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SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50 30ml 30ml

4.7 of 73 reviews


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SkinCeuticals has created their ultimate sunscreen in Skinceuticals Ultra Facial Defense. As a broad spectrum SPF50 face sunscreen for everyday use, it offers strong UVA and UVB protection.

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  • Cosmeceuticals

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Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50 30ml Reviews

4.7 of 73 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Beautiful product


Light weight, wonderful formula, comfortable for daily wear. Size is a little small for the price. Lovely product.

Most Helpful Criticism



I don’t like the texture of this product. It's like a mousse texture that doesn't apply evenly to the skin. Love the brand but unfortunately this sunscreen is not for me.
  1. Beautiful product


    Light weight, wonderful formula, comfortable for daily wear. Size is a little small for the price. Lovely product.
  2. Very good SPF


    I love everything Skinceuticals does - this one did not disappoint. Well worth the price tag, as it's a great daily SPF. It absorbs very quickly and does not leave a white cast at all.
  3. Best sunscreen ever


    Best sunscreen ever. Good for acne and sensitive skin.
  4. Great product


    This brand is expensive but it’s truly impressive. I see incredible results and absolutely love it.
  5. Best


    This sunscreen is very useful for not tanning, except that it is expensive, everything else is very good
  6. Love


    Another great daytime moisturiser with Spf. My absolute essential item. Great on texture and feeling.
  7. Good


    It is a very good physical sunscreen
  8. Amazing


    This sunscreen is very good except that it is a little bit oily.
  9. Good. But not great for oily skin.


    Was gifted this and it worked better than expected in my oily skin. It’s not too greasy but it leaves a lot of shine. Some days I liked the ‘natural glow’ look it gave me. But overall wouldn’t recommend if you have oily skin as it’s pricy and there are cheaper and more suitable SPFs for us. It should be awesome if you have dry skin.
  10. Can't fault the product....


    I received this full-sized product as a gift with purchase. I was excited to try a product that I normally wouldn't buy due to the price. The product itself is great. There's an initial slight white cast that fades, the liquid itself is lightweight and not greasy. I loved this sunscreen but I wouldn't purchase because of the tiny size of the product for the price. The 30ml bottle is very small. I ...
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  11. not sure


    this sunscreen is light and absorbs quickly and is not greasy to begin with but by the end of the day my face is super greasy. also i find that buy the end of the day if you have make up it starts to pill more obviously to thats why i am a bit unsure about this product.
  12. Best Daily Suncream


    Skinceuticals - such amazing products but sooo expensive!!! Positives: lightweight, moisturizing without being greasy and perfect under makeup. It's a really beautiful product to use. Negatives: This will only last you about 3-4 weeks if you apply daily to the face and décolleté which makes it a very expensive investment. I agree with the previous reviewer - I wish it came in a bigger size. It a...
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  13. Great sunscreen but please make bigger packages


    I am always in hunt for good SPF as I have been using them for the last 20 years every day and want something most comfortable on my skin. I have dry and sensitive skin, and get reactions with some of the SPF50 in the market. I have finished one bottle and now on my second bottle, the texture is so light, not greasy, no white cast, moisturizing. In comparison to other number one sunscreen for me w...
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  14. Love this product so much


    I am in my early 50s, combination skin with a dark and uneven skin tone, pigmentation and this product does not disappoint. It has a light texture and doesn’t feel greasy, applies very easily over my other skin care products and l love the SPF 50. I have been using sunscreen since my early twenties and this is the one I love the most.


