Societe Clinical Skincare Prime & Defend SPF 30 is a water resistant skin and make-up primer with a physical SPF 30 sunscreen that protects and smooths skin. Oil-free and non-comedogenic (does not clog pores), the lightly tinted formula is suitable for ALL skin types, including Rosacea & sensitive skin and even post-laser, peel and surgical patients.
Here is a list of benefits from Societe Clinical skincare :
Prime & Defend SPF 30 with antioxidant green tea
• Dries Transparent
• Broad Spectrum Sunscreen UVA/UVB
• Antioxidant-Rich Protection with Green Tea
• Environmental Protectant Barrier
• Lightly tinted to even out skin tone
• Smoothes and softens skin
• Excellent primer for all make-up, including mineral make-up
• Great for post-peel and post-laser patients / non-stinging
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 10.20%, Zinc Oxide 3.70%
Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Melanin, Tribehenin, Calcium Behenate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethiconol, Alumina, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methicone, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Iron Oxides.
With Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide as the sunscreen actives, this physical SPF formula is right up my alley! It’s a double duty product that not only defends against the damaging UVA/UVB rays but also works well as a makeup primer, providing a smooth, non-sticky base for makeup application so your foundation glides on easily and stays put longer. It has an elegant non-greasy, lightweight formula with a typical primer-like feel going on the skin. The product absorbs quickly and dries to a velvety smooth, matte finish. It also provides a light dose of moisture which is always a plus for my dry skin! The formula is slightly tinted to help even out the skin tone but the tiny bit of coverage doesn’t really help cover any imperfections.
As there are no artificial fragrances, dyes, or harsh irritants in the formula, it is perfectly suitable for sensitive skin types to provide the crucial broad-spectrum sun protection. The only drawback of this product is that the formula lacks any significant anti-aging ingredients except for the antioxidant green tea to counteract free radicals. Also, it’s a bit on the pricey side at $50 for 1.7 oz.
Societe Clinical Skincare products are free from any sulfates, parabens, propylene glycol, fragrances and artificial dyes and never tested on animals. Visit societeskincare.com to find out more about their products and availability.