You may be thinking, “Sunscreen is only for days at the beach” or “I can’t wear sunscreen, it clogs my pores!” Sunscreen is important every day as it protects you from skin damage.
If you have acne prone skin or acne scars, this sunscreen is your best friend. It is healthy, non greasy, non pilling and super lightweight. It will not clog your pores or break you out. It has a satin finish like a primer and creates a natural blurring effect on the skin. Bye, bye filters!
The Defender is a lightweight and non-greasy broad spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB rays) mineral sunscreen that’s great for everyday use. It has a skin-like finish and doesn’t feel like anything is on your skin.
The Defender is a mineral only sunscreen, which means it is free of chemicals. Chemical sunscreens are irritating to acne-prone skin and have many adverse environmental effects. If chemical sunscreens are killing the great barrier reefs, think of how harmful it is to your skin. Your skin is your largest organ, and anything you put on it absorbs into your bloodstream.
The Defender Works For: All Skin Types, Sensitive Skin & Acne Prone Skin and is Fragrance Free, Benzone Free and Paraben Free.
Ingredients & Skin Benefits
Lightly moisturizes, helps your skin heal and fight off sun damage. Aloe is the first ingredient in The Defender, which is SO important!
Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide
Mineral based sunscreen ingredients to reflect UV rays away from your skin.
Cucumber Fruit Extract
Hydrates and softens skin, diminishes pores, and has anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for those with acne prone skin.
Blue passionflower contains several antioxidant compounds and lycopene, an antioxidant common to tomatoes. There’s evidence that lycopene can prevent photo aging and boost levels of collagen in skin.
Peptides are some of the greatest ingredients for supporting the synthesis of collagen and it can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Avocado seed oil
Helps to moisturize and protects skin from UV rays and increases collagen metabolism. It also minimizes inflammation, perfect for those with acne prone skin.
Jojoba seed oil
It moisturizes dry skin and has antibacterial properties, perfect for eczema, acne and psoriasis. Jojoba oil is great for acne prone skin because it’s noncomedogenic, meaning that it is highly unlikely to clog pores.
Why You Need Sunscreen Everyday
UV damage accumulates with each exposure, whether short-term or long-term sun exposure, leading to premature aging, dark spots, fine lines and loss of collagen in the skin, and of course it increases the risk of skin cancer.
Without sunscreen, even on ‘cloudy days’ the sun is very strong and penetrates through the clouds. The sun also magnifies through the windshield and windows of your car, even when you’re not fully exposed to the sun and engaged in outdoor activities or sunbathing.
Everyone’s skin is prone to hyperpigmentation and skin damage, no matter the skin tone or skin type.
If you have pre-existing acne scars, sun exposure will darken them, even short-term sun exposure, such as driving in your car, shopping trips, etc. Prevent skin damage and skin cancer and allow your skin to heal with this gentle and effective mineral sunscreen!
How To Apply Sunscreen
Apply sunscreen on your face, neck and chest before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours, after any outdoor activities or swimming because the UV protection degrades during sun exposure and if it washes off from sweat and water.
Even if you are not engaging in outdoor activities or swimming, it is best to reapply if you are outdoors for longer than an hour.
The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 50 means that it blocks 98% of harmful UV rays. It is suggested that you store The Defender sunscreen or any other sunscreen at room temperature or lower to keep it fresh.
Apply Sunscreen In the Last Step Of Your Morning Routine
Apply The Defender Sunscreen as the last step of your skincare routine, so it can create a physical barrier. You can wear makeup afterwards on top too or reapply the sunscreen over makeup if you’re out and about.
Pair Sunscreen with Vitamin C
An ideal combo is the Banish Vitamin C Creme or Banish Vitamin C Serum + The Defender Sunscreen as your daily morning routine. Studies show Vitamin C with Sunscreen adds further protection against UV. Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18603326/
Read The Defender SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen reviews here:
The Defender SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen – Light, Gentle, Non Greasy (banish.com
UV Radiation – The Skin Cancer Foundation