Moisturisers with sunscreen user trial

People are increasingly choosing to use a moisturiser with sunscreen, to protect them from harmful UV rays.
 
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  • Updated:26 Sep 2007
 

02.Results

The following models scored the best results in our test

What to buy
Brand Price
L’Oreal Paris Visible Results Daily Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF 15 $26.95/50mL
Garnier Nutritionist Regenerating Daily Moisturiser SPF 15 $15.60/50mL
Dove Essential Nutrients Protective Day Cream SPF 15 $8.60/50mL
Cancer Council Moisturising Face Cream SPF 30+ $9.95/50mL
 

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Results table

Full results for all models are shown in the table below

Scores Details
Brand (in rank order; number of trialists in brackets) Overall score (%) Score as a moisturiser (%) Texture score (%) Absorption score (%) Fragrance score (%) SPF Size of pack (mL or g) Price ($) per 50mL or g*
L’Oréal Paris Visible Results Daily Skin Perfecting Moisturiser (67) 73 72 85 88 72 15 50 26.95
Dove Essential Nutrients Protective Day Cream (59) 68 68 66 78 53 15 50 8.60
Garnier Nutritionist Regenerating Daily Moisturiser (64) 68 67 74 80 70 15 50 15.60
Estée Lauder DayWear Plus Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme (71) 66 68 75 80 71 15 50 76.00
RoC Hydra+ Multi-Protection Hydrating Fluid (53) 66 68 70 84 67 15 40 43.75
Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital High Potency Moisturiser Cream (61) 65 67 69 82 68 15 50 89.00
The Cancer Council Moisturising Face Cream (67) 65 67 62 77 64 30+ 75 9.95
Blooms The Chemist Total-E Cream (57) 64 65 70 85 55 20 75 7.95
The Body Shop Vitamin E Facial Day Cream (64) 64 66 65 84 68 15 75 17.95
Clinique Superdefense Triple Action Moisturiser (59) 63 64 63 77 42 25 50 90.00
Johnsons Daily Facial Moisturiser (58) 63 66 66 76 56 15 50 7.50
Natio Daily Protection Face Moisturiser (63) 63 61 68 80 66 15 100 6.50
Olay Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturising Lotion (60) 62 63 62 78 62 30+ 75 9.25
Elizabeth Arden First Defense Advanced Anti-Oxidant Cream (69) 61 64 66 76 71 15 (A) 50 75.00
David Jones Vitamin E Protective Lotion (53) 60 64 60 78 62 15 120 6.25
Dior HydrAction Visible Defense Hydra-Protective Light Creme (55) 60 63 59 80 68 15 50 95.00
SK-II Advanced Protect Essence (53) 60 61 64 85 48 15 30 175.00
Yves Saint Laurent HydraFeel Soft Hydrating Water Lotion (78) 60 60 57 83 71 15 50 83.00
Nivea Visage Optimal Protection Daily Moisturiser (58) 59 62 65 82 64 15 50 16.00
Clarins Moisture Quenching Hydra-Care Lotion (60) 58 61 52 84 55 15 50 74.00
Simple Regeneration Defending Day Moisturiser (55) 58 59 60 74 40 15 50 17.95
L’Occitane Olive Daily Face Cream (64) 57 61 59 64 62 15 50 39.95
True Solutions Total Age Protector (63) 57 54 50 73 33 30+ 100 25.00
Dermalogica Sheer Moisture (59) 56 57 48 71 49 15 40 87.50
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture (62) 56 57 54 80 37 15 115 5.40
Ultraceuticals Professional Protective Daily Moisturiser (61) 56 56 52 73 47 30+ 100 30.00
 

Table notes

* Price per 50mL or grams was calculated from the prices we paid in April-May 2007.
(A) Product labelled ‘with sunscreens’ but Elizabeth Arden has confirmed it has an SPF of 15.

 
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