Dr. Zenovia Daily Moisturizer with SPF

March 08, 2023
SPF Moisturizer | Daily Sunscreen for acne prone skin


What is the Dr. Zenovia Daily Moisturizer with SPF?

This facial moisturizing lotion with SPF has all the high-quality ingredients that truly make a difference in your skin without feeling too heavy or greasy.

The advanced repair daily defense SPF moisturizer is designed to protect your skin barrier while also soothing any micro-abrasions or dryness. At the same time, this lightweight lotion is safe for acne-prone skin, oily skin, and sensitive skin. In fact, if you are dealing with acne, we especially recommend this product to reduce the appearance of acne scars, which can be worsened by the sun.

SPF Daily Defense Moisturizer

SPF Protection

This product offers broad-spectrum SPF, meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB rays- not just UVB. While UVB rays cause burns, UVA rays go deeper into the skin and cause signs of skin aging. And while most sunscreens offer some safeguard against UVB rays, if you really want to protect your skin from wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines, then you need broad-spectrum SPF to deflect UVA rays as well.

With mineral sunscreen like this one, you can get out into the sun without worrying about wrinkles, loss of elasticity, or age spots.

Micronized Zinc Oxide is another powerhouse ingredient. When harmful UV rays from the sun reach the deeper layers of your skin, they can create free radicals that lead to skin cancer. Zinc Oxide doesn't only deflect away the damaging rays of the sun, but it is also one of the best moisturizing ingredients in this formula, and it can reduce the appearance of scars and skin damage in real time.

The reason we recommend using this SPF moisturizer as part of your daily skin care routine is that sun damage doesn't only come from those bright summer days. Damage to the skin can also come in the form of UVA rays that don't burn your skin but easily penetrate clouds and windows. Your skin can even suffer free radical damage from the blue light emitted from your computers and cell phone!

But the Dr. Zenovia Advanced Repair Daily Defense SPF protects against all those types of damage with mineral-rich broad-spectrum sun protection, which is why we proudly consider it one of the best moisturizers with SPF on the market.


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Moisturizing Repair

Our hydrating formula doesn't stop at protection. While protecting your skin, this daily moisturizer goes so far as to reduce the appearance of damage as well

We use a noncomedogenic lotion, meaning our formula won't clog your pores or cause acne. Here at Dr. Zenovia, we focus on creating formulas that are helpful for all skin types, especially for hormonally imbalanced skin. Gentle, natural ingredients like green tea offer antioxidant protection.

And for mature skin, this formula offers deep skin hydration that leaves any patches of dry skin or signs of aging looking refreshed, plump, and glowing. The anti-aging benefits come in the form of calming allantoin and skin-smoothing bromelain, which we'll discuss in further depth below.


Because this SPF facial moisturizer is so sheer, we recommend it for all skin tones. It's a way to keep your skin hydrated and protected, regardless of your skin tone or skin type. We know that UV protection is necessary on a daily basis and recognize that SPF moisturizer should be a staple of your skincare routine, so we only create formulas that won't leave your skin looking white-cast.

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How to Use

Just as you might be wearing sunscreen every day, the Advanced Repair Daily Defense SPF 45 Moisturizer should be applied liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and again every two hours.

Scoop the lotion from the jar and apply it all over your face, ears, neck, and chest. This will provide SPF protection throughout the day and has the added benefit of offering a smooth, fragrance-free primer for your skin before applying makeup if you so choose.

Now, with added sun protection from your moisturizer with SPF, you have a natural barrier against sun damage and can enjoy your day without those nagging worries about skin damage and signs of aging.


Daily Defense SPF Moisturizer Ingredients Highlight

Notable Ingredients

  • Micronized Zinc Oxide: According to various studies, zinc works immediately to reflect light off the surface of the skin while providing 360-degree broad-spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays, free radical damage, and environmental stress. Zinc also offers a fabulous oil-free cover for your skin that sinks deep into dry skin areas.
  • Allantoin: Again according to clinical studies, allantoin helps condition and soothe scars and prevent visible redness. We included allantoin in this formula to smooth out your skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots, acne scars, and signs of aging.
  • Bromelain: Bromelain is an enzyme designed to soften the appearance of surface texture caused by common skin disruptions resulting from surgery, injury, burns, acne, insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. It can offer you a bright, even skin tone and a reinforced skin barrier for protection.
  • REG-ulate360 Complex™ – Featuring medical-grade actives including Resveratrol and Vitamin E this unique blend helps restore the appearance of hormonally imbalanced skin to an optimal healthy state. If you have noticed hormones affecting your aesthetic skin health, for example, due to menstrual hormonal acne, menopause, hormone treatments, hormonal medications, a change in birth control, etc., then our exclusive, trademarked formula can help get your skin back in balance.
  • Green Tea - Green tea works actively with its soothing, antioxidant abilities. It's a natural defense against free radicals, reducing the chances of skin cancer and signs of aging. Along with the rest of our natural antioxidant blend, green tea is a powerhouse ingredient.


Full Ingredient List

Micronized Zinc Oxide, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, C30-45 Olefin, Isostearic Acid, Punica Granatum Sterols, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Bakuchiol, Soy Isoflavones, Resveratrol, Genistein, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Papain, Bromelain, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Silica, Purified Water, Phenoxyethanol.

Dr. Zenovia's Tips

  1. Along with all the commonly mentioned effects of sun damage, such as skin cancer, burns, and premature aging, there is another effect of the sun that people with acne should especially consider.

Sun exposure can darken acne scars, making them more noticeable. This makes the SPF protection all the more invaluable as part of your acne fighting routine.

We created this product as part of our hormonal-acne-fighting regimine, but still, SPF protection can sometimes get pushed to the wayside. Remember that moisturizer or lotion with SPF are just as critical in your skincare routine as any hyaluronic acid or vitamin C.

  1. Inflammation is one of the causes of acne, so while sometimes consumers think that by removing excess oil on their skin they can prevent or get rid of acne, they could sometimes be making their acne worse by overdoing it and causing inflammation.
  2. On top of that, the aging effects of sunlight are well-documented, so for true anti-aging, a broad spectrum sunscreen or SPF moisturizer is absolutely essential.
  3. If you wear makeup, apply this daily SPF moisturizer in the morning, then let it sit so it dries for a moment before applying your first layer of primer or foundation. This will give you a healthy, protective base between your skin and the makeup that will last all day.
  4. If you swim, sweat excessively, or otherwise think that your SPF daily moisturizer may have lost some effect, then consider reapplying before you expose yourself to the sun again.

Clinical Data

  1. 100% Agree they saw a reduction in the appearance of discoloration from acne.
    2. 100% Agree acne breakouts significantly reduced.
    3. 90% Agree skin texture significantly improved.

Notes: *Based on questionnaire results from independent 6-week Patient Trials on the Clear Complexion line. This includes the 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cleanser, 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment, Advanced Retinol Night Repair Treatment, Aloe Vera Blemish Soothing Moisturizer, & 10% Glycolic Acne Control Peel Pads.

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