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Physicians Formula | Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30- Medium - Product front facing on a white background Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30- Medium Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30- Medium Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30- Medium

Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30- Medium

Natural Defense Sheer Line of Defense Foundation SPF 30- Medium is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 245.
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    A lightweight, sheer-to-light foundation that blurs, protects & perfects with our exclusive complex for a smooth, flawless complexion.


    This miracle blurring formula, features our 360° Total Defense Complex to defend against harmful sunrays (SPF), blue light (RPF™), and pollution (PPF™), helping to reduce the signs of aging, uneven skin texture, dullness, and imperfections.


    SPF 30 - Sun Defense, RPF™ - Blue Light Defense (Radiation Protection Filter) & PPF™ - Pollution Defense (Pollution Protection Filter).

    *Excluded from ALL discounts.

Paraben-Free. Gluten Free. Dermatologist Tested. Clinically Tested. Cruelty Free.

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 5%, Octocrylene 4.1%

Inactive Ingredients: Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Stearic Acid, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Ethyl Ferulate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance/Parfum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, EDTA, PPG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dipropylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Sodium Citrate, Lecithin, Plankton Extract.

May Contain/Peut Contenir: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica. [1907-1]

Remove protective seal and gently shake before use.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not meet my expectations Sadly, this product does not measure up to The Healthy Foundation. I don’t understand why they took a great product off the market and replaced it with something substandard that everyone is unhappy with. It does not make any sense and I refuse to buy from the brand going forward.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very sheer I couldn't find the healthy foundation anymore so I tried this instead. This product is not "non comedogenic" which my dermatologist told me to look for. So, my skin is breaking out. Please make a non comedogenic foundation again! And keep the talc-free line, it's the only thing I can wear.
Date published: 2020-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Ok The product is only ok, it didn't blend very well and made my dry skin look worse.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do brands not get it yet??? We don't CARE about "blue light" technology, or "pollution protection"!!! We wand a foundation that LOOKS BEAUTIFUL on the skin! WE HAD IT. Why would you discontinue a beautiful foundation like The Healthy Foundation, that worked for so many different skin types and looked amazing on everyone??? This gimmicky product does nothing as far as coverage. It looks like any other cheapie foundation from the drugstore that isn't trying. It's laughable when compared to what its supposed to be replacing. You had a winner. It beat out high end foundations for so many people! Stop with the stupid gimmicks nobody cares about. Just make a foundation that LOOKS GOOD ON SKIN. No technology! We don't CARE about that!!! Bring back Healthy Foundation or make something BETTER THAN IT!!
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Really didn’t like this I didn’t like this product at all. First I got the wrong shade which was my fault. It was def a few shades too light. But it just kept breaking up on me. First few pumps was water and a little foundation. I kept shaking up the bottle but still it kept separating. I’d probably give it another go in my shade. But it just didn’t sit on my skin or apply well for me. I had to put the concealer on top. Got this for free to test and review.
Date published: 2020-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from White Cast + oily skin Got the fair shade and it was so white and ashy on my skin. It looked so dry when I applied it in the morning and an oil sleek in the evening. Do not recommend it.
Date published: 2020-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Light Foundation! I have been searching for a light, barely there foundation because I really don't like cakey, thick ones, especially in the summer. After over a year of searching, I found it! This foundation is the best. It covers everything, creates a smooth, uniform appearance, but doesn't feel heavy. In fact, I don't even notice I am wearing it. Plus, it is SPF 30, which is a huge bonus considering how light it is. This foundation lasts all day for me and does not wear off until I wash it off. I will say it took me two tries until I found my correct shade, but it was totally worth it once I did. Thank you for this amazing product!
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHY???? Why would you discontinue The Healthy Foundation and replace it with this. I'd finally found my holy grail based on the amazing reviews of almost ALL internet beauty influencers and you then turn around and get rid of it. This new product is terrible...I returned it. Bad on you PF!
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Covered a small pimple I received this foundation from influenster for free. I love that this foundation contains SPF 30 and it is very important that we wear sunscreen especially during summer. This foundation is not meant for oily skin and is hydrating ! I would recommend this product to those with dry skin and need that extra hydration. It is full coverage and it definitely covered a pimple that was bugging me. It’s an amazing foundation but not meant for oily skin
