inDefense30™ is a lightweight moisturiser and partial mineral-based broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. This formula easily absorbs into your skin to provide intense hydration and protect your skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays and premature aging. It contains zinc oxide, a non-toxic and soothing mineral that increases skin’s stability and defends against hyperpigmentation and brown spots; and Pycnogenol®, one of nature’s most powerful natural antioxidants that rebuilds collagen and protects skin from harmful enzymes to rebuild elasticity for smoother, younger-looking skin.
– Indeed Labs
Price: $20 CAD
Amount: 1.0 fl oz/30 ml
Type: Hybrid – mineral and organic
Octinoxate – 7.5%
Zinc Oxide – 7%
Protection: UVA/UVB, SPF 30
Allantoin – soothing, skin softening, wound-healing
Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract (Pycogenol) – antioxidant, when applied topically has shown to provide photoprotection
PACKAGING: Opaque plastic tube with a small spout.
CONSISTENCY: Mid-weight cream.
FRAGRANCE: No additional fragrance or noticeable scent.
APPLICATION: On my hand it was very easy to apply, but on my face there was a constant struggle to prevent pilling.
FINISH: Moisturized, subtle glow, some pilling (eyebrows, nose, jaw)
FEEL: Comfortable. I tried using this as a stand-alone moisturizer and it was not enough for my normal to dry skin type.
STINGS EYES? No.
WHITECAST / TINTED? Yes.
WATER RESISTANT? No.
Adds some moisture to the skin. Not significant for us drier types, but it does not take away moisture!
I haven’t bothered to try this under makeup because I couldn’t get it to work in my skincare routine in general.
- Has additional moisturizing ingredients for skin’s health
- Contains a cool antioxidant that may aid in photoprotection in pair with your SPF
- Spout doesn’t get disgusting
- The insane pilling
- Still has a cast despite there being an organic filter in the formulation
- I wasn’t a fan of the price for the amount you get, but the amount of beneficial ingredients in the formula make up for it
I have tried to Indeed Labs inDefense30 a number of ways:
- Minimal skincare routine
- After exfoliating
- Exfoliating the night before
- Shaved face night before
- Regular skincare routine
And it just does NOT want to work with my skin. The only place this sunscreen seems to perform well on are my hands. I’m thinking for those of you with oilier skin, you might fare better with this one, maybe my face is just too dry. If you apply 2mg/cm2 with this SPF, I find it is slightly more comfortable compared to other greasy mineral-based formulas I have tried.
After reviewing this, it turns out that both my local drugstore and Indeed Labs official website do not sell this sunscreen anymore. Is there a reformulation in the works? I sure hope so!
Either way, I hope you found this post helpful and informative!