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    ZelensDaily Defence - Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 15mlAt the launch of Zelens’ Daily Defence Sunscreen SPF 30, creator Dr. Marko Lens echoed the (now immortal) words of Baz Luhrmann; “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” Essential for maintaining the integrity and efficacy of skin cells, sunscreen is your most powerful weapon in the war against skin ageing – preventing the DNA mutations which accelerate the development of lines, brown patches, loss of elasticity and in some instances – cancer. Providing everyday broad spectrum protection, ‘Daily Defence’ is the product of years of intensive research into the impact of UVA and UVB rays on skin cell behaviour, and its’ ultra-lightweight, velvety formula creates a skin-friendly barrier against the ravages wrought via UV exposure, without leaving your face feeling suffocated. It’s a perfect daily moisturiser and a brilliant base for make up – delivering super-charged skin benefit without any all-too-common chalkiness. ZEL011_15ML417750603393210045 stars, based on68 reviews 15.00Cult BeautyNew
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    Daily Defence - Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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    • Why it's Cult

      An internationally renowned authority in the fields of skin ageing and skin cancer, Dr. Marko Lens has spent years developing this high protection, broad spectrum sunscreen. ‘Daily Defence’ features innovative micro-encapsulation technology – by which organic UV filters are contained within silica-based capsules, which are invisible in formulation and on the skin, and allow a phenomenal level of sun protection without exacerbating sensitivity or allergies. The encapsulated filters create a (sort of) ‘force field’ on the surface of your skin to deflect the sun’s harmful rays, whilst a cocktail of potent antioxidants help repair existing signs of DNA deterioration, and fortify your skin’s natural barrier. Totally photo-stable (meaning the UV filters won’t degrade with exposure to sunlight) with an incredible sensory profile, this lightweight, non-greasy formula leaves no pore-clogging residue – instead, it intensively hydrates and helps counteract the epidermal thinning that takes place as we grow older, thanks to skin-plumping Hyalruonic Acid. Providing both protection and repair in one simple skin care step, this is the ultimate product to keep you skin smooth, youthful and – most importantly – SAFE!


    • Description
      At the launch of Zelens’ Daily Defence Sunscreen SPF 30, creator Dr. Marko Lens echoed the (now immortal) words of Baz Luhrmann; “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” Essential for maintaining the integrity and efficacy of skin cells, sunscreen is your most powerful weapon in the war against skin ageing – preventing the DNA mutations which accelerate the development of lines, brown patches, loss of elasticity and in some instances – cancer. Providing everyday broad spectrum protection, ‘Daily Defence’ is the product of years of intensive research into the impact of UVA and UVB rays on skin cell behaviour, and its’ ultra-lightweight, velvety formula creates a skin-friendly barrier against the ravages wrought via UV exposure, without leaving your face feeling suffocated. It’s a perfect daily moisturiser and a brilliant base for make up – delivering super-charged skin benefit without any all-too-common chalkiness.
    • How to use
      Apply in the morning to face and neck, use as a last step in your daily skincare regime. Can be used alone or under make up.
    • Full ingredients list
      Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Micrococcus Lysate, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Sodium Hylauronate, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Pinus Strobus Bark Extract, Lecithin, Silica, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pvp, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sorbitol, Ceteareth-20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Bht, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA
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    Zelens - Daily Defence - Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    Zelens Daily Defence - Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Reviews

    Love it
    I love this SPF. It absorbs lovely and doesn’t leave a white cast, also makeup sits on it really well. I can’t knock the product at all, I just wish it was a bit bigger for the cost!
    I like this, but wish it was SPF 50
    After experiencing a painful allergic reaction to a different product, I wanted to use an SPF that would protect my sore skin without aggravating it further and this worked well. I cannot say I found it shiny or greasy at all as my skin is on the drier and more sensitive side anyway (and obviously being mid-allergic reaction wasn't really behaving as it normally would), but in terms of keeping my skin protected whilst wfh indoors, this did the job. My major issue with it is I would have loved an SPF50 level of protection to justify the price point.
