Kate SomervilleDaily Deflector™ Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ Anti-Aging Sunscreen

-Titanium Dioxide (8.3%) and Zinc Oxide (12.6%): Mineral-based sunscreens.
-Matrixyl™ 3000: Reduces the appearance of wrinkles caused by the contraction of muscles, especially on the forehead and around the eyes.
-Dynamic Moisture Complex: Maintains skin’s optimal moisture levels by restoring its natural capacity to retain moisture.
-Shiitake Mushroom: Tightens the look of sagging skin and, over time, helps maintain elasticity and tone.
Water, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Methicone, Dicaprylyl Ether, Nylon-6/12, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Coconut Alkanes, Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid , Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Trehalose, Triacetin, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Urea, Sodium PCA, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium-51, Carbomer, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Disodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina

Sun Protection for Face & Sunless Tanning

A Note from Kate on Sun Protection Did you know that direct sunlight exposure without SPF protection is one of the leading causes of premature aging for your skin? Achieving beautiful and youthful skin not only comes from the products you wear on your face but also how well you protect yourself against harmful environmental factors. I recommend protecting against sun damage and dangerous UV rays by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen at all times. At Kate Somerville, it is my goal to make it easy for you to fight off harsh sun exposure through our collection of sun protection products. Our setting spray is the perfect final step for makeup and provides protection against UV damage and strong rays.
Bring home my highly effective sun protection skin care products! My customized sunscreen moisturizers utilize high-quality ingredients that hydrate, smooth and brighten your complexion. Using advanced technology, all Kate Somerville face moisturizers and sun care products have been developed in the Clinic, scientifically tested and statistically proven to create dramatic results. Whether you’re looking for UV protection in a sunscreen, primer, moisturizer or a sunscreen setting spray with sun protection features, I can help. Experience the immediate and lasting effects of my broad spectrum SPF sun protection skin care products: hydration, a healthy glow, softer, smoother skin, and a clearer complexion.

Hello friends!
I am here with a review on Kate Somerville’s Daily Deflector Moisturizer, which along with hydration also provides broad-spectrum sun-protection SPF 50+ PA+++. This moisturizer seemed to fit the bill, as I wanted a face moisturizer with an in-built sunscreen. My current ‘mantra’ is the lesser products I can put on my skin the better (summers are creating a havoc )

The moisturizer comes in a white plastic tube with steel plated cap. It has a pump dispenser, which makes it quite convenient to use. The moisturizer is off-white in color with a bearable fragrance. It smells very similar to Neutrogena’s sunblock but is not overbearing at all. The same moisturizer also comes in ‘Waterlight’ version, which is a further milder form of the regular version.

$48 for 1.7 oz.

My experience with Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad SPF 50+ PA+++:

I usually layer this moisturizer over my face serum. It takes me 4 – 5 drops of the moisturizer to provide full coverage to my face. While applying the moisturizer I find that it does not immediately gets absorbed in the skin. It has to be blended well but still leaves a sheen on the skin for 15-20 minutes. After that the greasiness is no longer present and instead my skin feels hydrated.

Initially, I thought the greasiness could be due to layering the moisturizer over the serum. However application of moisturizer even without the serum gives me the same results. So I think it could be because of the sunscreen content, which performs a layer on the skin. However, it does not leave any white cast on my face, which was the major problem while using Neutrogena.

The presence of Aloe Vera and glycerin has been providing good hydration to my extremely dry skin. The moisturizer does last me for about 5 -6 hours without requiring any reapplication. This moisturizer claims to also provide anti-aging benefits as it contains Matrixyl 3000 and Shitake mushroom extracts. I am not sure if this moisturizer would provide similar intensive benefits as a serum. I did not notice my skin to look very radiant or skin tone-improved but it did not cause any discomfort to my skin either.

I have also used foundation over this moisturizer and did not find any flaking. The high SPF content of this moisturizer is a major plus point for protection from the scorching sun. However this moisturizer is not waterproof.

The fragrance is not a highlight of this product. It has a very similar fragrance as other sunscreens but the good thing is,it is not overwhelming. After a while I can barely smell the moisturizer at all. So far, it has been a good everyday daytime moisturizer.

Pros of Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad SPF 50+ PA+++

• Good everyday daytime moisturizer.
• The moisturizer also provides broad-spectrum sun-protection of SPF50.
• Does not leave any white cast on the face.
• Easy to layer the moisturizer with makeup without any flaking.
• Presence of Aloe Vera and Glycerin provides hydration for couple of hours without reapplication.
• Provides mild anti-aging benefits as it contains Matrixyl 3000 and Shitake mushroom extracts.
• Travel friendly and sturdy packaging.

Cons of Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad SPF 50+ PA+++

• Pricey.
• Leaves a mild sheen on the face for sometime (after which it gets completely absorbed in the skin)
• Not waterproof.
• Might not be very suitable for very oily skin type.
• Does not have a very pleasant fragrance but fades away immediately.

IMBB Rating :
3.5 out of 5.

Would I buy this Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++?
It has been good moisturizer, which also acts as a sunscreen. I would like to buy it again but it is very pricey. So I would continue to search for alternate versions!

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Review, Photos: Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Aging Sunscreen

The new Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Anti-Aging Sunscreen ($48.00) is a lightweight, creamy formula that claims to do triple duty, “providing intense hydration, UV protection, and anti-aging benefits.” Additionally, a cutting-edge delivery system is supposed to ensure “that the sunscreen stays in a reservoir on the surface of the skin — where it is most effective — and the advanced actives penetrate deeply — where they’re able to produce the greatest results.”

More benefits include the ingredient matrixyl 3000, which is claimed to “reduce the visible depth and volume of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles, especially on the forehead area and around the eyes” and a “naturally derived shiitake mushroom-based skin tightener that has immediate effects on the look of sagging skin and is formulated to gradually strengthen skin’s connective tissue.”

I used this product daily for about a week. I loved the fresh scent and creamy feel. I did not, however, notice any visible wrinkle or line reduction. Nor did my skin seem more taut. And, more importantly, I do not think SPF 20 is sufficient for daily use. I have read over and over that dermatologists recommend SPF 30 or higher for daily use. Since there are many such products on the market (and several with SPF 40 and higher!) I would not choose this one first. Or, I would use it as a moisturizer and follow up with a facial sunscreen that has a higher SPF. All in all, a good sunscreen, but not the best in my book.

For more info visit: www.katesomerville.com. You can also purchase this item at Sephora store and Sephora.com.

– Yona McDonough

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