Estee Lauder

DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Lotion SPF 15

1.70 fl. oz. for $ 50.00
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DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Lotion SPF 15, for Oily Skin has a fluid, non-greasy texture and a lightweight feel on the skin. The sunscreen actives include avobenzone for reliable UVA (think anti-aging) protection, which is great.

This is not a matte-finish sunscreen, and there's no way to guarantee it won't cause breakouts (this is true of all sunscreens), but it is worth auditioning if you have oily skin and have not been able to find a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen that works for you. The packaging will definitely keep the many antioxidants stable much longer than the jar–packaged DayWear Crèmes, and this also contains some intriguing cell-communicating ingredients.

Ordinarily, a product like this would earn our top rating; however, with the reformulation Lauder did, the product now contains some fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation. The amounts are most likely too low to be cause for concern, but their presence is enough to keep this from the Best Products list.

Note: This product was recently downgraded from two stars to three stars, which is considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater. This revised recommendation is due to the fact that most people are not applying sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous. See the More Info section for additional details.

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Sunscreen Downgraded Due to Low SPF (SPF 15-20): This product was recently downgraded from its previous rating to two stars, which is still considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater, with SPF ratings between 25 and 30 falling into the acceptable range.

This revised recommendation is because most do not apply sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous.

While this sunscreen will provide the SPF number on the label and has UVA-protecting ingredients, no sunscreen with an SPF lower than 20 will rate higher than two stars in Beautypedia. For more information on our criteria for rating sunscreens, please visit the Best Sunscreens or Best Moisturizers with Sunscreen section of the site.

Applying an SPF 15-rated sunscreen under a foundation, tinted moisturizer, or BB cream that offers broad-spectrum SPF 25+ will take far better care of your skin. This layering approach ensures your skin gets sufficient sun protection even if you're not applying liberally.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

An advanced moisturizer to defend against signs of premature aging-and diminish their appearance. DayWear helps safeguard skin with advanced broad-spectrum sunscreen and our best UVA defense.Visibly reduces the first signs of aging, like fine lines, dullness and discolorations. In fact, 96% of women said their skin felt smoother, fresher and healthier instantly.

Active: Octisalate (4.9%), Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (2%), Other: Water, Dimethicone, Methyl Trimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polyester-8, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Guava Fruit Extract, Polygonium Cuspidatum Root Extract, Barley Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Fumaria Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract. Lemon Fruit Extract, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Artemia Extract, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Chloeth-24, Ceteth-24, Linoleic Acid, Cholesterol, Caffeine, Phospholipids, Polysorbate-80, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Urea, Ergothioneine, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sucrose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Trehalose, Polyquarternium-51, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Cyclodextrin, Nordihydroguairetic Acid, Fragrance, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Fumaric Acid, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Yellow 5, Blue 1

Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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