Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I haven't found a better primer/moisturizer.Great!
I use a primer and moisturizer with SPF daily, and the UV Expert Aqua Gel Defense is the best one I've ever tried. Application is easy and long-lasting, without streaking, caking, etc. I highly recommend it for regular skin care.
Most Helpful Critical Review I don't like it one bit.
I wanted a primer and thought I would give this a chance the added benefit of sun protection was appealing at first, then I tried it. This could be fine to use as facial sunscreen but as a daily wear primer moisturizer it doesn't work. It smells like sunscreen it goes on greasy like a sunscreen. I washed it off immediately. If it smells like sunscreen and wears like sunscreen its sunscreen and shouldn't be promoted as a primer-moisturizer. Very disappointing to me.
Reviewed by 95 customers Love this formula HATE THE SMELL
Rei from Gilroy
The smell, smells like an OLD LADY. I wish they made one that was unscented. I absolutely love the formula however it makes my makeup look flawless & works better than most facial sunscreens I've owned. Hope they make one that doesn't smell as bad as this.
Would not buy this again
Chris the kickboxer from San Ramon, Ca
This product does everything it says but I would never buy it again as it smells like old lady make up
When the sample tube runs out, I'm buying the full size
Colleen from Texas
I got the small tube for my birthday month free gift, and this is hands down the best sunscreen moisturizer I've EVER used - I'm extremely pale and freckly, and burn quickly in the sun. Even though the SPF is higher than any others I've tried, it doesn't smell or feel like sunscreen like the others always do. Even with my sensitive skin, this feels amazing (under my eyes and on my eyelids, too) - as a moisturizer, it does its job well, too, keeping my skin from drying out over the entire day. I rarely wear makeup, so don't yet know how it performs as a primer. As a sunscreen moisturizer, though, it's top notch.
Works on oily skin
Cam from Colorado
Loved this product! I have oily skin and I can say it did not enhance that, I put this on first after washing and toning my skin and put the smash box photofinish primer on top of it and it does not make my makeup come off any easier or make my skin more oily, I have tried very many SPF moisturizers and primers and NONE have compared to this! LOVE IT!!!
Susie Ann from Slidell Louisiana
Personally the worst product I've ever used. One small squirt of this product and you would of swore my face was covered in baby oil. I never got any of the product in my eyes but I had to wipe it off because my eyes felt like they had lava in them... two hours later my eyes are still blood shot red from the chemicals being so strong. So I would definitely not recommend.
I would not recommend this product
Kenna from Long Branch, NJ
I Returned the product
Love it !
DaveyJ from Tucson, AZ
This is the perfect product for me, especially in the summer. Moisturizer primer and SPF, done.
The scent never ends
BekE from Chattanooga, TN
I got this as a sample. It wears very well under makeup but the fragrance is strong. I keep smelling it throughout the day and to me it's strong. Most scents in makeup or moisturizers that I have disappear but this one does not. I can't stand it. I won't be purchasing this product.
My favorite SPF, Love the scent
Ashley from Parker, CO
I love this SPF moisturizer, smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling smooth, and hydrated. I love that it feels light and not heavy like most spfs. It's a great under makeup primer as well. The only reason I may be switching to another brand is because Lancôme isn't cruelty free, love this SPF but can't support a brand that still tests on animals. That's my only hesitation
Great Medium-Deep Color
Émilie from California
It's usually hard for me to describe my skin color because yes, I am very dark if you look at me, but I have so much yellow in my skin. Usually, as makeup color lines get darker, they only get browner, but not necessarily yellower. I love that the color 4 for medium-deep has the most yellow I've ever seen for a very tan color. This is the closest fit to my skin so far. It also has SPF 50, which is some real protection for a beauty product. Most foundations or bb creams don't generally have over SPF 30. This is a little heavy for a CC cream, but still thinner than most thin foundations I know. It's meant to be dewy/radiant, so if you have oily skin, perhaps consider some setting powder.
vicky from Brickyard ut
almost no white cast. Not drying. Good under makeup.
