Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Day Cream 2.0 oz
Reviewed by Sylvia

Hi, Sylvia From Down Under here! I have been very happy during our Australian summer, testing the Dr. Denese SPF 30 Defense Day Cream ($75) for TIA.

This is a zinc-based sunscreen with a tint that would suit just about everyone. It dries to a matte finish, yet still feels nice and moist – without being in any way oily or greasy.

I was most impressed that the product did not get into my eyes or sting. I had never previously found a sunscreen that did not run into my eyes, no matter how carefully I applied it. I was even able to use this on my upper lids and, my goodness, did it make a good eye shadow base (likely thanks to the silicone ingredients).

Among the more interesting ingredients are aloe vera and vitamins B, C and E. However, the day cream also contains a few of the glycols that are rather controversial as well as talc.

All in all, I found it to be an effective sunscreen that doubled as my foundation during the daytime. I believe it would be especially good for normal, oily and combination skin.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 7.5%, Octinoxate 7.5%
Inactive Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Water, Dimethicone, Polysilicone II, Glyceryl Behenate, C12-15, Alkyl Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Talc, Butyl Methoxybenzolmethane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, DEA Oleth-3 Phosphate, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, PEG/PPG-18/18, Dimethicone, Melanine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Retinyl Palmitate (Vit A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Cit C), Beta Sitosterol, Niacin (Vit B3), Calcium Panthotenate (Vita M5), Pyridoxine HCI (Vit B6), Thiamine Nitrate (Vit B1), Polysorbate 80, Nylon 12, Silica, Polyglyceryl-6 Octa Sterate, Glycerin, Isodoecane, Propylene Glycol, Imidazolidyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol.

May contain: Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499)