Paula's Choice Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30

Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30

Description

cruelty-free general moisturizer that contains aha, exfoliants, niacinamide, spf, vitamin c and vitamin e.

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Routine Usage

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Defense Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 is most commonly used in the morning (100% of uses). 0% of routines use it in both the morning and evening.

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Directions

Apply liberally to face, neck, and eye area as the last step in your morning skincare routine.

1 Ingredient
hydrates
Dry Skin
1 Ingredient
is good for
Oily Skin
3 Ingredients
reduce
Redness
1 Ingredient
reduces
Irritation
2 Ingredients
are good for
Texture
1 Ingredient
reduces
Large Pores
3 Ingredients
are good for
Anti-Aging
2 Ingredients
are good for
Dark Spots
1 Ingredient
is good for
Scar Healing
1 Ingredient
helps fight
Acne
5 Ingredients
help with
Brightening
2 Ingredients
protect from
UV-Rays
1 Ingredient
contains
AHA
2 Ingredients
contain
Vitamin C
2 Ingredients
contain
Vitamin E
1 Ingredient
provides
Exfoliation
1 Ingredient
contains
Niacinamide
1 Ingredient
may worsen
Dry Skin
2 Ingredients
may worsen
Oily Skin
2 Ingredients
may cause
Acne
2 Ingredients
may cause
Irritation

Ingredient List (44)

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Cosmetic Colorant, UV Absorber, UV Filter
2
Cosmetic Colorant, Skin Protecting, UV Absorber, UV Filter
3
Antimicrobial, Emollient, Skin Conditioning
4
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
5
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
6
Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
7
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising
9
Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
10
Emollient, Emulsifying
11
Bleaching, Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing
12
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
13
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
14
Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
15
Cleansing, Emollient, Skin Conditioning
16
Antioxidant, Skin Protecting
17
Antioxidant
18
Smoothing
19
Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
20
Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
21
Masking, Skin Conditioning, Soothing
22
Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
23
Skin Conditioning
24
Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning
25
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
26
Skin Conditioning
28
Skin Conditioning
29
Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
30
Emulsion Stabilising, Skin Conditioning
31
Abrasive, Absorbent
32
Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
33
Masking
35
Emollient, Solvent
37
38
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
40
Cleansing, Emulsifying
41
Cosmetic Colorant, Emulsion Stabilising
42
Emulsifying
43
Skin Conditioning
44
Preservative
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Ingredient Explanations

What it does: Cosmetic Colorant, UV Absorber, UV Filter

Titanium dioxide is known for its UVA and UVB protection properties. Titanium itself is the 9th most common element in the Earth's crust. Titanium dioxide is formed when oxygen is introduced and can be found in ores, dust, sand, and soil. Pure titanium dioxide is a white powder that is used in many products for color purposes. With modern production, nano-scale or fine-grade titanium dioxide can be easily produced for cosmetics. In sunscreen, titanium dioxide absorbs UV light. Read more here: https://www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org/titanium-dioxide/ Titanium dioxide (CI 77891)

Also known as: Titanium Dioxide, Titanium
What it does: Cosmetic Colorant, Skin Protecting, UV Absorber, UV Filter

Zinc oxide (CI 77947)

What it does: Antimicrobial, Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Benzoic acid, C12-15 alkyl esters

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air. Alternate names: Glycerine ;Glycerol (INN); Glycerol (RIFM); Glycerolum (EP); Glycyl Alcohol; 1,2,3-Propanetriol; 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

3,5,5-Trimethylhexyl 3,5,5-trimethylhexanoate

What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

AKA Butanediol, a colorless liquid. A skin-conditioning agent and humectant. Extra info: Butane-1,3-diol (CAS No. 107-88-0/ EC No. 203-529-7) (R)-(-)-butane-1,3-diol” (CAS No. 6290-03-5/ EC No. 228-532-0)

Also known as: Bg
What it does: Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising

Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol found in animals, plants, or made synthetically in a laboratory. It helps make a product more smooth, thick, helps make foam more stable, and prevents oils from separating from liquids. Fatty alcohols are emollients, meaning they don’t have the same drying effect as regular alcohol. Alternate names: Alcohols, C16-18

What it does: Emulsifying

1-hexadecanol, phosphate, potassium salt

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

A silicone used to moisturize skin and protect skin against irritation.

