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Rated 3.53 out of 5 stars
Hi! So I LOVE this SPF cream. Feels great and gets the job done. BUT... I can NOT get Clinique to get back to be about missing Special Offers and Bonuses. My last 2 orders (which were well over the $ limit) qualified me for the special offers and extra bonuses... but they did not arrive. They have somehow dropped from my order altogether. It is impossible to get anyone to answer the phone or reply to an email. So... I just gave up but am now reluctant to order again. I know that the bonuses and special offers are not the only reason I shop Clinique but it makes me feel so much better about buying expensive creams!
I was a big fan of previous version of superdefense cream. Usually was buying very dry to dry combination. It was perfect for my skin. In this case based on the reviews I went for oily combination and that was a mistake. Cream feels liquid like, but greasy. It's more like a sun screen than a moisturizer. It smells in a very particular way.. The design of the jar is also different - protective lid is like in moisture surge and not that practical as in the previous version of Super defense.
I decided to switch to Smart. The only problem is that I really like SPF 25.
JRosay from US
As a Black woman, I know it is better for me to use a mineral/physical sunscreen but I love this one so much! Although it is a little greasy, I do not mind it at all. (Grease=hydrating healthy skin to me lol) if I look too shiny I just throw on a mattifying primer and go about my day. I feel most sunscreens break me out or cause irritation but this one does not.
Judith from Houston, Tx
I bought the SPF face cream because I want protection from the sun when I run, but I break out when I wear it. Plus, it makes my face a bit shiny, I prefer a matte finish. I prefer the Dramatically different oil free gel.
jia from CA
Good product, make my skin tender and delicate
Evernon15 from Chicago
I tried this product for a day, and by the next day my face had broken out in hives. Three days later, my skin still looks red and bumpy. I have used Clinique products for years and never had a reaction, so I'm really baffled (I don't have any known allergies either). Love the idea for this product but just cannot recommend.
Soni from Cedar Rapids,IA
Product with anti ageing benefits along with SPF. What else skin needs along with complete hydration.
MeMe from CT
I really wanted to like this cream. I have oily, acne prone skin. It did not break me out. But, even a small pea size amount made my face so so so greasy within an hour after application. Also the SPF smell was a bit too strong for me but that is a personal preference.
Toto from VA
I like thus product
Ksleigh from Spokane, WA
I have been wanting to try this product for a while now and ended up with a sample of it in my last online order. I was interested in this cream not just due to it's ingredients but all the positive reviews! Unfortunately, it's It was a kind of-rich/creamy texture and took forever to absorb, definitely really greasy feeling on my skin. I should mention that I have oily/combination skin type. If it came in a more gel-like texture, it's definitely a product I would consider purchasing. Would be great for people with dry skin type!
Anna from LA
I bought Clinique product. And they gave me some sample for this product. I used it and feel good for my skin. It's not greasy. And it makes my skin soft and smooth
Steph92 from MT
I love that this cream includes SPF. I spend a lot of time in the sun and I have found this cream to be a perfect addition to my summer routine. It is non-greasy and provides the right amount of moisture.
Triple J from Los angeles
I like this because it has responsible ingredients and a sunscreen for everyday wear. It feels light and moisturizing at the same time. I switched from another very similar product from another company which was twice the price! I do not see a difference in quality though. Thanks Clinique.
CZBK from Brooklyn, NY
I was an avid user of the original Superdefense and keep in mind this is a different formula and product BUT still an amazing one. It is more lightweight and perfect for the summer months. I am combination-oily skin and I didn't find this greasy at all. I love the SPF and the past month it has for sure kept my skin looking awake during quarantine. I don't find it as moisturizing as the previous formula, so I might switch to Very dry to Dry for the colder months.
AmesSkin33 from Washington
I love this moisturizer! Makes my skin feel more awake and gives me an over-all glow. It's very lightweight and goes a long way. No more dullness, and gives me a bright look! I use the superdefense city block on top of it and have never had better skin.
Ms from Texas
It's okay. I'd rather the moisture surge gel instead. This just feels like $45 sunscreen. No noticeable changes to my skin.
Nessa from Michigan
I received a sample of Superfense spf 25 for dry to very dry skin with a lipstick order. I absolutely love this cream. It soaks into my skin, leaving it soft and beautifully moisturized. My skin is not very dry or dry, however, I will be buying this formula. My skin does not feel greasy at all with this moisturizer. I love that it has no scent. I look forward to using it every morning. I highly recommend it for beautiful, fresh looking skin. I will be ordering the regular size and can't wait to continue using it.
Danielle from Michigan
I received a sample size of this and have used for about two weeks. I'm only 30 but, pregnant with my 4th baby in 5 years and my skin looks worn out and tired! I started using this and already look young and youthful again, it really woke up and brightened my skin. Buying the full size today and so excited
Jess from Pennsylvania
I recently purchased this to replace my supply of the old superdefense, but I've been very disappointed. It is thicker, greasier, and has a smell to it. It has caused my skin to break out and I get brown patches after being in the sun. I think I'm going to have to discontinue using it which is upsetting for the price I paid.
DiBi from TX
Many Hearts from Alabama
This is probably a great sunscreen for people who don't actually get in the water. I apply at least 30 minutes before my job begin. 5 minutes in the water with little ones and both eyes were burning from sunscreen. Don't recommend if you are actually active.
Kathy from South Carolina
I've been using this for about a week and so far it's great. I love that SPF is built in so I can skip that step in my morning routine. It definitely smells like sunscreen, which is why I'm giving it 4/5, but other than that it's great. I've noticed that my dark circles are less prominent and I'm hoping that with continued use they'll fade even more.
Mia from Ohio
I like this cream a lot. But it does make my skin look greasy and has a strong sunscreen scent. Nonetheless, good product. Does not cause breakouts.
kygrace from Colorado
I use this as my moisturizer before morning runs - it's just enough sun protection and brightens my complexion first thing in the morning!
RS from Luxembourg, Europe
I bought this product recently but after using 2 days, my face skin has changed to dark colour with batches. Also, I feel itching and irritation after applying on my face. Although I don't have a sensitive skin.I have used clinique products before and liked it very much but with this product I can't say the same thing.
Please help me out team.
HappyLady42 from Springfield, MO
I don't understand the negative reviews on this product. I'm 42, have oily combination skin, and do not like the feel of heavy moisturizers under my makeup. I also can experience the occasional breakout if a product is too "heavy", thick or emollient. This is the PERFECT daytime SPF moisturizer. It's lightweight, quickly absorbs and has been an added benefit to my skin's overall condition. The SPF has been doing it's job! It's such a great moisturizer, I recommend it to anyone looking for a great hydrating moisturizer with a decent SPF.
Nicole from St Peters MO
I really wanted to like this, but it pills like crazy even on itself while you are applying. I tried several different application techniques and had the same result. So disappointing.