    I bought it with the Christmas gift pack. The price is reasonable. It has no fragrance and dries quickly. SPF50 is a very strong feature.
  16. Keep coming back


    Nice sunscreen. Just bought the third one. Keep coming back to it.
  17. my must-have sunscreen


    I repurchase several times, and this sunscreen doesn't make me disappointed. It's bit expensive but it's worth.
  18. Amazing


    I love this sunscreen I wear it everyday and its so great that its 50+
  19. Too Shiny


    Way too shiny on my skin. Shows up all lines, creases and makes me look really old. Feels greasy by the end of the day. Maybe an okay winter sunscreen but not good in warm climates!
  20. The best sunscreen - and perfect under makeup


    This is my ultimate sunscreen for my very fair skin - SPF 50, applies so nicely, no pilling, and you can wear make up easily over the top without a primer. So easy!
  21. Great sunscreen


    Easy to carry, non-greasy, and safe ingredients. A bit expensive so stock up when good promotion deal.
  22. Lovely but expensive


    The sunscreen is flattering and very easily and quickly absorbs into the skin. However it is quite expensive for only 30ml so I'm not sure if it is worth the price tag.
  23. Love it


    I use this all of the time. I use it in the morning and whenever I’m out at the beach or in the city. It’s so important to keep your skin protected!!!
  24. Love it


    I use this all of the time. I use it in the morning and whenever I’m out at the beach or in the city. It’s so important to keep your skin protected!!!
  25. Great daily sunscreen


    I have bought at least 3 tubes of this sunscreen and it helps protect my and my families when we go out at very sunny day. It’s easily absorbable and doesn’t cause any allergies. The only drawback probably it’s too shinning using I used the rich face cream before it.
  26. most loved sunscreen


    I really love this sunscreen. The texture is quite light and skin can absorb it easily
  27. For year round


    Very good sunscreen. The texture is quite light. The skin absorbs it easily without leaving any white traces. I wait 15mn before putting on makeup and it doesn’t pill.
    .However, I find the container too small. It’s a product that I use throughout the year
  28. great spf


    this sunscreen has a fantastic texture and it blends in easily
  29. Love Skinceuticals and love this sunscreen!


    Huge Skinceuticals fan here, but I don't think I'm biased in saying this is a great sunscreen. I have been using Dr Babor upon recommendation of the Melanie Grant girls and was getting a bad rash on my neck. Since ditching the Dr Babor (which is about $80 a tube) and moving to this one I'm super happy. It glides on seamlessly, doesn't leave a white cast, isn't irritating and doesn't have a strong ...
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  30. I am obsessed with skin ceuticals product


    Love the texture of this sunscreen. It is light not oily and pretects my skin well. My skin is sensitive and i have to carefully choose a sunscreen that suits my skin type.
  31. fantastic


    this sunscreen is light and my face would become brighter after applying it. however, as I'm oil skin, I would only use it in winter as its a bit too oily for me in summer.
  32. good choice


    A super easy-to-use sunscreen, the sunscreen effect is really great. After applying it, the skin is very moisturizing, non-greasy, refreshing and sunscreen, and the effect is very good. Let people use it at ease! Make me trustworthy!
  33. Best sunscreen I have used!


    I really enjoy using this sunscreen on my face and neck, is not sticky or greasy and it feel comfortable on my dry skin. Big plus is that it blends in well and does not have a white cast.
  34. Amazing - best out there


    I have dry skin, and some sunscreens are too matte.

    This is perfect, isn’t clogging, and not oily either.

    A little goes a long way, so don’t be shocked at the tiny tube.

    I’d give it 5 stars, but half a star off just because it is so expensive and is not affordable for a lot of people.

    The only one that I like apart from this is the Ultra Violette...
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  35. Good


    I dont use much skincare but sunscreen is the one thing I can't go without. This one is great, doesnt have any weird smells applies smoothly and doesnt leave a whitecast
  36. Enlarged pores from using this


    Ive been using this for three weeks (olive skin) and my pores are clogged up and look noticeably enlarged even my husband noticed. Also leaves me me with a shiny face and a slight pasty look. Love my other skinceuticals products but this one is not for me.
  37. Pricey but amazing


    I got this sunscreen from a SkinCeuticals set. It's lightweight and minimal cast (which turns into nothing after it sets), a tiny bit alcohol. Since this is the only sunscreen available of SkinCeuticals on AdoreBeauty, I trust its potency. However, 55AUD for 30ml is just way to0 expensive for a necessity like sunscreen, especially when it should be applied very generously to reach the protective p...
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  38. Great sunscreen