What it does: Emollient, Emulsifying

Helps blend the water and oil together within a product, can act as a stabilizer, and adds volume. Glyceryl Stearate can be derived from vegetable or animal fats, and is naturally occurring in our bodies. Alternate names: Stearic acid, monoester with glycerol

What it does: Bleaching, Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Leguminosae. Extracts of licorice have demonstrated to have antibacterial, anti‐inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant properties. Read more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7167772/

Also known as: Licorice
What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Actinidia Chinensis Fruit Extract is an extract of the fruit of the kiwi, Actinidia chinensis, Actinidiaceae

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil is the fixed oil expressed from the kernels, Argania Spinosa (L.), Sapotaceae

Also known as: Argan Oil
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Tetrapeptide-30 is the synthetic peptide consisting of glutamic acid, lysine and proline

What it does: Cleansing, Emollient, Skin Conditioning

9,12-Octadecadienoic acid (9Z, 12Z)-

Also known as: Lanolic Acid
What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Protecting

1,3-Benzenediol, 5-[(1E)-2-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)ethenyl]-

What it does: Antioxidant

2-O-alpha-D-Glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid

What it does: Smoothing

AKA Vitamin B3. Niacinamide is gaining popularity for its multiple benefits in skincare. It is used as an acne treatment, dark-spot fader, helps strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, and has been shown to aid in wrinkle smoothing. Alternate name: 3-Pyridinecarboxamide

What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

A form of Vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties. Alternate names: 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-benzopyran-6-yl acetate

What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

Ascorbic acid, monoester with phosphoric acid, magnesium salt (2:3)

What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

(R*,R*)-.alpha.,4-dimethyl-.alpha.-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)cyclohex-3-ene-1-methanol; 3-Cyclohexene-1-methanol, alpha,4-dimethyl-alpha-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-, (theta,theta)-(+/-)-; 3-Cyclohexene-1-methanol, alpha,4-dimethyl-alpha-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-, (S-(theta,theta))- (levomenol)

What it does: Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning

A common antioxidant that protects against UVB rays and has soothing properties Alternate names: 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-benzopyran-6-ol; .alpha.-tocopherol; Vitamin E

Also known as: Vitamin E
What it does: Skin Conditioning

Phospholipids

What it does: Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning

Lecithins. The complex combination of diglycerides of fatty acids linked to the choline ester of phosphoric acid. It helps bind water and helps prevent product separation.

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Glycine Soja Sterol is a mixture of phytosterols obtained from the Soybean, Glycine soja, Leguminosae

What it does: Skin Conditioning

\b,\e-Carotene-3,3'Diol, (3R, 3'R, 6'R)-,Lutein

What it does:

Pullulan is a polysaccharide produced from starch by cultivating the yeast, Aureobasidium pullulans

What it does: Skin Conditioning

Sodium gluconate

What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Helps prevent ingredients from separating and helps to add thickness. Can be made by fermenting simple sugars.

What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Skin Conditioning

Scleroglucan

What it does: Abrasive, Absorbent

Aluminium oxide

What it does: Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

A fatty acid found in the milk of mammals, coconuts, and palm-kernels. It is antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. Alternate names: Decanoic acid, ester with 1,2,3-propanetriol octanoate; Glycerides, mixed decanoyl and octanoyl

What it does: Masking

A weak, organic acid naturally occurring in citrus fruits. AKA 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid

Silane, triethoxyoctyl-

What it does: Emollient, Solvent

Alkanes, C13-14-iso

What it does:

2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate

What it does: Emulsifying

12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, homopolymer

What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Used as a skin-conditioning agent and has some microbial properties. AKA Octane-1,2-diol

What it does:

2-Propenamide, homopolymer

What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying

C16-18 alcohols, ethoxylated (20 mol EO average molar ratio)

What it does: Cosmetic Colorant, Emulsion Stabilising

Dihydroxyaluminium stearate

What it does: Emulsifying

3,6,9,12,15,18,21-Heptaoxatritriacontanol

What it does: Skin Conditioning

A common preservative for cosmetic products. AKA 1,2-Propanediol, 3-(2-ethylhexyloxy)

What it does: Preservative

Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products. Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol

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Product Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free