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Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20

Exuviance

Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20

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1.75 oz Item 2266861

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This hydrating daily anti-aging cream is formulated to brighten skin tone, help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and refine skin texture. Contains a unique combination of Alpha Hydroxy and Bionic Acids, botanicals, multi-antioxidants, including grape seed extract and Pro-Vitamin E, along with broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF 20) to provide protection against daily environmental exposure.

Benefits:
  • Dermatologist and allergy tested
  • Not animal tested
Apply liberally to face and neck daily, 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours. For children under 6 months, ask a doctor.

Precautions: For external use only. Do not use on broken or damaged skin. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Active: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate) 6.0%, Titanium Dioxide 4.0%. Inactive: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isocetyl Stearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-100 Stearate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Lactobionic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methicone, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Caprylyl Glycol, Arginine, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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ExuvianceEssential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20
 
3.7

(based on 28 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Goes on smoothly (7)
  • Moisturizes well (7)
  • Effective sun protection (6)
  • Not greasy (6)

Cons

  • Poor texture (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (9), Beauty conscious (7), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (7), 10 minutes (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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1.0

Wouldn't Buy Again

By Jena

from Miami, FL

About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert

Pros

  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Doesn't Absorb Well

Best Uses

    Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

    I was recommended this by someone who worked at Ulta. She applied the moisturizer on me and initially, I felt good about it so I purchased one. Using it at home, even with using very little product, it still doesn't dry well on my face. Some white flakes will be left in my brows and on the side of my face! And don't even think to apply makeup on top of this because it will make your foundation hard to blend! The only reason why I haven't returned it, besides the fact I hate returning things, is I was able to kind of fix the problem by applying with my face wet. The water helps the cream blend in, and then it becomes tolerable to use. But definitely won't ever purchase it again!

     
    5.0

    I have been using Neostrata moisturizer since 1995.

    By Fancy

    from Spicewood, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Effective Sun Protection
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy
    • People often ask me what I use on my face.
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Deep Moisturization

      Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

      It keeps my skin looking good. People often ask me what product I use and I gladly share.

       
      5.0

      I love this product! Great for fair and damaged skin.

      By Ashlyn

      from Waco, Texas

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

        I use this after using Exuviance face wash and eye cream in the morning before make-up.

         
        3.0

        A little greasier than I'd hoped

        By Becky

        from Crossett, AR

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective Sun Protection

        Cons

        • Too Greasy Or Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dryness

        Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

        Good SPF protection. Minimal amount needed to achieve results. I feel you put on under your makeup, you'll be very oily before noon, so practice restraint. A little goes a long way.

         
        5.0

        Great Day Cream

        By Ruthanna

        from Sun City West, Az

        About Me Beauty Conscious, Like to try new things

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Not Long-Lasting

        Best Uses

          Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

          A good day cream

           
          3.0

          Interesting product

          By Kacee

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective Sun Protection
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well

          Cons

          • Too Greasy Or Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

          I needed a good product for sun protection after a chemical peel. I use the concealer from this line and knowing that was gluten free, I felt safe trying this product after searching the ingredients. It seems a bit greasy at first, but it absorbs well by the time I apply foundation. I will continue to use this product as I don't seem to be reacting to it and I REALLY need to be better with the SPF on my face and neck

           
          1.0

          Burns my skin

          By Fraulein

          from Prescott, AZ

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

            Tried this product in the store & seemed to like it. Once I brought it home and used after my morning shower, my skin feels like its burning. So glad Ulta let me return product & try something else.

             
            4.0

            I would buyu this again

            By metermaid

            from Beulah ND

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

              I use this product daily.

               
              5.0

              My new fave moisturizer

              By pkoc1972

              from Franklinton,La

              About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

              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

                Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

                Again, I bought this on the recommendation of a friend. I absolutely love it. My skin is super sensitive and the entire Exuviance line has done wonders for my skin.

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this again

                By me

                from Utica, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20:

                When my Mary Kay rep retired, I went to the local Ulta store and started using this product. It was excellent replacement for my Mary Kay!

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                • Q:

                  After putting this on, do you tan well, or does this make your tan last longer, look better and more glowy?
                  Asked on 6/14/2017 by Sandy from Chattanooga, TN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Cream SPF 20 product contains SPF 20, which helps prevent sunburn. It provides protection from daily casual sun exposure. It is a hydrating, antiaging cream formulated to brighten skin tone, help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and refine skin texture.

                    Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Exuviance
                • Q:

                  I love the Exuviance line, and recently tried this daily defense cream, but it feels very heavy – especially for a North Carolina summer. Do you have anything that would be a little bit lighter? Am I just using too much?
                  Asked on 5/12/2017 by Sue from Durham, NC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Absolutely! We recommend trying Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50. This weightless fluid blends effortlessly on clean skin, or layered under makeup in a daily skincare routine. Broad spectrum SPF 50 protects against photodamage, the primary cause of signs of aging. An ultra-fine transparent mineral sunscreen in a virtually invisible universal tint smoothes imperfections and helps natural skin tone appear more even.

                    Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Exuviance
                • Q:

                  Is this the only daily moisturizer from Exuviance? I love this brand but I'm not interested in any of the anti-aging products, I use the face wash and the nightly renewal gel.
                  Asked on 11/21/2016 by Brookelynn from Covington, LA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Exuviance offers several daytime moisturizers (Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Creme, Exuviance Multi-Protective Day Creme, Exuviance Sheer Refining Fluid, and Exuviance AGE REVERSE Day Repair) that are formulated for different skin types. All help address different skin concerns, including but not limited to aging skin. Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Creme is an excellent option for those with normal/combination skin. In addition to anti-aging benefits, this daily moisturizer also provides broad spectrum sun protection and helps brighten tone and smooth texture.

                    Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Exuviance
                • Q:

                  what is the difference between this essential daily defense cream and the multi protective day cream?
                  Asked on 1/29/2016 by Michelle from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Essential Daily Defense Cream is ideal for non-sensitive, normal to combination skin since it is formulated with Glycolic Acid. For sensitive to dry skin types, we recommend Multi-Protective Day Creme which provides antiaging benefits without irritation.

                    Answered on 2/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Exuviance
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