    This is a really nice sunscreen for my skin type which is dry. The consistency is lovely, its not thick and it offers a moisturising, hydrated finish which works well under makeup. You have to let it sit for a while so it doesn't pill under makeup though. It is expensive for the amount you get so I took off a star, but the high level filters make this a quality sunscreen. Will definitely repurchas...
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  39. one of the best


    one of the best sun protection products I have ever used. very light weight, high protection. will keep buying it.
  40. Must have at home


    Definitely like this product! I need to use the makeup sponge to spread the sunscreen over the face. I would recommend using this without makeup since it could be ruined or your makeup would be ruined. But it could go easily with foam cleanser which means time-saving and suitable for me.
  41. Best Suncreen Hands Down


    Love this sunscreen. I use it everyday as I am using retinols too and love the texture. Non greasy. Very easy to absorb and no sheen. Happy days!
  42. Great moisturizer


    Living in North Queensland I take the sun protection very seriously , I use SPF50 moisturizers even during the winter time.
    This moisturizer ticks all the boxes for me. I started to use it about a month ago and it is just perfect for this time of the year . It offers a good hydration level , it absorbs really quick and it works really well under make up.
  43. Worth every cents !


    I love this sunscreen. It’s so so lightweight and doesn’t block my pore at all. Probably one of the cheapest but strongest candidate from Skinceuticals.
  44. Excellent sunscreen but small size of tube presents risk


    I’ve purchased this to replace my previous staple sunscreen which was a now discontinued Skinceuticals product. This is a brand which has a very wide range of different sunscreen presentations which for some unknown reason are not offered for sale in AU. Anyway I’ve been on a new sunscreen hunt and have researched and have recently purchased and tried three other sunscreens including Ultra Violett...
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  45. Best sunscreen I’ve ever used


    I didn’t know a sunscreen could feel this nice on my skin. I’m used to trying greasy ones that leave a white cast on your face. This blends so nicely and you wouldn’t even know you have sunscreen on. It’s so hydrating too. I love and will repurchase for sure.
  46. Amazing!


    I love this sunscreen! It wears so well under makeup - it doesn’t pill or look greasy. It doesn’t make my makeup slide off. It’s brilliant. I will definitely be repurchasing.
  47. Very good sunscreen


    This product is very good as it does it smooth, easy to apply, doesn't make my skin look so oily ( I have normal skin type). However, it is a bit pricey. I've been using it during winter, so I can't tell how it will protect my skin in summer.
  48. Fantastic product but why so small?


    This is definitely the best SPF product I have used. I've tried so many but this is the first one that has ticked every single box. The only downside and the reason it loses 1/2 a star is the bottle size. It's TEENY TINY!! When I first opened the box I felt ripped off! But now I'm so hooked I'll have to keep forking out the big bucks for this tiny bottle of SPF gold.
  49. :(


    I don’t like the texture of this product. It's like a mousse texture that doesn't apply evenly to the skin. Love the brand but unfortunately this sunscreen is not for me.
  50. Amazing but SUPER pricey


    This SPF works wonders for my oily skin! Upon application it can be quite greasy but after a few minutes it absorbs into the skin nicely and doesn't leave a white cast. This is the only sunscreen I have used that doesn't cause my skin to breakout. Will definitely repurchase again.
  51. Another Skinceuticals winner!


    A great SPF that layers really well over skincare and under make up.
    I purchased it based on recommendations from others who constantly repurchase.
    It is expensive. I think that there are other SPFs that work as well as this for less money, but if you feel like
    treating yourself, you won't be disappointed!
  52. my skin is in love with it!


