La Défense Urban Protect Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

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La Défense Urban Protect Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30


Your first line of defense against the visible signs of skin aging - 50ml

This protection powerhouse helps prevent sunburn and minimizes signs of premature aging and the formation of dark spots. 100% natural, mineral-based pigments shield skin from damaging UV rays. Vitamin C and Bio-Suisse organic extracts fight free radicals that accelerate the signs of aging.

  • 100% mineral screen for UVA/UVB protection
  • Antioxidants reduce collagen-damaging MMP and oxidative stress
  • Visibly brightens skin tone
  • Hydrates for firm, supple skin

For all skin types.

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Zinc oxide is an extremely effective UV filter. It provides protection across the UVB and UVA spectrum. It has a strong safety record with years of use. The limitation to zinc oxide’s use for UV protection has been its unacceptable skin whitening, especially at levels required to provide good sun protection. Luzern uses a proprietary process for its zinc oxide dispersions that offer both broad spectrum UV protection (UVB and UVA absorption) and exceptional transparency on the skin.

How to use:
Apply liberally before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours of sun exposure, or after swimming, excessive perspiration, or towel drying. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately. Keep out of reach of children. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use on children less than six months of age.

Key Ingredients:
100% MINERAL SUNSCREEN provides UVA/UVB protection with outstanding skin transparency: Zinc oxide is the most broad-spectrum UV filter available, protecting from the far end of the UVB spectrum to the far end of the UVA spectrum.
VITAMIN C + VITAMIN E for antioxidant synergy: Vitamin C provides photo-protection, and works even better in conjunction with Vitamin E, which potentiates the action of Vitamin C four-fold. Vitamin C and Vitamin E synergistically limit chronic UV damage by significantly reducing both cell apoptosis and thymine dimer formation.
BIO-SUISSE ORGANIC EDELWEISS, BUDDLEJA DAVIDII and THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACTS reduce oxidative stress from pollution and ozone-generated free radicals that can damage and dull the skin.
HYALURONIC ACID and PANTHENOL (Vitamin B5) keep surface skin hydrated so it stays feeling firm and supple.
VITAMIN C AND ORGANIC LICORICE EXTRACT for a brighter-looking skin tone: helps prevent UVB-induced pigmentation and inhibits tyrosinase activity, melanin synthesis and superoxide anion production, without affecting DNA synthesis.
POLYPHENOLS from ORGANIC GREEN TEA and ORGANIC GINGER EXTRACTS provide anti-glycation + anti-MMP protection: UV-induced glycation and MMP (Matrix metalloproteinase) destroy collagen and elastin, leading to loss of elasticity, increased wrinkles and skin dullness. Polyphenols strongly inhibit this damage to help stop the loss of elasticity and firmness.

Active Ingredient:  Zinc Oxide (CI 77947) 15%……..Sunscreen Inactive Ingredients: Algae Extract*†, Buddleja Davidii Extract**†, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside*†, C14-22 Alcohols*†, Caprylhydroxamic Acid*†, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract**†, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*†, Carbomer†, Cetyl Alcohol*†, Citric Acid*†, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil**†, Cyclomethicone†, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate†, Ethylhexylglycerin*†, Glycerin**†, Glyceryl Caprylate*†, Glyceryl Undecylenate*†, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract**†, Hexyldecanol*†, Isostearyl Palmitate*†, L-Arginine*†, Leontopdoium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract**†, Methylcellulose*†, Methylpropanediol†, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate†, Panthenol*†, Propanediol*†, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate*†, Sodium Hyaluronate*†, Sodium PCA*†, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate*†, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract**†, Tocophersolan†, Tocopheryl Acetate*†, Water (Aqua)*†, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract**†. *  NATURAL-derived / Dérivés de Naturel and/or ECOCERT ** CERTIFIED ORGANIC/ CERTIFIÉ ORGANIQUE  USDA / ECOCERT / BIO-SWISS †  Low Hazard Rating of “Green 0 – 2” (non-toxic, non-irritating)