    Broke me out so badly...
    Yet another organic sunblock that broke me out from the very first day in numerous painful zits, some of them huge and cystic. I've come to understand that my skin does not respond well to that type of sun protection. Nor to silicones. Plus, it's greasy looking on my combo skin and irritates my eyes so much. Last but not least, it is heavily fragranced. An expensive mistake. I might manage to use it up on my hands, though I'm not even sure, because of the irritating fragrance.
    Best SPF I've ever used...and I've tried them all!
    Had a lot of trouble finding the right SPF, especially deciding between physical vs chemical sunscreen. Physical, as it turns out, isn't for my skin type (oily, dry and mild acne-prone). It's worth spending money and time to find the right one for your skin. My derm is one of the best cosmetic derms in London and she was happy with me using this product and has never suggested I switch to something else. This is light, easy to wear and doesn't smell too strong. If you're like me and apply SPF to your lips as well, the know it doesn't taste great, but none of them do! It's worth every penny!
    SPF junkie.
    I love, LOVE spf and always on the look out for the best ones, most suitable for me. Yes, price is a little stretch, (I've definitely paid more in the past for others that are less worthy!) This is unbelievably hydrating. Smells incredible, sits very well (wore under make up), the only thing I have to say this, for me this was a little too shinny, I have dry-combo skin so I think this would be amazing for the drier skins out there! Recommend.
    Good Face SPF
    My experience with any face SPF hasn’t been great - I have combination and sensitive skin and most SPF seem to make my skin feel irritated. I can never wait to wash them off. The Zelens is different. It goes on well and sinks into my skin and I actually forgot I was wearing it. The drawback? It is very expensive. I got the small tube to test and it’s so tiny. But as I don’t get out every day I can probably manage to afford this product. It is the only that I’ve found to work on my sensitive skin.
    My Favorite
    This is my favorite sun screen cream and I always rebuy it, it feels amazing on my skin, moisturizing and calming.
    No good
    I had high expectations with the positive reviews but it broke me out so bad, all on my t zone, around my mouth and on the sides of my face... going to have to find a oil free one I think
    Loved it
    Smooth, light and easy to apply. It’s expensive but I figure I should be investing in prevention more than anything right now.
    To heavy for me, takes ages before I can apply my make up and it's expensive too.
    Fab under makeup
    It goes on like a dream with no white residue and no excessive rubbing in required. The product sits beautifully u see makeup and did not feel heavy or greasy at all. Best facial spf I have tried
    Great product. I’ve been using this product for the last 2 summers. I love it. It doesn’t leave a white residue and the smell is pleasant as well.
    Great but pricey
    I bought the 15ml to try, and yes it is pricey but I was quite happy that it didn’t have a white tint to it which was great, wasn’t to greasy not sure if I will buy the bigger bottle.
    Excellent product
    But sad that it works out to be so expensive. I bought the small size (and it's great that smaller sizes are available to test) but small is very small! Although the sunscreen worked well and caused zero irritation to my sensitive skin, I may cast around for something less costly.
    I’ve only used this product twice and it’s a lovely SPF. It’s moisturising but doesn’t feel thick. It also doesn’t have that SPF sunscreen smell which you don’t want for the day today. Highly recommend!
    So hydrating
    I have to use it everyday in So Cal. Keeps my skin moist and has no sunscreen smell.
    Love it
    The SPF of my dreams. Amazing finish, creamy formula and goes well under makeup and over my other products!
    Can’t tell it's on
    I have been looking for sun protection for a long time. This feels so good you can’t tell its on. Hence, the 4 stars. Smells nice, high factor, not greasy, easy to apply.
    Truly great
    It is indeed the best sunscreen I've ever used! Very pleasant to use and it behaves fine under makeup as long as you allow a few minutes for it to sink in. Very happy!
