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Prana Natural Defense SPF 25

by Prana

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$ 39.00
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Size: 1.7 oz (50 ml)

Prana Natural Defense SPF 25 is a lightweight moisturizer suited for anyone looking for a product that provides skin with antioxidants and nourishment, as well as protection from the sun. Active ingredients, such as rhatany root extract, green tea and micronized titanium dioxide help to fight free radicals, while hydrating and sheltering skin from harmful environmental exposure. In order to make sure this product provides the efficacy and results it promises, Truth In Aging has tested and reviewed Prana Natural Defense SPF 25, to ensure that you get a moisturizing cream that will nurture and shield your skin.

Prana Natural Defense SPF 25 uses aloe vera gel, barbadenis leaf extract and vitamin E to provide delicate skin protection from the sun’s harmful rays, as well as any other outside exposure. Apply to clean dry face/neck, and reapply for excessive/active sun and water exposure. This nourishing creme doubles as a moisturizer, and serves as an ideal base for makeup.


Tested for 30 days and recommended by Elena K.

Now that the central heating is off and it’s spring outside, I gave Prana Natural Defense SPF 25 a try and, you know, I’m really enjoying it. I might even go so far as to call it a must-have for the spring/summer season; it’s light, silky and pleasant to use.

The scent is so delicious (like candies or caramel), and when you apply it, it absorbs quickly yet provides enough time for a light face massage. As you massage it in, you can see your face transforming – all lines disappear, the skin looks fresh and healthy. The feeling is like you have taken a breath of fresh air or just returned from a warm-weather vacation on some heavenly resort.

Moreover, the product provides not only good moods and pleasant feelings, but also good sun protection (it has SPF 25, which is enough for the city) and antioxidants. The actives remain stable thanks to the smart packaging in a dark opaque plastic bottle with a pump. The volume is generous.

This product does wonders and provides optimal sun protection, moisturizes, feeds your skin with antioxidants and makes a great base for makeup.

I am very happy with this sample from TIA. I would absolutely recommend it to everyone, especially for spring and summer.


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  • Benefits:
    boosts radiance, contains SPF 25, fights free radicals, hydrates skin, moisturizing, non-drying, non-greasy, oil-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free

Our Take...

Reviewed by Elena K. Here is my review of a really wonderful all-in-one moisturizer from Prana called Natural Defense SPF 25 Moisturizer ($39 in the shop). Originally, this product was offered to me by TIA for testing at the end of 2012. After reading the description and list of ingredients,... Read Full Article

Your Take...

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    For my dark and oily skin, this is the best sun protection I've found so far.... after a very long search! No ashy look, clean ingredients and very moisturising. I will buy again so would definitely recommend it too.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    This is a lovely moisturizer combination sunscreen. I have olive skin and nearly every natural sunscreen I try gives me an Addams Family grey cast. This one goes on clear and smooth and absorbs very quickly. I love the texture and cushion. The scent is a little sweet for me but no chemical scent in the slightest. I need some help with skin tone evenness so I add a bit of IT Cosmetics CC Spf 50 in tan. This is a great combination for my 51 year old skin with or without additional makeup.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    The best sunscreen I've tried so far. It's very moisturizing too, so no need to add anything else. Doesn't leave a white cast, and it absorbs very quick, leaving the sking hydrated, tight and not oily.
    I've been using it for a month, and I love it!!. Love the smell too. I have very oily and prone to pimples skin. I can tell that this sunscreen doesn't break me up, and after a long day, stays the same, without making my skin oily.
    I highly recommended for oily skins

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    Very nice sunscreen cream. I have used it for just a few days so far, directly on my clean face, and it is hydrating enough to be used alone. I walked for about an hour and a half under the sun, and no sunburn or red mark at all. It works!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Love this sunscreen/moisturizer. It absorbs really well and I like the moisturizing aspects of this as well. I have worn this alone on weekends at home and under mineral make-up during the week. I have combination/oily skin and am happy that I have finally found a sunscreen that agrees with my skin type.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Just received my order which included Prana sunscreen. I was so excited to try it today. The fragrance is heavenly. I took previous poster words & massaged onto my face. Quick absorption, not oily, no residue & smells wonderful. It's now about 8 hours later and my skin feels silky with minimal shine. I applied it over Medik 8 Vitamin C and it paired very well.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    My new daily sunscreen! I don't really think of it as a moisturizer, but more of a cosmetically acceptable sunscreen. Silky, no chalky residue, plays nice over serums and under LVC's Creme Foundation. I love all the botanical antioxidants as well!