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than expected I recieved this in a campaign for my honest feedback. I normally stay away from brands like this when they put sunscreen in their products- I have extremely sensitive skin and I breakout in hives if its not the right type of sunscreen. Not only did I not breakout, but it didn’t even smell like sunscreen. It had that fake “fresh” scent but it wasn’t overwhelming at all. As for the product itself, it was wayyyyy too full coverage and cakey. I really have to use so little and pretty much just dot it on so it doesnt clump up. Now that I fogured out how to work with it, I’ll use what I have, but I probably won’t purchase again.
Date published: 2020-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful I thought maybe this could replace the perfection that is the Healthy Foundation BUT absolutely not. There is no comparison. No coverage. Drying. The list goes on. Please reconsider bringing back the Healthy Foundation.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BIG FAIL!! This foundation is coverage, makes skin look terrible. You had the perfect foundation in "The Healthy Foundation"! Why did you discontinue it?? PLEASE BRING BACK "THE HEALTHY FOUNDATION"!!
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BRING BACK HEALTHY FOUNDATION!! I tried this foundation and it didn't work like the healthy foundation. Bring the healthy foundation or you gonna start LOSING CLIENTS!!
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointing I have always relied on Physicians Formula for quality hypoallergenic cosmetics. I have tried numerous brands, both high end and low end products. Physicians Formula has always been my favorite. However, this product is very poor as far as application, finish, and scented smell. I will not be using this again.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sheer Line of Defense Unhappy with scent. Minimal coverage. Please bring back Healthy Wear tinted moisturizer.
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I’ve used PF products since I was in middle school and I’m rarely disappointed. I prefer tinted moisturizers with spf so I thought this would be a great option. It’s very dry and and not very blendable. It makes my skin feel tight and ashy and it just clumps in all the wrong places.. even with a high end primer. :( and I can’t rerun it to the drug store to Covid-19.
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New fave! I stopped using foundation over a year ago because I just could not get the effect I wanted. I wanted something full coverage to even out my complexion but those formulas were quite thick, felt cakey and oxidized badly throughout the day, leaving me either very pink or very orange. I completely gave up and just focused on skincare so I wouldn’t have to wear foundation at all. However, wearing a mask every day and the general stress of being in a pandemic has not been kind to my skin and I found myself in need of a foundation once again. So when Influenster partnered with physicians formula and offered me this sample box I was thrilled. I got the foundation in the color “light” and it matched my skin very well. The consistency is fairly thin but it offers surprisingly good coverage. It was easy to apply and blend and holds well throughout the day for me. I also love the focus on skin health that this particular line emphasizes. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I love it. It has not made me break out and I feel like it creates a nice little barrier between the mask and my skin. Will for sure be purchasing more when I run out. **I received this product complimentary for testing purposes **
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it ! This product is so nice if you like light coverage . I also own the healthy foundation and I do not think they are similar at all so I would suggest you guys don’t compare the products . But I love light coverage and this is amazing ! I love it way more then the healthy foundation ! Don’t discontinue because of then as reviews . The reason it’s getting bad reviews is because people were expecting the healthy foundation but it’s nothing like it . So advertise is differently and let us girls who love light coverage enjoy it !
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wrong shade I received this as a complimentary 3 months ago and I was disappointed because it’s one shade darker than my skin tone. My fault though. I just used them 2 weeks ago to give it a try because I was also not confident that it’s gonna match my skin tone. But I was wrong. It did match. The problem is, my face is darker than my neck. If it’s a shade lighter, it would be perfect because I like how it blended on my face and it doesn’t look that much cakey. I asked my husband if it looks like I put heavy makeup and he said no. Too little amount for the price though. It’s like half of its content are just air. Overall, if it’s not for the wrong shade, this is my fave brand for not making my face look cakey.
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is amazing! I am very sorry that a lot of the reviewers are not happy with this foundation but, of course, not everyone is going to like a product. I love this! It is sheer & lightweight yet covers rednesss around nose & darkness under eyes really well - it did for me anyway. I really love the sheer, light coverage & i am grateful that that is all that i need as I think that thick, medium-full coverage concealer or foundation is so unnatural & harsh-looking. The fair-to-light is perfect for me. The fair looked too light & the "light" looked too dark for me so, thank you so much for making a shade in between! This seems to have a great range of shades, for light to dark! It seems that one shouldn't fall too much in love with a PF product,though, as it might end up being discontinued :(
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lousy foundation May be the worst I've ever used and I'm always trying new foundation. This is a thick, sticky, colored sun screen. Does not apply well, leaves a cast on skin, no coverage, feels heavy. Sorry, but should be discontinued.
