Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer Review


Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer for Combination Oily To Oily Skin Review

Last year when I purchased Clinique Toner lotion type-3 along with the cult favorite DDMG, SA was kind enough to gave me Clinique Superdefense age defense moisturizer with SPF 25 meant for skin type 3 i.e. combination oily to oily skin. I am in my late twenties and I was searching for an anti aging lotion/serum for myself, so it was like an added bonanza for me. But since my oil factory (by now you all must be aware that oil factory is the nick name I’ve given to my skinJ ) hates any creamy formulation so I was kind of skeptical to get this creame but she assured me that this product is meant for oily skin only and will 100% not make my skin more oily, so with a bit reluctance I surrendered and took this beauty home. Let’s see how it fared on me.

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About Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer:-

Look younger, longer. It’s never too early or too late. Our de-aging team can target everything from prevention to repair. Clinique’s most complete defence against the visible signs of ageing in a daily moisturizer. Enhanced SPF protection is just the beginning. Four dimension protection against the effects of sun, pollution, stress, and time. At last, your daily moisturizer delivers umbrella protection to help skin fight the elements that conspire to age skin. Start at the first signs of ageing and you can virtually help deactivate skin’s visible responses – lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone. Even enhance the barrier function that keeps skin firm and supple. Allergy tested. 100% fragrance free.

What it is:

A daily moisturizer that provides complete defence against the visible signs of stress and aging.

What it is formulated to do:

This moisturizer is skin’s daytime barrier against skin-damaging emotional stress, sun, and pollution. SPF 25 helps to neutralize UVA and UVB radiation.

What else you need to know:

This product is ideal for combination-oily to oily skin types.

Clinique Age Defense Moisturizer


  • A high performance day cream to promote skin health,
  • Provides high protection against the damage of UV rays,
  • Defies appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & dark spots,
  • Fortifies skin from the effects of emotional stress & external factors,
  • Leaves skin smooth, supple & youthful,
  • Suitable for combination oily to oily skin.

Suggested Usage:

Packaging: This sample jar comes in small green coloured plastic pot with green screw cap. The actual product comes in green plastic tub with silver coloured screw cap.

Price: Rs.2050/- for 30 ml.

Consistency and texture:

Non-greasy cream with thin consistency I mean it is not like those with thick and rich formulation. It’s a light weight white creame which instantly sinks in the skin. Very very subtle floral fragrance which is really pleasant.

Active Ingredients:

Avobenzone 3%

Octisalate 5%

Octocrylene 1.3%

Oxybenzone 5%

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Inactive Ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol ,Butyloctyl Salicylate ,Isononyl Isononanoate , Polyester-8 , Silica, Glycerin , Polysilicone-11 , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract , Algae Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract , Coffea Robusta Seed Extract , Echinacea Pallida (Coneflower) Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract , Sea Whip Extract , Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter , Adenosine Phosphate , Trehalose , Disodium Nadh , Padina Pavonica (Thallus) Extract , Creatine , Sodium Rna , Caffeine , Micrococcus Lysate , Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid , Sodium Dna , Phytosphingosine , Linoleic Acid , Cholesterol , Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate , Sodium Hyaluronate , Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Trisiloxane , Sucrose , Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein , Lecithin , Hexylene Glycol , Ethylhexyl Stearate , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) , Zeolite , Caprylyl Glycol , Polyethylene , Xanthan Gum , Laureth-4 , Laureth-23 , Polysorbate 20 , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Acrylic Acid/Vp Crosspolymer , Arginine Ferulate , Tromethamine , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol [Iln37043]

My experience with Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer:

As mentioned earlier I was a bit apprehensive before using this creame, however I am pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of this product. First of all it never feels greasy or sticky and secondly I’ve not faced any break-outs post using this creamy formulation which is the biggest thumbs-up for me.  It smoothes and calms my skin. Like my DDMG it is also very light weight and sinks in my skin within seconds. Added SPF is also an incentive to use this moisturiser. Now a days when winter is here in the town with all its glory I apply this beauty, top it with my Studio Fix compact and Iam good to go. It not only moisturises my skin but also protect it from harmful UVA/B rays. Since I have super oily skin and one of the benefits of oily skin is that oily skin shows sign of aging a bit late as compared to other skin

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types, and my oil factory is also no exception. Thus since I don’t have major or any visible signs of aging on my face except large pores, I can’t comment on its effectiveness as an anti aging weapon. All in all a good daily moisturiser with SPF and the trust of Clinique.

Clinique Age Defense Moisturizer swatch

However on the downside I feel that this product is not waterproof, when I sweat, this product tends to get wiped off from the face hence I have to apply it again and again during hot humid days. However this beauty is behaving perfectly now a days, it stays put and give that dewy effect to my face.

Wjat I like about Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer:

  • Non greasy formulation.
  • Light weight formula which sinks into the skin without leaving an oily residue
  • Post application skin feels moisturized and supple.
  • This product is Paraben free and allergy tested.
  • Pleasing and mild fragrance.
  • Comes with SPF 25-so great for protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Anti aging properties.
  • Never clogs my pores…so no break-outs.

What I don’t like about Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer:

  • Tad expensive.
  • Doesn’t stay put for more than 2 hours in hot humid climate.
  • Clinique is not available everywhere.

Rating: 4/5.

Shall I repurchase it?

Iam more than happy with my DDMG right now and anti-aging thing is not a big concern for me as of now. So probably after some years when I’ll need a tadka of anti aging care with my daily moisturization needs I’ll repurchase it. But I must say that this really is a good stuff so if you are an oily skin beauty and are in search of a moisturizer with anti aging properties you can give this beauty a shot.

Have you tried Clinique Super Defense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer?

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