Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50
Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50 is the ideal solution for fighting off the sun's harmful and aging rays without the harmful effects of chemical filters. This vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free physical facial sunscreen features the greatest amount of sun protection the FDA permits, so you can enjoy the sunshine without fear that it'll damage your complexion. Our community of unbiased reviewers have already tested and approved this product, so you can try it yourself with confidence that it's effective.
Dark Spot Sun Defense contains a unique blend of melatonin along with three forms of Vitamin C and one form of Vitamin E, which fight free radical damage and protect the skin from oxidative stress. Not only do these potent antioxidants fight signs of aging before they occur, they also help diminish existing sun spots and wrinkles. The ingredients list is rounded off with skin-saving ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and evening primrose oil to hydrate and improve skin's firmness.
Tested for at least 30 days and reviewed by Marta:
To get my attention, a mineral sunscreen has to be cosmetically acceptable and offer more than mere UV defense. And that’s exactly what I got from Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50.
Dr Dennis Gross has created a mineral sunscreen with a serious SPF of 50 without it being liquid chalk. As I understand it, this has been achieved by a special dispersal technology that helps create even and effective protection within a cosmetically acceptable formula. Now it is true, that this sunscreen requires massaging in to the skin before it completely disappears. But disappear it does. And it plays nice with makeup – no pilling.
Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50 is also a standout amongst other sunscreens for the ingredients that have been chosen to actually treat and prevent hyperpigmentation. I really like the idea of minimizing existing sun spots while preventing future damage.
A thoughtful inclusion is melatonin. Studies have also shown melatonin’s ability to counteract the harmful effect of UV rays, so I was hoping to see it pop up as an ingredient in a sunscreen – and now my wait is over. Melatonin does this by suppressing oxidative damage. It also protects keratinocytes against cell death, while stimulating the growth of fibroblasts.
With soothing and nourishing oils and skin hydrators such as phospholipids and sodium hyaluronate, the good in Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50 far outweighs the bad. It would be remiss of me, however, to fail to point out that I don’t like the inclusion of BHT, a controversial ingredient that is linked to cancer by some studies. And there are the other usual suspects in the preservative department. Nonetheless, there is nothing to stand in the way of this being my go-to daily sunscreen from now on.
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Benefits:chemical-free, contains SPF 50, evens skin tone, hydrates skin, moisturizing, multi-purpose, non-greasy, paraben-free, reduces hyperpigmentation, reduces wrinkles, vegan
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- Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (4.9%) and Zinc Oxide (4.42%) Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer
- Aluminum Hydroxide
- Ascorbyl Glucoside
- Benzyl Alcohol
- Bis-ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate
- Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract
- Butylene Glycol
- C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
- Caprylyl Glycol
- Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
- Citric Acid
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract
- Coconut Alkanes
- Disodium EDTA
- Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil
- Glycolic Acid
- Hydrogenated Lecithin
- Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
- Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin
- Isononyl Isononanoate
- Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate
- Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
- Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid
- Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
- Oleanolic Acid
- Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract
- Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38
- PEG-60 Almond Glycerides
- Pentylene Glycol
- Polyhydroxystearic Acid
- Polysorbate 60
- Potassium Sorbate
- Saccharide Isomerate
- Sodium Benzoate
- Sodium Citrate
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Sodium PCA
- Stearic Acid
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
- Xanthan Gum
- Zinc PCA
Applying Dr. Dennis Gross' Mineral Sunscreen (VIDEO)
Nobody likes the white cast that often comes with the application of mineral sunscreens. In this video I demonstrate how Dr. Dennis Gross' Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF50 goes on without a trace.