    A fantastic product that sits beautifully under makeup.
    A beautiful products
    It's quite a thick cream and has a floral-fresh scent, melts into skin (when you first apply it, it feels heavy but you just need to wait a few minutes to let it absorb, and then it'll feel very comfortable).
    This is the best sunscreen I've ever used (so far). I wish it were SPF50, but otherwise, it's perfect! It smells divine, I look forward to putting it on. Also, it just melts into my skin.
    One of the best!
    Really love this sunscreen! It doesn’t leave you white and sticky, smells like a normal sunscreen cream would. Make up lays on perfectly fine for me :)
    Where have you been all my life?
    On the darker end of the Fitzpatrick scale, I never used sunscreen until a few years ago. But with all the acids and retinoids I started using (and loving), I needed to use sunscreen daily. I've tried quite a few - some that leave me pale, others that make me look gray...until Zelens. Even in a large quantity, it melds into my beautiful brown skin and shows its radiance well earned with all the actives I use and without having to cover it up with makeup. It also doubles as a moisturizer. Zelens SPF - welcome to my holy grail hall of fame.
    One of my all time fav!
    This is a great sunscreen for every skin type and skin tone. Even though it is white, it doesn't leave any cast. It glides on smoothly and easily without feeling sticky or tacky. I like that I can use it as my morning moisturizer too as it gives enough moisture to my skin, Love it!
    The Best
    I have pale easily burned skin and have tried a lot of high-end sunscreens, mineral and chemical and a couple have been good however this one blows them all out the water it is fantastic simply by far the best l have tried. It's more like a high-end moisturizer with no cast, soft and very slightly illuminating beautiful on the skin very comforting. Layers extremely well with other products and most importantly gives you the best protection l have ever had and l feel the sun on my skin even with the most expensive sunscreens. Highly recommend.
    THE best sun block EVER
    I have tried them all....finally I have found the perfect sun block. I have thrown the rest (a substantial and expensive box full) away. I am 50 and have very pale, dry and super sensitive skin- this is the first block that feels comfortable and supports my skin. It doesn't feel greasy, or cause breakouts or sit on top of the skin. It works perfectly under makeup and doesn't cause those horrible little blobs when you have too many layers on your face. Perfection.
    The best sunscreen i've used by far. Doesn't leave a white cast, hydrating, and smells very nice and light. The price is a little up there, especially with the amount of product you get, but it lasts a while. Will definitely buy again.
    Excellent for my dryish skin. It is nourishing, but not too heavy, doesn't make my face shine, no white cast either. Very good under makeup. It is really brilliant and well worth the money, just like other Zelens products. Top marks.
    Best face spf
    I can not believe I have eventually found the perfect facial SPF. I was in two minds weather to purchase this or not as I expected it to be just like others that promise the same things no white cast etc. and turn out to be just awful. This Zelens SPF 30 is absolutely brilliant. It doesn't pull or drag the skin as numerous others do; no white/grey cast at all; very moisturising leaves your face with a perfect looking youthful glow with no sticky heavy feeling. Another big thing for me is this doesn't sting the eyes which I find every other facial SPF do. Now I can eventually start protecting my skin from those nasty rays.
    Good but overpriced
    This is light and absorbs easily leaving no white cast - but so do a lot of sunscreens for half the price.
    Best hydrating sunscreen and leaves no white residue even on dark skin. Feels like putting on a moisturiser. Would recommend!!
    Excellent product
    This is an amazing cream. It has a thick texture and spread over the skin beautifully without pulling. It is richer and I use it as a moisturizer in the mornings on my dry/combination skin and it actually hydrates the skin. I have just finished my first one and already have a backup! In the winter is was perfect. I have to say that currently it's a bit too heavy for my skin and I find myself getting oily during the day, but this never happened in the fall/winter so I will save my next tube for then. My only other issue is I have to be careful it doesn't get into my eyes because it makes them sting like crazy! I will definitely buy this again and again. It makes wearing sunscreen year round a no-brainer.
