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New! Invisible Physical Defence SPF30

When it comes to our lifestyle and environment, UV exposure is the number one cause of skin ageing. Every moment we are exposed to daylight it adds up like money in the bank. The problem is the payoff. Unprotected skin can exhibit premature ageing, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer.

Dermalogica offers a wide range of excellent SPF moisturisers and sunscreens to suit different skin conditions, preferences and lifestyles. But Dermalogica have never offered a product like NEW Invisible Physical Defence SPF 30. This soothing physical sunscreen is truly the first of its kind, ideal for everyone's skin.

Invisible Physical Defence at a glance

What is it?

An invisible physical sunscreen that works for every skin.

Why you need it.

It is virtually impossible to find a physical sunscreen that blends easily on all skin tones and offers critical defence against UV rays and blue light. This product does ALL THREE things.

Key benefits:

  • Blends easily on all skin tones
  • Helps defend against UVA/ UVB/ blue light
  • Soothes all skin types, even sensitive
  • Certified cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan to fit more lifestyles

Key ingredients:

  • Ultra sheer, Zinc Oxide - offers Broad Spectrum protection and invisible dry-down.
  • A bio-active mushroom complex - helps to soothe skin and reduce UV induced redness and dryness
  • Antioxidant Matcha Green Tea - helps to fight free radical damage from UV and visible light
  • Sodium Hyaluronate - to help hydrate the skin
  • Argan oil, Tocopherol and Bisabolol - to help soothe skin
  • No chemical sunscreens, artificial colours and fragrances

Physical Sunscreen VS Chemical Sunscreen

There are two types of sunscreen: physical and chemical. Both have their own unique properties and benefits, but knowing the difference can help you determine which sunscreen is best for your skin.

Physical Sunscreen

How it works: It uses minerals that sit on top of the skin and reflect away UV rays.

Ideal for: All skin types and conditions, including sensitive and suitable for a post treatment SPF.

Chemical Sunscreen

How it works: It uses ingredients that absorb and transform UV rays into heat.

Ideal for: Most skin types and conditions and for those with active lifestyles.

Zinc Oxide formula

Invisible Physical Defence SPF 30 uses Zinc Oxide to defend against the suns UV rays. Zinc Oxide is one of the most effective sunscreen agents that provides broad defence against UVA and UVB rays. It is completely photostable, which means it does not lose power or react while reflecting UV Light. Zinc Oxide is also known to defend blue light, making this sunscreen super ideal for those who are concerned about blue light damage to skin.


Does this product really blend to invisible on all skin tones? Why does it come out the tube white?

Yes, this product does blend to invisible on all skin tones, even darker ones. It comes out the tube white because of the ingredient Zinc Oxide, but the white appearance dissipates as you blend onto the skin.

Will this product look invisible and wear well under make-up

Yes! With all sunscreens, please make sure you wait until your sunscreen feels ‘dry’ before applying make-up.

Why is this product only SPF 30 and not a higher SPF?

For this product Dermalogica wanted to provide the highest SPF possible while maintaining the best wearability. To provide a higher SPF they had to compromise wearability and they wanted this product to blend to invisible on all skin tones. Dermatologists typically recommend using sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30, which blocks 97 percent of UVB rays and SPF 50 blocks 98 percent of rays, so the difference in UV rays being blocked is only 1 percent. No sunscreen blocks all UV Rays.

Is this product replacing any Dermalogica products?

Yes, it is replacing the Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30.

If you are local to our shop and salon based in Shoreham-By-Sea, then pop down and try before you buy. Our skin experts are always on hand to help.

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Emielia Echeverri
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 50ml
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Invisible Physical Defence Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 50ml


A physical sunscreen suitable for every skin tone and every skin type, even sensitive. No white marks, no stickiness, just fantastic even SPF coverage for daily wear.

£49.00 £42.00
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