Physicians Formula Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30

Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30
6.1
/ 10
Moisturizing
7.2 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
30SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Physicians Formula Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30 has a moisturizing rating of 6.1 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 7.2 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 5.0 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

Physicians Formula Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30 has an SPF of 30, which is the right SPF to use when spending quite some time outdoors and in the sun. Look out for a “broad spectrum” indication to be also protected from photoaging (i.e., wrinkles and sunspots).

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
60
9
5
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 7.2 10 7.2
2.5
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 9.9 20 5.0
9.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 6.1
All humectants
7.2
Butylene Glycol
2.5
Propanediol
2
Glycerin
1.5
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Plankton Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
9.9
Dimethicone
9.0
Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.1
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 9.9 20 5.0
All occlusives
9.9
Dimethicone
9.0
Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
2.5
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 7.2 10 7.2
All humectants
7.2
Butylene Glycol
2.5
Propanediol
2
Glycerin
1.5
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Plankton Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.6 3 No
All antioxidants
0.6
Ethyl Ferulate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %60
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Dimethicone
Est. %9
Function