Daily Deflector Moisturizer

Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++
2 points per dollar


Ready to maximize your moisturizer? Speed things up with an oil-free formula that does triple duty, providing hydration, SPF 50+ sun protection, and anti-aging benefits. A cutting-edge delivery system ensures that the Sunscreen stays in a reservoir on the skin’s surface—where it is most effective—and the Advanced Actives penetrate deeply—where they’re able to produce the greatest results. This scientifically advanced complex offers broad-spectrum sun protection, restores optimal moisture levels, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Natural Extracts improve the look of skin firmness and combine with Light-diffusing Ingredients to create a fresh, healthy-looking complexion.

  • A cutting-edge delivery system ensures that the Sunscreen stays in a reservoir on the skin’s surface, while Advanced Actives penetrate deeply.
  • Matrixyl™ 3000 helps reduce the visible depth and volume of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles, especially on the forehead area and around the eyes.
  • Dynamic Moisture Complex maintains skin’s optimal moisture levels by restoring its natural capacity to retain moisture.
  • Natural Mineral Clay helps control excess sebum production.
  • A naturally derived Shitake Mushroom-based skin tightener improves the look of sagging skin and helps maintain elasticity and tone.
  • Natural Aloe Vera soothes skin.

How to Use

AM. Use once a day. Apply a thin, even layer to face and neck. Use alone or layer over a treatment serum.


Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 2.0%, Oxybenzone 6.0%

Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Glycerin, Undecylcrylene Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Silica, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Trehalose, Triacetin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Bentonite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lignosulfonate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium PCA, Urea, Carbomer, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Lactate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Carboxyethylsilanetriol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Kaolin, Polyquaternium-51, Pentylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

    • This product is great! I have been using it for about 2 weeks, every day, and I am a huge convert. It has a very light fragrance to it - not a perfume, but the smell of the product I guess, that reminds me of summer. I guess that is me personally, but I love that - smelling summer and sunshine every morning. It is light, but I feel like it gives me really great coverage - important due to having fair skin and burning really easily. It also moisturizes really well, my skin is soft and smooth, and also it is not oily at all - I have combination skin so always wonder if a new moisturizer will make me break out, or cause shiny areas - not the case at all with this product. I really love it and look forward to putting it on every morning.

      (Posted on 8/22/14) Review by Amy
    • It is a light weight and moisturizing sunscreen. It is effective and also good for combination skin. Not too white or too dry,

      (Posted on 8/19/14) Review by Muyang
    • I received this along with a couple other Kate Somerville products as a gift and I am in love with this moisturizer! I love that it's spf 50 and it doesn't break me out or clog my pores and gives the right amount of moisture...will buy when I use this tube up for sure.

      (Posted on 8/5/14) Review by Tracy
    • I really like this spf 50 it protects my skin so well. Pleasant smell and texture. Great protection from the harmful rays of the sun!

      (Posted on 8/5/14) Review by Cheryl
    • What happen to the same moisturizer with the SPF 20? This moisturizer with the higher SPF 50+ is to harsh on my skin, it burns and leaves a heavy white film on my face. I have read that once you go above a 20 to 50 it's all pretty much the same in protection. The other moisturizer with the SPF 20 was not as strong and heavy as this one and it did not break out my skin. I was told by a sales person in Nordstrom that the Daily deflector SPF 20 is going to be discontinued soon. If this is the case then it's back to the drawing board to find another moisturizer, but it won't be this one!

      (Posted on 8/4/14) Review by Jacqueline
    • This is an elegant formulation that sinks into skin and leaves very little greasiness. I am not sure it tops my list of my favorite 2 sunscreens of all time, but it is a close third! Great protection - I used this for a day of boating and came back with no burn and no even a hint of a freckle. Does leave a slight "glow" to the face, so it is not entirely matte (very difficult to achieve in a high SPF.) Nice smell, smooths on nicely with no "pilling" and works great under makeup.

      (Posted on 7/15/14) Review by Alison
    • This product definitely does its job! It feels light for having sunscreen in it! I only got the free packet that comes with the order, so I do not have much left. The only issue I have had is with my breakouts, but that could be coming from another product (makeup, etc.). I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a good moisturizer for the summer! It has not disappointed me :)

      (Posted on 5/3/14) Review by Holli
    • It works perfectly and moisturizer stays in the skin , delivering intense moisture.

      (Posted on 4/22/14) Review by LG
    • I really like this. Leaves such a great finish on the skin. Not too greasy.

      (Posted on 4/12/14) Review by valley101
    • Finally an all-inclusive product that covers sun protection, anti-aging while it moisturizes! This is nearly the perfect product to incorporate into one's everyday regimen and one you can always rely and fall back on for it all. It does include active ingredients that blacks UVA/UVB to address that- I did my research. It feels super light and sheer, doesn't feel like I'm wearing much. Although it does have sunscreen scent to it.

      (Posted on 4/1/14) Review by Gwen
    • It is hard to find a high SPF moisturizer that is oil-free AND has great anti-aging properties. I spend a lot of time on the beach and breakout from most sunscreens. This does not cause breakouts plus it has anti-aging properties:

      •Matrixyl™ 3000 helps reduce the visible depth and volume of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles, especially on the forehead area and around the eyes.
      •Dynamic Moisture Complex maintains skin’s optimal moisture levels by restoring its natural capacity to retain moisture.
      •Natural Mineral Clay helps control excess sebum production.
      •A naturally derived Shitake Mushroom-based skin tightener improves the look of sagging skin and helps maintain elasticity and tone.
      •Natural Aloe Vera soothes skin.

