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

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

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Environmental Shield 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.

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 Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++
 
4.5

(based on 135 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (84)
  • Moisturizes well (81)
  • Absorbs quickly (79)
  • Not greasy (74)
  • Smells great (69)

Cons

  • Greasy (6)
  • Doesn't absorb well (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (58)
  • After shower/bath (35)
  • Deep moisturization (20)
  • Dry/chapped skin (15)
  • Winter dryness (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (29), Brand buyer (29), Survivalist / minimalist (28), Budget shopper (20)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10), Normal (6), Dry (4)

Reviewed by 135 customers

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5.0

The best moisturizer I have used also have SPF 30%

By Brenda massage therapist

from Georgia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Effective Sun Protection
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Daily Use
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

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

    After bath or shower daytime everyday

     
    5.0

    My current favorite sunscreen

    By Raviekinsss

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Effective Sun Protection
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Daily Use
      • Deep Moisturization
      • Dryness

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

      An amazing sunscreen! It sinks right into the skin upon application.After continuous use, I have noticed major improvements with the complexion and dryness of my skin. I cannot recommend this enough!

       
      5.0

      Good lightweight moisturizer

      By No more Racoon Eyes

      from Humble, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Effective Sun Protection
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Before putting on makeup
        • Daily Use

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

        Introduced in a 6-piece trial package. Very lightweight. Great under makeup.

         
        5.0

        Great moisturizer fabulous scent!

        By Di

        from Orange County, CA

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Effective Sun Protection
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Burns eyes when wet

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        This a great moisturizer with a pleasant citrus smell. I have combination skin and it can sometimes leave my skin a little shiny after a long day. It can burn eyes a bit if your eyes tear, come into contact with water or you pressure, but I have not found an spf moisturizer that doesn't. I am overall pleased.

         
        4.0

        Revives the skin

        By Lou

        from Bloomingdale illinois

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Great product

             
            3.0

            Finally tossing in the towel on this one

            By Katepete

            from Atlanta, GA

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Effective Sun Protection
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I'm a creature of habit - when I find something I like, I keep purchasing. I've been using this moisturizer for over two years now, and while I love the light orangey smell and SPF protection and that it doesn't irritate or break out my skin, this moisturizer does nothing to moisturize my dry, flaky skin that I have year round. I've finally had to face the fact that this product isn't doing it for me and move on. There are definitely less expensive, more effective alternatives out there.

                 
                5.0

                I love this product

                By janalew

                from Georgia

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Effective Sun Protection
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dryness

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

                  I have been using Murad products for about 15 years and love most of them. This moisturizer feels so nice going on, is well-absorbed and has good sun protection. Everyone comments on how good my skin looks without makeup, including my dermatologist. I also recommend Murad's neck cream and eye creams.

                   
                  5.0

                  3 years and counting...

                  By Mila

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Effective Sun Protection
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Shower/Bath
                    • Daily Use
                    • Deep Moisturization

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

                    I've been using this product for 3 years, like the smell, vitamin c component and spf. It definitely goes on smooth.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love love love

                    By Jusme

                    from Mesa AZ

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Effective Sun Protection
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Moisturizes Well
                    • Not Greasy
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

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

                      So love this product

                       
                      5.0

                      I love this...and can't find anything to compare!

                      By Dimipa

                      from Griffith, IN

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Absorbs Quickly
                      • Effective Sun Protection
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Moisturizes Well
                      • Not Greasy
                      • Smells Great

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

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

                        I love this moisturizer, it smells good, goes on smooth and is a great sunscreen. I'm 62 and I don't use a foundation but I always feel protected from the sun. I have tried other less expensive daily moisturizers nd nothing compares!

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                        • Q:

                          Does this help with acne marks?
                          Asked on 1/23/2018 by Marissa from PA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, The Essential-C Moisture will help protect your skin from even further darkening. But to really address the acne marks I would also recommend using the Rapid Age Spot and Lightening Serum applied all over nightly.

                            Answered on 1/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Can this moisturizer be used under foundation?
                          Asked on 1/13/2018 by Jessie from California,US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, it give the skin added hydration so your foundation looks smooth and soft when applied.

                            Answered on 1/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Does the moisturizer with sunscreen lighten skin?
                          Asked on 8/21/2017 by NB from Visalia

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            It won't lighten your skin but when used corrected will help you to maintain your current skin tone.

                            Answered on 8/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Hi, My skin is very sensitive so I can only wear physical only sunscreen. Does this product have chemical sunscreen in it?
                          It looks that it does, but not sure. I don't see zinc oxide & titainium dioxide, which is the only non-chemical sunscreen I know of.
                          Thank you!
                          Asked on 6/24/2017 by ninjagirljill from Virginia

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes it does have chemical sunscreens in it. But we just launched Murad
                            City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ which has just physical sunscreens in it. I highly recommend this product, just it over your daily moisturizer for a broad spectrum coverage.

                            Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          I have very problematic skin and have been looking for a product that will help with wrinkles, redness and acne scars. I was wondering if this murad product would be good? Or could it possibly irritate my acne more? I've been having horrible hormonal break outs and need skin care that will help my skin look even toned, smooths and supple. Would this help since it protects from UV rays?
                          Asked on 5/25/2017 by Sinndee from Las Vegas, NV

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            I would suggest using Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++ especially if you are still having active breakouts.

                            Answered on 5/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Is it non comedogenic?
                          Asked on 1/25/2017 by emma from Houston

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Murad does not use ingredients known to clog pores in any of our formulas. Therefore we do feel confident that all of our products are unlikely to clog pores when used as directed.

                            Answered on 1/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • Q:

                          Does this product contain any petroleum or parabens
                          Asked on 11/13/2016 by Shirl from Skiatook Oklahoma

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This product does not contain either of those ingredients.

                            Answered on 11/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                        • 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
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