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daily defense spf15

multi-tasking UV protection

Multi-tasking daytime lotion soothes post-shave irritation and shields against skin-aging UV rays. Non-greasy, non-chalky lotion conditions post-shave, and helps fight ingrown hairs and breakouts.Learn More

Multi-tasking daytime lotion helps soothe post-shave irritation and shields against skin-aging UV rays.Learn More

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daily defense spf15

Non-greasy, non-chalky lotion is the perfect finish to your Shave routine. Effectively conditions and enhances skin's protective barrier, which is critical post-shave. Helps fight ingrown hairs and breakouts. Antioxidant Wheat Germ, Grape Seed and Vitamin E help defend against skin aging free radicals.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
This product is vegetarian, but may contain milk, honey or other animal byproducts.
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Lightweight formula absorbs fast for a shine free finish.
  • Provides UV protection with no greasy or chalky after-feel.
  • Helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance.

how to use

After shaving, apply to face, neck, ears and back of neck for moisturization and defense against UV damage.

quick tip

Don't forget to apply to commonly exposed areas including the ears and back of neck.


Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3%), Octinoxate (6.5%), Octisalate (3%), Oxybenzone (3.5%) Other ingredients: Water/Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Dimethicone, Lactamide MEA, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Dimethyl Capramide, Mahonia Aquifolium Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia, (Lavender) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus Indica Flower Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Lavandula Spica (Lavender) Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium DNA, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Allantoin, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Glycerin Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-10, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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This is a must have


This is a must have for men who have sensitive skin but coarse beards - tried everything b4 this - but this is only product that took care of ingrown hair, rash and healing whilst also protecting my skin ---

New Jersey


I'm hard to please but....


I've been using this product for about 2 years now, I am a Retired US Marine who has spend a lifetime in the sun, this is one of the best products I've ever used, my only complaint is that it doesn't come in a higher spf, like 30 or so.



Love this product


My husband uses this product and it makes his face so soft and it has Spf in it!

Snellville, GA, USA


Too thick


I have combination type skin. The addition of the SPF makes this much thicker than the active moist. It also did not have a mate finish for me and left my face very shiny within an hour or so

Sydney NSW, Australia


Makes a H.U.G.E. difference!


Daily Defense Block SPF15 makes my husband's skin look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! His skin was starting to look dry and tight, but now that he uses this it looks healthy, soft, touchable... and more youthful! He uses this after the Clean Bar and the results have really made a noticeable difference!

Middle Georgia


Perfect Moisturizer for Men


I'm in my early 30's and have been using Dermalogica since I was 25. For several years, I've used Daily Defense Block and it is the perfect moisturizer and daily sun protection for men with active lifestyles. My skin is looking better than many of my friends and I attribute a lot that to this product and my early commitment to Dermalogica.

Louisville, KY but now in Chicago, IL


Have used this product for over a year and it is the best


Have used this product for over a year and it is the best I've used for my sensitive skin.



Exceeds expectations


This product does what it promises - and exceeds expectations. It is a light non-greasy moisturizer that protects your skin and, for me, absolutely reduces ingrown hairs. I use it every day after shaving. I was a little worried about the packaging at first but as it turns out this is a very well-designed plastic pump that delviers the product is small amounts. This is great because a little of this moisturizer goes a long way - it's that good. I highly recomend this for anyone, but especially if you have a combination of tough beard and sensitive skin like me. Combine it with the aftershave balm and you have a terrific one-two punch (but it works great as a stand-alone moisturizer too). I have used this product for three months so far and cannot say enough good things about it. Finally - a product that delivers on its promise!

Atlanta, GA



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Will this product come back? If not, please advise on an alternative.


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I apologize. That item has been discontinued to make way for our innovations. There is no direct replacement at this time. Perhaps in the future. You may like Oil Free Matte SPF 30. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product coming back?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I apologize. That item has been discontinued to make way for our innovations. There is no replacement at this time. Perhaps in the future. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Would this work for women? Just as a general moisturizer and not shaving?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product works excellently as a light weight moisturizer for all skin types. Kind Regards, Bernadette

What is the name of the incredient that adds the sun-block effect? Does this product contain any of the following ingredients: 4-methylbenzylidene caphor 3-benzylidene caphor Mentyl anthranilate Isomyl p-methoxycinnamate Ethylexyl salicylate Benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid Homosalate Ethylhexyl dimethyl paba Benzophenone-3 Ethylexyl methoxycinnamate Octocrylene Butyl methoxydibenzolymethane Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate Best regards Jeppe Schoubye


Hi Jeppe, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The ingredients that offer UV protection are: Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3%) Octinoxate (6.5%) Octisalate (3%) Oxybenzone (3.5%) Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this non-comodogenic?: I get occasional pimples, and want to make sure this wouldn't potentially clog pores. I wouldn't want the spf30 lotion as I prefer spf15.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We don't necessarily use the term non-comedogenic. Because, what may cause me to breakout, may not cause you to breakout. That being said, this product is light weight and a lot of people love it for daily use. If you do not like it, you can return it within 30 days. Kind Regards, The Dermalogica Team


'Daily' usage even when not shaving daily?: I have been using this product for a couple of months now and am curious whether I am applying it correctly. I am 19 years old and only shave every 3 days or so in the evening, because in the mornings I am always too busy to do so. My question is, should I be using this product every day, even if I haven't shaved that day? Or is there an alternative product I could use when I haven't had a shave instead? I have combination skin which does get quite shiny with this particular product (which I don't mind because it is a great product, I am just curious if I have more options!) Also, should I apply it in the evening which I have shaved AND that morning after? Or should I really change my routine and always shave in the mornings to get better usage? Thanks and I hope this makes sense!


Thank you for your inquiry. Daily Defense is a moisturizer that is meant to be used every day. If you feel that this moisturizer is too heavy try using less. You only need half a pea size amount for the face. You should apply moisturizer morning and night regardless if you have shaved or not. On days that you have shaved we recommend using Post Shave Balm. This cooling and calming balm will help to sooth skin and can also be used as a light weight moisturizer without sunscreen. -The Dermalogica Team


Does this product provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays?


Yes, this product is a broad spectrum sunscreen and protects against UVA and UVB rays.


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