Essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 47

This lightweight, sheer sunscreen is ideal for oily and/or combination skin, giving you the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage in a formulation that won’t clog pores.




SkinMedica’s Essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 47 protects against damaging sun damage and will not clog your pores. The key to anti-aging is to always protect your skin with sunscreen. 


  • Protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays
  • Will not clog pores
  • Paraben-free, hypoallergenic, oil-free, and fragrance-free


Active Ingredients                Purpose

Octinoxate 7.5%……………………Sunscreen
Zinc Oxide 12.0%………………….Sunscreen



Inactive Ingredients
Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin


When to Apply: Apply in the morning after cleansing, toning, and application of treatment products.

Where to Apply: Apply to your entire face, (neck and chest if desired) and other sun-exposed areas.

How to Apply: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours.



Warning for Sunscreens

For external use only. UV exposure from the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, premature aging and other skin damage. It is important to decrease UV exposure by limiting time in the sun, wearing protective clothing and using a sunscreen. When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Do not use if allergic to any ingredient. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control center right away.

Additional information


1.85 oz.

5 reviews for Essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 47

  1. Abby

    Excellent sunscreen with the incomparable SkinMedica texture. I wasn’t sure if it would be drying – I’d say I’m more combination-dry than oily-combination but it’s fine as long as I use a moisturizer. Great product, goes on well under makeup.

  2. Andrea

    It is similar to EltaMD UV Clear but it doesn’t peel.

  3. wendy

    This is a great everyday sunscreen. Goes great under makeup or makeup Free. I have repurchased it many times. I like it slightly better than elta md clear , which is the other one I use consistently. They are both really good, this one chemical and Elta md mineral of course. It goes ion very smooth but not silicone full if that makes sense. Doesn’t sting the eyes.

  4. Catherine

    This is my 3rd one. I like it because it’s a pretty clean formula and it blends in well although I do have to rub it in a lot. I can wear it under makeup and it’s not too greasy.

  5. Margo

    I really like this product been buying this sunscreen for years now. I like that it is spf 47 and has ingredients good for your skin. I live in flordia the sun is always out and my skin looks healthy .

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