      (Posted on 4/1/14) Review by Claudia
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      Is a good product, works really good under make up, is not thick so is easy to spread. The only thing is that it doesn't have UVA and UVB protection, it would not be safe to spent a long time outdoors. Other than that it works very good

      (Posted on 3/7/14) Review by Carmen
    • This is by far one the best sunscreens I've tried so far. It lightweight, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or oily. It does leave a white cast though if you don't follow the directions correctly. The trick is working it in a small section at a time instead of applying it on your entire face at once. It also seems to minimize facial oil production as well because my skin looks less shiny throughout the day even without a mattiifyer applied, so this is great for the summer months.

      (Posted on 2/26/14) Review by Trixie
    • I have always had a hard time to find a great moisturizer but i finally hit the jackpot! What a wonderful line I would recommend this live to anyone. Well worth the money!

      (Posted on 2/22/14) Review by Samantha

      (Posted on 2/20/14) Review by Lydia
    • I use this everymorinig and I since i have th ewhole Kate Somerville Line i do not have to use makeup due to the fact that my skin got perfected after one month useof this moisturizer. Is not greasy at all and is verylighweight, Absorbs quickly and retains moisture successfully. I am glad i found this product , I wont ever change it for any other moisturizer.

      (Posted on 2/13/14) Review by Les
    • My skin is on the combination/oily side and I am in the process of incorporating sunscreen into my skincare routine. This product is not too heavy feeling on my skin and doesn't make my skin feel like a greaseball by the end of the day. It does have a hint of the sunscreen smell, but it's not too overpowering. Love the product so far, and I will be curious to see how it holds up in the summer with the heat and humidity.

      (Posted on 2/11/14) Review by Ellen
    • I loved the serum sunscreen... Very sad it's been discontinued. I tried a sample of this one to see if it was comparable to the serum. It isn't bad, but it isn't for me.

      I have sensitive combo skin. I try to not use a lot of oily products because they seem to just sit on top of my skin and aggravate it. This is oil free, but it still feels too heavy for my sensitive skin. I don't want moisture from a sunscreen... I use a moisturizer for that. I just want sun protection.

      The product made me break out a little bit, too.

      It's not a bad sunscreen at all... The ingredients are good, and it's very nourishing without having oil in it. However, it's just not for me.

      (Posted on 1/29/14) Review by Maggie
    • Ok so I was a big fan of the serum and was completely bummed when Kate discontinued but I have to say this does seem similar. I liked the serum a little better only because the consistency and ease to apply, but this is comparable. I didn't like how on my dry patches of my neck it kind of balls up a little and I had to wipe with a towel. I don't remember serum doing that, but other than that, they seem similar.

      (Posted on 1/25/14) Review by Heather
    • I recently had a Fraxel procedure on my face so I wanted a really great sunscreen to minimize any future damage and discoloration. I love the fact that this sunscreen is SPF 50+ and protects against both types of damaging rays. One of the Kate Somerville reps shared the tip of mixing my KateCeuticals multi active repair with a pump of the Daily deflector and then applying to my face. This works really well when I'm not putting foundation on top but I seem to flake a little if I layer primer and foundation on top. I'm playing around with the layers and my foundation seems to flake less with only Daily Deflector and I didn't feel dry. I think this is a great product and just a little tricky to figure out the perfect application.

      (Posted on 1/8/14) Review by Katherine
    • This is a great SPF product! I don't use it daily but I use it when I'm going to spend a good amount of time in the sun during the day. I'm able to laying it over my regular serum and I can still put my SPF powder on top of it without it looking weird.

      (Posted on 1/6/14) Review by Linda
    • I like this MUCH better than the waterlight version. I was having a hard time finding a sunscreen moisturizer that didn't burn my skin or feel gross. This one works for me!

      (Posted on 1/3/14) Review by Andrew
    • Love this product. I always comeback after trying the newest product out their.
      A bit pricey, thus i try to make it last as long a possible..

      (Posted on 1/2/14) Review by Lydia
    • I am all about some SPF. I wear it every single day no matter what. I love this to wear during the day by itself or under makeup. It doesn't have a bad smell like other products with SPF. I just ordered the illumikate so I am excited to get that a try it. A good sunscreen is worth the spluge, especially when you're applying it to your face. I can break out because of products and this does not make me break out. I also LOVE how it doesn't feel heavy or sticky. Kate Somerville is my go-to brand for skincare and suncare because she knows how important it is to take care of your skin.

      (Posted on 12/3/13) Review by charlie
    • I'm always worried the sun protection cream will be greasy, however, this product has no feeling of this at all. The skin absorbs it well. I'm glad to have this product during the summer.

      (Posted on 11/26/13) Review by Xuan
    • Finally a complete sunscreen product that doesn't break me out. I like products that turn multiple steps into one simple one. This product covers it all - moisturizer, sunscreen, and anti-aging all in one oil-free formula. It works well under makeup and doesn't feel heavy.

      (Posted on 9/21/13) Review by Beth
    • I am so excited that Kate has a Daily Moisturizer with an SPF!!!! And not just a SPF of 30 or something else! She knows what is best for taking care of our skin! A 50+ SPF!!!! Thank you, Kate!!!

      (Posted on 8/15/13) Review by Heidi

Clincal Results

* 100% of women reported that, when they used this product, their skin appeared luminous.
* 71% of women said their lines and wrinkles appeared less visible.
* 100% of women reported their skin looked and felt moisturized all day long.
*Results based on an independent Clinical Study.