    I have tried many different sunscreen in the past few years and I am exposed in the sun a lot during the day. Tried Avene, La Roche-posay, Sofina, Shisheido's sunscreen etc. and there is just something my skin doesnt like about them (I rarely get breakouts, but it does affect my skin somewhat)

    So far I LOVE this Skinceuticals sunscreen! I put a coin size of it on my face everyday, to...
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  53. Good but pricy


    I wanted a sunscreen which is light and good for sensitive skin , and I wanted to have no colour so I can wear it under make up.
    It actually delivers all the above but 30 ml is just too small for what you pay. I might buy it again though ...
  54. Very good, a little sticky

    Jen B

    I really like this sunscreen because it is very light and hydrating and it smells good. However it is a little sticky and probably not great for people with oily skin. I would recommend this cleanser to people with dry skin and people who like a hydrating sunscreen that is light with very good sunscreen filters in it.
  55. Great but expensive


    I have combo skin and this applies nicely and does not break out my skin. One of the best sunscreens
  56. best sunscreen


    Finished 3 bottles already. Easy to absorb like a moisture. but the 30ml is too small as sunscreen. I can finish in only one month.
  57. Cosmetically elegant sunscreen


    Great sunscreen - not sticky or greasy and has a nice satin finish. Has not caused any breakouts and doesn't look gross at the end of the day on my normal-oily skin on makeup-free days. Sits well under makeup. If you are my skintone (NC40-42), there is a white cast on application but it does fade after a few minutes.
  58. Good overall


    I found this sunscreen to offer an overall good protection. Unfortunately did leave a rather greasy residue in comparison to other brands. However still does what it supposed to do without any other desired critiques.
  59. SPF50 with no breakouts


    Most facial sunscreens I have tried lead to breakouts. This however does not. It may seem like a small bottle, but it lasts a long time and has a small nozzle so you can control how much you are using each day.
  60. Loving it


    This has good active ingredients and applies nicely on my skin. It does not leave a cast or feel very thick
  61. SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense


    SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense - Perfect for everyday - high spf 50 but lightweight and great under make up or on its own! My #1 favourite product!
  62. Perfect Sunscreen


    I like the products of Skinceuticals very much. This sunscreen is also a perfect product. It has no smell, is light and easy to absorb. It's great to use it and then make up.
  63. Perfect everyday sunscreen


    This is the perfect everyday sunscreen. Sits well on top of skincare and offers a dew under makeup. No white cast at all and contains really good UVA filters. I wouldn’t rely on this for spending 2+ hours at the beach in summer, I think something more heavy duty would be better in those circumstances. This also won’t break you out. Some thick zinc sunscreens seem to clog my pores and this doesn’t ...
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  64. Quick and easy effective sunscreen


    With my busy lifestyle I love products that get the job done effectively and are quick and easy to apply. The fluidneds kd this product helps in that department. After giving it a few minutes to absorb, it does not look greasy. Contains physical blockers that I look for in an effective sunscreen. Unfortunately a slight white cast but to be expected for such an effective SPF. Would be good to see a...
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  65. nice sunscreen product


    Purchase a set including this product again. I like it, not sticky, high protection.
  66. nice sunscreen for summer time


    I am quite surprised when I tried this out for the first time. It is not greasy at all, very similar to some Japanese brands that I've used in the past. Not really any smell so I like it and very breathable in summer.
  67. great product


    Really nice product. Soft 50+ is enough for normal use. One of my favorite brand.
  68. Light and comfortable


    Loving this sunscreen - and I am really picky! I have sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate me. It doesn't smell, goes on the skin smooth and doesn't leave me greasy.
  69. Literally the best sunscreen


    This is the best sunscreen/moisturiser I've used. It feels more like a lush moisturiser than a sunscreen and doesn't sting my eyes at all. It's really hydrating and smooths over the face so well - Highly recommend!
  70. Very good product


    A lovely, light sun-screen. I use winter and summer, it's light and has a great texture. It doesn't 'sit' on the skin, or feel heavy, or clog up pores.. It can also double-up as a moisturiser if you don't have dry skin.
  71. best sunscreen


    Very good sunscreen, not oily, perfect under makeup
  72. Excellent Sunscreen


    I love this sunscreen! It feels great and has no smell. I have been using it for about 3 weeks and have had no breakouts. It does come across as a little shiny, but that is easily solved as I always use a translucent powder over my sunscreens.

