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Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++

Item #: 2210998

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Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum / SPF 30 PA+++ creates a powerful shield to help protect skin form UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage while improving skin's moisture barrier. Next generation vitamin C and a patented Skin Repair System improve skin clarity, firmness, and elasticity. Ectoin and phospholipids increase and preserve hydration for healthier-looking skin. Broad spectrum sunscreens help shield skin while antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Essential-C Day Moisture is recommended as the Step 3 moisturizer in any Murad Environmental Shield regimen. It helps protect environmentally stressed skin from free radical and sun damage as part of Dr. Murad's Inclusive Health system of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without sulfates and phthalates.

(1.7 oz.)
Apply liberally to face, neck and chest.

Precautions: For external use only.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Homosalate 6.5%, Octisalate 5%, Avobenzone 3%, Oxybenzone 2%. Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Cocoglycerides, Lauryl Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Ectoin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Tripleurospermum Maritimum Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Ethyl Linoleate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 33 (CI 17200).

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MuradEnvironmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++
 
4.4

(based on 80 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (40)
  • Smells great (39)
  • Absorbs quickly (37)
  • Goes on smoothly (36)
  • Moisturizes well (36)

Cons

  • Greasy (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Doesn't absorb well (4)

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (20)
  • Daily use (19)
  • Dry/chapped skin (14)
  • Deep moisturization (11)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (24), Budget shopper (18), Beauty conscious (13), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10), Normal (6), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 80 customers

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5.0

Nice coverage and moisturizing.

By Monica

from San Antonio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

Not cakey white and provides nice moisturizing look.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I wouldn't buy it again

By Tifferz

from Illinois

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Too Greasy or Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

      I didn't like how greasy it was that was a turn off for me. Other than that I liked the smell.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Flawless Skin

      By JJ

      from Seattle

      About Me Brand Buyer, Loyal User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Vitamin C

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath

        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

        I have used Murad for 8+ yrs, can't use anything else.

         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By addashot

        from Yuciapa calif

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

          Love this vitamin c moisturizer has spa use it daily

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Seems Greasy

          By Suzy

          from Ajo, Az

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well

          Cons

          • Too Greasy or Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Morning

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

          This does not really have a smell to it, if anything it smells like sunscreen. I bought this to try because I was looking for a new spf daytime face lotion. It has good spf protection and feels very lightweight on my face. However, it leaves my skin shiny and feeling fairly greasy which I don't like. I prefer my spf lotions to absorb in more with no shiny residue. For the price I won't be buying this one again.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Would probably buy this again

          By Lucy

          from Huntsville, AL

          About Me Brand Buyer, Fair Skin, Over 50

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Sun Protection
          • Moisturizes Well
          • No Animal Testing
          • No Bad Smell
          • Not Greasy
          • Smooth Under Makeup

          Cons

          • Chemical Sunscreen

          Best Uses

          • Before Sun Exposure
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

          I usually use a physical sunscreen but have used Murad products before and wanted to try their sunscreen. I've been using the product daily. It goes on smoothly and my makeup applies easily over it. It doesn't irritate my skin or cause breakouts. Overall, I'm satisfied and will likely purchase this again but I prefer physical unblocks to the chemical types.

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Nice

          By Butter

          from Nj

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Deep Moisturization

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

            First time user, it very pricey.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice

            By Bethy

            from Casa Grande AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

            Feels good, but too expensive.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good product

            By Chrissy

            from Houston

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

            It is really good. Moisture in my skin all day long. I've used all products of this brand name. It works excellent job. Happy to find out it

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Swim Coach

            from Houston, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Not Oily

            Cons

            • None Yet

            Best Uses

            • Like The Sunscreen Part

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 / PA+++:

            It goes on easy and smooth. You do not need a lot of the product.

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            5 Questions | 6 Answers
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            • Q:

              Is this product oil-free?
              Asked on 11/3/2015 by VG from Clayton, NC

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Does this specific line of Murad products help with acne scarring? If not, which line would be recommended?
              Asked on 1/1/2015 by adzam from Central California

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The first question we would ask is, are you still suffering from acne? If so, we would recommend products from the Acne and Anti-Aging Acne segments of the Murad product line. Specifically, Post Acne Lightening Gel (Item #: 2146523) which has been scientifically proven to lighten discoloration and help combat breakouts and irritation. It contains Hydroquinone which fades post-acne spots and freckles, Willow Bark and Tea Tree Leaf Extracts which help treat blemishes and soothe inflamed skin, and AHAs that exfoliate to restore clarity and tone.

                If you are not dealing with acne and you are concerned about more than acne scars, like sun damage and environmental aging, then we would recommend this product, Environmental Shield.

                Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              what percentage is the Vitamin C in this product?
              Asked on 6/24/2014 by Princess from Marietta, GA

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                In order to ensure that each Murad product delivers the results it promises, Dr. Murad determines appropriate levels for high-performance ingredients like Vitamin C in each formula. To protect proprietary formulas from imitation, Murad does not disclose the percentage strength of any ingredient unless legally required to do so, typically in the case of an ingredient that is an over-the-counter drug. Accordingly, the amount of Vitamin C in Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30/ PA+++ is a trade secret and will not be disclosed.

                Answered on 6/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              What is the size of this tube?
              Asked on 4/10/2014 by Marie

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                This product's size is 1.7 oz.

                Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I thought that Vitamin C's potency was diminished if it exposed to light. I am looking at the product and notice that the plastic bottle it is in is opaque/clear. Won't the lotion not be as effective?
              Asked on 4/3/2014 by Sharon

              2 answers

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Excellent question!

                Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 | PA+++ is effective due to 2 factors:

                1. The Murad recipe, consisting of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and hydrators, protects and stabilizes the next generation Vitamin C ingredient.

                2. Ectoin helps to preserve the Vitamin C

                The combination of the above ingredients ensures the efficacy and stability of Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 | PA+++.

                Hope this info helps!

                Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Staff Expert

                A:

                We received this additional info from Murad:
                "The Vitamin C used in Essential-C Day Moisture is oil soluble as opposed to most Vitamin Cs (and previous generations) that are water soluble. Being oil soluble also makes it much more stable."

                Answered on 4/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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