    Zelens SPF 30
    This truly amazing stuff, the holy grail of SPF! Non greasy, a perfect base for make up or to use alone and from a man who really knows his stuff, what more could you want? Worth the money and it lasts a long time.
    Perfect Travel Companion
    A fantastic Sunscreen which I have recently been using on a Far East trip (very hot & humid!). It feels very light and non-greasy - with a subtle pleasant smell. The cream absorbs very easily and is 'easy to wear' - unlike some SPF creams which you really know are 'there'. I topped up through the day - (and you don't need to use lots) - avoided the burn and picked up a nice spot of colour. A highly recommended SPF.
    Not allergic to it
    I have dry, sensitive skin and in the past, I've had allergic reactions to sunscreen. This product so far has not triggered my allergies. It leaves my skin feeling soft and doesn't irritate it. However, it can make my skin look a little greasy and is very overpriced for what it is.
    Must buy SPF
    Love this product; doesn't feel too oily once it has sunk into your skin, doesn't give me spots and normal makeup applies easily over it, you must wear SPF!
    So good
    Really hydrating. It doesn’t clog my pores, no nasty smells and great for my combination skin. I wish they did an SPF50 though.
    The best sunscreen in the world
    This is the best sunscreen that I have ever tried. I have discovered this, one year ago through Caroline Hirons and have been repurchasing since then. It is like a cross between a luxurious cream and serum. Excellent under makeup. I use it all year round and do not even bother buying another Brand. Highly highly recommend.
    Love it but....
    Really like this product. It goes on light and doesn't leave a white cast. I have oily/combination skin and it didn't make my face look greasy, instead it gave a nice glow that lasted all day. Unfortunately like the other reviews I too feel it is pretty expensive- I'm off to try some others than aren't quite as pricey. But otherwise it's a great product and would have gotten a 5/5 review!
    A perfect daily spf
    I use this daily and in place of a moisturiser in the summer. Leaves my sensitive skin soft and clear and works well under make-up.
    Nice enough sunscreen, didn’t make me break out and felt that it protected my skin. I absolutely love the mild, pleasant scent too. However, this was a bit too much for my oily/combo skin and made it a bit greasy. It wasn’t so bad that I couldn’t wear it around the house, but it was heavy enough for me that I couldn’t wear it under make up. Luckily, it comes in a small size, so I didn’t have to buy the regular size to find out this wasn’t for me.
    very nice spf
    I bought the travel size to try it and it is a really nice spf. The best one I've used for face. It gives a nice glow to your face, not sticky and works well under make up. Only problem is I do not think I can afford the full size!
    Perfect under make up
    This product goes perfectly under makeup doesn’t leave a white cast or greasy residue. It’s a lightweight cream that is UVA/UVB and high protection so I use this every day.
    the best I've tried
    The best SPF I've tried so far. No smell, no whiteness, no breakout, and it works. Basically all I'm looking for in my SPF.
    Not for me
    So I purchased this recently and bought the small size - quite pricey but gave it a go. It's light indeed and doesn't leave a cast which is great, however on my skin has kind of a peeling effect soon after, especially around the mouth and chin area and i don't really enjoy that. I have a normal skin type and i apply it after my serum (which is not a peeling serum) and I can't imagine how it would look like if I 'd try to add any makeup. So it's a no for me.
    Decent SPF
    Indeed feels light on the skin. the fragrance is a bit Sunscreeny-SPFy, but sure doesn't feel like one. I was surprised by the size, I didn't notice the description and just assumed that for that cost- it'll be bigger. All in all the product is great, but I did buy another SPF- and a bigger one...
    Lovely SPF
    This is a nice product for sensitive skin, I recently tried an SPF that burnt my skin and damaged my skin barrier and I haven't had that problem with this one at all. It's light, doesn't weigh your skin down or leave a cast. Good under makeup too!
