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The number one way to prevent signs of aging is to use a good sunscreen every day, and we're glad to say this sunscreen from Peter Thomas Roth does an admirable job in the fight against the sun's aging rays!

Anti-Aging Defense Uber-Dry Sunscreen provides reliable broad spectrum sun protection with its in-part avobenzone formula. Though its texture is initially creamy, it has dry finish, making it a consideration for those with oily or combination skin who steer clear of more emollient formulas.

Helping to boost the sun protection is a good mix of antioxidants, including vitamins A, E, and C, which combat free-radical damage. The best sunscreens include antioxidants, since they help fight against sun damage and its resulting inflammation, too. Making this sunscreen even more impressive is the inclusion of skin-repairing ingredients, anti-irritants, and the fact that it's fragrance-free.

If you're looking for a sunscreen that has anti-aging benefits and won't make you look greasy, this is a worthy option to consider!

Note: Though Peter Thomas Roth says this sunscreen is for all skin types, if you have dry skin you will most likely find this too drying. We suggest layering a more moisturizing product underneath.

  • Provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection with an in-part avobenzone formula.
  • Dry finish makes this a good option for those with normal to oily or breakout-prone skin.
  • Contains sunscreen-boosting antioxidants like vitamins A, E, and C.
  • Contains a good mix of skin-repairing ingredients and anti-irritants.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • None.
Last Updated:12.09.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
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Oil-free, non-sticky weightless cream dries quickly and is undetectable to the touch. Includes UVA/UVB protection and anti-oxidant vitamins A, C, and E. For all skin types.


Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.00%, Homosalate 8.00%, Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Oxybenzone 3.50%. Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Silica, Adipic Acid/Diethylene Glycol/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Glycerin, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phospholipids, EDTA, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Bisabolol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Brand Overview

Peter Thomas Roth At-A-Glance

Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.

Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin lighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian.

After all that glowing praise, what you should be aware of are the instances of products containing potential irritants (noted in their respective reviews) as well as the products in jar packaging that contain ingredients which are sensitive to air and light.

For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit

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