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Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer, SPF 30, Light Tint 1.7 Ounce

Healthy Defense SPF 30 Daily Moisturizer offers broadspectrum daily protection against incidental sun exposure. It also helps prevent the signs of premature aging. SPF 30 sunscreen protects skin against damaging UVA and UVB rays. Vitamin E and ProVitamin B5 formula helps protect skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals. Lightweight and nongreasy, it absorbs quickly and keeps skin hydrated all day.

Key features

  • Nonirritating
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrancefree
  • No1 Dermatologist recommended
  • Available in Light Tint and Untinted

Honest reviews



YUCK! I am really starting to think many of these rave reviews are fake, because go on over to Makeupalley and everyone else hates this product as well. I have never in my life actually thrown away a full product, until this one. It was literally unusable. It made my face look muddy, not natural at all. And it also clumped up around my eyebrows and the sides of my face, even though I didn’t use that much! It just looked so bad, I didn’t feel guilty about throwing it in the garbage at all. Buy at your own risk

Gwen Neskowin, OR

Not enough protection

I have been using the Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Tone Correcting Tinted Moisture, Sheer Tint, SPF 30, which is currently out of stock on AMAZON. I decided to try the Healthy Defense product instead.I am 57 years old and although I like this product I do prefer the Ageless Intensives because I feel like it hydrates my skin better than the Healthy Defense. This product goes on a little thicker and doesn’t feel as light on my skin.I have found that if I am working outside for several hours, I still need a sunscreen product under this one. It does not seem to be as effective in blocking the sun as I would expect for an SPF 30.All in all, this is an acceptable sub until the Ageless product becomes available. If you have younger skin or do not spend hours outside this may be the perfect product for you.

Gertrude Burna, KY


I would LOVE to have received the pictured product, which I ordered. INSTEAD, I was sent the Helioplex "new" product – which is NOT the one pictured. Amazon STILL has not corrected this problem which I called to their attention numerous times when I returned the product that was delivered to me.Again – the PICTURED product is NOT the product that is offered for sale.

Jessica Kennerdell, PA

Not worth buying

This bottle is not even 2 ounces and it costs more than $11! What a rip off. It doesn’t work any better than other moisturizers, in fact I prefer the texture of other moisturizers and this one also has an odd smell. You can buy Olay or even the generic brand moisturizers with SPF and they have the same ingredients and work great. I will not be buying this again.

Erika Gibson, TN

Love Neutrogena Sun Screen

I have tried several brands of sun screen looking for one I can use forever and be happy with. Diagnosed with a Melanoma in Aug. 2011 it’s extremely important for me to wear sun screen almost all the time. Neutrogena goes on easy, it’s greasy, and actually feels good on my skin. I mostly use the Baby version though. It’s exactly the same SPF just not as controversial ingredients in the Baby version.

Lori Mattapoisett, MA

Nice moisturizer….just kidding…

Original Review:It goes on a little bit like sunscreen…same consistency and same smell minus most of the shine. My skin is generally a tiny bit shiny after applying , but not overly greasy. the shine fades away pretty quickly leaving a nice radiant effect. So far so good. I’ve been using it for about a week and a half and my skin is looking pretty good. It’s not overly hydrating I’ve found, so if you’re looking for more of a wet lotiony consistency, this might not be the moisturizer for you. It offers great protection for being in the sun, though.After Continued Use:I started to notice a very mild burny sensation after using this product. I never really payed much attention to it in the beginning, but I really started to notice it after continued use. I get tiny tiny red bumps on my cheeks also from using it and it gives me sort of a ruddy appearance. I love the Neutrogena sun screens. they do not have this burny effect on my face, but this for whatever reason does. I gave the rest of my moisturizer to my mom to use and it’s just fine for her, but my skin is sensitive.

Kristie Saint Marys, AK

Sunscreen and moisture!

Non-greasy sun protection and face moisturizer in one, great product. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. No detectable fragrance.

Melba Rush, NY

Excellent product!

This has got to be my most favorite moisturizer, hands down. It’s light weight and doesn’t feel greasy at all. My boyfriend will even use it. Just the right amount of SPF as well.

Phoebe Hagerman, NM

Love it.

I loved it! I use it daily, and will definitely be buying again when this runs out. Thank you very much.

Krista German Valley, IL

I keep this in every room of the house.

I was looking for a lotion with decent full-spectrum protection that was also not oily, would not clog pores, and gave me good moisture. I sometimes still use a thicker moisturizer on my T-zone, but I have this on hand at all times.

Kelli Valleyford, WA

Great moisturizer

Highly recommended per research organizations. I like that it’s a light feel, and knowing that it has SPF of 50 keeps my fair skin from burning.

Kristin East Bend, NC

My everyday moisturizer

This is my 4th time buying this product. I meant to get the tinted but, missed that button :(. Still a great product providing SPF protection. Will buy again.

Lilia Homer, NY

Love this stuff!

I’ve used this cream for the past 10 years and I love it!I mix it 1:1 with my foundation and it gives my skin a fantastic glow. It’s also great on its own. Highly recommended!

Elva Peggy, TX

Protection from Ole Man Sol

I use this when I go out into the sun because it has that SPF 50 thing. I do burn terrible in the sun without it. It feels lovely on my skin. It does not have that terrible fragrance that most suntan lotions have. It does have a minute fragrance that my sinuses are able to tolerate. I do love the feel of it on my skin. I’m very happy with this product.

Becky Fabens, TX