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+++
• 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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