Daily Sun Defence SPF50+

A lightweight, non-greasy facial sunscreen that prevents sun damage while keeping skin moisturised.

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What’s not to love?
The Daily Sun Defence SPF50+ protects against both UVA and UVB rays, helping to prevent photoageing, sun spots, and some skin cancers. The lightweight formulation blends seamlessly into the skin, sitting nicely under makeup without leaving a white cast.
  • High-strength, broad-spectrum sun protection
  • Can aid in preventing hyperpigmentation
  • Maintain even skin tone
  • Moisturise and smooth skin
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WHY WE MADE THIS
Wearing sunscreen should be a breeze, not a burden. We formulated Daily Sun Defence to be the perfect everyday SPF — lightweight, non-greasy, and comfy, while still providing high-performance sun protection.
THE SCIENCE

Maximises sun protection

Regular sunscreens only shield from one type of UV radiation, but our broad spectrum formula filters 98% of UV rays, safeguarding against both UVA (premature ageing) and UVB (burning) damage.
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Apply generously to face and neck 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours, or immediately after swimming, towelling, and/or perspiring.

Avoid contact with eyes. Shake well before use.

Can I use this with my custom formula?

Yes! Using sunscreen during the day provides a protective barrier against UV damage, while ensuring the potency and effectiveness of your treatment. It also prevents potential side effects like increased sun sensitivity.

Hero ingredients

Gluconolactone (poly-hydroxy acid)

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Gently lifts and exfoliates surface-layer skin cells to reveal soft and renewed skin.

Salicylic acid (beta-hydroxy acid)

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Exfoliates and unclogs pores, clears away bacteria and reduces blackheads.

Probiocin V

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Soothes and moisturises scalp while reducing redness and irritation.

ProRenew Complex

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Balances scalp microbiome and improves skin barrier function.

Aquaxyl/Saccharide

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Deeply moisturises the top layer of the scalp to reduce flaking and dryness.

Follicusan DP

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Vitalises the scalp and hair follicles to support hair growth.

Saccharide

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Major component in natural moisturising factors that nourishes the scalp.

Elaya Renova

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Stimulates collagen at the base of the hair follicle to strengthen hair anchoring.

PatcH20

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Intensely moisturises the scalp for barrier protection.

Glycerin

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Works immediately to tighten skin, making the surface seem firmer and tighter.

Hyaluronic acid (LMW MMW)

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Medium and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid provides intense hydration from the middle to the deepest layers of the skin.

Hyaluronic acid (LMW)

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Provides intense hydration from the middle to the deepest layers of the skin.

Chromium

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Helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and support carbohydrate metabolism.

Vitamin B5

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An essential nutrient that regulates skin barrier function, including oil production, which in turn helps to reduce acne.

Zinc

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Help reduce redness and irritation associated with acne, while also targeting free radical production.

Niacinamide

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Delivers moisture and strengthens the skin barrier.

Tea tree oil

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Classic for a reason. An ideal addition to acne treatment blends due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Glycolic acid

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This unique alpha hydroxy acid deeply penetrates skin and sheds dead cells, while also stimulating collagen production.

N-acetyle glucosamine

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Occurring naturally in our skin, this amino sugar targets fine lines and pigmentation as it hydrates and heals.

Arginine

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Contains antioxidant effects that target free radicals while replenishing skin and helping to repair damage.

Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF)

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Dual action to attract and retain moisture in the skin for instant and long-term skin hydration.

Ceramide NP

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Protects the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and climate, while replenishing skin lipids.

Polysaccharide complex

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Attracts and retains moisture while maintaining skin barrier integrity and supporting water circulation.

Hydroviton®

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Attracts and retains moisture while maintaining skin barrier integrity and improving complexion.

Sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer

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Forms an occlusive barrier to protect skin from transepidermal water loss.

Vectorised hyaluronic acid

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Provides deep layer hydration while plumping the skin and reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Raspberry seed oil

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Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Fatty acids

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Mimics the skin’s natural fatty acid composition and supports skin barrier function.

Bacillus ferment, jojoba seed and oat kernel oils

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Contains prebiotics and postbiotics for a healthy and well-nourished microbiome.

Vitamin A

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Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulates cell renewal and improves skin structure and elasticity.

Gluconolactone

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A poly-hydroxy acid that gently lifts and exfoliates surface layer skin cells to reveal soft and renewed skin.

Vitamin E

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Protects the skin from environmentally-induced free radicals such as UV and pollution.

Salicylic acid

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A beta-hydroxy acid that exfoliates and unclogs pores, clears away bacteria and reduces blackheads.

Ferulic acid

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Refines the appearance of dull looking skin and boosts the activity of Vitamin C while repairing skin on a deep level.

Lanosterol esters

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Repairs and restores natural skin emollience and traps moisture for supple, soft and nourished skin.

Alpha-lipoic acid

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A potent antioxidant that helps brighten skin tone, improve the appearance of fine lines and enhance skin radiance.

Bemotrizinol

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Broad spectrum UV filter that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Vitamin C

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Reduces pigmentation and dark spots, while supporting collagen production and provides protection to the skin barrier.

Butyloctyl salicylate

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Supports stablisation of UV-filters while maintaining a smooth, moisturising feel.

Squalane

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Moisturises, hydrates and provides antioxidant protection to strengthen, repair and protect the skin barrier.

Ceramides

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Protects from environmental stressors like weather and pollution and replenishes skin lipids.