    Would highly recommend this sunscreen.

    Note* - I usually buy the Ultra Violette Queen Screen, however have found the scent can b...
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  73. Best facial sunscreen.


    Best facial sunscreen I've tried. Both non-comedogenic and hydrating, which makes it suitable for my acne-prone yet dry-to-combination skin. Might be too 'dewy' for super oily skin types, but I've found that any excessive dewiness settles pretty quickly once I'm outside. Doesn't break me out and functions as a moisturiser and primer in addition to SPF.
  74. Great


    This sunscreen feels like a primer on my skin and does not pill or break out my skin
  75. Very good


    I am a sunscreen fanatic, obsessed actually. I love how this product is hydrating with sun protection, no smell, very hydrating, doesn't irritate my skin and it doesn't end up in your eyes like most sunscreens. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is that it makes my face look overly shiny. I love the dewy look, but this takes dewy to the next level, but to be fair i dont k...
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  76. Nice product


    Was previously using Mecca's To Save Face sunscreen, but I noticed that that would irritate my eyes throughout the day (product would somehow get in my eyes from blinking, etc). This sunscreen doesn't irritate like that. It feels light, moisturising and nice on the skin. Only problem is that it doesn't matte my oily skin like Mecca's one. Also, it's a small tube but you only need to use a little b...
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  77. Happy with this sunscreen, but still looking for a HG


    Bought this as I am looking for a SPF50 physical sunscreen to replace my Mecca TSF 50SPF which was my previous HG but is a chemical sunscreen.

    Pros: formulation feels good, its lighter/thinner than TSF, less fragrance, spreads nicely on skin and easy to rub in over my AM vitamin C serum. I've noticed less pilling with the skinceuticals than with the TSF too which is good. I haven't o...
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  78. Great!


    I really love this product. I have combination skin with large pores and was worried about an SPF making my skin more oily throughout the day but haven't experienced this at all. It also sits perfectly underneath make-up!
  79. Great for protecting skin from the sun


    Great for protecting skin from the sun. I apply this one every morning before leaving the house. I feel like it makes a big difference.
  80. Best facial sunscreen so far


    I’ve been looking a non greasy facial sunscreen for a while, this one is the best so far! And it won’t mess up with following makeup. My skin is very sensitive and this doesn’t make my face feel itchy.
  81. Does the job


    Didn’t cause any breakouts or any kind of skin irritation for me. Contains physical sun blocker active ingredients (oxides) which are more reliable than chemical options. Feels like a nice non-greasy formula, although I find the texture a bit thick and a bit time consuming to apply evenly to avoid white cast. I have a medium skin tone and find that it makes me look more noticeably pale. Will prob...
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  82. The best sun protection


    I use this every day to protect my skin from the sun. It is a great, light sunscreen.
  83. Great


    This sunscreen sits really well on my skin. Just a bit expensive
  84. Nothing beats this!


    This stuff protects skin from the sun without leaving a white cast like most sunscreens do. Layers beautifully under makeup and doesn't irritate or break out my skin. Will continue to buy this!
  85. Best sunscreen


    This is my favourite sunscreen, it's light weight, melt like face cream, I can still layer my primer foundation without issues. wish was more in one tube
  86. One of the best sunscreens on the market


    One of the best sunscreens on the market, it works so well and feels way more like a moisturiser than a sunscreen.
  87. not oily and good color


    this sunprotection cream is the best i have ever used. but a little expensive honestly.
  88. The holy grail of SPF


    To find a suncream that ticks all the boxes has proven very difficult for me. One that doesn't break you out, sit heavily or clog pores, not bright white in colour and not heavily fragrance. Look no further!
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