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Foundation! I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review, but I love this product! The color matches my skin perfectly, I think even better than the foundation I was using before. It blends and covers well, but doesn’t look cakey. Sometimes it did crease around my mouth, but nothing too noticeable. I think my favorite thing about this product is that it protects against the sun, blue light, and pollution. I didn’t even know makeup could protect against those last two. But I live that this has an SPF so I don’t have to use a moisturizer with one. Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great light coverage, strong scent. Tried this a few weeks ago, and I loved how it looked on my skin. However, it had a very strong scent and it didn’t fade much as the day wore on. Minus one star for that alone because the scent was just a bit much (and smelled like some kind of cheap but pretending to be high class lotion). Minus another star for lack of longevity. I imagine this would work better on dry skin types, as it was quite hydrating. Some oily skin types may still benefit; I know everyone’s skin is different. Overall, I’d still recommend for those in the market for something light, hydrating, and don’t mind the fragrance. I would highly recommend ditching it, though. I received this product complimentary from Vox Box for review purposes.
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the whole line! I bought this last week and I love everything in the line. I’m 66 with an oily Tzone. This is now my hg! I start with the primer then the foundation. It has more coverage that I thought. I follow up with the multi stick, then the powder. I have very large pores and with this I can barely see them. I haven’t received so many compliments on my complexion in years! PLEASE don’t ever discontinue this line..Thank you everyone at Physicians Formula for the whole line!
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Smells like cheap perfume The amount of fragrance in this foundation is nauseating. The coverage was decent, but honestly I couldn't keep it on my face long enough to see how well it lasts because of the smell. I returned ASAP.
Date published: 2020-08-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fragrance!!!! I was researching the ingredients that were used in this foundation, and was shocked to see that fragrance was included!! I used to use the healthy foundation and LOVED it! The gentle ingredients we're perfect for my sensitive/acne prone skin! Fragrance is one thing that triggers my acne and I'm so disappointed that this foundation contained it! I loved physicians formula because of its clean ingredients but not I'm not so sure!
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Healthy Foundation I have used Physicians Formula for many years and have been very happy with the products. But around the end of 2021 I bought The Healthy Foundation. I noticed the smell was very offensive, very strong smell. Since using this foundation I have had 2 eye infections with a small growth on the lower eye lid on each time. I have been under an eye doctor's care. I have narrowed it down to the foundation. I stayed off the makeup and recently tried the makeup again, the same day of wearing the foundation the same problem as above happened again. Thank you
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yay SPF! I love how light, yet effectively this provides coverage. I don’t particularly love wearing makeup, but when I look overtired I like to liven my face up - even when going to the beach this summer. This foundation was perfect for providing the coverage I needed and the protection from the sub my face needed. It’s hard to say how well it held up against the ocean and sweating, but my skin didn’t burn at all.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hydrating Finish with Good Coverage I got this product last month and liked it from the first try, but tried it out a couple times to make sure I truly enjoyed the product. I enjoy a product that protects your skin while keeping it looking fresh and this foundation does exactly that. I like that it’s guidable coverage that doesn’t look cakey on me. Additionally, even though it has SPF it doesn’t cause a grey cast on your skin which is AWESOME! Unfortunately, I got the Tan shade which ended up being too dark for my skin tone so I passed it onto my mom. It’s rare that I share products unless I TRULY trust it and she LOVES it thus far! I also like that it comes with a pump applicator which makes it so much easier. This is definitely a good go-to option for daily wear liquid foundation!
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect foundation I have received this foundation in my voxbox complimentary from Influenster few weeks ago, I haven’t tried until now because I’m not used to wear foundation everyday but this is an exception. It feels lightweight, non grease, flawless and smooth. Also has sun defense, blue light defense and pollution defense to offers your skin a full coverage and protection I favorite from now on.
Date published: 2020-10-03
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What amount of coverage does this product provide?

Asked by: Veronikki
It provides better than I thought. It can be built up to a medium 
Answered by: Cindy D
Date published: 2022-01-16

Please consider bringing back the Healthy Foundation. I FINALLY had found the absolute best foundation I'd ever used. It was wonderful. So disappointed. Thank you for considering my request.

Asked by: Lisa

I was using the CC cream daily for years and was very happy with it! This was recommended as a replacement, but it contains chemical sun protection so I will not be trying it. Please bring back the CC cream with MINERAL sun protection!

Asked by: Michelle
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