Seabuckthorn oil

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Stimulates regenerative actions of the skin barrier, boosts skin elasticity and reduces water loss.

Hyaluronic Acid

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Moisturises and hydrates deep in the skin cells, repairing dry skin and preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rosehip oil

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Naturally high in Vitamin A and C and a host of fatty acids that help to refine the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Sodium PCA

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Attract and retains up to 250 times its own weight in water, keeping the skin moisturised and hydrated.

Sandalwood seed oil

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Keeps skin in optimal condition thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial qualities.

Propanediol

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Avocado extract that reduces puffiness under the eye and regulates pigmentation.

Fucus Vesiculosis Extract

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Prevents and reduces vascular inflammation to help reduce dark circles.

Sodium hyaluronate

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Attracts, binds, and retains moisture in the skin barrier layers to keep skin hydrated and healthy.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

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Penetrates the skin’s deep layers to prevent the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles.

Nonapeptide-1

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Energises skin cells to brighten and smooth the skin.

Full ingredient list

Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Octocrylene. Contains Ethanol & Hydroxyacetophenone.

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4.7
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(713 reviews)
A lifesaver for my skin
I have been on the hunt for a daily sunscreen and this has ticked all my boxes. Its lightweight texture glides on easily and the matte finish sits perfectly under makeup! I have combination skin so I appreciate the fragrance free and non greasy aspects while also protecting my skin.
Rebecca
5 rating stars
Feeling confident in my skin
So many of the sunscreens I've tried in the past either reveal my dry patches or leave me looking oily and sweaty, so I'd sacrifice wearing sunscreen so that I'd be less self-conscious. Software's new sunscreen, however, provides the thin, lightweight texture needed to leave an invisible finish that suits my sensitive skin. Its non-sticky, non-greasy texture makes me feel more comfortable and confident in my skin and encourages me to apply sunscreen daily.
Jessica
5 rating stars
The serum sunscreen of my dreams omg
I used to use La Roche Posay invisible fluid….but this is even better!! The consistency is super lightweight like a serum, so it dries really quickly between finishing my skincare and applying foundation. It's the perfect underlayer because it never pills.
Bec
5 rating stars
The MVP of my skincare routine
I’m super picky when it comes to sunscreen and Software’s SPF is my new favourite skincare product. It’s non-greasy (no oily shine here!), doesn’t leave a white cast and layers under makeup perfectly. And, the gentle and lightweight formula is great for my sensitive skin.
Alex
5 rating stars
Products working really well so far!
All the products that were recommended for seem to be working well. My skin usually reacts badly to sunscreens but I have been using the Software sunscreen daily with no breakouts. I have already recommended Software to a number of friends.
James
5 rating stars

Designed to enhance your custom formula

Daily Sun Defence is formulated to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. Combined with your clinical strength formula, this routine will address your specific skincare concerns while protecting your skin against sun damage.
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Questions?

We’ve got answers brought to you by Software’s skincare experts.

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Dr. Matt Vickers
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How often should I reapply the Daily Sun Defence?

Re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours, or immediately after swimming, towelling, and sweating. Remember that sunscreen is only one part of sun protection, so make sure to wear protective clothing, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure when possible.

Is the Daily Sun Defence a chemical or physical sunscreen? What’s the difference?

Chemical and physical sunscreens both protect against sun damage, but in different ways.

Physical or mineral sunscreens create a physical barrier that reflects UV rays using minerals or ionic compounds. Often, this formula leaves a white cast due to ingredients like zinc oxide. Meanwhile, chemical or organic sunscreens absorb and convert UV radiation into heat. They are more lightweight and invisible on skin.

Daily Sun Defence is a chemical sunscreen.

What skin type is best suited for the Daily Sun Defence?

All skin types and tones can use Daily Sun Defence, as the formula is non-greasy, non-comedogenic, and leaves no white cast.

There’s a common misconception that people with darker skin tones don’t need to wear sunscreen. However, harmful exposure to UV rays can affect everyone, with conditions like hyperpigmentation, photoageing, and melanoma (a type of skin cancer). As such, daily sun protection is essential for all.

Can the Daily Sun Defence be worn under makeup?

This sunscreen sits well under makeup since it absorbs fast, doesn’t leave a white cast, and will not pill.

Can I use this sunscreen on the rest of my body?

Yes, it can be used on the face and body. We've intentionally made it pint-sized (75ml) to make it portable and convenient to carry around with you.

Is the Daily Sun Defence reef-safe?

There are studies that have found that oxybenzone and oxycrylene are both contributors to coral bleaching, leading to countries such as Hawaii banning these ingredients. However, the dosage of oxybenzone and oxycrylene needs to be much higher to cause reef damage. Do exercise caution when swimming near coral reefs.

Is the Daily Sun Defence vegan?

Yes, the sunscreen is vegan and cruelty-free as we do not test our formulas on animals.

How does SPF50 work?

SPF stands for sun protection factor. It’s the measure of how much UV gets through to your skin. The higher the number, the less UV passes through.

An SPF of 30 allows one-thirtieth or 3.3% of UV to reach your skin. This means it filters 96.7% of UV. With an SPF of 50, 98% is filtered and one-fiftieth or 2% gets through.

Experts recommend1 using sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30.

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References

  1. https://www.skincancer.org/blog/ask-the-expert-does-a-high-spf-protect-my-skin-better/