Since the best anti-aging product on the market is sunscreen, we wanted one that nurtured skin while steering clear of chemical sunscreen, like oxybenzone and octinoxate. With 4% titanium dioxide and 15.5% zinc oxide, Defend & Balance protects against both UVA (think A for aging) and UVB (B for burning) rays without being toxic to marine coral. Titanium dioxide is a great choice for those with sensitive or redness-prone skin, and zinc oxide protects against all forms of ultraviolet rays that can potentially hinder the skin’s ability to remain firm and resilient.
If you’re concerned that the product will leave a white cast, don’t be! The formula auto-adapts quickly, blends easily with a brush, and layers beautifully thanks to its thin, non-tacky texture.
Chemical-Free, Antioxidant-Rich Hydration
You drink water and eat fruits and vegetables that have antioxidant properties because they support your overall health. Antioxidant-rich CC cream protects your skin from free radicals and environmental damage. To keep your skin’s barrier hydrated, we combined kukui nut seed oil with argan oil and sodium hyaluronate. Kukui nut and argan oils contain fatty acids that penetrate the deep layers of the skin and keep it hydrated. Argan oil’s antioxidant properties also balance redness and inflammation. And since hyaluronic acid grabs moisture from the air and binds it to the skin, we included sodium hyaluronate to round out this hydrating trilogy.
Auto-Adjusting Pigment with a Shot of Vitamin C
Finding the right foundation is like finding a four-leaf clover. While there are tons of BB and CC creams on the market, it can be frustrating when looking for a color match. Defend & Balance works on all skin tones because it automatically adjusts to your skin color. When first applied, it has a slight ivory tint, but it quickly adapts to your skin tone as it absorbs and dries down. And as research has shown, combining vitamin C with sunscreen increases its photoprotective qualities. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THDA), our go-to vitamin C ingredient, which you’ll also find in our CXC Vitamin C Complex, brightens the skin and reduces hyperpigmentation while contributing to the sunscreen’s power.
3 Things You Should Expect From Your Color Correcting Cream
When BB cream finally made its way onto U.S. soil, it was an instant hit. Today, you can find BB and CC cream everywhere from the drug store aisles to Sephora. As consumers, we’re always excited when a new product comes along that combines skin-loving ingredients, broad spectrum sunscreen, and blurring pigments that make our skin look flawless.
Layering products to achieve all three qualities is no easy task, which is why we created Defend & Balance Tinted Mineral SPF 50.
If you want to fight aging and burning but don’t want to spend your entire life indoors, consider Defend & Balance your all-in-one wonder. It’s water resistant for up to 40 minutes, will protect your skin even from the UVA rays that can penetrate glass (like that window next to your desk), and brightens and evens out your skin simultaneously.