irritating to eye
aloekusuri from SJ
This product is irritating to eyes. You can't apply it around your eyes. Making my eyes running tear for hours and sensitive to sun! Will never buy it again
Love this product. Don't love the price for the size
Lay from New York
I love this product. I've tried a few similar products that didn't blend in nicely or left my skin oily. I gave it three stars because of the price and the size. I would love to buy this again but unfortunately I think I will find something similar that's less pricey
Constantina2 from Virginia
I have bought the SPF 50 for years and loved it. Now they have changed the formula and this one is too thick and it is all gone in a matter of weeks! Much too expensive to be used up so quickly. I want the earlier version back!
Go to Sunscreen (BUT PLEASE MAKE LARGER SIZE)
jaquelyn120 from undisclosed
with sunscreen, you have to put a certain amount for the sunscreen to be effective. I run out super fast (Especially if i have to reapply every few hours).
Great, but doesn't last
Great, but doesn't last from Palm Beach
Love the consistency and the spf. Unfortunately doesn't really make your makeup last or prevent transfer.
Tube way too small
Linz from California
The tube is way too small for the price, I've only used a few times and not a lot during each time. I love how it's light weight and moisturizing without being greasy. It's great to wear if you don't want to wear makeup for the day. I probably would only buy again if it was 50% off.
Worth the money for multipurpose
Lilbaby from California
I like this. It's one of the very few moisturizer + spf + primers on the market. It isn't greasy like you might expect, and on my extra dry skin with large pores/blackheads, it is really nice to not layer a million lotions in a row. Even if this someday gets discontinued, Lancôme, please keep producing a version of this three-in-one! It is a small amount of product but it's hard to be mad knowing that I didn't have to hunt down three different products that are compatible with each other AND my skin. Plus, this is obviously a cost benefit and helps make up the price difference. It does leave a very light dewy touch- lovely without makeup, but easy to cover with powder if you don't like it.
The BEST sunscreen/moisturizer/primer EVER
Ashia from AR
I use this daily before going out into the sun. I love it because every sunscreen I've used leaves an ashy film/color to my skin and makes my skin feel chalky. This, however, does none of that! I reapply before I go on my lunch break each day and I promise you, by the end of the day, my skin looks better than it did when I started my day. It gives me a lovely glow and a wonderful dose of moisture, not oil! It leaves my skins silky smooth! I actually like the scent of it. It's like a fresh smell, like expensive cosmetics (which this is pretty high dollar). I will definitely be purchasing this again.
PD from Discovery Bay, Ca
I wish this product could be a bigger tube
Greasy, leaves skin shiny
Brittany from Los Angeles
I've been searching for a light everyday primer. This one is very heavy and leaves my face shiny. Any powder placed on top of it ends up caking. Definitely do not recommend.
Weightless sun exposure protection
Ceejay from Virginia
I have used many facial sunscreens over the years and this one is the one I have enjoyed the most. It is lightweight with a cooling sensation. A pleasure to wear.
The BEST tinted moisturizer ever
Stacy from Minneapolis, MN
I have tried almost every tinted moisturizer from Chantecaille, Laura Mercier, IT Cosmetics, Beauty Counter, Bobbi Brown, Tarte, Glossier, etc... This blows them all away! Not only does it give incredible coverage with a small amount, but it has SPF 50 which is a huge plus. This product melts into your skin and gives the most beautiful glowy finish. I never leave the house without this on! Please don't ever discontinue! Also, I pair it with Lancôme's Effacernes Undereye (which is waterproof) they blend seamlessy and last all day!
Silv from Santa Fe
It's very moisturizing and light, not sticky like other brands. My first purchase and after the first use, I already knew this will be a sun screen I will stick to for a long long time. The only complaint is the tube I received seems only half full, I need to press a bit harder to get it out.
Brooke from arizona
A little goes a long way! I was worried that it would be over the top and shiny... its light wait and once it settles it's like velvet! I 100% recommended this product! I have combination skin and it works well for me!