Reviewers say SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 is a great option for sensitive skin because all of the ingredients are encapsulated, leaving less chance of irritation. Users at MakeupAlley.com and Amazon.com say the formula is very moisturizing -- so much so that several say they to use it in place of a daily moisturizer. A few say the sunscreen is too thick and heavy for use in the spring and summer, but it's common for skin to change with the seasons.
Because it relies on a physical sunscreen, SkinCeuticals can leave a white cast on skin, but several reviewers say that can be minimized by using only a small amount. Paula Begoun says the sunscreen is effective but complains that it doesn't contain any antioxidants -- especially considering the company's strong promotion of the good-for-skin ingredients.
Paula Begoun provides objective analysis of SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense at her online database, Beautypedia.com. Here she compares the formula to hundreds of other sunscreens and rates it based on its efficacy, overall skin feel and safety. InStyle magazine includes the formula in a recent roundup of the best sunscreens but doesn't rate or compare the formula to others. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and Amazon.com give good insight into the ease of use by everyday consumers.
Paula Begoun gives SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense a "good" rating, but she says it's disappointing that it doesn't contain any antioxidants, especially considering the company's promotion of them.
Review: Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 by SkinCeuticals, Paula Begoun, April 27, 2012
Editors at InStyle magazine say SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense is a great option for those with sensitive skin. The oil-free, encapsulated formula reduces the chances of irritation.
Review: Summer Skincare: Find Your Perfect Sunscreen, Editors of InStyle magazine
Reviewers at Makeupalley.com give SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Users say the thick formula absorbs easily and moisturizes skin while providing excellent UV protection. A few say that it's too heavy and greasy for their skin and -- like all physical sunscreens -- it leaves a white cast on skin.
Review: SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30, Contributors to Amazon.com
SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 earns a 5-star overall rating from about 30 reviewers at Amazon.com. Users say that the formula is easy to apply and doesn't leave a white case on skin, as long as you don't apply too much. Several say it's moisturizing enough to replace their daily moisturizer.
Review: SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defense Moisturizing Broad-spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, 3-Ounce Tube, Contributors to Amazon.com