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Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Regular Price: $999.00 BA535710C

Special Price $42.00 BA535710C

An illuminating, color-correcting and skin-blending tinted moisturizer that provides a flawless complexion while defending skin against harmful free radicals and UVA/UVB rays with broad-spectrum SPF 40 protection.

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Regular Price: $999.00 BA535710C

Special Price $42.00 BA535710C

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Loss of Firmness
  • Dark Spots and Uneven Skin Tone
  • Dullness
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin and Redness
  • Sun Protection
Cruelty Free Paraben Free Phthalate Free


If you have dull, lifeless-looking skin seeking an immediate luminous glow, this tinted moisturizer with all-physical, broad-spectrum sun protection gives an instantly smooth and radiant complexion while preventing signs of aging from forming. Formulated with an intelligent color correcting complex comprised of vitamin C, melatonin, and color expert actives, this product contains pigment adaption technology that perfectly blends into most skin tones while enhancing radiance. Additionally, it targets skin’s problematic areas to cover and correct the look of imperfections such as redness and discolorations. Immediately, skin appears flawless, incandescent, and hydrated – no additional makeup required.
How To Use
Use daily in the AM as the final step in your skincare routine. Start with clean, dry skin. Apply liberally over face, neck, and décolleté 15 minutes before sun exposure. Apply second layer for full coverage.
Girl On The Glow? Get coverage, color correction and confidence with the NEW Instant Radiance, our tinted SPF 40. Go!
Did you know the sun reflects off snow? Wear sunscreen all year to prevent photo-aging caused by UV rays.

Key Ingredients:

Zinc Oxide: A physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
Titanium Dioxide Physical sunscreen: protects skin from UVA and UVB rays
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Coconut Alkanes, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Melatonin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Saccharide Isomerate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Glycolic Acid, Sodium PCA, Oleanolic Acid, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Tromethamine, BHT, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Stearic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil

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Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 63.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AWFUL PRODUCT ... PLEASE BRING BACK YOUR ALL-IN-ONE TINTED MOISTURIZER! I am a huge fan of Dr Dennis Gross (and MD) skincare and have been a loyal customer for years. My 'Holy Grail' was the All-In-One Tinted Moisturiser SPF15. It is by far the best TM I've ever used, even compared to more expensive Skinceuticals. Loved loved loved it! Sadly it was discontinued so I purchased the 'follow up' product: CC cream SPF18 - which was very good but not HG status. Sadly these products are no longer available - and I will not be buying the Instant radiance SPF40. Neither shade is pale enough for me and it feels like heavy, sticky sunscreen. Sorry, Dr G - please please bring back your fab Tinted Moisturizer! :-)
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BRING BACK THE OLD FORMULA! I have been using this product for more than ten years and have really loved it! I stuck with it through the previous changes from tinted moisturizer to cc cream. When I found that it was changed again I was very disappointed. I was happy for the higher spf because I always wished it was a stronger sunscreen and perhaps a bit more coverage, so I decided to try it. I loved this product for so many years and this new formulation is terrible! It's too thick and extremely shiny on my face. It doesn't absorb into the skin like the old product and does not blend well at all! I'm so upset that I cannot get the product I loved and got so many compliments on! Please bring back the old formula!!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad replacement for CC cream and tinted moisturizer I have been a dedicated Dr. Dennis Gross/MD Skincare customer for many years. I love the CC cream (medium) and the tinted moisturizer before that. The coverage was light (I don't like heavy coverage or foundations) and the product left a warm, light, effervescence which I loved. I was encouraged to try this new instant radiance sun defense, and bought it last week. I am very disappointed by it. It goes on like you would expect a sun screen to, and my skin looked flat and dry, not bright and radiant like with the cc cream. I am now going to try the Perricone "not foundation" products. Let me add that I still use other Dr. gross products, but am deeply disappointed that a product that I have used and depended on for many years is now completely unusable for me. Why fix something that isn't broken?
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from GREASY! UNUSABLE! New Formulation of Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen is a disaster! I don't know why they keep changing the formulation of this product. I had just gotten used to the latest formulation and have been recommending this product to friends for years but this latest change renders the product completely unusable as a daily product. It is so greasy that I'm not even sure I would wear it on any occasion. Now I am frantically searching for another manufacturer for a product similar to the previous generation of this cream.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible replacement for the CC tinted moisturizer This is a horrible replacement for so many reasons. This replacement is thick and greasy. Nothing like the sheer coverage of the CC cream. And the colors are horrible too. I used to use "medium" in the CC and the light medium in this new one makes me look dead. And I don't want to waste my money on the other color (which would probably be too dark and look unnatural) because I don't even like the feel of of the cream anyway. Sad.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I am so disappointed that the tinted cc cream spf18 has been replaced. Neither shade, lt. med, nor dark med. comes close to the medium in the former cream. I have returned both and have switched to another line. Why change a great product?!!!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHY???? Why change a product that is working? I am no longer a client of Dr. Gross as I lost the best product when they stopped selling CC Cream. the new SPF 40 doesn't come close.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not happy with this replacement of cc cream I loved the cc cream. Purchased the radiance sun defense, I am not at all happy with it. Please bring back the tinted moisturizer. I will be looking at other manufacturers.
Date published: 2017-12-02
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As Seen In
  1. HEALTH - JUNE 2016
    “Score Extra Protection” with our new Instant Radiance Sun Defense.
    Instant Radiance Sun Defense SPF40, the tinted liquid that smooths on more like full coverage, lightweight makeup, is spotlighted in “Six Sunscreens That Actually Improve Your Skin.”
    Instant Radiance Sun Defense was featured in “On the Block.”
    Instant Radiance is named a new innovative skin saver in “Hit the Bottle”
    Instant Radiance Sun Defense joins the “Block Party” as best illuminator.

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NYC dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross formulates all products based on his patients’ skincare needs.



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