    So light but so pricey!
    I suffer with an oily T-zone so applying SFP is always done with the fear it will make it even greasier and clog my pores. This SPF sinks in beautifully and left no greasy residue on my skin or give me breakouts. It would be my go to SPF if it wasn't for the price tag! I bought the small version and when it arrived it was smaller than a test product I got for free. I should've known 15ml would be small, but for the price I'm just not sure I can justify it and will keep looking for my holy SPF grail!
    Invisible protection
    I love the texture that sinks in the skin and does not leave any residue or white cast. It works great on its own or under foundation.
    Love it!
    One of the best sunscreens for my combination skin! Not the most lightweight consistency but sinks into skin very quickly, leaves no „sunscreeny“ residue and no white cast whatsoever. Very good protection for normal to sporty activities. Keeps up with long skiing days in the mountains, with runs in the summer heat and of course for everyday use. The only time I was let down by it was when playing with the waves in the sea for a longer period. This wad however my fault because I dis not reapply as per instructions and really just pushed it... Simply a fantastic and reliable product that I will continue to restock - thank you Dr. Lens!
    What a smell
    This SPF smells like heaven! Apllies beautifully and does not leave a white cast. My favourite this summer 2019!
    Best face sunscreen ever
    I went back and forth as to whether I should get this sunscreen as it was pretty pricey! Having been diagnosed with skin cancer when I was 25 (I'm now 45), I have always been careful with sun exposure. I liked that I was buying a sunscreen developed by a doctor specialising in skin cancer. As well as being a great sunscreen - I find it to be cosmetically amazing also. It is literally like putting on a lovely moisteriser and makeup applies perfectly over top of it. I have tried soooo many face moisterisers and this is definitely my number one!
    Best sunscreen ever
    Feels like a light moisturiser, smells nice. Would be perfect if it had a higher SPF protection.
    My All Time FAVE!!
    It has been a struggle to find a sunscreen for my combination skin. I have tried many over the years, from a variety of brands and prices, but none have hit the mark. I was beginning to lose hope of ever finding one that wouldn’t add to my already oily, breakout prone skin or clog my pores. I can also be prone to dehydrated patches and can’t stand matte products. Then I tried the Daily Defence by Zelens and it was A PERFECT MATCH for my skin. It goes on like a moisturiser, sinking quickly in the skin, leaving no stickiness or white residue. My skin feels smooth, it doesn’t aggravate or increase my oiliness. It doesn’t clog my pores. It doesn’t dry my skin out. I don’t need a moisturiser with this product, however when there is an increase of hormonal oiliness, I pair with Shani Darden’s Daily Oil Free Moisturiser (another great CULT find) and they work perfectly together. Most importantly, I feel protected. Yes, it is pricey, however for all the boxes it ticks, I can’t complain. It really is a lovely product and I no longer dread applying sunscreen!!!
    Absolutely amazing.
    Thank goodness for this sunscreen. It does not leave a white cast on the skin. It sinks in perfectly without leaving any greasy or unpleasant texture. The smell is subtle and not persistent. Makeup goes easily on top if it. All in all just a great great product.
    Excellent SPF amd moisturiser
    One of the best SPF moisturisers I have tried and makes a perfect base for foundation too. Goes on easily and makes skin feel soft. It is expensive, but it is quality.
    the best one ever
    I have tried almost every sunscreen and I can say this is really the best sunscreen ever. I have an acne prone, blemish skin and I never used mineral type sunblock because it causes pimples very fast. But this mineral and chemical type sunscreen that applies beautifully, feels creamy but never greasy on the skin. Really comfortable. Before I bought this, I felt the price is high just for a sunscreen. But after I used this, I bought two more for stock.