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I love this product for everyday weather in Amsterdam because when we get sun, it's not that harsh. I use stronger SPF's for travel to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Prana Natural Defense has the most amazing smell and blends into the skin very nicely without leaving any chalky white residue. My bottle's pump was broken but I can still get product out by twisting the cap off. I would give 5 stars if the pump wasn't defunct, but the product gets 5 stars. I will make this my everyday sunscreen and it's almost time for a second bottle!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I am an esthetician and I have become quite set in my ways over the years. I had set ideas about what my skin could or could not tolerate and I was wrong. Recently I've become more aware about the health of the products I'm putting on my skin. Enter truth in aging. This website is responsible for my new awareness and so I can be a better esthetician because of it. I love every single product I've been putting on my skin and I truly see a remarkable difference in my skin both in clarity and redness. I will continue to purchase products here because of the valuable research that Marta and team have done. By the way, this review was for Prana natural defense spf25 which I LOVE!!!!!!!

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have tried a whole bunch of natural sunscreens, trying to find something that works for my pale sensitive skin, doesn't leave too much of a white cast, and acts as a light moisturizer. This one is by far and away the best. No white cast, goes on smoothly, evenly, and smelling amazing. I love it and am completely addicted.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have tested a number of natural sunscreens, and the Prana Natural Defense SPF 25 is top-rate. The product is easy to spread. It blends into the skin very nicely -- no chalk-face.

    Usually, I cannot tolerate scented products, but this is a natural, light scent that fades.

    I have normal-to-dry skin, so I often use an oil or another moisturizer (with this product) during the winter. However, I suspect that the Prana Natural Defense SPF 25 will provide enough moisture during the Summer (in Southwestern PA).

    I top this with a loose mineral makeup, but I do allow it to sink in for 10-15 minutes.

  • Quick question...does anyone feel this is good enough to us as a daily moisturizer with SPF? I've tried using a moisturizer and separate SPF but I really like the convenience of an all-in-one type of product. Appreciate any input or recommendations.

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I love this, as it goes on with no white, cast, smells DIVINE, and makes putting sunscreen on seem like a pleasure rather than a chore.

    Marta, are there nano particles in here? It seems too good to be true.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Goes on & feels like a "conventional" sunscreen, but it's not! A little goes a long way. Great price. Absorbs easily into my skin & hasn't caused clogged pores or breakouts. It definitely protects against overexposure to the sun..... I tested. Doesn't mess with make-up application.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    This is my new favorite sunscreen. I've been using it for a few weeks now and loving it. There's no ghostly cast, good SPF, doesn't sting when it melts into my eyes and hasn't cause any pimples. And that incredible ingredient list that makes me want to put it on everyday, rain or shine.

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  • October 11, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Holly

    Thank you for a great question. First I want to distinguish between micronized and nanoparticles as sometimes they are confused. Micronized particles are bigger than nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are less than 100 nanometers in diameter, or 0.1 micron. Most nanoparticle sunscreens are in the range of 15 nanometers or 0.015 micron. Typically micronized particles are between 0.1 micron and 100 microns. A particle must be less than 50 nanometers to enter skin cells and less than 70 nanometers to enter the lungs. So micronized particles will not enter the skin.

  • October 11, 2016

    by Holly

    I am interested in this product, but am concerned about the 'micronized' titanium dioxide. I was told to avoid micronized, as they can penetrate the skin and cause health concerns. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks.

  • October 11, 2016

    by Holly

    I am interested in this product, but am concerned about the 'micronized' titanium dioxide. I was told to avoid micronized, as they can penetrate the skin and cause health concerns. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks.

  • June 3, 2013

    5 stars 5 out of 5

    by Marta

    My new daily sunscreen! I don't really think of it as a moisturizer, but more of a cosmetically acceptable sunscreen. Silky, no chalky residue, plays nice over serums and under LVC's Creme Foundation. I love all the botanical antioxidants as well!

  • May 10, 2013

    5 stars 5 out of 5

    by Marta

    Elena thanks so much for the review. I have just bought this base don your recommendation as I am always on the look out for good sunscreens with antioxidants

Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Vera Gel, Barbadenis Leaf Extract, Rhatany Root Extract, Green Tea, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Rice Bran Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Linoleate, Wild Pansy Extract, Micronized Titanium Dioxide, Comfrey Root, Dexapanthenol, Hyaluronic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Sodium PCA, Alpha Bisabolol, Allantoin, Plantain, Beta Glucan, Pycnogenol, Riboflavin, Fruit Extracts
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