Add critical UVA and UVB defense to your moisturizer or foundation with this Broad Spectrum sunscreen for all skin conditions. Antioxidant vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals.Learn More
Mix with your favorite moisturizer or make-up to boost Broad Spectrum UV defense.Learn More
Add critical UV defense to your moisturizer or foundation with this Broad Spectrum sunscreen for all skin conditions. Sophisticated, non-chalky formula forms an invisible shield against skin damaging environmental assault with Green Tea and Grape Seed extracts. Antioxidant vitamins C and E improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals. Apply directly to face and neck for full SPF50 coverage, or mix equal parts with your moisturizer or foundation to add critical defense against skin-aging UV light.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
Boost the UV defense of prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizers by mixing equal parts together. May also be used alone for maximum SPF50 coverage.
Sophisticated, non-chalky formula forms an invisible shield against skin damaging environmental assault.
Antioxidants help improve skin smoothness and softness while providing added defense against skin-aging free radicals.
how to use
Apply evenly and liberally to face, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Or, mix with your moisturizer or foundation, then apply. For continuous coverage, apply regularly and reapply as needed after swimming and exercise.
Mix equal parts of Solar Defense Booster SPF50 into your favorite moisturizer or foundation for a Broad Spectrum boost!
Active ingredients: Avobenzone, Octinoxate. UV Smart Booster Technology: an encapsulated complex of antioxidant vitamins C and E; scavenges UV-induced free radicals while enhancing photoprotection. Oleosome Technology: a Safflower-derived, sunscreen-filled capsule that provides enhanced moisturization while boosting SPF. Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed and Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea): soothing botanical extracts that provide anti-enzyme and antioxidant protection. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) and Tocopherol (Vitamin E): antioxidants that improve skin smoothness and softness, and help control damage caused by free radicals.
Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.
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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.
Great product. Texture is not too light and not greasy. Excellent for outdoor activities and for every data usage. I apply it after my daily cream and before foundation
Terribly sunburnt for the second time!
I have been using this product daily with no issues with mild sun exposure, but today I was working outside for a period of 3 hours. I applied a generous quantity of this product to my face 30 minutes before sun exposure. I applied a different brand of sunscreen (spf 30) to the rest of my body. It was a hot sunny day and I got terribly sunburnt on my face, but the rest of my body where I applied a different product is perfectly fine! This is the second time this happens to me. I am incredibly disappointed. And it's so expensive! Back to plain old pharmacy sunscreen for me!
I love this product!!!
One of my favorite facial sunscreens. Lightweight and non greasy. I have oily and sensitive skin but this works perfectly for me. Also stays on well after outdoor exercise.
Light weight, perfect SPF for everyday use!
Good product, bad package
During the flights the cream comes out of the bottle. And it is a waste of money especially for those who fly a lot. However I do like the product. It is a shame I lose about 5% of it every time I fly.
Perfect for Oily Skin
Perfect for oily skin; does not leave any whitish residue behind; blends and absorbs in the skin great.
Will definitely be buying this product again
I wanted a lightweight sunscreen to apply in the mornings and there is no residue left behind with this! I use it as my moisturizer for daytime and it not only leaves my skin feeling hydrated but I can feel confident knowing that I am protecting myself against sun damage with SPF 50. The sun in SoCal is so intense and I distribute it evenly throughout my face, neck and ears.
This is the ONLY sunscreen that I have been able to continuously use on my face without a breakout. I have tried many 'face' sunscreens and I still end up with pimples, but the Solar Defense Booster does not irritate my skin or clog my pores. I love that I can wear it alone or mixed with my foundation. I have recommended this product and will continue to do so.
Ultimate test: Disneyland all day 100+ degrees
Applied once in the morning under makeup and on face, neck and shoulders. Lasted all day in brutal So. CA heat. I will never be without this amazing product....wow!
Santa Rosa, CA
Can I mix this product with pure oil like squalane or pure argan oil? If so, should it be equal parts?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply this on top of a moisturizer or serum.
Understand that spf products have an expiry date on the bottle. If the solar defence 50spf has been used and an expiry of 10/2019, can it be stored in fridge to be used later ? If an unopened bottle with said an expiry of 01/2019, it is safe to use it till it depletes after expiry?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use any products past the expiration date.
Regarding the green tea extract, what is the percentage % concentrate of the polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)? Many Thanks
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! We have full ingredient lists posted for all of our products. We do not include the exact percentage of every ingredient as it is proprietary information.
The Education Team
What is the UVA protection provided by this product? What are the PA rankings or UVA ratings for this product?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica and our sunscreens! We conduct FDA Broad spectrum testing to make the Broad Spectrum claim and Critical Wavelength testing to make the high protection claim in Europe.
We haven't conducted testing using the Japanese PA test method. The product average wavelength is 378 nm allowing the broad spectrum and high protection claim.
The Dermalogica Team
Is the solar defense booster non-comedogenic?
Thank you for your inquiry. Dermalogica does not use perfumes, dyes or irritating fillers in any formulations. Our products will not cause breakouts as long as you are not using products that are too heavy for your skin type.
The Education Team
How long does the solar defense last during the day ? How many hours?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! All sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 2-3 hours to be effective. For maximum sun protection your will need to reapply every 2-3 hours.
The Dermalogica Team
Can I use this product in the evening after cleansing my face? as recommended by my dermalogica skin specialist.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please use SPF during the day only.
Is the product of any use after the expiration date?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use products after expiration.
What is the purpose of this product? If I have to also use a moisturizer with it, doesn't it make more sense to purchase a moisturizer with an SPF?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can layer this SPF on top of your favorite moisturizer. We also have products that are SPF and moisturizer in one.
i agree, the active moist should come in a spf version too!
If I mix the SPF 50 with my daily moisturiser as you suggest, can I then apply foundation over the top?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you an apply foundation on top of that mixture.