SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defence Sunscreen SPF50 – Review

SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defence Sunscreen SPF50

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The lastest suncare launch from SkinCeuticals is here and I’ve been lucky enough to have had my hands on it and test it for a few weeks now. So join me as I chat about this new addition to the SkinCeuticals range.

Who Are They?

SkinCeuticals, a pharmaceutical brand know good skin. Their product range is all about caring for, protecting and treating the skin. Simply put, their products work. Within the brands range you will find skincare for all skin types and treatments for skin concerns. Today, we’re looking at a product that does two things at once: treats and protect, so let’s get into more about that!

What Is It?

Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defence Sunscreen SPF50, is the latest launch within the Skinceuticals suncare range and it’s quite exciting. Any regular readers of my blog will know I’m a firm beliver in daily SPF so I was already excited to try this new offering, however excited all the more with it being a little more than just a SPF (trust me, they’re exciting in themselves).

“Dual-action, lightweight sunscreen with SPF 50 that helps protect the skin from UV-induced discolouration and helps evens skin tone.”– SkinCeuticals

Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defence Sunscreen SPF50 - A silver tube of suncream is laid on a marble surface
Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defence Sunscreen SPF50

It’s a dual-action, broad spectrum sunscreen that sets out to both protect the skin from UV damage while also treating and targeting discolouration within the skin.


Treat And Prevent:

•Tranexamic Acid 1%

Tranexamic Acid works to prevent discoloration in the skin and to make the skin less susceptable to further damage.

•Niacinamide 2%

There are many benefits of niacinamide; it can help reduce the appearance of discolouration within the skin while also helping to control sebum in the skin, therefore it makes a perfect addition to a SPF.

SPF filters used:

•Ethylhexyl Triazone – Uvinul T 150 UVB

•Drometrizole Trisiloxane – Mexoryl XL UVA + UVB

•Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane -Avobenzone UVA

•Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine -Tinosorb S UVA + UVB

•Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol – Bisoctrizole UVA + UVB

•Ethylhexyl salicylate – Octyl Slicylate UVB

•Titanium dioxide UVA + UVB


•Tocopherol – Vitamin E


As you can see the formula has a cohesive broad-spectrum blend of sunscreen filters while also containing vitamin E and glycerin to add hydration and antioxidant properties.


For Full Ingredient List please see here.


Let’s face it, texture is a biggy when it comes to suncreen! There’s nothing worse than cosmetically inelegent formulas. The more pleasent a suncare product is to both apply and wear, the more we will wear it and well, that’s the most important thing.

This is a very lightweight formula, especially for a SPF50. It is non-greasy, sinks in very quickly and leaves a moisturised but non-shiny appearance. There is no white cast.

Skinceuticals spf50 advanced - image of a silver tube of sunscreen laid on marble, suncream has been squirted out to show the texture of the product.
Skinceuticals SPF50 Advanced Brightening UV Defence Sunscreen
What Kind Of SPF Is It?

It is a Organic/Chemical SPF.

Is It Fragrance Free?


Final Thoughts

This is a pleasent daily sunscreen that boasts brightening propeties as well as protection. It’s lightweight, non-greasy texture makes it easy to wear and therefore a must have for me.

Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defence Sunscreen SPF50 is £45 and available at

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1 Comment
  1. Hi. Thanks for posting this review. Do you think this sunscreen will leave a white cast on tan skin tone?

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