All-Physical Dark Spot Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

A hydrating daily 100% mineral sunscreen that protects against UVA/UVB and reduces the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles.
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Formulated with our Mela-C Complex featuring melatonin, three forms of vitamin C plus vitamin E, this antioxidant-rich sun protection helps prevent UVA/UVB damage, photoaging, and the look of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. It's the essential final step in your daily skincare routine.

All-Physical Dark Spot Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50



Our Promise

How It Works


UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection

Titanium dioxide & zinc oxide are physical UV filters that provide UVA/UVB protection.

Antioxidant protection

Our Mela-C Complex featuring melatonin as well as three forms of Vitamin C and one form of Vitamin E, contains potent antioxidants to fight free radical damage and protect the skin from oxidative stress.

Prevent dark spots

Mela-C Complex protects against free radicals & helps prevent hyperpigmentation.


Key Ingredients

Mela-C Complex protects against free radicals and helps prevent hyperpigmentation.

Titanium Dioxide are potent physical UV filters that provide UVA/UVB protection.

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Key Ingredients (Step 2)

Zinc Oxide are potent physical UV filters that provide UVA/UVB protection.

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About Dr. Dennis Gross Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is a dermatologist-founded brand. Dr. Gross is an unwaivering advocate for his patients, consumers, humanity, bound by the Hippocratic oath to do no harm. His mission - and ours - us to improve your skin health, how it looks, but most importantly how it makes you feel. Our #1 priority is to ensure efficacy without ever compromising safety. We are cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, and vegan. With every product we take a research backed approach and formulate with only pharmaceutical-grade active ingredients to ensure superior results, without irritation.

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Mineral Filters

Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect by absorbing and reflecting UV rays. Mineral filters can reduce inflammation and repel acne-causing bacteria making them ideal for problematic, oily and sensitive skin.

Chemical Filters

Chemical filters protect against the sun by primarily absorbing UV rays. Traditionally, these filters are less stable and are more likely to cause irritation.

Our SPFs

Our sunscreens block both UVA and UVB rays for broad spectrum protection and are always formulated with mineral-only sun filters to provide the highest safety profile for sun protection and barrier support.

How To Use

Prevent and repair sun damage

How To Use

Prevent and repair sun damage


For AM use. Start with clean, dry skin. Apply liberally over face, neck, and décolleté 15 minutes before sun exposure. Massage until visible formula melts into skin and completely disappears. Reapply every two hours especially after sweating or swimming. For children under 6 months of age, consult a doctor.

In Your Regimen

Apply as the final step in your skincare routine.

Complimentary Products

Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Serum: correct and prevent hyperpigmentation
Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Overnight Texture Renewal Peel: smooth uneven tone and texture

Frequently asked questions

  • The Lightweight Wrinkle Defense is a lighter texture that is great for urban wear and blends to a transparent application. The Dark Spot Sun Defense is thicker, more opaque application. It is great for full protection at the beach.

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