Our Rating: 5 stars

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, I could hardly wait to begin using the Prana sunscreen but unexpectedly felt that it was not moisturizing enough, given the extreme cold weather outside and drying central heating inside. So I decided to postpone my review for the spring.

Now that the central heating is off and it’s spring outside, I gave the Prana Natural Defense a second 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 (60ml/2oz).

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.

Ingredients: (Active) Aloe Vera, Rhatany Root Extract, Green Tea, Micronized Titanium Dioxide; (Inactive) 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.