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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, we assess that "Murad - SPF Environmental Shield: Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF30" can provide reliable sun protection. It can protect from both UVA and UVB rays. This is great news because not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. (UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

It also works as a moisturizer, so you do not have to use an additional hydrating product. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product has an anti-aging benefit.

Sunscreen filters

This is a so-called "chemical" sunscreen. It means that it uses organic UV filters. They typically offer good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for some people with sensitive skin. The UV filters in this sunscreen are: oxybenzone 2.00% (declared), avobenzone 3.00% (declared), octinoxate 7.50% (declared), octisalate 5.00% (declared) and homosalate 6.50% (declared).

Irritation risk

This moisturizer contains a bunch of common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide any known benefit for the skin. It might not be the best choice if your skin is sensitive. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

What our users say

Based on 1 review 100% recommend this product
  • As for the white cast, it did not leave a noticeable white residue for the reviewer.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, the reviewer reported that it does not sting eyes.
Our users describe the finish of this product as dewy - shiny, They find the product's texture to be light and In terms of the smell, our users report that no smell - light fragrance.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Murad" is cruelty free, but its parent company is not.


The product retails from 32.00$ up to 70.43$ in the United States, from 44.65£ up to 65.00£ in the United Kingdom and for 55.25£ in the United Kingdom.

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