Based on 166 reviews
Great for black skin, not at all bad for oily

Finally a mineral sunscreen with absolutely zero white cast! I also have dark greyish pigmentation around my mouth and it’s been difficult finding an spf that doesn’t accentuate it or make it appear duller which this one doesn’t. The texture is difficult to describe, unlike other spfs and a very slightly balmy feel as you first apply it, even after 30 minutes I can still feel it, but thats not a bad thing per se. Without moisturiser this is absolutely oily skin friendly and leaves a VERY natural finish i.e. the skin of a normal non-oily person; I guess you could call it an ALMOST soft matte satin finish. With moisturisers unfortunately it does have a glow that edges a bit on the oily side. Given that the moisturiser I use is anyways very dewy it might have been affected a bit by that, but I don’t think majorly because the type of shine from my moisturiser (that cute dewy glow everyone raves about) is very different from the sunscreens shine (slightly oily looking that’s very minimal but might bother someone looking for a matte finish). Also I don’t always react well to high amounts of aloe Vera but this was low enough that my skin doesn’t feel at all irritated. One concern is how low the zinc and titanium oxides concentration is compared to other spfs and if their was some sort of verification that it was spf50 that would be great. Iron oxides would have been a nice addition for those of us with hyperpigmentation. Would defintley repurchase and wear without moisturiser in the summer.

Constant glow

My skin has evened out and has a beautiful radiant glow that everyone notices. I’m loving my skin right now.

Transparent sunscreen

I love this light, transparent spray. Since it’s oil-based I prefer using it on my body as I have dry skin. It leaves a light sheen. I am yet to try it on my face (combination skin).

Very good product, no white cast

This is a light cream which does not leave a white cast on my dark skin. I like using it on my face while I use the oil-based sunscreen spray on my body since my skin is dry.

Love It! Best Mineral I’ve tried!

I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and absolutely love the formula! I have combo (normal/oily) skin and was concerned this would be too much for me, but I really like the finish. There is no cast at all and it does leave a sheen on me, but more of a satin look, rather than oily. Also wears great under my makeup. I will definitely be purchasing again.

Rreally works

I've been using this serum every day as the directions suggest but also, every few days, I've been applying this before putting a reusable silicone full face mask on and leaving for 15 minutes, to help my skin really absorb the product. I can really see and feel the effects when I do this. The lines around my forehead are noticeably smoother and my face looks lifted and hydrated. I'm so impressed by this product!

Best SPF!

Excellent SPF, no white cast on my dark skin. Best mineral SPF I have used.

SPF 50

It’s lovely on black skin. Not ashy and give me a glow


It’s ok and doesn’t leave any white cast at all, As a skin of colour person so it does make you question at all if this is acc a sunscreen lol and if it is why is other company not doing them ? However, I really like the ingredients in this it’s simple and effective lovely products pls DON’T EVER change the formula my only issue is I wish it was bigger since it’s soo expensive

Our Favourite Sunscreen

We love the Solar Defence SPF 50. We’ve tried lots of other big brand names that have great reviews but this is the best of them all. Great skincare ingredients, lightweight, effective and comfortable. This doesn’t irritate the eyes or skin, there is no white cast and no fragrance which is a bonus! 10/10

Solar Defence SPF 30 - 50ml & 100ml

Solar Defence SPF 30 - 50ml & 100ml
Elizabeth Saint-Victor
Love it!

I have very sensitive skin that's both oily and dehydrated, and almost every sunscreen seems to make me breakout. This one, however, hasn't at all; and it glides on so smoothly. So grateful that I've found a sunscreen I like, with minimal ingredients. My only complaint is that I have to pay high shipping to get it from the UK to the US!

Your product is good but customer service is bad and my name is Megha

Zero white cast

So far is the best sunscreen I’ve ever purchased. It covers my hyperpigmentation whiteout white cast. And less shining. I will always come back.

Best purchase of 2022

I saw YouTuber The Style and Beauty Doctor comparing mineral sunblock for darker skin.

I’m so glad I did as this sunblock is just heavenly. It’s a rich yet light lotion.I have dry skin and mine feels so lovely after use (I use over my moisturiser).

You just need to rub it in well and should be white cast free.

My go to was La Poche Rosay. Well that’s history now. I am dark skinned black woman and my sun damage is visibly less since adding to my facial regime. I absolutely adore this product.

Brightening Cream - 30ml

The best so far

I have a dry sensitive skin and this has been the best spf I have ever used

Bea solar defence SPF 50

Was so excited about trying this, it goes on nicely and doesn’t leave a cast, but every time I used it broke out in spots. I could just be that it didn’t agree with my skin, but I don’t tend to beak out easily.


Love this products and so do my clients 🤍

Solar Defence SPF 50 - 50ml & 100ml

Really good product.

Really good product doesn’t break me out. But the zinc oxide percentage is very low. This is what actually protects you from sun damage.

Exfoliating bar has a nice lather

Very nice texture and leathers up well on your skin. Makes your skin feel smooth and the exfoliation is not too rough. Smells nice

Lightweight lotion

Okay body lotion for use after the master antioxidant bar. The lotion is light and sometimes the pump can act up

Very Honest Review.

I had to make the switch from chemical to mineral spf and this is undoubtedly THE BEST mineral spf I have ever used. It leaves no white cast at all on my dark skin. Not even a tint. No pilling as well. I can sing about this brand forever. Although I live in the U.S. I am so glad I found this brand. Customer service is great as well.


High strength gel that stops spots from getting bigger. I like to apply it as soon as I feel a spot coming and it definitely stops the progression of the spot. I was expecting a little more performance due to the strength of Salicylic Acid but all in all I would buy again. Gives me peace of mind knowing I have a product to stop spots in its tracks.