal and not all play well with quality moisturizers or foundation. Enter this amazing product. It is a mineral sunscreen, so I know it is effective and safe.But it is also a very effective moisturizer with beneficial antioxidants. I happen to like the slightly pearlescent glow it imparts which blends seamlessly into foundation if I use it. So : sunscreen, moisturizer and primer all in one - win win win, trifecta!

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