    Best SPF I have tried
    This is the best facial SPF I have tried. I am sensitive to alcohol in SPF's so a lot don't agree with me. This applies beautifully, just like a creamy whipped moisturiser and is the perfect level of moisturising for my combination skin. I am also prone to blemishes which the majority of SPF's aggravate, nothing with this at all. Just searching for a cheaper alternative so I don't have to file for bankruptcy.
    Terrible sunscreen
    I bought this Zelens SPF after reading all of the positive reviews about it on cult beauty, but I was very disappointed with it. I honestly don't know if it's just my skin or what, but it didn't seem to soak into my skin when applied. It seemed to sit on top of my skin and immediately made my face sweat. It was the weirdest thing I've ever experienced with any SPF product. It was as though all it did was open up all the sweat glands on my face after I applied it. I ended up having to blot my face every few minutes, essentially removing most of the SPF. This meant I had no sun protection. It's the worst purchase I've made on SPF to date. I had to throw it in the bin. I would give it no stars if I could.
    You just need to try it!
    You just need to try it and you will understand. This product is amazing. It does not smell like SPF cream at all. It does not leave any white cast at all!!! It soaks in as a moisturizer! It works perfectly under makeup. I am definitely repurchasing it.
    Facial SPF holy grail. Non greasy. DOESN'T STING MY EYES
    I have never previously 'invested' in a daily SPF, but having moved to a high UV area my high street staples weren't giving me peace of mind, and my reliable but greasy holiday SPFs were horrible to wear everyday and stung my eyes when I ran and sweated. I was willing to spend this much almost entirely because another reviewer had commented how it didn't sting her eyes. I've found exactly the same. I've been splashed by the sea, eyes watered from the wind, run and sweated in it, swum with it on and rubbed my eyes after. Nothing. I can't believe it! I've had some miserable days being virtually blinded by wearing higher factors on holiday- I never ever thought I'd find something this comfortable. It also feels a lot like a moisturiser. It isn't greasy, it's thick enough to be hydrating but goes on smoothly, and sinks in so you forget you're wearing SPF. (I don't wear make up though so can't comment on how it layers.) My eyes will now be watering at the price instead!, but I will be continuing to repurchase. SPF is truly anti-aging, and finding one I am happy to wear every day even in high summer is a skincare investment worth making.
    Good SPF
    ZELENS that is what it is you will pay a bit more and you will get the perfect quality. Nice under make up and consistency of cream is very good for oily/combination skin.
    Good product..but
    Its a great formula, skin soothing, non chalky, easy to apply. Its a little too moisturising for my skin but it would be a good winter choice. The problem is that it piles. It rolls off my face regardless of my efforts to make it happy. It's particularly bad with make up, but even on its own I have the problem. I am very prone to making products roll, if you are like me and have this issue this is a heads up. It's got too much silicone in it basically - an expensive white elephant for me now.
    Best so far
    1. Very hydrating yet not at all greasy, literally feels like a moisturiser; 2. Gentle on sensitive skin; 3. Sits well under makeup like a normal moisturiser 4. Zero white cast 5. Does not cause acne on my combo-dry skin (forehead prone to congestion) Conclusion: definitely worth the price for me, but I'm poor :'-(
    Very good
    Such a nice, sophisticated formula. No white cast. Light and non-greasy but very moisturizing (my combination skin doesn't need a moisturizer/oil when I wear this). Absorbs quickly and foundation sits nicely on top. Most importantly, it doesn't irritate (even around the eyes) or give me break outs, which is a big area of concern because I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin.
    Amazing product!
    When I first started using this product, I was expecting a simple sun protection product with a good texture. It is definitely a great, non greasy texture (and no white cast at all!). But for me, it got my rosacea under control! Probably all those lovely antioxidant and skin plumping (looking at you hyaluronic acid!) ingredients. Highly recommended!
    Fabulous product
    Definately up for a repurchase. This cream absorbs quickly, leaves no white cast and as the other reviewer says can be used under makeup without any problems. Even though it is only spf 30 I used it in Italy in August and was left with a slight tan to the face but no burn. Win win.
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